Let the train take the strain to explore Germany's great Christmas Markets, and so much more

The winter months in Germany offer you the same variety and diversity that you find across the year. Although not so well-known as ski holiday destination as its near neighbours, Germany has some great ski areas to explore, whether your preference is for alpine skiing or cross-country, and we have devoted a special section of the website to this, which you can visit by clicking here.
The purpose of this part of the website is to show you that you don’t have to be a wintersports enthusiast to get the most out of a winter break in Germany. For many, the winter really only gets underway in the country from November onwards, as the cities, towns and villages get into the Christmas spirit. This is when the German Christmas Markets are in a class of their own. Steaming pots of Glühwein on the stove, sausages cooking on the grill, the fragrances are intoxicating and unforgettable.
A short break to one of Germany’s great cities and wandering around their wonderful Christmas Markets will get you into the festive spirit in a way that nothing else can. One of the most eagerly-anticipated markets sees the conversion of the square in front of Cologne’s iconic Dom (Cathedral) into a collection of wooden huts and stalls selling everything that any self-respecting resident of this great city needs to get themselves into the festive spirit. All of Germany’s major cities vie with each other for the attention of the Christmas Market shopper. Berlin has several markets spread across different suburbs. Munich and Stuttgart compete with each other, as they do in virtually every other aspect of life too, for the accolade of the best Christmas Market in the South. 
It’s not just the Christmas Markets that can, or should, entice you to Germany in winter. The cities continue to offer their great choice of museums and art galleries, and many of the driving routes through the Black Forest, or along the Romantikstrasse through Bavaria are just as beautiful in winter as they are in summer. There are numerous sports and culture events, concerts and special exhibitions going on across the country from November to Spring-time, and if you are ever short of ideas, you only need to contact us, and we'll be pleased to help with information and advice.
Christmas Markets, concerts and events, skiing and snowboarding, you’ll find plenty going on and lots to do – you’ll just need to remember to pack good socks, gloves and a nice warm hat!
The Experience Germany Travel office is open Monday - Friday between 9.30am and 5pm, and on Saturdays between 9.30am and 1.00pm. We are closed on Sundays.

If you are a client travelling overseas, and need to contact us in an emergency situation, you can call our 24-hour Duty Officer Telephone Number: +44 (0)7766 406759 for information and advice.


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