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Limburg Christmas Market

Limburg Christmas Market
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Nestled among the Rhenish Slate Mountains along the Lahn River, Limburg an der Lahn offers up festive holiday cheer in its Christkindlmarkt, which will run from November 29 through December 29, 2013. This year’s Limburg Christmas market will feature… [ + ] More Details

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Wetzlar Christmas Market

Wetzlar Christmas Market
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One of the newer Christmas markets in Germany is the one that takes place in Wetzlar. Between November 29 and December 27, 2013, the sixth annual Wetzlar Christmas market will take place on the Schillerplatz. Here artisans will demonstrate their skills… [ + ] More Details

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Braunfels Christmas Market

Braunfels Christmas Market
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For two very special days in December, the historic city center of Braunfels is transformed into a twinkling wonderland. Unlike many other Christmas markets, which open for either every weekend or every day of Advent, the Braunfels Christmas market focuses… [ + ] More Details

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Siegburg Christmas Market

Siegburg Christmas Market
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Between November 30 and December 22, 2013, the market square in Siegburg will be temporarily transformed into a medieval Christmas market, complete with craftsmen, minstrels, and merchants. The approximately 50 stalls at the Siegburg Christmas market… [ + ] More Details

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Raesfeld, the gate of Münster in the Rhineland!

Raesfeld, the gate of Münster in the Rhineland!
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Raesfeld was first mentioned in 889, as “Hrothusfeld.” The first known local ruler was Rabodo von dem Berge (“of the mountain”), circa 1170. He was probably also the founder of the church of Raesfeld around which the village developed. [ + ] More Details

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Passau Christmas Market

Passau Christmas Market
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At the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers lies the charming city of Passau in southern Bavaria. Full of buildings designed in the Italian Baroque style, Passau is an enchanting backdrop for its annual Christmas market, which this year will… [ + ] More Details

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Market

Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Market
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber’s well-earned reputation as one of the most scenic and beautiful towns along Bavaria’s famed Romantic Road means that most tourists do not need a special excuse to include this town on their itineraries. However, as you can… [ + ] More Details

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Monschau Christmas Market

Monschau Christmas Market
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According to the Rheinesches Post, the Christmas Market in Monschau, a town located in the Eifel Hills near Aachen, is one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the state of North Rhine – Westfalia. Situated in the heart of Monschau’s historical… [ + ] More Details

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Esslingen Christmas Market

Esslingen Christmas Market
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Perhaps you have been to your fair share of German Christmas markets and find your memories of them running together. If so, how about something a little different this year? The Christmas market is Esslingen might be just the event to provide something… [ + ] More Details

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Wiesbaden Sternschnuppenmarkt

Wiesbaden Sternschnuppenmarkt
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Wiesbaden, the capital city of Hessen, is always worth a visit, but especially in December when the Sternschuppenmarkt in Wiesbaden is in full swing. Between November 26 and December 23, 2013, the market will bring a glittering, holiday flair to the… [ + ] More Details

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