Esslingen medieval Christmas market

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Marktplatz 2 73728 Esslingen am Neckar, Esslingen, Germany

Esslingen medieval Christmas market Reviews

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One of the best Christmas markets in the area Dec 06, 2012
The Esslingen Christmas market has a special charm. The beautiful city square with the gorgeous city hall creates a special ambiance for this medieval market. Remainders of the city wall are lined with wine yards, and the market is nestled in between.

I came here with a group of friends on a weekday during the afternoon hours, because we were warned that this place gets full quickly during the evening hours and especially on weekends.

The market offers the usual candy stands and ornament sellers, Gluehwein stands and food vendors, but what is special is that they all were medieval dress and most of the food offered is organic/bio. I thought that to be the most special aspect of this particular Christmas market.

The kids had fun making candles at the candle maker, although you need to bring some extra time.

The Gluehwein was tasty and I kept my mug as a souvenir.
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spocklogic says:
Yeah, and pay you in Euros too!
Posted on: Jan 04, 2013
missandrea81 says:
hahahaha... you are right. Or they could ask a German... ;) I volunteer if they pay right.

Posted on: Jan 03, 2013
spocklogic says:
I gathered as much, Andrea, but it's true in the USA that malls are really the only place to go for a little Christmas atmosphere. Some parks have the 'show of lights', but you basically just drive around and it's not very intimate. I suspect the Christmas markets that exist in the USA are probably mostly kind of a joke because they just don't have the tradition steeped in history. Still, I suppose there is always hope in that direction... Maybe the people that organize them should actually go to Germany and see how it's done right!
Posted on: Jan 03, 2013
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