Heppenheim St. Nikolausmarkt in beautiful wine country

| January 18, 2016

Every year, Heppenheim hosts a one-day market, Nikolausmarkt, where the whole town gathers, drinks Gluühwein, and supports local businesses, all at the base of a castle that sits atop the vineyards of the Bergstrasse.  It’s a gorgeous town filled with stunning Fachwerk.  The market ran all day and night, then was gone by morning!

This isn’t the type of market where foreigners will find great gifts and souvenirs.  This is an event you enjoy just for the atmosphere.  Since Heppenheim is in a wine region, there were all kinds of hot wine drink stands.

fachwerk architecture

heppenheim st nikolausmarkt christmas market germany


sankt nikolaus nikolaustag

St. Nikolaus paid the children a visit. The next day was Nikolaustag!

fachwerk architecture

bergstrasse confectioner

An amazing confectioner, with unbelievably delicious star cookies

germany bergstrasse fachwerk architecture

By morning, gone!


Category: Christmas Markets, Christmas Markets, Europe, FAMILY, Family Travel, Festivals, Germany, In Germany A Broad blog, Photo Gallery, Uncategorized

About the Author ()

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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