This Year at Seligenstadt’s Christmas Market

| November 30, 2015 | Reply

After really enjoying Seligenstadt’s Christmas Markets last year, I returned yesterday.  I was not disappointed!  The town is charming and beautiful to begin with, so it’s hard not to enjoy a stroll down its cobblestoned alleys on any day.  But add Christmas cheer, and it’s the perfect way to get into the spirit of the holidays.

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In addition to the street market, concentrated on the Marktplatz but stretching into side streets, there is also a market inside the Kloster, which runs on certain Advent weekends.

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Yesterday there was also a hobbyist market in a local hall.

Vendors work as they sit at their stalls

Vendors work as they sit at their stalls in the kloster

A handful of hobbyists occupied tables in two stories of a hall.

A handful of hobbyists occupied tables in a two-story hall.

There’s no shortage of handcrafted gifts and decorations, food and hot drinks, and festive music to get you in the Christmas shopping mood!

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Tip: just in front of the Kloster is a little confectioner, Der Süße Löwer.  We popped in for coffee, but they had some seriously delish desserts.

Like whatever this is, a fruit pie topped with vanilla cream. YUM!

Like whatever this is, a fruit pie topped with vanilla cream. YUM!

They had tons of St. Nick chocolates!

They had tons of St. Nick chocolates…

Plus, Seligenstadt is just a joy to walk around!

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Category: Christmas Markets, Christmas Markets, Craft Markets, Family Travel, Germany, Travel

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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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