Christmas Market Dortmund

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Written by Garry and last edited by Garry on

 
© Ruhr Tourismus / Thomas Winkler

The reputation of the German Christmas market (Weihnachtsmarkt) reaches right across the globe. Located in the fascinating Ruhr region, Dortmund inspires with one of, perhaps the largest Christmas trees in the world. Placed in the heart of the city on the old market place (Alter Markt), 48,000 lamps adorn this construction, which is 45 metres high. The angel placed atop is itself 4 metres high and possesses 1,000 lamps of its own. This is one of the great German Christmas markets.

Some three hundred stands serve local brew mulled wine (Glühwein) in special edition mugs, some the tasty traditional German sausages (Wurst). Further booths offer grilled ham (Schinken), roasted almonds (Mandeln) and pancakes (Pfannekuchen). Handmade Christmas decorations and crafts round off the many distractions on offer. More Christmas markets are dotted around the city, each with their individual atmosphere and flavour.

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Markthandel- und Schausteller-Verband

Hansastrasse 72

44137 Dortmund , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 231 571 468

Fax: +49 231 586 0096

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