***Dec 6-8, 2019***
We are in FULL Christmas Market seasonđźŽ„âť„. While a few small markets have ended, all the major markets will be open this weekend!! Maybe you want to check out St. Wendel while it’s open, or you want to take the Saarland Three Market Train Tripđźš‰. Maybe you don’t care for a Christmas Market this weekend and want to see a Holiday ConcertđźŽş or CHOCOLATE FESTIVALđźŤ«. Well then, that means this post is for you!!
(ACHTUNG: Make sure you check event links before heading out. Not all markets are open every day.)
đźš‰Take the train
đź‘‹We’ll be there. Say hi!
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*St. Wendel Weihnachtsmarkt und Mittelaltermarkt (Dec 7-15)đź‘¨â€Ťđź‘©â€Ťđź‘§â€Ťđź‘¦đź‘‹
A local favorite, this Christmas Market is just over a half hour drive from the Kaiserslautern area. Visitors love the medieval theme, its family friendly, and they have tubing for kids! This Christmas Market isn’t open long, so make sure you check it out while it is open!!
**FEATURED TRAIN TRIP: THE SAARLAND JOURNEYđźš‰
See three of the best Christmas Markets in Saarland and Rheinland-Pfalz by train. Using the DB Navigator app, purchase the Rheinland-Pfalz Ticket. Two people can travel all day for â‚¬30!
*Trier Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 22-Dec 22)đźš‰
First stop I recommend for your train journey is Trier! If you take the RE1 departing at 0803 on Saturday morning, you can take a direct train (no transfers) and make it there before the market opens at 1030. Trier is a beautiful Christmas Market and a favorite among many locals! This market features 90 booths and formerly a Stripes Reader’s Choice for Christmas Markets.
*Merzig Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 29-Dec 24)đźš‰
Â Once done with Trier, begin your journey home on the RE1. 40 minutes into your train ride, stop over at Merzig. This is a cozy Christmas Market that features live music and custom-made log huts for the Christmas Market.
*SaarbrĂĽcken Cristkindl-Markt (Nov 25-Dec 23)đźš‰
After Merzig, hop on the RE1 for a 30 minute ride to the market at SaarbrĂĽcken. A beautiful market with flying Santa floats, a curling rink (whoa, I thought that was only in the Olympics đź§ąđźĄŹâť„), and large wine barrelsđźŤ·đźŤľ to cozy up in. Take your time and enjoy the Cristkindl-Markt as your last stop!!
When you are finished enjoying the Christmas Market at SaarbrĂĽcken, catch one last ride on the RE1 for a half-ride home!
—CHRISTMAS MARKETS OPEN IN KAISERSLAUTERN AREA—
*Kaiserslautern Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 25 – Dec 23)
*Weilerbach Culinary Christmas Village (Nov 30-Dec 8)
*Adventmarkt Otterberg (Nov 30-Dec 21, Saturdays only)đź‘‹
—DAYTRIP CHRISTMAS MARKETS OPEN—
*Weihnachtsmarkt St. Martin (Nov 30-Dec 15)
*Saarlouis Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 25-Dec 23)đźš‰
*Idsteiner Weihnachtsmarkt (Dec 6-8)
*Neustadt Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 25-Dec 22)đźš‰
*Weihnachtsmarkt auf Schloss Vollrad (Dec 8)
*Mannheim Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 25-Dec 23)đźš‰
*Worms Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 20-Dec 23)đźš‰
*Mainz Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 28-Dec 23)đźš‰
*Bad Kreuznach Nikolausmarkt (Nov 22-Dec 22)đźš‰
*Frankfurt Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 25-Dec 22)đźš‰
*DĂĽrkheimer Adventmarkt, Bad DĂĽrkheim (Nov 29-Dec 22)đźš‰
*Esslingen Mittelaltermarkt & Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 26-Dec 22)
*Germersheim Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 29-Dec 8)đźš‰
*Karlsruhe Christkindlesmarkt (Nov 26-Dec 23)đźš‰
*Koblenz Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 22-Dec 22)đźš‰
*Traben-Trarbach Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 22-Jan 1)
*Bernkastel-Kues Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 22-Dec 22)
*Weihnachtsmarkt Neuleiningen (Nov 30-Dec 8)
*Les MarchĂ©s de NoĂ«l Ă Metz (Nov 20-Dec 29)
*RĂĽdesheim Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 22-Dec 23)
*Luxembourg City Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 21-Dec 24)
*MarchĂ© de NoĂ«l de Strasbourg (Nov 22-Dec 30)
*Ludwigshafen Weihnachtsmarkt (Nov 20-Dec 23)đźš‰
*KL on Ice (Nov 22-Feb 16)
Ice skating in Kaiserslautern
*TĂĽbingen Schokoladenfestival (Dec 3-8)
*Ramstein Zimt und Waffelmarkt (Dec 6-8)
*USAFE Christmas Concert Baumholder (Dec 7)
*USAREUR Band and Chorus Concert Bad Kreuznach (Dec 8)
*Selfies with Santa (Dec 7)
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