Why You Should Visit Germany This Christmas

by Jessica Festa (RSS feed) on Sep 30th, 2011 at 3:00PM

Christmas markets in luthercountry, germany
For those looking to have an authentic experience that really makes you feel like you’re in the Christmas spirit, head over to LutherCountry in eastern Germany to sip Glühwein (mulled wine), partake in a piece of Stollen (traditional German cake with fried fruit), listen to carolers, and purchase wooden toys while taking in the smells of cinnamon and pine.

Erfurt, Thuringia Christmas Market

Here you will find over 200 wooden stalls sitting in the Domplatz, with an intimidating cathedral guarding the square. Don’t be afraid to enter the building, however, as the crypt beneath houses the 24 Advent scenes…

Check out the rest of my article here at Gadling.
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Jessica Festa is the editor of Jessie on a Journey as well as Epicure & Culture. She enjoys getting lost in new cities and having experiences you don’t read about in guidebooks. Some of her favorite travel experiences have been teaching English in Thailand, trekking her way through South America, backpacking Europe solo, road tripping through Australia, agritouring through Tuscany, and living with a family in Ghana.

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