Christmas Markets

Nuremberg Christmas Market in Bavaria, Germany

Nuremberg Christmas Market: What to Really See and Do

The Nuremberg Christmas Market is Germany’s most famous and one of its most traditional markets. That also means it’s a popular attraction, drawing in over 2 million visitors from Germany, Europe, and even Japan! I went to the Nuremberg Christmas Market for the first time last year. It was nice but overcrowded (avoid going on … Read More

Fraueninsel: One of the Most Wonderful Christmas Markets in Bavaria

From the title Fraueninsel (Women Island in English) I’m going to predict that some people might be either really excited or terrified by this post. The truth is they should be neither. The women in the reference are nuns. Yep, nuns. They’ve been living at the monastery since 782. They aren’t all no fun though, … Read More

Christmas market in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber: One of My Favorite German Christmas Markets

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of the best-preserved medieval towns I’ve ever been to!  It’s an 800-year-old town on the Romantic Road situated approximately halfway between Munich and Frankfurt.  The defence towers and city wall that encloses much of the city makes it feel like you are stepping back in time.  Rothenburg ob der … Read More