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Wiesbaden

Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas Market – Enjoy the Christmas spirit on the Schlossplatz (Square) with a mulled wine, gingerbread or candied almonds and many gift ideas.

Wiesbaden Christmas Market

Wiesbaden Christmas Market - Photo Courtesy of Paul Müller / Wiesbaden Marketing GmbH

When the colours Blue and Gold take over the scene in the cosy light of the pre-Christmas season and transform the place in a miraculous way, then the time has come for the “Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas Market”.

At the Schlossplatz in Wiesbaden, amidst the picturesque setting of the impressive parliament building of the Hessischer Landtag, the town hall and the stately church Marktkirche, more than 130 stall-keepers offer their goods to delve among, discover and taste, every year over the four weeks before Christmas. Brightly lit ten metres high lilies, the symbol of the Wiesbaden city coat of arms, are pointing the way to a world full of artistic craftwork, ceramics and glass art, as well as culinary treats and tempting rides. A particular eye catcher is, next to a Christmas crèche with life-size figures, the Christmas tree in front of the town hall, shining with the light of about 30,000 environmentally friendly light-bulbs and decorated with about 1,000 blue and golden ribbons.

A very unusual view of the state capital provides the Ferris wheel, which is erected on the Mauritiusplatz in the pedestrian zone: Discover Wiesbaden in the pre-Christmas time from a height of 40 metres, and see more than 70 brightly lit lilies spread all over the pedestrian zone and Wilhelmstrasse.

2011 Wiesbaden Christmas Market Dates:

November 22nd through December 23rd, 2011

Opening hours:

· Monday to Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

· Friday and Saturday: 10.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.

· Sunday: 12 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fore more information: www.wiesbaden.de

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