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Karlsruhe City of Christmas lights During the Advent season, Karlsruhe transforms into a magical Christmas city; the inner city sparkles with thousands of lights, horse-drawn sleighs clatter across the cobblestone streets, imaginatively decorated shop windows invite passers-by to browse and shop, and the scents of cotton candy and roasted almonds waft through the air. TEXT: ELISABETH DOEHNE | PHOTOS: KTG KARLSRUHE TOURISMUS GMBH
Stores, restaurants, churches, museums, galleries, libraries, theatres and music ensembles offer attractions and events for the whole family. Christmas city Karlsruhe offers the ultimate holiday experience for locals and guests alike – there is truly something for everyone.
Karl Friedrich Memorial invites guests to skate or play a game of curling, and the medieval Christmas market at the base of the Karlsburg transports visitors back in time.
From 26 November to 23 December, the Christmas market at the lovely Friedrichsplatz entices visitors with its extensive array of goods and delicacies.The ice-skating rink at the Schlossplatz near the Margrave
The Friedrichsplatz serves as the heart of Karlsruhe’s Christmas market, showcasing the broad range of arts, crafts and beautifully decorated wooden stalls. The front yard of the Karlsruhe Palace also turns into
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Hot mulled wine, ice skating and shining lights
a storybook winter wonderland, with the ice-skating rink Stadtwerke Eiszeit, where young and old can enjoy ice skating and curling all the way into early February. This man-made ice skating is set aglow by innumerable golden lights and both beginners and experts can take advantage of the 1,000-metre-squared space. Historic charm of past times In front of the Karlsburg in the city of Durlach, the Advent season brings the Middle Ages back to life with camp fires, candlelight, jugglers and musicians. This medieval market is a paradise for children especially, boasting storytellers, crossbow shooting, mouse roulette, a carousel and a fantastic fire show. On the weekends, medieval swordsmen share interesting information about camp life, knight’s armour and sword fighting in the Middle Ages.
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