Strasbourg Markets

Giant gingerbreadmen welcome visitors

Strasbourg deems itself the Capital of Christmas, and I’d have to agree. The main market in place de la Cathédrale has been going strong since 1570.

But wait, there’s more!
• Three Christmas markets: place de la Cathédrale, place du Château and place du Corbeau;
• The Bredle Village (small cakes prepared during the advent season) and the “Couronne d’Or” (wine growers), place d’Austerlitz;
• The Swiss Village, in place Gutenberg, to honor the longstanding French-Swiss friendship by selling Swiss goods;
• The Christmas regional specialties and crafts markets, place de la Gare
• Thematic markets:
The flavours of Alsace, place des Meuniers
The trading post of the Three Kings, place Benjamin-Zix
The Carré d’or, place du Temple-Neuf

Serious Christmas decorations!

The markets are open from 26 November 2011 to 31 December 2011, closed 25 December

Each building is more festive than the last!

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