Discover Germany, Issue 57, December 2017

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Discover Germany  |  Travel  |  Winter Destination Germany

Open-air ice rink. Photo: © Joachim Viertel

Enchanting lights and Christmas magic For years, it has ranked among the most beautiful in the north and is very popular internationally and all across Germany: Osnabrück’s Christmas market in front of the historical backdrop of the city hall, St. Mary’s Church and St. Peter’s Cathedral.

tain lodge and a varied programme with, for example, curling or a ‘Dinner on Ice’ (17 November - 30 December, daily from 12am to 9.30pm, closed on 26 November).


From 24 November to 22 December 2017, the market will be open every day from 12am to 9pm (except on 26 November). Popular attractions are the world’s largest music box in front of the theatre and family Telsemeyer’s almost 100-year-old, traditional carousel in front of the city hall of the Westphalian peace. A mug of mulled wine, roasted almonds and a cheesy sausage are a must for every visit to Osnabrück’s Christmas market. Furthermore, one shouldn’t miss the exceptional view across the festive happenings from St. Mary’s Church’s steeple. Additionally, the annual Christmas stroll is sure to be an exceptional experience in the pedestrian zone’s magical blaze of lights. 62  |  Issue 57  |  December 2017

On every Advent Saturday, the shops will be open until 8pm and on 9 December, even until 10pm. What’s new this year is the ‘Eiszauber am Ledenhof’ (ice magic at the Ledenhof). Young and old alike can look forward to winter fun of the special kind, which includes an open-air ice rink, diverse culinary offerings, a rustic moun-

Christmas market. Photo: © Joachim Viertel

www. 24 November – 22 December 2017, daily from 12am to 9pm (on 26 November, the Christmas market will be closed) CONTACT Tel.: 0541-323 2202 Email:

Christmas market. Photo: © Detlef Heese