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 and offer their products for viewing and sale. There is something here to please everyone. Be sure to check out the chainsaw carver, the broom binder, the basket weaver, the glassblower, and the woodcutter, just to name a few.

Besides the goods to buy, the Wetzlar Christmas market will offer a tantalizing array of holiday treats, such as gingerbread, roasted almonds, waffles, and Bratwurst. Even if you are not hungry, a hot beverage on a cold night is never a wrong call. Take the time to savor a cup of red or white mulled wine, or winter apple punch.

The Schillerplatz is not the only location bedecked in festive holiday attire. During the Wetzlar Christmas market, the tavern on the square is decorated with over 40 pine trees, and if you are looking for a location for a memorable Christmas party, consider reserving tables in this jolly location.

While in town for the Christmas market, take the time to explore other parts of Wetzlar. As a former Roman imperial city, Wetzlar has a very long history and much to offer the historically minded tourist. The charming town sits on the Lahn River and is situated on the so-called German Timber-Framed Road, which is noted for the large number of timbered houses along its route. If your taste in architecture goes further back than the Middle Ages, there are several examples of Roman ruins located near Wetzlar, including the uncompleted city of Waldgirmes, the military camp at Dorlar, and some ancient roadbeds. You may also want to walk out to the Kalsmunt castle ruins, which date to the 12th century. Interestingly, imperial German coins were actually minted at Kalsmunt. In the town of Wetzlar itself, the Cathedral is of special note. Its construction began in 1230, and it is still not finished! Also, if your taste in literature tends toward the fantasy genre, duck into the Phantastische Bibliothek Wetzlar, which is Europe’s largest and one of the world’s biggest public libraries to feature fantasy literature. Lastly, the Wetzlar Altstadt provides a lovely backdrop for any leisurely walk, having been preserved much the way century with over 50 historically significant buildings.

The daily hours of operation for the Wetzlar Christmas market are 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

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