Visit five of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Germany, France and Switzerland in one weekend!
We are staying in an amazing 4star Hotel in the Black Forest Ravenna Gorge, a steep side valley of the Höllental. In walking distance of the Hotel, we are nearby of one of the most hidden and prettiest Christmas Markets of Germany. In a dreamlike ambience from a village of small wooden huts, immersed in a unique sea of lights, more than 40 suppliers inspire with the finest handicrafts, extraordinary gift ideas and regional products.
Program (subject to change):
Day 1: Departure from Ramstein Shell Autohof (parking fee € 5 per day) at 09:00 am. From Kaiserslautern, Daennerplatz P&R parking lot (opposite Kleber Kaserne) at 09:30 am. From Wiesbaden, Hainerberg, J.F. Kennedy Str. corner Washington Str., buswaiting area (off post) at 09:00 am. Departure from Böblingen, Panzerkaserne PX parking lot at 11:30 am. We are driving to Colmar, France and after arriving in the early afternoon, be ready to enter a magical world. The second best European Christmas Market is illuminated and decorated like a fairy tale. The numerous architectural treasures of buildings dating from the Middle Ages are made magical with the wonderful lighting and lay a soothing aura over the centre of Colmar. In the late afternoon, we depart and drive to the Ravenna Gorge to our hotel in the Black Forest. Evening arrival at our beautiful 4-star hotel. After check-in, time to discover the nearby Christmas market.
Day 2: After an extensive buffet breakfast at our hotel we depart to visit the city of Freiburg. After a walking sightseeing tour with a local guide, we will have enough time to discover the wide range of offers of the Freiburg Christmas Market. In the afternoon, we depart for Basel in Switzerland. After a short orientation tour of the inner city of Basel, enjoy the beauty and the Swiss specialities of the largest Christmas Market of Switzerland, which attracts with around 160 stalls from Barfüsserplatz to Münsterplatz. In the rustic and Christmas-decorated wooden chalets, traders advertise their goods. From regional delicacies to handmade toys and trinkets, there is something for every generation. In the evening we drive back to our hotel in the Black Forest.
Day 3: After a hearty breakfast and check-out, we depart for the last Christmas Market Highlight, Strasbourg, the so-called capital of Christmas. After a walking sightseeing tour of Strasbourg, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the more than 300 stalls, the majestic Great Christmas Tree and kilometres of fairy lights. You might like to try a typical Alsatian flame cake before we depart. Evening arrival at points of origin.