B and I spent an exciting weekend in Wiesbaden for his hockey tournament. Between the tournament though, I was able to get in some Christmas market time. I had never been to Wiesbaden and I was pretty impressed with how nice it was. It is located in the Hessen state of Germany. Though it was a decent sized city, it was pretty clean and had nice residential areas. The Christmas Market is located near the Wiesbaden Cathedral (Marktkirche), which is a huge red, neo-gothic church. It's really stunning!
They have a little outdoor icerink for kids and adults to ice skate on, a block away. The market itself is a decent sized one. A little crowded I might add. They have a lot of handmade items for sale and of course baked goods! You can enjoy treats like bratwurst on brotchen or semmel (a roll), crepes, potato pancakes, gluwein of course, and a variety of candies. There is also an area for kids to go on rides. Wiesbaden also has a lot of good shopping in town, albeit rather expensive, but they have nice stores. This Christmas market isn't so different from most in Germany, but Wiesbaden is overall a pretty town. I got my final Christmas shopping done here too!
Looking for a guide to all of the Christmas markets in Germany? Follow this link and you can get info on all the best ones in Germany and it breaks it down by state. Very useful.
Don't want to limit yourself to just Christmas markets in Germany? Here is a list of the 10 Best Christmas Markets in Europe!
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