Dates : November 21 to December 22, 2016
Opening times: 11:00-21:00
Sat 11:00 – 22:00
Christmas on Ice at the Karlsplatz
Daily 10am-10pm until 06 Jan 2019
Closed on Christmas Eve.
Taking an Advent stroll, you can discover not only picturesque alleyways and famous sights but also some 140 stalls selling enchanting gift ideas. Six inviting squares host these treats: Bismarckplatz, Anatomiegarten, University Square, Kornmarkt, Karlsplatz and Market Square. Surrounded by buildings of the historical Old Town, a magical atmosphere at Christmas-time and is an ideal place for the annual Christmas Fair. The delicious smells of such culinary specialities as Glühwein, baked apples, Gingerbread , the “Christstollen” – a special Christmas cake, and the famous grilled sausages draw people from around the city. Once there, they find all kinds of rides and entertainment, including choirs, orchestras and storytellers.
Christmas Markets – Weihnachtsmarkt – Marche de Noël – Mercatino di Natale – Mercados de Navidad
German Christmas Markets or Weihnachtsmarkt,have now become popular and are a welcome and familiar sight in many of the cities, towns and villages throughout Europe during the season of Advent.
Whether visiting a local Christmas Market or taking a Christmas Market Tour, the wonderful festive atmosphere will be sure to lift your spirits and bring the Christmas cheer a little closer.
Wrap up warm and wander along the rows of pretty wooden chalets taking in the rich, warming aromas associated with Christmas such as hot roast chestnuts, grilled bratwurst sausages, crepes or pancakes, hot doughnuts, gingerbreads and Gluhwein or Mulled wines or ciders. You can sample the marzipan figures, chocolate covered fruits or one of the many festive delicacies on offer from around the world. There are all kinds of Christmas gifts and decorations, especially traditional things such as tree decorations, wood carvings, crib figures, traditional toys, candles, hand-knitted jumpers, lambskin slippers and glassware, you will be able to find that special little something that will be a unique gift for someone to treasure. Children will be excited to meet with Santa Claus and maybe, just maybe!! there will be a little present for them too!
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