Mittwoch, 28. November 2012

Christmas Market in the Stuttgart area

Stuttgart is called the Christmas Market City.
There are more than 280 booths an 4000 square meters offering an extensive offer.
The spruce with 23 meters of height from the Swabian Alb  dominates the town hall square.
Opening hours: 28 November until 23 December 2012 from 10 am until 9 pm, on sundays from 11 am. 
Deutsche Version

Have a look at the Stuttgart Christmas Market Site for more information - unfortunately only in German or try this site in English. Also an interesting blog post in English.
The region around Stuttgart is offering christmas markets as well. Every one of them is special in its own way and worth a visit.
The baroque Ludwigsburg Christmas Market greets visitors with 4 angel figures, blazoned with thousands of small lights. If you pass there on a Saturday you might have the possibility to marvel at King Fred the 1rst having a stroll with his court between the booths. Laurel wrote also about this one.
Every day aon 3 and 7 pm there will be special performance with fairy tales and musi.
Opening hours: 27 November until 23 December from 11 am until 9 pm.
Esslingen presents a Medieval - and Christmas Market. Merchants in historic clothing offer their products, old craftsmanship like basket-weaving, broom-bonding or glassblowing are shown and their artifacts are sold. It is open from 27 November until 21 December from 11 am until 8 pm. You might also have a look at this article
The Bietigheim Christmas Market - Sternlesmarkt (little star in English) offers a cozy atmosphere with 50 decorated huts fom 13 until 23 December 2012
More than 50 Christmas kiosks are in Böblingen near "Unterer See" The visitors will be entertained from 28 November until 2 December from noon until 9 pm by christmas angels, stilts and live music.
Christmas Market in Waiblingen from 30 November until 22 December from noon until 8.30 pm:
handicraft, mexican and persian specialities and christmas stories in the theater beyond the rainbow.  
Göppingen has a unique theme - Forest - 600 conifers, some fire places and  country-style wood shelters. Punch and chestnuts are offered and if you like you can also participate in a competition in curling - German Style. Furthermore there is a large event program all around the forest theme.
It is open from 6 until 29 December from 11 am until 8 pm, on Saturday from 10 am until 8 pm and on the 24th of December from 10 am until 2 pm. In contrast to most other Christmas Markets it is open even after Christmas. 
All the Christmas Markets can be reached easily by the S-Bahn from VVS, just inquire at reception for your connection or have a look at it yourself.