Festivals

From Germany’s fairy-tale Christmas markets to the largest sailing event in the world

Two of the Best Christmas Markets in Berlin

Who doesn't love German Christmas markets?  Towards the end of November, they start popping up in towns across the country.  It seems no village is too small to host their own festive extravaganza.  In any given year, Berlin alone offers between 50 and 100 Chr...

Experience the Magic of the Goslar Christmas Market

Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to Europe's Christmas markets. The smaller villages in Germany offer fewer crowds and a more intimate festival experience. This couldn't be more true than in the town of Goslar just 75 km southeast of Hannov...

Highlights of the 2016 Goettingen Christmas Market

Somehow the holiday season snuck up on us this year.  It's probably partly because Thanksgiving - our festive American predecessor to Christmas - comes and goes without fanfare in Germany.  Plus we don't shop much and aren't buying Christmas gifts this year, s...