The traditional German Christmas Markets held in cities, towns and villages throughout the country start in the last week of November and run through to Christmas Eve or a day or two before. They are usually open every day from 10am to about 8 or 9 pm.
The traditional and romantic Christmas Market, visitor might want to consider heading to Germany where gifts are not mass-produced but craftwork of real quality.
History of Christmas Market:
The centuries-old tradition reaches back to a time when regular seasonal markets took place throughout the year. Christmas Markets were a welcome occurrence during cold-weather months. They were joyful occasions for weary villagers and added a bit of light to long winter nights.
The first Christmas Markets were little more than winter markets that lasted a couple of days. Instead of the cosy stands that line Christmas Market alleys today, traders in some cities laid their goods out in the streets.
Through the years, each Christmas Market has stayed true to its own particularities, with each specializing on local delicacies and traditional products. In the past, only local tradesmen were allowed to sell their wares at the city’s market, which led to the distinctive regional character of today’s markets.
Now, the Christmas Market become a popular Festival Season in German, if you want a impressively Christmas, the romantic, beautiful and amusedly Christmas Market will be the right spot.
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