Enter Schlossplatz square in Wiesbaden through one of the illuminated gates during the festive season and you'll find yourself in a magical world of enchantment. From 26 November to 23 December 2013 the capital of the Hessen region presents a feast for all the senses. There are handcrafted gifts, concerts and culinary delicacies to discover amid a sea of vibrant colours and lights at the 'Twinkling Star' Christmas market. A must-see at this annual event is the Nativity scene featuring life-size carved wooden figures. Another market favourite for all ages is the huge carousel – not to be missed!
With a grand total of 150 Chrismas markets in Germany, you're spoilt for choice.