This Saturday we plan to take the ultimate Christmas Market train trip. Taking regional trains only, we are going to try the bold challenge of visiting five Christmas Markets in a single day 🚉🎄. If you are ready to check out the 5 Market Challenge and much more, then this post is for you!
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(ACHTUNG: Make sure you check event links before heading out. Not all markets are open every day.)
**5 Markets by Train Challenge 🚉
So we’re going to try the bold challenge of visiting five Christmas Markets on Saturday. Whether or not you try to do all five, all these markets are easily accessible by regional train transport and are open this weekend. Give your car the weekend off and take the train!
*Neustadt Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 25-Dec 22)
So we’ll leave the Kaiserslautern HBF and take the RE1 at 1034, arriving at Neustadt (Weinstraße) at 1058. Only a five minute walk, we’ll get to the market shortly after it opens at 11am. We’ll be back at the Hauptbahnhof with enough time to catch the 1203 train to Mannheim.
*Mannheim Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 25-Dec 23)
We’ll catch the S1 that departs at 1203 from Neustadt and arrive at Mannheim at 1234. The Christmas is a 10 minute walk from the HBF. We will grab a Glühwein and return in time to catch the 1339 to Worms.
We’ll catch the RE that departs Mannheim at 1339. After a quick transfer in Biblis, we’ll arrive in Worms at 1414 and walk 10 minutes to the Christmas Market. We’ll actually have almost two hours to enjoy this market. We will be back at the HBF to catch the 1617 to Mainz.
From Worms, we’ll catch the RE14 at 1617 and arrive Mainz at 1652. We’ll have to move fast, because it’s a 15 minute walk to the Christmas Market. We’ll grab a Glühwein and head back to catch the train at 1827 to Bad Kreuznach.
*Bad Kreuznach Nikolausmarkt (Nov 22-Dec 22)
Last one! We’ll arrive Bad Kreuznach at 1900 and walk 10 minutes to the Nikolausmarkt. We’ll return to the train station with enough time to catch the 2031 train to Kaiserslautern.
Bonus: We’ll arrive Kaiserslautern at 2130. If we are up to it, we’ll try to catch the Kaiserslautern Weihnachtsmarkt before it closes. Then we could say we did six 😉.
—LOCAL Christmas Markets open this weekend—
*Kaiserslautern Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 25 – Dec 23)
*Landstuhl Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 30-Dec 1)
*Weihnachtsmarkt Hohenecken (Nov 30)
*Rodenbach Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 29-30)
*Weilerbach Culinary Christmas Village (Nov 30-Dec 8)
*Mittelalterlicher Weihnachtsmarkt Burg Lichtenberg (Nov 30 – Dec 1)
*Adventmarkt Otterberg (Nov 30-Dec 21, Saturdays only)
*Frankfurt Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 25-Dec 22)
*Saarbrücken Cristkindl-Markt (Nov 25-Dec 23)
*Dürkheimer Adventmarkt, Bad Dürkheim (Nov 29-Dec 22)
*Esslingen Mittelaltermarkt & Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 26-Dec 22)
*Germersheim Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 29-Dec 8)
*Karlsruhe Christkindlesmarkt (Nov 26-Dec 23)
*Sterntaler Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 28-Dec1)
*Winningen im Lichterglanz (Nov 28-Dec 1)
*Dudeldorf Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 30-Dec 1)
*Koblenz Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 22-Dec 22)
*Weihnachtsmarkt Neuleiningen (Nov 30-Dec 8)
*Les Marchés de Noël à Metz (Nov 20-Dec 29)
Ice skating in Kaiserslautern
*Wreaths Across America (Nov 30-Dec 1)
Ceremonies in Luxembourg and The Netherlands American Cemeteries.
*Black Friday at KMCC Exchange (Nov 29)
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