Christmas time and Christmas markets; Colorful decorated pine trees, sparkling streets, sparkling storefronts, facades with the sweetest toys attached… the smell of roasted almonds, cinnamon and ginger in the Air… children took their hot chocolate, adults took their hot wine between their hands; the cold of the air is completely out of the equation at that moment! The bells mix with Christmas songs; the songs into laughter… especially if it rains sweetly, the snow, you’re in a fairytale world.
What is the Christmas market? For what purpose established?
It is known that the first of today’s Christmas markets was founded in 1384 in Bautzen, Germany.
In the old days, when Saints were celebrated, people exchanged gifts with each other. 16. In the century, the German Protestant reformer Martin Luther said that instead of these days, the Prophet. He spread the opinion that the day Jesus was born would be more appropriate to be given. Since then, Christmas markets have become widespread.
Christians ‘ Prophet. Christmas corresponds to December 25, when they celebrate the birth of Jesus. December 24, or Christmas Eve or Christmas Eve. The period corresponding to the 4 weeks before Christmas Day is also called “Advent”. Christmas markets are also usually set up in late November, early Advent, and open until Neol Eve. In some cities, such as Strasbourg, Colmar, markets continue to be established until December 30-31.
Christmas markets are usually set up in the main square of that city, town or village. Small wooden huts sell food and drink, decorations and souvenirs. Each market has certain visiting hours; all the huts close when the closing time comes. Of course, these huts are not the only event of Christmas market. With various shows, concerts and games, the environment becomes a complete feast!
Christmas Time Daily Life
Christmas and Christmas Eve are a very special religious holiday for Christians, so these days usually everything is closed; or they only serve until noon. So it doesn’t mean anything if you come after December 25. Many restaurants and cafes that you want to try, some museums or exhibitions that you really want to see, you may not be able to visit just because of this.
And these special days can have a bad thing: many beautiful places where you can normally choose dishes that suit yourself from the menu can serve a special fix menu for Christmas and New Year’s eve.Again, many places can ask you to book for those days. Come on, you’re not too hard for places that allow online booking; just don’t be too late to make a reservation. Some places only accept reservations by phone!
Christmas Market’s Favourite Foods
Given that you are there to experience the weather of the Christmas market, there is no need to upset yourself with the restaurant, the menu, the reservation. Just follow the delicious smells rising from the huts to feast on the bellies!
Of course, when it comes to the Christmas market, the local tastes of each country are involved. We have prepared the food and drink names of the Christmas markets of Germany, France and Denmark for you.
* Bratwurst: Smade from pork.
* Currywurst: Sausage made from pork served with a curry sauce.
* Lebkuchen: a kind of soft cake and cookies that contain ginger, almonds, cinnamon and various spices.
* Gebrannte Mandeln: roasted almonds with sugar.
* Stollen: a type of leavened bread with dried fruit particles, powdered sugar on it. * Bretzel: traditional German bagel.
* Kartoffelpuffer: a kind of pancake made from potatoes.
* Maroni: Chestnut
* Langos: fried dough of Hungarians that looks like a cook.
* Pain D’épices: gingerbread and cookies.
* Bredele: tiny cookies native to the Alsace region.
* Manalas de Saint-Nicolas: tiny man-shaped buns.
* Berawecka: a bread made from various dried fruits.
* Sprengerle: anise cookies shaped using traditional wooden carved molds.
* Kurtoskalacs: chimney-shaped buns; in Budapest, they are usually served empty, while in Prague they fill and decorate the inside with things such as ice cream, cream, chocolate.
Europe’s Best Christmas Markets For December 2020
In Europe, the development of culture and Tourism who is working for Brussels-based ‘European best destinations’ tourism office and the institution of the European Union since 2009, working with Initiative, who are working on sustainable tourism in Europe’s best destinations determines the thematic. ‘Best European Christmas Destinations’ is one of them. For the Christmas market to be established in December 2020, let’s take a look at the first of this list, which has now been determined by more than 200 thousand votes..
Tallinn – Estonia
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, the Pearl of the Baltic Sea, may be on your list among the places you’ve long wanted to go. Although you are a little shy of the snow winter, I think in honor of being selected as the best Christmas market in Europe for 2020, do your best to match your travel plan to this year’s Christmas market..
Budapest is one of the cities where you can feel most belonging. In the first few hours of your time in the city, you can wrap it up with the feeling that you have returned to your home, where you have been away for many years. Every beauty you see can fill your eyes. Europe’s top 2. You can get your list of Budapest Christmas market in honor of the election. Many Sunday markets are set up in Budapest, but St. St. Stephen’s Basilica (St Istvan Basilica) and Vorosmarty Square (Vörösmarty tér) are the main Sunday. Don’t return without trying the Hungarians ‘ famous Bake Langos, traditional chimney cakes kurtoskalacs and Christmas special confection Szaloncukor.
When to install:
* St. January November 22, 2019 – January 1, 2020-the Basilica of Adventi Unnep a in the Basilica of St. Stephen’s: St. Stephen’s Basilica, St. Stephen’s Basilica, St. Stephen’s Basilica, St. Stephen’s Basilica, St. Stephen’s Basilica
* January November 8, 2019 – January 1, 2020 Vörösmarty téri Budapesti Adventi – és Karácsonyi Vásáron in Vorosmarty Square
*Vienna must be one of the most interesting Christmas market places in Europe. Christmas markets are set up in many parts of the city, especially in the magnificent palaces and main squares of the Habsburg Dynasty.
The city’s most popular Christmas markets are located in front of the Schönbrunn Palace, on Rathausplatz next to the Rathaus with a 3 thousand square meter ice rink, in front of the Belvedere Palace and on Maria-Theresien-Platz between the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and the Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna. The markets in front of Maria-Theresien-Platz and Schönbrunn Palace return to the Christmas market as of December 27.
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December 15 November – December 26, 2020 * Rathausplatz: * Rathausplatz: Rathausplatz: Rathausplatz
* November January 20-January 6, 2020: Maria-Theresien – Platz
* November December 15, 2020 – December 23, 2020, Former General Hospital (“Altes AKH”), University Campus
* December November 22 – December 31, 2020 Belvedere Palace
To be honest, we have not heard of the existence of a city called Erfurt before. It turned out to be one of Germany’s medieval towns. Christmas Market St. It is set in the square where the Cathedral of Marien is located.
Strasbourg does not call itself the “capital of Christmas” for nothing; Christmas market is officially established all over the city. The largest are those at Place Kléber, Place du Temple Neuf, Place Broglie, Place de la Cathédrale, Place du Marché-aux-Poissons and Palais des Rohan. The Sunday established at Place Kléber is the main market of the city. A giant Christmas tree is planted in this square, which Strasbourgians are very proud of. Every night at 17: 00, when the tree lights are turned on, the Christmas magic is scattered around. The place Gutenberg is allocated to one guest country each year. This year, the square features huts from the guest country Finland.
One of the rare markets that remains open after Christmas Day is Strasbourg’s markets. So they will visit the city on New Year’s Eve and can breathe the atmosphere of these markets. December 26 December-30 December only the Place de la Cathédrale, The Place du Marché-aux-Poissons and the Terrasse du Palais Rohan Christmas markets remain open. Petite France, the most spectacular part of the city, with its narrow cobbled streets and colorful cookie houses reflected in the canals that surround it, becomes even more magnificent this time of year. All the facades of Cookie-type houses and shops are covered with toys, ornaments and glitter!