The 4 most beautiful Christmas markets in the 3 borders region
1. The magic of Christmas in Strasbourg
Strasbourg, the capital of Christmas, offers an unforgettable experience with its centuries-old Christmas market. Place Kléber is transformed into a fairytale village, with stalls brimming with local crafts, glittering decorations and Alsatian specialities such as spiced mulled wine and delicious bredele.
2. Colmar, the Pearl of Alsace
Colmar, a picturesque town of half-timbered houses, hosts a Christmas market with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The narrow streets come alive with festive lights, street concerts and stalls brimming with unique gifts. A boat trip on the canals illuminates the city’s charm.
3. Basel Christmas Market
Basel, on the Swiss border, boasts an elegant Christmas market on Barfüsserplatz. Artistic illuminations, classical music concerts and Swiss chocolate tastings create a distinctive atmosphere. Visitors can also explore the tastefully decorated old town.
4. Turckheim, the Alsatian Christmas market
The Christmas market in Turckheim, Alsace, offers an authentic experience in an enchanting medieval setting. Its illuminated cobbled streets are home to stalls selling local crafts, handmade decorations and Alsatian delicacies. The intimate atmosphere of this market invites you to a peaceful celebration where the magic of Christmas blends harmoniously with the history of this Alsatian jewel.
5. Freiburg im Breisgau Christmas Market
Freiburg im Breisgau, in the heart of the Black Forest, celebrates Christmas with an enchanting market. The smells of gingerbread and bratwurst waft through the air as local artisans showcase their creations. The cathedral market offers a breathtaking view of the illuminated city.
The Three Borders region shines brightly during the Christmas season, offering a variety of enchanting markets that combine local traditions, culinary delights and a festive atmosphere. Whether you’re strolling through the picturesque alleyways of Alsace, discovering the Germanic magic of Baden-Württemberg or savoring the winter wonderland of Switzerland, these Christmas markets will forever be etched in your memories as an authentic celebration of the most wonderful season of the year.