3 Dec 2017

Christmas Markets in Germany by train

Christmas markets in Germany by train

A great way to visit Christmas markets in Germany is by train! I visited 4 cities in only 4 days and it was super easy with my Eurail pass! You just hop on and off where you want.

Like this I paid a visit to the Christmas market of Freiburg, Baden-Baden, Saarbrücken and Trier. The nicest part about it was that they all had a different vibe and atmosphere...

Freiburg Christmas market

My first stop was the cute Christmas market of Freiburg where I learned how to paint a christmas candle and caught up with some friends who happily showed me around and introduced me to some white gluhwein, a speciality of the region :-)

Merry Christmas from Freiburg

White gluhwein with friends in Freiburg
White gluhwein with friends at the Christmas market of Freiburg!

Watch where you step in Freiburg or you might end up married with a local ;-)

Christmas market of Freiburg decoration

Christmas market candle painting workshop in Freiburg
Learned to paint some candles as part of my Destination Challenges in Freiburg

Mosaics of Freiburg
You'll find these mosaics scattered across Freiburg.
They describe the business they're in front of.
Guess I'm in front of a bar here :-D

Baden-Baden Christmas market

Baden-Baden is not only known for its spas and hot water springs but it also organizes a beautiful and especially tasty Christmas market. There are food stalls with meals from around the world and I of course had to do some tasting ;-)

Baden Baden Christmas market

Italian ham at Baden Baden Christmas Market
tried some delish italian ham

Christmas market donkey in Baden-Baden

Christmas market decoration in Baden-Baden

Snowy Christmas market decoration in Baden-Baden Germany

Nutcracker at the entrance of the Baden-Baden Christmas market
Loved this Nutcracker at the entrance of the Baden-Baden Christmas market

Christmas concert carols at the Christmas market of Baden-Baden
Christmas Carols done right!

Baden-Baden Christmas market atmosphere

Decoration stalls at Christmas market of Baden-Baden

Christmas decoration at Baden-Baden Christmas market

Saarbrücken Christmas market

Looking for a fun and spectacular Christmas market? Plan in a visit to Saarbrücken. You'll literally see Santa Claus flying over your head with reindeer and sleigh! I absolutely loved this and the kids around me were in total awe and wonder. I even got to meet Santa after he landed his sleigh. So so cool!

Santa Clause flying over the Saarbrücken Christmas Market
Santa Claus flying over Saarbrücken

HO HO HO and HELLO from Santa and I in Saarbrücken

The Saarbrücken Christmas market

Saarbrücken Christmas market podium

Saarbrücken Christmas market atmosphere

Saarbrücken Christmas market gluhwein

So many laughs and Christmas cheers/drinks with these two :-)

Trier Christmas market

The Trier Christmas market is absolutely beautiful and was at the end of my Christmas Market Marathon. Make sure to try some of the local apple wine aka Viez and then just relax and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. If that's not enough for you you can pay a visit to the Roman gate, Porta Nigra with the original Santa :-)

Trier Christmas market

Gluhviez at the Trier Christmas market
Try some Gluhviez! It's the local speciality

Trier Gluhviez at the Christmas market
Cheers from Trier ;-)

Trier Christmas market is so beautiful
How beautiful is this?

Trier Christmas market atmosphere

Porta Nigra Roman gate in Trier from inside
The famous Porta Nigra 

Trier Christmas Market from Porta Nigra roman gate
Trier Christmas market as seen from the Porta Nigra

The original Santa in Trier at Porta Nigra
The original Santa! Saint Nicolas...
He showed me around the Porta Nigra and Trier

I had an absolute blast exploring Christmas markets in Germany and I look forward to discover some more Christmas market gems next year! 

Do you also enjoy a good Christmas market yourself? Let me know in the comments what you love about it or feel free to share some of your Christmas market stories, adventures :-)