The aroma of the Christmas season wafts through the winding, illuminated alleyways of the Old Town of Freiburg: It smells of cinnamon, roasted almonds, and sweet chestnuts. A whiff of Baden mulled wine is in the air.
Between Christmas trees, children’s merry-go-rounds, and strings of light, Freiburgers and visitors alike browse the pretty stands on the hunt for gifts. Whether it’s felt products, high-quality ceramic, wooden toys, or unique hand puppets – there's a broad range of local handicrafts. Watch over the shoulders of artists at work, or get creative yourself: Your artisanal skills are requested at the candle making workshop. For our little guests, there’s a Christmas bakery open at the Kartoffelmarkt. A stream of cookies are baked here with flour, eggs, and sugar.
Handiwork, regional delicacies, gift ideas, and activities for those big and small - you can find all of it at the Freiburg Christmas Market