Dates : 30.11. – 23.12.2018
Opening times : Sun – Thurs 11:00 – 19:00
Fri & Sat 11:00 – 20:00
Reiterlesmarkt, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Fanconia, Bavaria
The Reiterlesmarkt is a centuries-old tradition in Rothenburg and is situated at the Grünen markt, behind the Town Hall, the square behind the church of St James and along the surrounding streets and is one of the most beautiful markets in Germany.
The Medieval town centre is filled with decorated stalls displaying their festive goods where you will be able to find that special gift that you are looking for. Look out for the Thuringian Glass-blown goods here. In the square behind St James is a carousel for the children.
The highlight of the Christmas Maket is the appearance of “Reiterle” who is a mythical figure whose origins are from ancient times and is today a friendly messanger.
While visiting the Christmas Market look out for the nearby Doll and Toy Museum in Pfaffengasse, open each day from 9:30 – 18:00 and the lovely nativity scene under the Lichterhof Town Hall.
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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