It is no secret that I love Christmas. I am like a complete child when it comes to the build up. Visiting Santa, writing letters, being visited by Chippy the house elf, doing a book advent with the kids… You name it… We do it. Living in Manchester means I have been spoilt every year, when it comes to Christmas Markets. So much so, I’ve been contemplating visiting the Christmas Markets in Germany. With that in mind, today I am sharing some of the options available to Brits looking to head to Deutschland this Holiday season.
Visiting The Christmas Markets In Germany
The Christmas Markets in Manchester always have a German air about them, so it’s only natural I want to visit the real thing. Berlin is the natural choice, as the capital city, but I prefer to explore areas which are a little less touristy. There are several I’d love to experience, including…
Frankfurt Christmas Market
Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the largest Christmas markets in all of Germany. It draws in the crowds, and the number of stalls is far greater than many of the smaller German Christmas Markets I liked at. There are elaborate and creative stand decorations decorating the Marketplace. Additionally, the scenic surroundings and the huge Christmas tree combine to make it one of Germany’s most beautiful.
When I was pricing up the cost of visiting the Christmas Markets in Germany, I looked at many accommodation types, and decided I wouldn’t want to go for absolute lowest budget. After much browsing, I found these serviced apartments in Frankfurt. It’s definitely a trip I’m determined to tick off my bucket list soon. I can practically taste the Mulled Wine, already!
Christmas Market In Hamburg
Hamburg is the second largest City in Germany, so it’s hardly surprising that it boasts over 30 Christmas Markets. With so much going on, you’ll need a few days to explore everything. There are markets for all tastes in Hamburg. Whether you want to attend a Winter Pride Market or a Dog Christmas Market… There seems to be something for everyone.
When looking at accommodation, I spotted the Fraser Suites Hamburg and was smitten pretty quickly. It’s a listed building, dating back to 1907. Fraser Suites boasts a prime location, set in the heart of Hamberg City Centre. This 5 Star, River side Hotel is perfectly placed for exploring the City.
In my mind, the best time to visit the Christmas Markets is early December, during the week. This way, you will avoid the weekend crowds and be free to explore in relative peace during the day. A midweek trip cuts the costs significantly, too of course.
If you do go ahead and book a trip, visiting the Christmas Markets in Germany… don’t forget to pack warm clothes! Chances are, it’ll be as cold there than it is in the UK! Additionally, book travel insurance as soon as you book your trip, That way, you’ll be covered in case there are any cancelled flights.
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