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Winterzauber in Ingolstadt A city between tradition and modernity As soon as the days become shorter and cooler, we are coming closer to the end of the year and this means: Ingolstadt’s Winterzauber is coming. The perfect time for a pleasant evening stroll combined with a warming drink and a Christmas choir singing in the background. TEXT: MERYEM HAUER | PHOTOS: INGOLSTADT TOURISMUS

Baked apples, burned almonds, glazed fruits and sugar roasted nuts smell seductively between the almost fifty festively decorated wooden huts. The Christkindlmarkt in Ingolstadt is one of the oldest Christmas Markets in Germany and the biggest individual element of Ingolstadt’s Winterzauber which takes place from November to January every year.

Christkindlmarkt was born. Since that day, from the end of November to 23 December each year, the Christmas Market enchants the city of Ingolstadt. Different performances by local choirs and ensembles of horn players combined with regional delicacies and home-made mulled wine in front of a historic backdrop evoke a festive feeling for everyone.

The town chronicle of Ingolstadt proves that Duke Albrecht V ordered the organisation of an annual market every St. Nicholas Day. Thus the Ingolstadt

But there is much more for visitors to explore behind the event Winterzauber. Besides the Christmas Market, it offers special attractions such as the Ingolstädter Krip-

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penweg, an ice and curling rink at the Paradeplatz, a cosy Winter Lounge, as well as an enchanting Christmas hut. The Nativity trail leads around churches and museums and reveals all manner of different nativity scenes from a variety of periods and in different styles. It is called the most beautiful crib walk in Bavaria. Only during the Advent and Christmas season, visitors have the op-