Christmas Festivals France

Strasbourg, Capitale de Noël!

Strasbourg, the capital of French region Alsace, is also called „the Capital of Christmas”, because December in Strasbourg means, above all, the immense Christmas market. This year it’s the 445 edition of this unforgettable event 😉

Christmas market in Strasbourg dates back to the 1570, when under the influence of Protestants, the Christkindelsmärik (market of Child Jesus) replaced old market of Saint Nicolas. The change have been implemented to remind people of the sacrifice God had made for the mankind, giving us his only son to redeem our sins. However, the religious aspect of Christkindelsmärik was forgotten over the centuries. Since this time, Strasbourg has continued the tradition of a authentic, warm and generous Alsatian Christmas. Although I really enjoyed Christmas market in Brussels and Weihnachtsmarkt in Berlin, Strasbourg will remain my number one, when thinking about Christmas markets in Europe. To find out why, scroll down the photos (I mean, enjoy the gallery 😉 ).

Christmas Market in Strasbourg – photostory

Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Fancy Christmas decorations in the old town.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Fancy Christmas decorations in the old town.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
The biggest Christmas tree in the city.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Christmas trees. Lots of Christmas trees.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Strasbourg model? Makes me think of caroling 🙂 
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
During Christmas even pigs can fly 😉
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Merry go round besides the Cathedral.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Christmas stalls with Christmas decorations.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Christmas tea is a must! Here, green tea with special Christmas spices and orange. Lovely!
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Ho, ho, ho! Santa’s coming to town!
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Christmas ornaments.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Not really Christmas ornaments.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Tourist Information Center with huge gingerbread man 🙂

Christmas Market in Strasbourg

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9 reasons to visit Strasbourg during Christmas time:

wine
mulled wine
special Christmas wine
special Christmas mulled wine
white mulled wine
special Christmas white mulled wine
special Christmas white mulled wine with aniseed!
(I’ve never found it anywhere else, and it’s sooo great!)
drinking Christmas anise-flavored white mulled wine on the roof of Strasbourg Cathedral and exchanging the views on the white Christmas with an old Gypsy woman
and the view
from the roof
of Cathedral
breathtaking

Polar bears remind you it’s winter 🙂
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
The main gate to the Christmas market district in the old town.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Christmas illuminations.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Christmas illuminations.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Christmas illuminations.
Strasbourg Noel (19)
Stall with Christmas decorations.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Can I get some more bretzels, please? So yummy…
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Christmas. Trees. Everywhere.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Fancy Christmas decorations in the old town.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
Fancy Christmas decorations in the old town.

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Joyeux Noël! 😀

 

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Strasbourg, where is it?

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Strasbourg 48.573405, 7.752111 Strasbourg, Capitale de Noël!

Are you crazy about Christmas? Is Christmas your favorite season of the year?
If yes, join me in my Christmas Madness ideas and stories! (and don’t forget about Christmas markets!) ❄

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Z pochodzenia Sanoczanka, Japanofil, wolontariusz tęskniący za Afryką i etnograf-pasjonat. // Just a small town girl who always dreamed of travels and faraway places... Now Warsaw-based international relations analyst, travel blogger & folklore enthusiast, who cherishes nature, simple life & Irish traditional music. Japanophile. Addicted to haribo jellies & …red lipstick.

  1. Uwielbiam oglądać bożonarodzeniowe jarmarki. Poprawiają nastrój i pozwalają trochę zapomnieć o otaczającej szarzyźnie.

  2. Mnie w tym roku jakoś ominęły świąteczne jarmarki… bo tego w Gdańsku nie liczę, jest tragiczny 😉

  3. byłam w Strasbourgu z 10 lat temu, w środku lata i fajnie się prezentował, no ale w wydaniu zimowym to czysta magia! z checią bym tam wróciła, ale teraz już bym w grudzień chyba celowała 🙂

  4. Nadia vs. the World

    I love the pictures!

  5. It’s a Christmas madness! And I’d sooo enjoy taking part in this madness!
    Greets from Warsaw! 🙂

  6. Świąteczne kiermasze robią niesamowity klimat, w każdym chyba mieście 😉

  7. Ahh, Bretzels! <3 Love them! 😉 And the atmosphere of that Christmas market in Strasbourg must be wonderful – wish I could visit it someday!

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