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The best time of the year – in the heart of Bavaria
A charming small town in Bavaria, traditional Christmas carols and a sweet smell are filling the frosty air – Altötting hosts one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany. TEXT: LEONIE PUSCHER | PHOTOS: ALTÖTTING
If you want to experience the full joy of a traditional German festivity, you might as well do it right. Altötting is known for its magical winter nights: from 28 November until 21 December, the town will be transformed into a winter wonderland.
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In front of the famous Marienheiligtum, a variety of stalls will offer seasonal products such as authentic handcrafted goods as well as a whole spectrum of culinary specialities. Typical Bavarian foods, traditional German mulled wine and the smell of oranges and
cinnamon make it impossible not to get in a festive mood. The big Christmas Concert marks the highlight of every year’s Christmas market. On 14 December the Tölzer Knabenchor choir, the Ensemble Classique and singer Eva Deborah Keller will light up your Christmas spark at 4pm in the Basilica of St Anne. Further musical performances are also deeply rooted in the local culture. The Altöttinger Christmas carol singing has been going on
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