Christmas getaway: Christmas market in Strasburg


A magical Christmas market at the French-German border

Christmas is just around the corner and if you are still doubting where to go during the holidays or if you just want to get away from family obligations, this might just be the place for you. Especially since CNN Travel has named this market the best Christmas market in the world. 


Not only has this Christmas market been named the best in the world, it is also one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe. The market has been around since 1570 and takes place between the end of November and December 31st. Twelve locations within the city of Strasburg will be transformed into a Christmas dream where over three hundred small stalls are set up with food and local crafts like toys, jewelry, and more. A great place to get some last minute Christmas gifts! Strolling around at the market gives you the unique opportunity to not only look at the different stalls, but also enjoy the city of Strasburg and its architecture. 

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Another reason for you to enjoy Christmas at the German-French border this year (or start planning your trip for next year), is the entertainment provided and all of the Christmas lights that are put up around the city. The Christmas tree in Place Kléber is especially a sight to see. In front of the cathedral, an ice skating rink is put up so kids will be able to go skating while you marvel at all the pretty lights and wonderful items that are sold by local vendors. Another unique aspect of the Christmas market at The Christmas Capital is the International Guest Christmas Market. Every year, another country is invited to put up their own Christmas stalls which provides a unique experience in Strasburg every year.

So even if you are a real Grinch who does not like Christmas, Strasburg has something for everyone to enjoy and a last-minute trip will definitely make this Christmas memorable. 

Also read: This is how you put away your Christmas tree lights without them getting tangled

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