The Trier Christmas Markets boast a deep history and hold a great range of magnificent art treasures, architecture and ancient monuments, nine of which are regarded as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Trier is a town of two faces, complete with modern shops set alongside traditional Bavarian architecture.
The city has a lovely romantic atmosphere over Christmas time, with one of the most charming markets being held against the backdrop of the medieval 'Hauptmarkt' square located in the grounds of the stunning cathedral. Culinary delicacies abound in Trier, with a host of exquisite local wine accompanying traditional German dishes such as bratwurst, potato pancakes and gingerbread.
Yuletide items such as decorations, wooden toys, glassware and delicious food await you at the Trier Christmas Market. These items are displayed in around 95 festively decorated booths ensuring that you find what you are looking for. As well as the extensive Christmas market, shopping in Trier during the winter is still a very special experience, with a selection of specialty shops, large department stores and boutiques offering a range of gifts and treats for the festive season.
There is also a variety of events to keep you entertained around the market, from the brass bands and trumpeters playing traditional carols, to the puppet theatre for children at the Christmas market pavilion.
The Christmas markets are popular with visitors who enjoy taking Wiesbaden city breaks and weekend breaks in western Germany.