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Stuttgart Christmas Markets In Germany

Christmas Markets have become all the rage in the UK. And with so many cities hosting wonderful festive Christmas markets, many of those are German markets promising all the atmosphere and festivities you would expect from a real Christmas Market In Germany?

For many years I have been happy with UK Christmas Markets, it’s wonderful to nip to a Christmas market on a Saturday. Enjoy mulled wine and festive music. T

hey are wonderful, but they are all missing one thing. They are not in Germany. Yes, that may be stating the blatantly obvious. But it’s easy to be fooled into thinking it is the real deal.

Whilst they are wonderful you really do need to experience a real, authentic Christmas Market in Germany at least once. Although once you do, you will want to return.

Whilst in Stuttgart I visited 3 Christmas Markets In Different German Towns Around The Region.

All beautiful and unique in differing ways that left me feeling that unless you have visited a Christmas Market in Germany then you really haven’t experienced the real deal.

Stuttgart is only just over an hour away

And with Eurowings  offering flights out of Stansted and Heathrow for as little as £24.99 there really is no reason not to visit. The region has blown me away; I can’t believe we have not visited before, there is much for families to do all year round.

I was so lucky to have some wonderful experiences in this truly beautiful region and I can’t wait to share them all, however today I want to share why you should hop on a plane to Stuttgart and see the real German Christmas Markets.

Stuttgart Christmas Markets In Germany

Located in the city center and a couple of minute walk from the train station Stuttgart Christmas Market is a huge buzzing market. The wonderful thing about the Stuttgart Christmas Market is that shops and boutiques surround it. Making it the ideal place to do all of your festive shopping.

And the perfect post-shopping place to chill with a delicious festive cookie and gluhwein. The food is a major feature of all the Christmas Markets, with stalls offering fruit kebabs dipped in chocolate, chocolate slabs, pork rolls, potatoes I could go on. German street food really is quite delicious and worth traveling for.

Stuttgart Christmas Market also hosts a large ice rink; I just wish it had snowed during our visit. Ice-skating in the snow is the stuff off dreams.

Lights in a festive Market
Shopping on the Christmas Markets In Stuttgart, Germany
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Historical Christmas Markets In Germany, Ludwigsburg Baroque

I can’t wait to share more about my list the Ludwigsburg palace, it is breathtaking and a must place to visit. The market set in the town square under the most beautiful church, which is lit up with thousands of twinkling lights and spectacular giant angels that feel as though they are looking over you. It really is a beautiful sight and with 120 stalls there is so much to see.

The gingerbread at Ludwigsburg traditionally comes fresh from the oven. Can you imagine the delicious smell coupled with sweet gluhwein, as you wander amongst the sparkling stalls?

Ludwigsburg is a beautiful town with so much to see. And is very easy to get around as it is built on a grid system. All streets are parallel, apart from the street leading back to the train station, which is diagonal making it very difficult to get lost.

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The town square at Ludwigsberg Stuttgart
 Christmas Markets In Germany

Christmas Markets In Stuttgart, Germany

Medieval Christmas Markets In Germany, Esslingen Christmas Market

All the markets are fabulous but Esslingen captured my heart in a way I never thought possible. I am not sure if it was the historic feel of the village that is a perfect Dinseyesque version of Germany, with is medieval buildings of different shapes and pastel colours.  

When Disney represents Germany it must be based on Esslingen. I felt like I was visiting a storybook from my childhood. The sort of place that gives you a warm feeling inside and makes you want to stay forever. Esslingen is breathtakingly beautiful and I fell head over heels in love with it.

Esslingen Features A Christmas And Medieval Christmas Market.

The Christmas market boasts over 120 stalls and no two stalls are the same. Every stall sells something different, which leaves you wanting to browse at a slow pace to take in every single molecule of festive joy.

The Medieval Market portrays life as it was 100s of years ago, Dressed in historic costume and offering stalls such as candle makers, rope and basket makers. There are street performers, and a doctor, which even though I can’t speak a word of German spent ages watching a laughing along. You can even have a bath at the market, just like in the old days. And to keep the market authentic, at night the market is lit by candlelight and oil lamp. Which has left me desperate to visit in the evening.

Esslingen Medieval Market

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Those are my 3 wonderful and very different reasons to visit Stuttgart Christmas Markets In Germany.

But you need a plan, either 3 days an a market a day. Or a fleeting trip and a market a year, they are all beautiful for different reasons. Which is why if you have a Christmas Market wish list then these gems deserve a place.

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 I visited 3 Christmas Markets in towns around Stuttgart. Unless you have visited a Christmas Market in Germany you really haven't experienced the real deal.

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Tracey Williams

Sunday 8th of January 2017

I can't imagine what the markets were like. I love visiting the German markets over here but I can imagine they are nothing like the ones in Germany. And I can't believe the flight is only an hour. My best friend went to Bruge for the markets, and it is definitely something I would like to do with the kids. Just think you could do a different country each year x

SarahJChristie

Monday 9th of January 2017

Oh Tracey the atmosphere is fab so festive you would love it x

Zena's Suitcase

Tuesday 27th of December 2016

I would love to visit one of these markets. The smells and sights sound just magical. The Christmas market in our city used to come from Germany and I loved it, when it stopped coming the market lost something for me

SarahJChristie

Friday 30th of December 2016

Thank you Zena, I know everything about it was perfect I cant wait to re visit x

Julia @ rainbeaubelle

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

I can almost smell that gingerbread and mulled wine from here! Sounds amazing Sarah and so Christmassy :) x

SarahJChristie

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Julia it was sooooooo amazing the food was incredible and oooh the Gluwien x

Mandy

Tuesday 13th of December 2016

Loved reading about the German Christmas markets! And your images are so pretty! :)

SarahJChristie

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Ah Mandy thank you so much x

Echo

Tuesday 13th of December 2016

Love this post. Love the pictures! I spent one winter in Germany as a teenager. Your pictures took me back! :)

SarahJChristie

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Ah thanks so much Echo isn't it amazing there ? x

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