Experience the true Old World charm and heart-warming Christmas traditions, as you explore the Advent markets held in towns and villages throughtout Germany. Visit the medieval Munich, historic Nuremburg and dreamy Rothenburg as you enjoy the romance of train travel, history, food, music and fairytale snowy landscapes.
The Munich Christmas Market
The Munich Christmas Market offers traditional Bavarian and unique Christmas gifts, including wood carvings from Oberammergau, gingerbread (Lebkuchen) from Nuremberg and notably some exquisite glassware from the Bavarian Forest. Crib figurines, bee wax candles, chimney sweeps made of plums and almonds are just some of the many thousands of other traditional Christmas gift ideas on display. Each day, from the balcony of Munich’s town hall, music lovers will be able to enjoy the festive season celebration with a special alpine Christmas Market concert.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
There is a city in Germany where Christmas can be experienced all year long - Rothenburg ob der Tauber on the Romantic Road in Bavaria. It is also home to one of the most romantic Christmas markets in Germany.
Neuschwanstein Castle, is a Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in southwest Bavaria, which is one of the most beloved and easily recognized castles in the world. Despite its medieval look, it was built in the 19th century, and it served no defensive purposes. It was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner, and paid for with Ludwig’s personal fortune, rather than Bavarian public funds. More