Best Christmas Markets in Northern Germany
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Best Christmas Markets in Northern Germany

Irro Charter - Your Coach Charter Company in Europe - is proud to invite you to celebrate the special time of Christmas and the great holiday’s season at the wonderful Northern German Christmas markets that will add sprinkles of magic to your time there. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Christmas Markets will look a bit different this year then they are used to. At the moment when this blog post is being written, all Christmas Markets are planned to be open in December. We recommend to keep an eye on official updatesof the cities.

The Christmas market is a street marketplace originated in Germany few centuries ago. The Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas market) is a celebration of all Christmas related topics during the four weeks of Advent.

Hamburg's Christmas Markets

Normally Hamburg is a wonderful city to visit with so much to explore, but during Christmas time it is just irresistible. Hamburg actually has numerous distinctive Christmas markets on offer every season. There are various traditional Christmas markets in the city center and on roads leading to the city center. The market on the promenade at the little Binnen-Alster Lake has the yummiest Christmas food on offer. The market in front of the majestic town hall (Rathaus) which is called Rathausmarkt is the king of all Hamburg markets with best gifts and best quality products. This market has a special lane called the (Spielzeuggasse) translated to toy street. This is a must for the families and kids. For the adventurous guests, we recommend the Sankt Pauli Christmas Market. This market is famously called the Sexmas Market. This special name is due to its special location at the heart of Hamburg’s Red Light District on Reeperbahn Street, where you can find all types of fascinating goodies that makes the bedroom an extra exciting world. Therefore, you can just envision some provoking sexually themed Christmas market products with truly unique and funny ideas.

Schwerin Christmas Markets

Schwerin is a wonderful, picturesque, and cozy town that spans over ten lakes, and offers a magnificent historical castle that still houses the local parliament today. The Schwerin Christmas market which is a collection of numerous slight wooden huts stretches throughout the old town cobbled streets. Make sure to try a local specialty called the (Sanddorn Punch), which is made by the tart sea buckthorn berry, found in abundance in the north of the country. It is a tradition for Schwerin’s peoples during charismas market to gather for shopping and socializing. There are usually some bands playing festive music to enjoy, or you can ice skate on the frozen over lake, or check many other attractions.

Lubeck Christmas Markets

Lubeck is where you can find Tradition and heritage Christmas displays and markets. There are normally 6 different Christmas markets placed all around the UNESCO World Heritage Site, at the old city center. You will find the major Christmas Market feast located on the marketplace square beaming with bright lit wooden huts presenting Christmas gifts and Christmas food. The most old-fashioned Christmas market with more traditional handicrafts is your second option to explore, it is really worth a visit. Another option for kids especially is the fairytale Christmas market, which is dedicated to classic charms from the Brothers Grimm tales and focus on entertainment for children, or the still young at heart. To obtain some unique hand crafted gifts you can walk to St. Peter’s Church where it will be possible to find a special gift for each person on your list. There is also the option to visit the world Christmas market, where products on offer come from northern, southern, eastern, and western Europe.

Rostock Christmas Market

Rostock celebrates Christmas market with the largest Charismas decorations in the country and some in the world. The Rostock Reutershagen is a nineteen meters high spruce, encrusted with few thousand lights, making it the largest Christmas tree in the north of Germany. Few centuries ago, the German tradition during Christmas was to have Christmas pyramids assembled from evergreen branches. These pyramids are considered to be the precursor to the current Christmas tree tradition. In Rostock’s market square center you will find the largest Christmas pyramid boasting over 20 meters high. The Rostock pyramid has entered the Guinness Book of World Records. The ancient Rostock Christmas market presents a unique offer of historic foods from centuries old recipes like Mutzbraten. It is rare to find these meals elsewhere, so make sure to try it. During the period of the four weeks of Advent, Rostock offers a fun fair at the riverside which became the winter carnival that celebrates Christmas in Rostock. At the same time, at the Christmas market every night there is a different entertainment segment like live music or other acts on the market stage. Therefore you can be assured of multi- forms of entertainment in Rostock during Christmas advent times.

Are you planning a group trip to any of those Christmas Markets? Irro Charter offers bus travel support end to end during the voyage to accomplish a great tour. We provide our decade’s long experience in the bus rental business to make sure your group has the best tour bus hire services. You are invited to send us your group bus travel needs for airport shuttle services, tour bus services, or long chartered bus services from our online site. Our fleet of modern buses with many sizes will deliver the necessary transportation for your group’s explorations.

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Sanita Tiltina

Sanita Tiltina - Author

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