Sitting at the foot of the Black Forest’s wooded slopes and vineyards, Freiburg is a sunny, cheerful university town, its medieval Altstadt a story-book tableau of gabled town houses, cobblestone lanes and cafe-rimmed plazas.
Freiburg’s Christmas Market
On the same day as our conference begins the 45th Freiburg Christmas Market opens its doors for business in the middle of the town centre. Visitors will have the opportunity to marvel at, buy and enjoy the many arts and crafts and delicious treats on offer at the over 130 individual stalls.
A feature of Freiburg‘s Christmas market will once again be the huge range of handmade artistic products on offer. These include ceramics, designer candles, hand puppets, amber jewellery and Christmas decorations. Moreover, on many stalls it will also be possible to witness the creation of the finished products at first hand.
Various traditional Christmas treats and delicacies are, of course, on offer to make sure that no visitor goes home hungry. From ginger cake and biscuits, to good, hearty food and a wide selection of punch and mulled wines, much of it from local producers.
On the 6th December Saint Nicholas will be passing by the square in front of the town hall at 5pm, bringing gifts for the children and taking time to read from the Christmas Story.
For those who want to escape the hurly burly of the market for a short while, the daily advent church service in the St. Martins church on the Rathausplatz, every day at 5:30 pm, is well worth a visit. Edgar Spiegelhalter‘s life-sized wooden carvings depicting the nativity are displayed in front of the church.
Market is open Mon-Sat 10:00-20:30 / Sun 11:30-19:30