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On The Table Read, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, discover the magic of Christmas in Freiburg, with food and drinks, Christmas lights, and festive crafts.
If you love Christmas lights and soaking up that festive feeling, consider an Advent break in Freiburg.
The Christmas Market in Freiburg runs from November 17th to December 23rd, and features 100 charmingly decorated stalls, lovely crafts and handmade textiles, delicious home-made mulled wine and extraordinary guided tours with a drag queen. Thousands of twinkling lights and a unique lighting system bathe the city centre and Colombipark in a sparkling glow.
Foodie variety and a winter light spectacular
Try regional treats such as bags of hot roasted chestnuts, marzipan and chocolate confections, as well as the grilled Freiburg speciality sausage known as the ‘Lange Rote’ (long red). Maximise that feeling of festive warmth and good will by finishing off with a glass of steaming hot, fragrant mulled red or white wine.
Visit Colombipark for a friendly Christmas get-together among the twinkling lights. Every evening, the Colombischlössle palace and gardens are lit up in all their festive glory to create a really special, peaceful atmosphere.
There is a photo point where you can capture the light spectacular perfectly and make yourself a wonderful memory.
Arts and crafts, handmade textiles, make your own candles
From festive Nativity scenes to decorative, practical items for the home and table, there is a veritable treasure trove of arts and crafts products, with all sorts of lovely and useful things made out of wood. There is also stunning range of Christmas jewellery and individually designed pieces, and a huge selection of cuddly, warm textiles made of felt, wool and leather. In Freiburg, it is easy to find the perfect gift for a loved on, or a new favourite item of your own.
If you fancy getting crafty, you can head to the candle workshop and make your own candles under the watchful eye of an expert. With kneading, cutting, dipping and decorating, there are no limits on creativity in the production process.
Entertaining guide tour with Black Forest drag queen Betty BBQ
Black Forest drag queen Betty BBQ is giving guided tours of Freiburg. Go on a glamorous ramble through the Christmassy streets of Freiburg while Bettty BBQ shares funny, sometimes risqué, stories and jokes, with the odd German Christmas classic thrown in. Tours are available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from mid-November to Christmas.
With some 230,000 inhabitants, Freiburg offers really relaxed city life and a natural balance for ambitious people. The city has all the variety you could ever want: outdoor activities, a rich cultural heritage and lots of popular pubs and restaurants. Freiburg is all about freedom and individuality, whether on the Schlossberg, at the weekly market or on a stroll around the city.
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How to get to Freiburg
Freiburg is the capital of the Black Forest in the south of Germany. Freiburg is 7.5 hours from London via Paris on the Eurostar, TGV and ICE.
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