Christmas Markets: Hanau

| September 22, 2014

This is the first Christmas market we happened upon, by chance, when we embarked upon our Märchenstraβe road trip.  It’s just big enough for the family to enjoy: compact, but in a large Marktplatz.  I appreciated that it was set up in a circle, so there was room to navigate.  Rides, food, drink, kiosks.  We were there early in the day on a weekday, so it wasn’t very crowded.  The Christmas Pyramid in the center of the Marktplatz was awesome, doubly so because it was the first giant one I’d ever seen.

The only downside is that it’s in Hanau, which isn’t a contender for most beautiful German town.  Otherwise, it’s a nice little market!

hanau christmas market

Hanau Christmas Market


The Brothers Grimm preside over the market

The Brothers Grimm preside over the market


Category: Christmas Markets, Christmas Markets, FAMILY, Festivals, Germany, Travel, Uncategorized

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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