If you haven’t gotten into Christmas-mood yet, I’m sure going to the Christmas market in Leipzig will help you! It’s freezing cold, but you get gluwhein on every-other stall, so if you can tolerate it, I would suggest to drink a lot to keep you warm.
The smell from all the different stalls is delicious, a blend of gluwhein and christmascakes and… sausages, or whursts, like the Germain call them.
Although you can eat yourself through the Christmas market I would sugguest to take a look at all the handcrafted goods. I must say I was quite impressed with the market in Leipzig as I have been to some other Christmas markets in Europe and mostly of what you get there have, unfortunately, been “made in China”. Nothing to write home about…
At the Leipzig Christmas market, you can get everything handcrafted. It’s not cheap, but if you’re looking for a special Christmas-present I would absolutly advise you to go to this market. Just be aware of where your wallet is as it can easily be stolen… More of that in another post.
The Leipzig Christmas market is open from the last week in November to the day before Chrsitmas Eve. The main-area for the market is at the Marketplatz, but for me, it looked like there were stalls all over the city. You can’t miss it if going to Leipzig during December!
- This post was written in cooperation with Leipzig Touristboard when doing research for my Norwegian travel book: “lavFODMAP på reise” or in English “travel lowFODMAP”.