The holidays are a great time to experience different travel tips and explore new places. Visiting the Christmas markets in Europe, specifically Germany is one of the best experiences anyone can have. The magical markets date back seven centuries and have become part of their culture.
The Magical Markets
As they gained more popularity, the tradition spread across Europe and eventually around the world. Tourism grew both locally and internationally. This also gave birth to new traditions. Mulled wine also gained great popularity in the Christmas markets. This was because it was used to keep warm in the cold winter.
While these Christmas markets have gradually become a global tourist attraction, the 2019 pandemic hit most businesses and affected them negatively. As times progress, however, things will eventually get back to normal. For now, if you are going to visit these markets, take heed that there may be protocols that will have to be observed.
What Can You Expect?
The biggest attraction around Christmas markets in Germany is the atmosphere. Surrounded by a blanket of snow, there is an abundance of spiced wine and beer to drink or roasted chestnuts and sausages to eat. You may even catch a Christmas carol serenade if you get there early enough. Bear in mind that the shopping is limited to handcrafted, wooden or ceramic items, and they are not cheap, so don’t expect to get all your shopping done there. It is just a place to go to experience the joy and magic that is Christmas time.