The itinerary of this trip through Germany takes you to historic cities with the most beautiful and traditional Christmas Markets full of lights, sounds, smells and flavors: Feel the Christmas spirit on this enchanting trip for all the senses. On this trip, discover the Christmas fairs in Nuremberg, Passau, Salzburg (Austria), Munich and Regensburg. Start this trip through the Christmas Markets and Historic Towns of Germany in Passau, the small and cozy Bavarian town whose narrow streets and lanes form a veritable labyrinth between the Danube and Inn rivers. The Christmas Market in the charming Baroque old town, decorated with Christmas trees, lights and often with the first snow of the year, is a meeting point where locals and visitors celebrate the Christmas season with mulled wine “Glühwein”, sausages and typical cakes.
St Stephan’s Cathedral with Europe’s largest organ invites for Christmas concerts, and a visit to the “Veste Oberhaus” castle promises panoramic views across the region, the meeting of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, and even Austria. The trip through the Christmas Markets continues with a brief visit to Austria, in Salzburg, the city of Mozart, where choirs sing Christmas carols in the cathedral square and the sweet aroma of caramelized almonds accompanies your visit to the historic city. From Salzburg, continue to Munich, the capital of Bavaria, whose Christmas market is one of the oldest in Europe, located on the beautiful Marienplatz square opposite the famous old town hall. In addition to finding fine handicrafts typical of the Bavarian regions and having ample opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts, you can visit the city’s attractions and the “Tollwood” ethnic festival at Theresienwiese, where Oktoberfest attracts millions of visitors every year. years old. Enjoy a tour of the picturesque Neuschwanstein Castle in the Alpine mountain landscape, which served as a model for Disney’s Cinderella Castle. In Regensburg, the noble family of Thurn und Taxis organizes a private Christmas fair at their St. Emmeram, which you can visit with this travel package, to taste the famous “Regensburger” sausages, in one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. When you arrive in Nuremberg, Germany’s most famous Christmas market will delight you with hundreds of decorated and illuminated stalls, offering handicrafts, mulled wine and delicious local cakes and pastries. The famous “Nuremberger Christkind”, a Christmas angel with golden hair, appears in the tower of the church at Our Lady to welcome the approximately two million people who visit the Nuremberg Christmas market each year to feel the Christmas Spirit and prepare for the parties.