The heart of Leipzig's traditional Christmas market, the history of which goes right back to the fifteenth century, is the beautiful old market square in front of the Old Town Hall. With around 250 festively decorated stalls and its giant Christmas tree it is one of the largest and most beautiful Christmas Markets in Germany.
The numerous attractions include beautiful handicraft, all kinds of Christmas items and lots of entertainment all over the historic downtown. The kids especially love the fairytale forest and different fun rides.
Of course food and drink is provided. Christmas music is in the air as well as tempting fragrances from gingerbread, roasted nuts, mulled claret and countless condiments just as the smell of fine fresh roasted meat, Bratwurst (roasted sausages) and many more delicious treats... One hardly can resist all the allures.
When you go on a German Christmas market don't miss to try
- Glühwein - Mulled wine, a hot, red, spiced wine,
- Bratwurst - small grilled sausage,
- Lebkuchen - gingerbread,
- Bratäpfel - baked apples,
- Gebrannte Mandeln - roasted almonds.