For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to visit a real German Christmas Market. I knew we would have the chance to get there this year, and I’d really been looking forward to it.
We decided that the easiest city to get to from Loches by train would be Stuttgart, as it is quite close to the french border. We spent five days there at the very end of November and early December.
It turns out that the Stuttgart Weihnachtsmarkt is one of the oldest and largest in Germany! The first recorded market there was in the late 1600’s. Besides it’s age, the Stuttgart market is well known for the beautifully decorated rooftops and the special design of the wooden stalls, renowned around Germany.
We were all pretty much in awe of the decor, all the delightful holiday offerings, and the delicious food. It totally lived up to all my expectations! I am sharing a few photos here pretty much for the storytelling and for our memories. I didn’t capture the best pics here, but I wanted to mark our visit all the same.
I have a few more posts of our trip to Stuttgart. We visited a couple nice museums, as well as two beautiful Christmas Markets in nearby towns. All in all we had a really great German Christmas experience!