The obligatory festive jumpers
There are stalls from different traders selling gifts, clothes, food and Christmas ornaments. Most of the traders come from all over Europe to give that German style market. There are also craft sellers from around the world that come to display and sell art, jewellery, sculptures and unusual Christmas decorations.
Food wise, its all about the beer halls, bratwurst sausage, French cheese, hog roast, hot chocolate with baileys, mulled wine, strudel, mini pancakes and sugar waffles. From a review we saw online, one could even have a three course meal just going around the markets.
When we visited, It was extremely busy and for a weekend visit we are not surprised We later found out that they broke records with the highest daily turnout of visitors (around 85,000). It has fast become one of the most popular markets in the country. If you want to visit and soak in the atmosphere of an authentic Christmas market without the crowds, we do recommend visiting during the week. Our first experiences of a Christmas market was in Manchester since moving here 4 years ago and it has made it very lovely. Even though we don't always buy much, it is nice wandering through the markets and it really gets us into a lovely and cosy festive spirit.