Dates :27th November – 23rd December 2018
Monday to Thursday: 10:30 am to 21:00
Friday and Saturday: 10:30 am to 21.30
Sunday: 12:00 to 21:00
Sternschnuppen-Markt – Shooting Star Market in Wiesbaden, Rhein Hesse
The festive market in Wiesbaden, the state capital of Hesse, is called the Sternschnuppen-Markt or the Shooting Star Market and it can be easily reached from the station by foot.
The colours of the market are dedicated to the Wiesbaden City Arms – Blue and Gold – and these colours are used in the stalls and booths which sell an extensive range of festive goods. There are Christmas decorations, jewelry, handicrafts, nativity figures, candles, lanterns and straw stars, wooden toys, knitwear, ceramics and leather goods.
There are wonderful culinary delights on offer too which include Glühwein, hot roasted chestnuts,Gingerbread and waffles. There are bratwurst and chips and various snacks. For the children there is a Christmas carousel and a little train.
In the centre of the market is the nativity scene next to the 20 metre high Christmas tree.The life-sized wooden figures come from the well-known “Herrgottschnitzer Albert Herrmann of Bremthal”. On several days before Christmas, you can also watch the artist at his work on the nativity figures.
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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