Dec 12, 2012

Wiesbaden Christmas Market 2012

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Christmas in Germany isn't simply just Christmas in Germany...it's one of the most magical times of year! As soon as the last leaf of November falls, the marktplatz of almost every town in Germany is transformed into a Christmas wonderland, complete with twinkling lights, larger than life Christmas trees, and lots of flowing glühwein (hot mulled wine...THE greatest thing since sliced bread, trust me)! The German Christmas Markets are quite possibly my favorite thing about Germany. And from the photos above, it's not hard to see why! If the markets couldn't get you in the Christmas spirit, absoluetly nothing will! Not only can you find one in almost every town across the country, but each market boasts a different Christmas theme and offers local food specialties and holiday handicrafts for purchase. 

Each year, D and I have made it a mission to experience as many different Christmas Markets across Germany (and in other countries) as possible. What better way to start out the market season than in our own town?! Wiesbaden's "Sternschunuppenmarkt" (also known as the "Twinkling Star Christmas Market") is one of my favorites. Not just because I can literally walk down the hill from our home right into the hustle and bustle of the market in under 5 minutes, but because of all the beautiful star light decorations littered all along the markt square. As if downtown Wiesbaden wasn't already lovely enough, seeing the Markt Church lit up against a thousand twinkle lights makes for a truly magical experience!

Before flying home to NC for Christmas, D and I hit up 4 other Christmas markets...so stay tuned for photos from those as well! Until then, you can take a look at our previous Christmas Market adventures in Strasbourg, France, Rüdesheim, Germany, and Cologne, Germany...just to tide you over. ;) Happy holiday's, loves!

16 comments:

  1. Love the lights! They're beautiful! I'll have to visit Germany during the Christmas season someday!

    Cheers,
    Kristina

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  2. it is truly magical! this is somewhere I am dying to go during christmas, so pretty!

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  3. Beautiful! I love the ornaments... do you collect them?

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  4. I love German Christmas markets! I want to check out some in Austria too to see if they're pretty.

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  5. So lovely! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures of the Christmas market :)

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  6. So beautiful, your pictures are amazing. :)

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  7. Pretty! I so love Christmas markets.

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  8. How absolutely gorgeous! Germany during Christmas is definitely on my bucket list now!

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  9. It's so nice to know that even though people may live on opposite sides of the world, the holidays are still celebrated in very similar ways :)

    Beautiful photos!

    Jessica
    www.littlemapleleaf.blogspot.com

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  10. love!! we went to Heidelberg with my parents when it opened in late Nov, but we need to get moving and go to more!

    Love your photos.

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  11. Wow...this is crazy! We lived in Wiesbaden years ago and just found out last week that we are going back to Germany in March! Probably not to Wiesbaden, but seeing this post just made me crazy with excitement. The Christmas markets are the best! I have a collection of gluhwein mugs from all of the different Christmas markets we went to. This post just made my day. :)
    Newest follower.

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  12. Oh, Germany sounds so amazing! I've only been through Germany coming back home from Iraq. I wish we had a navy base there! -Jessica L

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  13. Wow! I already added Germany to the must-see places list...but now I have to make sure it's during the Christmas season.

    Simply gorgeous!!

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  14. Oh my. My husband and I want to finally (whenever we do) celebrate our "Honeymoon" in Germany and go to the Markets. I'm so glad I came across your blog.

    I'd love for you to come check out mine, maybe we could follow each other?
    -wHiT

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  15. I know what you mean!! This is my first Christmas in Germany (as well as going to the Christmas markets) and it's amazing!! :)

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  16. love the idea of spending somewhere different for Christmas. Love the look of the German lights.

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