Constance Christmas Market

Uniquely located beside the shores of the beautiful Lake Constance and the River Rhine, the Constance Christmas Market is a popular tourist destination that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Situated on the border with Switzerland, the views are spectacular with the lake providing a calm setting for visitors to relax and take their time browsing the stalls that line the streets.

The destination is popular with couples who enjoy walking along the water's edge where the light from the Christmas market stalls and decorations reflect on the lake's calm water. The Christmas market has a busy entertainment schedule that includes concerts, children's entertainment and traditional Bavarian carol singers. Over 130 market stalls line the decoarted streets, offering traditional arts and crafts, Christmas gifts and a range of local delicacies.

A trip to the Constance Christmas Market wouldn't be complete without experiencing the enchanting sound of the local choirs singing festive carols and the rich smell of freshly made confectionaries from the market stalls. The majority of vendors are from the region and display some of the finest local craftsmanship, including a variety of hand-carved wooden toys and fine ornaments, which make perfect Christmas presents for family and friends.

One very particular feature of the Constance market is the "Christmas Ship". Moored on the quay hall in the harbour, the ship hosts a variety of stalls, and a special atmosphere is created on board as you stroll through the stands, in this incredible one-off setting. 

Many of those on Freiburg city breaks visit the markets each year, offering the chance to explore somewhere new.

 

 

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Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1hr 50min
  • Zurich Airport: 69km from the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour 15 min
  • Nearest railway station: Bahnhof Konstanz
  • Currency: Euro
Deck The Stalls Christmas Has Come Early
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