European Christmas Markets

The Show: Michelstadt


Michelstadt is a charming, quaint medieval town with a storybook charm. We see its Gothic style Town Hall, and the many half-timbered buildings.

Its Christmas Market sits in front of what many consider to be the prettiest market square in all of Germany. Despite its small size, the town is energetically decorated for Christmas with larger than life-sized models of the traditional decorations we saw in Rothenberg. A huge pyramid dominates the little square it sits in. We also see a nutcracker, choir, manger scene, the Three Kings, and Santa and his reindeer. This is one of the most charming Christmas Markets we have seen.