Ulm is just 40 minutes outside of Stuttgart via train using the Baden-Württemberg ticket. The main Christmas market is in walking distance from the banhof surrounding the main church, Ulmer Münster. This huge Gothic church stood through the WWII bombings that destroyed most of Ulm, and today has the tallest spire in the world at over... Continue Reading →
German Christmas Markets: Stuttgart, Bad Cannstatt & Esslingen
Stuttgart The Christmas Market in Stuttgart is by far the most detailed in decor we have visited yet. The tops of the booths are all unique with so much to look at, we see something we didn't see each time we walk through. Start early because it gets dark now by 5pm and more crowded as people get... Continue Reading →
Christmas Markets: Riquewihr, France & a bit of Zurich
Soon after moving to Germany, I found out that a past colleague of mine in Hawaii lives in Zurich, Switzerland. Small world right? From Stuttgart to Zurich, the direct train is about 30-35 euros each way and takes 3 hours, or the drive is about 2 1/2 hours. We planned to meet in December for the Christmas... Continue Reading →
Christmas Markets: Vienna (Wien)
Getting There: Thanks to German Wings Blind Bookings we found ourselves in Vienna for a long weekend direct from Stuttgart for only 33 euros per person each way. The flight is about 1 1/2 hours. We landed at 3:30 in the afternoon and it was already completely dark outside with a dense fog. We took the... Continue Reading →
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