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Mercat Christmas in Strasbourg.

Posted: December 13th, 2013

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December in Strasbourg is mostly a huge Christmas market , This year held no less than its 444 edition . Undoubtedly , is the oldest in France . Indeed, back in 1570 , under the influence of the Strasbourg Protestants fought against ” extravagant ” Catholic traditions which are attached to the names of saints, el ” Christkindelsmärik ” (el ” Market Baby Jesus” ) is replaced by the market of St. Nicholas. Strasbourg calls himself the captain of Christmas ( Capital of Christmas).

The atmosphere that reigns in Strasbourg at this time of year is only . Especially last afternoon , the mouth of nit, captured all the magic , as if the city , Suddenly aware of the decline of the maximum power of the sun , compensate for the absence of heat and light by burning a new : the windows shine , decorations adorn the facades , smells of spices and cinnamon evoke memories of childhood and the carols resound within the churches .

The Christmas market itself spans several cities and places in the city center , in particular , Place Broglie and Cathedral Square . Hundreds of retailers offer visitors original gifts and traditional objects to decorate your Christmas tree and crib . Visitors can also revel in the different specialties : Candy , bretzels, Doughnuts … and mulled wine spiced with cinnamon!.

Allí hem fet cap Lorena, Rosi, Arnauet i jo, Miriam to visit us and has made fantastic tour guide amfitiona.

To liven up the holidays , planted a fir giant Kléber Square and organized many concerts which allow to appreciate the beauty of the cathedral and the churches of the city and a multitude of animations reveal the rich Alsatian traditions .

I especially recommend visiting the neighborhood on foot from the Petite France, try the mulled wine and make a return with the Golondrina ship. The tourist boats Strasbourg BATORAMA allow the firm to visit the city 70 minutes throughout the year, survey period although you may have to do some tail.

Alsace is these days dotted with Christmas markets in bucolic villages such as Colmar, Eguisheim, Riquewhir, Kaisersberg, Ribeauvillé the Strasbourg. There is an impressive Christmas atmosphere on the street might be cold but nothing you can not fix a good glass of mulled wine Alsatian (mulled wine).

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