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Visiting the Christmas market 2014 in Stuttgart

Hi guys! Chrismas is coming! Today after work I visited the Christmas market 2014 (Weihnachstmarkt) which had opened its gates just before. We started our tour at Schlossplatz. Look at this beautiful Christmas tree. It is located right in front of Königsbau.

Christmas market 2014

We made our way over to Schillerplatz and strolled through the stands of Christmas market 2014.

Christmas market 2014

Check out the decoration on top of the stalls! This sort of decoration on a Christmas market is actually special to Stuttgart. And each year, the stall with the most beautiful decoration wins a price.

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Then we headed over to Marktplatz and the city hall.

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Fun fact: Can you spot the numbers in the windows? Each December, the city hall (Rathaus) turns into a huge Adventskalender. From the 1st of December until the 23th one number will convert into the coat of arms of one of the quarters of Stuttgart. A choir from this quarter will perform for free on the stairs in front of the Rathaus. These mini concerts always start at 6 pm. Well worth visiting!

Now it was time for mulled wine. If you haven’t already, try white “Glühwein” ! It’s delicious! Hot chocolate with rum is nice, too by the way 😉

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When you visit Stuttgart’s beautiful Christmas market 2014, you shouldn’t miss:

-having a Glühwein

eating Magenbrot (which translates literary into stomach bread…. but is in fact very yummy biscuit, like gingerbread)

-buying at least one very cute but also very unnecessary piece of Christmas decoration

-visiting the Finnish Christmas Village at Karlsplatz

having your picture taken of you next to the big nutcracker at Marktplatz

The Christmas Market 2014 will be on until the 23rd of December from 10 am till 9 am (on Sundays from 11 am until 9 am).  So you have 28 days, make the most of it! Smiley

More information about:

Stuttgart Christmas Market 2014 (only in German)

Stuttgarter Weihnachtsmarkt in general

Advent concerts in front of the town hall (only in German)

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