Updated August 13, 2020.
It’s Faraway Friday! This week’s featured far-off place is not just far from where I live, it’s also like a trip far back into the past! Would I call it magical? Absolutely! This is your guide to the Heidelberg Christmas Markets!
What to See
If you’re in Heidelberg at Christmastime, you are in for a visual treat! The decorations are over-the-top festive, and the feeling you get from the Christmassy smells and live music only add to the seasonal excitement!
More here: What to Know Before You Visit German Christmas Markets
There were at least six Christmas Markets within walking distance of Altstadt (Old Town), and each one was charming and festive! There was a roving caroler who brought music with her and sang her way around each market every day! If anything feels like Christmas, it’s Heidelberg in December!
What to Eat
Come hungry, friends! For the low-down on what I ate (it was not possible to try all the options in just three days!), check out my post on What I Ate at the Heidelberg Christmas Market! Here is the run-down of some of the other delicious foods they have to offer!
The Making of a Banana Nutella Crepe
Still hungry? What to Eat at the Heidelberg Christmas Markets
What to Drink
This is the one thing I got every day! Most people go to German Christmas Markets for the gluhwein, but for me, it’s all about the kinderpunsch! Other ohne-alkohol (non-alcoholic) options are cranberry punch, and apple punch! Walking from market to market with a warm mug of fresh beverage is just what you need to enjoy the chill in the air!
More here: My World Foods Page
What to Get
There are so many beautiful things at the Christmas Markets. There are decorations for your home, gifts for friends and family, and authentic German souvenirs. And don’t forget you can keep your exclusive Heidelberg Christmas Market mug!
Read next: Tips for Traveling with Gifts
Ready to make the trip over to Heidelberg’s beautiful, charming, joy-filled Christmas Markets yourself? I hope these photos leave you inspired! Check out my Germany Page for more!
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4 thoughts on “Guide to Heidelberg’s Christmas Markets”
If you ever want to sell the green mug, let me know; my daughter’s beau got them matching ones & I just broke hers😭
Oh no! I actually did not keep mine because we have too many mugs at home already. You might check ebay, though! ♥️