From: Wednesday, Nov 20th, 2019
To: Tuesday, Dec 31st, 2019
Strasbourg Christmas Markets 2019
It was in Strasbourg in 1570 that the very first edition of the oldest Christmas market in Europe took place, then called the “Christkindelsmärik” (market of the Infant Jesus). Since this time, Strasbourg has continued the tradition of a traditional, authentic, warm and generous Alsatian Christmas and these are all the reasons why “Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas” continues to enjoy repeated success.
About 300 stalls are spread out over 12 locations under the glow of the city’s illuminations, making Strasbourg one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe. You’ll find all kinds of things there, including craftwork, food and drink and traditional Alsatian Christmas decorations.
These locations include just outside the train station, outside the Cathedral, on Place Broglie, on Place Kléber (with the largest real Christmas Tree in France grown specifically for the market), at Place Corbeau by the Alsatian Museum, at Place Gutenberg where there’s a guest visitor market each year, in Petite France overlooking the River L’Ill, at Place d’Austerlitz specializing in only foods and drinks, outside the Temple Neuf Church, and the furthest at Cité de la Musique et de la Danse next to the ice skating rink.
Come night-time, the Capital of Christmas is lit up by dozens of kilometres of Christmas lights and decorations, while the centrepiece, the Great Christmas Tree on place Kléber, brings a magnificent sparkle to the city centre.This is an age-old Strasbourg tradition, recorded in a manuscript dated 1605, describing the fir trees and their decorations put up by the Strasbourg trade guilds during the Advent period.
Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas, would not be the same without the some 500 events organised throughout the city, including live music, shows and exhibitions. There’s something to suit every taste as you walk down the narrow streets, across the squares and past the magnificent historical buildings.
Here are the Hotels we recommend that keep you close to all the action,
Gay Map of Strasbourg
Strasbourg is the 7th biggest city in France and due to its role as one of the centres of European Power has a gay scene that belies its size. Yes the scene is small, however there are 4 saunas, a sex club and several gay bars catering to all tastes. Most of the bars and clubs are within easy walking distance of these top hotels.
Video Of Strasbourg Christmas Markets
Marche de Noël de Strasbourg
Recommended Hotels in Strasbourg
Hotels in the heart of the historic district of Strasbourg book out fast. We have selected hotels that are close to the centre of the city and its festival attractions and have larger rooms with better amenities.
MGallery by Sofitel
4 Star, Readers Choice
This 4-star hotel is set in a renovated 16th-century building in central Strasbourg. It offers a courtyard, free WiFi and air-conditioned rooms.