Seligenstadt’s Christmas Market: Go on a Weekend!

| December 1, 2014

I popped into Seligenstadt’s Christmas Market on Sunday to check out the artisan area in the Kloster, “Advent in the Kloster,” open to Weihnachtsmarkt visitors during the first three weekends of Advent.  The Kloster is filled with artisans from the Odenwald.  Just walking around the building and its grounds is worth heading over.

kloster monastery

Seligenstadt Kloster

weihnachtsmarkt marktplatz fachwerk xmas

Kiosks overflowing with food and goods fill the Marktplatz…


and stretch throughout the streets of town.

fachwerk weihnachtsmarkt marktplatz

There’s a carousel for the kids

weihnachtsmarkt horse-drawn carriage marktplatz fachwerk

A horse-drawn carriage takes visitors on a ride through town

fachwerk weihnachtsmarkt

The town is filled with Fachwerk…

fachwerk weihnachtsmarkt

around every bend.

kloster monastery weihnachtsmarkt

The Kloster is beautiful…

monastery kloster garden

and houses gardens.

You're never at a loss for Christmas shopping or food!

You’re never at a loss for street food!

weihnachtsmarkt candy gummies


fachwerk marktplatz weihnachtsmarkt

Meat or nuts, anyone?

fachwerk weihnachtsmarkt

The Fachwerk never ends!


Kids can pet the animals on the monastery grounds

weihnachtsmarkt hobbit house german cottage fachwerk

Love this Hobbit house!


27 NOV – 14DEC

Mon – Fri 3pm – 8pm

Sat 10am – 8pm, Sun from 12 noon


Saturdays (Nov. 29th, Dec. 6th, Dec. 13th) : 1200 to 1800
Sundays (Nov. 30th, Dec.7th, Dec. 14th): 1000 to 1700

Admission for adults: 3.- Euros.


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Category: Christmas Markets, Christmas Markets, Family Travel, Festivals, Top Tens, 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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