When Christmas time comes around, one country in particular seems to really come into its own… What could be better for the festive season than a trip to see some gorgeous German Christmas markets!?
2 to 3 Night German Christmas Markets Breaks
With this fabulous package from Groupon you will be spending 2 or 3 nights in a hotel and have your flights included in one of 10 destinations, all of which boast gorgeous German Christmas markets. With so many options available in the deal it’s a real bargain!
Flights are from London airports to Cologne Bonn, Dusseldorf, Dortmund, Berlin Schönefeld, Frankfurt Hahn, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Munich, Hannover and Stuttgart airports, depending on which destination you opt for. Although transfers aren’t included it’ll very easy to get to your hotel – Germany has amazing public transport. Check the route on Rome2Rio or go to Holiday Extras for transfers, airport hotels, insurance, travel money and much more – you’ll enjoy a cheeky 15% off if you use the link from MyHolidayGuru.
If you want regional flights then there’s another great German Christmas markets deal for you with options going to Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Munich and Stuttgart – this offer is also from Groupon and is available here. This is also a great deal if you’re a bit more pressed for time, as they are also offering one night stays – it really is incredibly cheap and easy to experience the magic of the German Christmas markets this year!
Be sure to check your hotels in each city on TripAdvisor, but with so much to see and do at the Christmas Markets I doubt you’ll be spending much time in your hotel!
German Christmas Markets
Here’s a quick overview on what you have in store in the various cities on offer, all of which take on an extra charm during the festive season.
With the tradition dating back to the 14th century, Munich’s Christmas Market is held on the Marienplatz, the central square in the city, and boasts a multitude of gift ideas such as wood carvings, figurines and thematic candles, as well as live performances and drama groups.
Dusseldorf beckons with mulled wine and hot chocolate in Marktplatz, and with a 450 m² ice rink on Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz, while the festive scents from Schillerplatz, Schlossplatz, Hirschstraße and Kirchstraße make Stuttgart one of the biggest Christmas markets destinations in Germany.
Cologne offers festivities under its immense cathedral as well as on the huge and central Rudolfplatz, while the Hamburg markets are filled with handcrafted decorations from the Erzgebirge region.
One of the world’s tallest Christmas trees may be admired in Dortmund’s Hansaplatz, plus the city abounds with must see sights for any football fan – the city has the largest club in Germany, as well as the largest stadium.
Cologne cathedral dominates the scene with market stalls running down to the Rhine, while the 600-year-old Frankfurt market features live music and fanfares.
In Nuremberg, the seasonal holiday is hosted in multiple locations, one of the most famous being Hauptmarkt square boasting stalls filled with sweets, handcrafted figurines and local sausages.
While in Berlin, travellers may take a city tour of up to 60 different fairs, as well as experiencing all the iconic sights that the German capital has to offer.
2015 is the perfect year to experience the magic of the German Christmas markets for yourself, so follow the links below to book your own unforgettable experience – and at this price it’ll be an absolute bargain!
- German Christmas Markets: 2-3 Nights incl. Hotel and Flights in 10 Destinations from only £89
- Travel dates: Various dates available in November and December 2015
- Length of stay: 2 or 3 nights
- Airport of departure: London
- Alternative airports: Another provider serves regional airports – find them here
- Hotel: Depends on city, make sure to check your hotel on TripAdvisor
- Destinations: Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart
- Meals: Not included
- Airport transfer in Germany not included
- Get an exclusive 15% off transfers, travel money, insurance and more from Holiday Extras
- Voucher is per person, must buy 2
- Price: from only £89 per person based on 2 adults sharing