For a quintessential Christmas market in a quaint old quarter, look no further than the square outside St. Martin's Church in Kaufbeuren. There's seasonal music by Allgäu choirs and ensembles on the market stage, a 'living' Nativity scene and a giant Advent calendar at the town hall. Also waiting to be discovered are the Christmas shopping world in the historical old quarter and the Kaufbeuren Christmas trail with festive exhibits in 20 display windows, a 'gingerbread house' and, at the Neptune fountain, the world's biggest Advent wreath.
Christmas market - opening times:
Fri 3pm - 8pm
Sat - Sun 1pm - 8pm