Freudenstadt – Christmas Market in Germany

Freudenstadt Weihnachtsmarkt 2016

 Frohes Weihnachtsfest

Dates : Fri 9th to Sunday – December 18th 2016

  • Monday – Thursday 12.00 – 20.00 clock;
  • Friday 12:00 – 21 clock;
  • Saturday, Sunday 11.00 – 21.00 clock            

Freudenstadt is a town in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is capital of the district Freudenstadt. The city lies on a high plateau at the east edge of the north Black Forest, and is well-known for its fresh air. Its city centre is famous as the largest market place in Germany. Christmas illuminations and trumpet fanfares on the hour bring Germany’s largest market square to life during Advent. Freudenstadt Christmas market is as enchanting as can be for seasonal shopping and speciality food and drink.

The 10-day Christmas market in Freudenstadt still enjoys great popularity.Festively decorated wooden huts and a festively lit marketplace. Various bands, jazz Christmas or children’s choirs provide musical accompaniment to the market. 

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 Christmas Markets – Weihnachtsmarkt – Marche de Noël –

Mercatino di Natale – Mercados de Navidad 

German Christmas Markets or Weihnachtsmarkt,have now become popular and are a welcome and familiar sight in many of the cities, towns and villages throughout Europe during the season of Advent.
Whether visiting a local Christmas Market or taking a Christmas Market Tour, the wonderful festive atmosphere will be sure to lift your spirits and bring the Christmas cheer a little closer.
Wrap up warm and wander along the rows of pretty wooden chalets taking in the rich, warming aromas associated with Christmas such as hot roast chestnuts, grilled bratwurst sausages, crepes or pancakes, traditional Stollen, hot doughnuts, gingerbreads and Gluhwein or Mulled wines or ciders. You can sample the marzipan figures, chocolate covered fruits or one of the many festive delicacies on offer from around the world. There are all kinds of Christmas gifts and decorations, especially traditional things such as tree decorations, wood carvings, crib figures, traditional toys, candles, hand-knitted jumpers, lambskin slippers and glassware, you will be able to find that special little something that will be a unique gift for someone to treasure. Children will be excited to meet with Santa Claus and maybe, just maybe!! there will be a little present for them too!

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Freudenstadt is a town in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is capital of the district Freudenstadt. The closest population centres are Offenburg to the west (approx. 36 km away) and Tübingen to the east (approx. 47 km away).

The city lies on a high plateau at the east edge of the north Black Forest, and is well known for its fresh air. Its city centre is famous as the largest market place in Germany. After Horb, it is the second largest city of the Freudenstadt district.

  • The market place, sided by arcaded houses, is the largest market place in Germany.
  • The Gothic/Renaissance Evangelical Lutheran Church, with its green tower roofs, is on the south side of the market place. It dates back to the beginning of the 17th century, built between 1601 and 1608, and is considered Freudenstadt’s most significant building. It was built in the gothic renaissance style.
  • The Rathaus (Town Hall), which includes the museum of local history, is also located at the market place.
  • Bärenschlössle, built in 1627.
  • The Friedrichsturm (Frederick’s Tower) is a 25m high tower which is located on 799m above sea level on Kienberg. The tower was built of red sandstone from the northern Black Forest in 1899 for the 300 year anniversary of Freudenstadt. On good weather days it offers a clear view over the whole river Murg valley as well as a view over Dornstetten and Schopfloch.

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