Germany´s historic cities offer Christmas Historic Highlights of Germany capture the best of the holiday season with a portfolio of Christmas markets epitomizing the very best of the season.
markets of yesteryear
The historic cities become beacons of Germany's cultural heritage in the weeks before Christmas when they are decorated for the festive season and glow with warm lights. From late November until Christmas, traditions dating back centuries are still alive there! "Lebkuchen" (gingerbread), "Stollen" (fruit cake), toasted almonds and toffee apples are some of the sweet specialties traditionally eaten at Christmas.
Children's eyes light up and their parents are caught up in nostalgic childhood memories when they see an old-fashioned merry-go-round. People stroll around picturesque old tow, sweet aromas fill the streets and the merchant´s roll out the red carpet. "Glühwein", a red mulled wine, is without doubt the most typical specialty served at all the Christmas markets, but the diversity of Germany's different regions is reflected in the food and handmade items on sale - after all local color is what counts!