With its craft stalls and traditional booths serving hot punch and food, Kiel's Christmas market in Holstenstrasse and on Alter Markt square promises a yuletide trip to remember. You can also go ice-skating and curling at the huge covered rink (750m²) on the town hall square. The town has a strong maritime tradition because of its location on the firth of Kiel: guided tours will show you just how charming the port is in winter, or you can take a Christmas trip on the old-fashioned paddle steamer 'Freya', which includes an overnight stay.
Christmas market - opening times
24 Nov - 23 Dec 2014
Mon - Sat 10am - 9pm,
Sun 11am - 8pm