The Christkindlesmarkt with St. Nicholas and the Christmas Angel is held on Karlsruhe's festively illuminated market square. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides and guided tours are perfect for soaking up the magical atmosphere. The highlights include a glühwein Christmas pyramid, Germany's largest outdoor ice rink, a Christmas fair for applied arts and the majolica pottery's hunting horn concert. The medieval Christmas market, held at Karlsburg Castle in nearby Durlach, whisks you back to days of yore with its jesters, musicians, campfires and German food specialities such as spiessbraten.
Christmas market - opening times
27 Nov - 23 Dec 2014 Christkindlesmarkt
28 Nov - 22 Dec 2014 Medieval market
Sun - Wed 11am - 9pm,
Thu - Sat 11am - 10pm