Christmas markets in Europe is fast approaching. In fact, in some cities and countries, they start their Christmas markets as early as November each year. It is also called as Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarke, Christkindlmarkt or Weihnachtsmarkt. If I have to take a look on these world, I can say that, these markets started in German speaking regions and countries like Germany, Austria, South Tirol and Alsace.
Two weeks ago, I booked a trip to witness the Christmas markets in Strasbourg, Basel and Riquewihr. It is a two days trip and I am quite sure, we will surely enjoy our trip in these places. The trip will take place on November 24-25, 2012.
I once visited the Christmas market in Strasbourg last December 2010. It is known as the "Capital of Christmas". Since 1570, its Christmas market is celebrated around its famous Cathedral and considered to be the oldest in France. Products such as fir trees, Christmas decorations, cribs, ornamental figures, locally-made handicrafts, confectionery and culinary delights accompanied by mulled wine are available in the market.
That visit we had last 2010 in Strasbourg Christmas market was a great trip for me, being able to experience the culture and tradition of this city. Here are some snapshots I had from this city.
|Stalls selling food confectionery and culinary delights in Strasbourg.|
|Strasbourg sign with Christmas lights before entering the city.|