Hello and Happy New Year!
Now that the craziness of the festive season has come to a halt, it’s time to gush about how magical my second German Christmas market experience was. We went to Koblenz and a little town called Hachenburg – both very special in their own way.
I mean, look at those sparkly fairy lights – what a Christmas dream!
I know the festivities are over, but it’s never too early to plan trips for 2018 (I’m sure many of you have ‘travel more’ as a New Year’s resolution – I know I do!).
We spent a day in Koblenz, a city along the Rhine River in central Germany, where we perused upwards of ten little Christmas markets scattered throughout the town.
From glitter and gold to pine needles and red hues, each little market had its own unique decor and cheery vibe. Oh, and complete with WAY TOO MUCH FOOD. I think I could live off bratwurst and gluhwein all day, every day.
What better way to celebrate the holidays?!
We also visited markets in Hachenburg, a much smaller town situated about a 40-minute drive outside Koblenz.
Although it wasn’t of the same scale of Koblenz, it did not disappoint. For one, just look at that architecture! There was one main market in the centre of town surrounded by historic buildings decked out in lights and decorated trees.
Here’s a look at the small town Christmas vibe with a big, big celebration!
I know it’s 11 months away, but be sure to add Koblenz and Hachenburg to your Christmas wish list in 2018.
Where is your favourite Christmas market?