Christmas romance in Gengenbach in the Black Forest

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The Gengenbach Christmas market in the Black Forest

In the Black Forest there is the Gengenbach Advent Calendar in Gengenbach Christmas Market every year Baden-Württemberg with its changing motifs. The smell of roasted almonds and Mulled wine fills the air in Gengenbach in the Black Forest. In front of the town hall, the Christmas tree decorated with candles shines in full beauty. The city's streets and squares are decorated with pine branches, winding garlands, and glittering lights. Candles light up the windows of the neat half-timbered houses around the town's market square and it's clear. Christmas is not far away.


Gengenbach advent calendar
Gengenbach advent calendar - the largest in the world at the Gengenbach Christmas market
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The place Gengenbach is not far from the German-French border near Offenburg in Baden-Württemberg, At Christmas is worth a visit to the old town of the place especially. Because then offer its historic housing scenery with half-timbered buildings, the tower-reinforced city gates and the magnificent city hall from the 18. Century a great backdrop for the Christmas market, is sold on the arts and crafts, Christmas tree decorations and pastries with punch or mulled wine.



The Gengenbach Christmas market and the largest Advent calendar in Gengenbach

Gengenbach also boasts the largest Advent calendar in the world! For a whole 23 day, a new Christmas theme will be revealed in one of the city hall's 24 windows every day. Point 18.00 clock, when it is dark, illuminates the 200 years old building in all colors of turquoise, red over sky blue to silver, and another window motif can be seen. On the last day of Advent, with all windows open, the city's town hall is the largest advent calendar in the world. The motifs of the Advent calendar are under a new motto every year.


Gengenbach Christmas market
Crafts at the Gengenbach Christmas market in the Black Forest
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At the Gengenbach Christmas market, a window on the advent calendar is opened every day

From the first day of Advent to the 23. December, a new window will be opened every day. The visitors to the Christmas market watch with a glass of mulled wine in one hand and Christmas cookies in the other. Christmas music accompanies the event and ensures a festive mood. The market is from the first Advent weekend to the 23. Open on weekdays from 14.00 to 20.00. At the weekend from 12.00 to 20.00 clock. The 30.11.-23.12.2019 framework program starts at 17.00 on weekdays and at 15.00 on weekends. The window opening is from 30.11.-23.12.2019 every day at 18.00 clock.

Tips on travel organization

Opening times Gengenbach Christmas market

The Gengenbach Christmas Market 2021 has been canceled.

Overnight tips for the Gengenbach Christmas market

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Getting there

You can arrive by car or by train (  Timetable and booking*).

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Source: Tourism Baden-Württemberg

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright by Tourismus Baden-Württemberg


Christmas romance in Gengenbach in the Black Forest

3 thoughts too "Christmas romance in Gengenbach in the Black Forest"

  1. I can well imagine that you have felt comfortable there, Elke. I also like the area very much.


  2. Thank you, dear Monika,
    for the memory of a place as cute as Gengenbach! :-)
    I've lived there for two and a half years ... The pretty landscape, the wine hills, the Pinot Noir ...
    LG, Elke

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