Ideally poised to explore the Black Forest, Baden-Baden is a fantastic winter destination for anyone who enjoys the beauty of nature. The city glistens with an icy tinge and is even more breathtaking when covered in a layer of snow. The waters beside the Lichtentaler Allee often freeze over and the many fountains can be seen in a state of limbo between frozen and flowing.
The Christmas market itself stretches all the way along this famous street, ending beneath the superbly lit Kurhaus – one of Baden-Baden’s most famous buildings. The 100 stalls are accompanied by a series of stained glass windows created by school children and a collection of posters depicting a classic German fairytale. Plus, as you wander through the scents of glühwein and roasted almonds, you’ll soon discover the living nativity, complete with real sheep and donkeys.