Martinsmarkt: the Most Festive You’ll Feel in November

| November 8, 2014

Why should you head to Martinsmarkt?  Because it’s awesome! Dieburg’s medieval town fest kicks off the Glühwein season every November around Martinstag. The streets fill with kiosks of decorations, baskets, pottery, scarves, jewelry, wool socks…and Glühwein, Bratwurst, crepes, Flammkuchen, and cookies. Not to mention, a medieval market of leather goods, metalworks, soaps and other natural products, tapestries, medieval clothing, and more; as well as fire performers, song and dance, and medieval games for the kids…  Rides also keep the kiddos busy. The town is brimming with festive cheer!

Here are some photos to convince you to come on out!

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Markets line the streets

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The Marktplatz is filled with fun

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Festival gingerbread cookies!

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Shops are open longer hours (and on Sunday!)

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Crazy games like this climb-the-rope-ladder challenge

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Street after street of fair wares

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Down comforter and pillow sellers bring their geese!

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Did I mention the Bratwurst?

dieburg martinsmarkt 2014 eating cotton candy

Who doesn’t love cotton candy?

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Enjoy the fall colors of Dieburg

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Carousels large and small


Views from the ferris wheel

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A Medieval Market in front of the Schloss

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Medieval clothing for sale with one of Dieburg’s towers in the background

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More medieval games

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Both medieval and modern Performers

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Pressing Dieburg Martinsmarkt coins on the spot


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Flammkuchen, candy, nuts, hot drinks, beer, and more…

dieburg martinsmarkt 2014 eating a crepe fest


Um, is that Mickey doing balloon art??

Um, is that Mickey doing balloon art??  It sure is!

There’s no place I’d rather be this weekend than Dieburg.  Only one day left!


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Category: Activities, FAMILY, Family Travel, Festivals, Germany, In Germany A Broad blog, Martinstag, Photo of the Week, 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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