Christmas Market Germany

Christmas Market Germany

11/16/2015 | 0 comments | by admin

Christmas Markets in Germany by CoachHire.com

17/11/2015

Christmas trees, carols, gifts and delicious food. Who doesn’t love Christmas? As Home Alone taught us it is the most wonderful time of the year. But what is almost more amazing about this time of the year are Christmas Markets. Wherever you go to see the market, you will experience the traditions followed by people living in that country.It would be more of a gastro trip with all these regional special ties you never imagined existed, but also a great way to find Christmas gifts, which are just that little bit different! Let us show you some of the most amazing Christmas Markets worth visiting in Germany:

Germany is the number one country in the world when it comes to Christmas Markets. It is the most charming place to visit during this special period, why? Just read this guide:

Berlin (10115) – what is great about Berlin is that it provides both quiet - magical and lively - urban Christmas Markets, thus everyone can find something for themselves. For instance you can see jugglers, acrobats, fire artists, dance groups, choirs, Berlin classical, jazz and Gospel ensembles, as well as internationally famous artists. On the other hand you have Charlottenburg Castle offering exhibitions, carefully selected arts and crafts, ancient handicrafts, and well-chosen gastronomy inside of festively decorated cabins and exclusive glass pagodas.

Trip: From one of the central locations in London like for instance Marylebone Station to Berlin (10115) is about 686 miles, which is around 12h. We would rather recommend you a plane for that kind of long journey. What we can offer is to take you from wherever you want to any UK airport and back. However if you would prefer a road trip than we highly recommend an executive or even VIP vehicle for your comfort. What’s more, you would need luggage space, not only for your personal belongings, but also for all the delicious cheese, ham, sweets and Christmas presents you’ll bring back!

Trip Duration: Road - 12h  Air - 1h 50min

Opening times: 23 November till 31 December 2015 (also open on 24, 25, 26 December), 24 December open till 6pm.

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Cologne (50667) – the most impressive market due to its well-known Cologne Cathedral and the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland! Here you can enjoy original mulled wine (Glühwein) out of festively decorated Christmas mugs and for the little ones there is an almost unlimited choice of sweets and local specialities like: gingerbread (Lebkuchen), spicy biscuits (Spekulatius) or cinnamon star biscuit (Zimtsterne).

Trip: Again from central location in London to the Christmas market in Cologne is about 364 miles, thus trip by coach or minibus would be shorter than Berlin one. In this case people tend to hire coaches or minibuses, as trip is not extremely long and what we often hear is that road trip by coach or minibus is much easier for people to manage all their family and the little ones in particular, rather than in a plane and at the airport. Therefore they go for this a little bit longer option, but they say that kids absolutely love it!

Trip Duration: 7h 30min

Opening Times: From 23 November to 23 December 2015

 

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Hamburg (20354) – stalls are covered from confectioneries like cakes and chocolates, to crafts of leather, silver and tree ornaments. Children will love the 'Spielzeuggasse', the Toy Street, full of toys from around the world.

Trip: From London to Hamburg Christmas Market is about 577 miles. As it is a long trip we recommend you a plane again. We would be more than happy to provide you with a door to door airport transfer, but if you would prefer a road trip than definitely go for an Executive coach or minibus, which again, gives you much more comfort while sitting or sleeping.

Duration: Road: 10h 30min Air: 1h 25min

Opening Times: From 23 November 2015 until 6 January 2016,

Monday 11am - 9pm
Tuesday 11am - 9pm
Wednesday 11am - 9pm
Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday 11am - 10pm (food and drinks until 11 pm at the latest)
Saturday 10am - 10pm (food and drinks until 11 pm at the latest)                  
Sunday 11am - 9pm

New Year's Eve with fireworks until 2 am. Closed on 24 & 25 December.

Dresden (01097) – Dating back to 1434, Dresden's Christmas Market, traditionally known as Striezelmarkt, is the oldest market in Germany. Every year it's turned into a Winter Wonderland with thousands of flickering lights: romantic, festive and full of charm. The Striezelmarkt has both the world's tallest Nutcracker, and the world's tallest Christmas pyramid. Smoking figures, Herrenhut Advent stars and a chimney-sweep crafted from dried prunes, can all be purchased here. You may also see the traditional glass-blowers, carvers and bakers practice their crafts.

Trip: It is 695 miles of great views from the window of your coach or minibus, as you would go through France, Belgium, little bit of Holland and almost across the whole width of Germany! To make the most of your trip you could make a few stops in those countries. Don’t worry we will do planning for you! You should definitely stop in Brussel and see amazing gothic Grand Place (1000) and maybe the European Commission (1040). As you would go through Holland, but too far away from Amsterdam, we recommend you to visit an unusual place: High Tech Campus Eindhoven (5656) – the smartest place on earth. However while going through Germany definitely go Dusseldorf and see the well-known telecommunications tower (40212) and for car lovers: The Classic Remise (40591).

Duration: 12h 20min

Opening Times: 26th November – 24th December 2015,  on Christmas Eve until 2pm.

 

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Germany is the top location for Christmas Markets, as you will experience amazing culture and atmosphere, which will put you in the Christmas mood. Once you decide, give us a call on 0203 397 4460 or get an online quote from Coachhire.com so we can take you there! Also if you would like to go somewhere else than Germany, read our upcoming post about other top locations in the UK.

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