By now we assume that you have already learned that Islamic terrorism has once again shaken the heart of Europe. Last night, a truck broke into the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in the Charlottenburg neighborhood of Berlin, Germany, leaving at least 12 dead and 48 wounded. The German intelligence services had long feared that their country's famous flea markets would be jihadist and, sadly, they were not wrong.
The information on this terrorist attack is still confusing, but we can confirm that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Government of Spain has not changed the recommendations for traveling to this European country and we hope that tourism is not affected by the circumstances, as it has happened in other European cities. As a tribute, today we want to talk to you about some of the markets most beautiful Christmas trees in Germany. Would you like to join us?
Christkindlesmarkt of Nuremberg
Although several Christmas markets can be found in Nuremberg, the most famous of them all is the Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas Market of the Child Jesus of Nuremberg), which takes place in the old town. It is important to note that each year a child is selected to dress up as Angel and fly over the city center reciting traditional Christmas phrases. On the other hand, we want to comment that here you can enjoy delicious spice breads called Nümberger Lebkuchen.
Striezelmarkt from Dresden
The city of Dresden is also home to different Christmas markets, but we should highlight the Striezelmarkt, which is considered one of the most ancient from the country. In fact, it was established in 1434, when King Frederick II allowed a day off for trade in the old market square the day before Christmas. Beyond finding numerous booths, here you can enjoy numerous music and dance shows.
Weihnachtsmarkt Am Dom, Cologne
Of the different Christmas markets that Cologne has we want to highlight Weihnachtsmarkt Am Dom, which is located in the Cathedral square, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For many, it is the most beautiful market in Germany, and the truth is that it is not surprising, since it houses around 160 beautiful wooden chalets, where pieces of crafts and works of art. Of course, you can also find delicacies from traditional cuisine here. It is important to keep in mind that there is a little train that runs through all the markets in the city.
Stuttgart Christmas Market
Of course, we should also talk about the Stuttgart Christmas Market, which is located at Schillerplatz and Makplatz, that is, in the center of the city. It is made up of about 250 booths of wood in which, of course, crafts and food and Christmas sweets are displayed. On the other hand, you should bear in mind that every year there is a small ice skating rink, as well as a miniature city that can be traveled by train.
Finally, we want to tell you about one of the best Christmas markets in Berlin, a city that houses almost 60 such markets, so you can imagine how difficult it has been to choose just one. Finally, we have opted for the Spandau market, which is located in the district of the same name. Midweek you will find about 250 stalls, while on weekends you can enjoy more than 400. In addition, Fridays are celebrated concerts where Christmas carols merge with rock and roll.
The Best Christmas Markets in Germany (June 2023)
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