Leipzig at Christmas: Markets, markets everywhere

It’s true. Once you enter the precincts of Leipzig’s historic Altstadt, or old city, it hardly matters which way you turn—the Christmas markets just flow from one right into the next and keep on going. The main Christmas market at the Marktplatz (market place) is held in front of the Old Town Hall and is always anchored by an enormous Christmas tree at least 65-feet tall. This is one of … [Read more...]

Leipzig celebrates Christmas

Leipzig feiert Weihnachten. These words, which mean “Leipzig celebrates Christmas,” are splashed across the top of the world’s largest freestanding Advent calendar, tucked out of the way on a side street in the city’s historic center. It’s just one of the city’s many holiday-themed attractions and, as you can imagine, it’s very popular, and not just with tourists. My introduction to … [Read more...]