Christmas Markets in Strasbourg

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    © Jonathan Martz

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Since 1570, Strasbourg has perpetuated the tradition of the Christmas market.With the Christmas market in Dresden, Germany, Strasbourg's Christmas market is the oldest in Europe and today it is indisputably one of the biggest, by the number of chalets and the variety of the events on offer. This year's edition will prove it once more when the magic of Christmas takes over the whole city.


The "Christmas Tree" is also thought to be a secular tradition that originated in Strasbourg since a manuscript has been found dating from 1605 which describes fir trees covered with decorations in Strasbourg's guild halls during the Advent period. With its 12 Christmas markets, Strasbourg invites you to a pleasing stroll in the heart of his historical centre.


Visitors, who come for a day, the weekend or several days, generally take advantage of the Christmas market to take in the city's exceptional heritage and all its cultural, architectural and gastronomic wealth.


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