Known for its charming city center, Leipzig, located in Germany, dresses up in its finest attire when winter arrives. The city, often referred to as the "Second Berlin," lights up with a thousand lights and comes to life at every street corner to immerse both young and old in the magic of Christmas. With the scent of cinnamon, lively music, and mischievous elves along the way, beautiful Leipzig is an ideal destination to warm hearts during the cold months. Dust off your most unique Christmas sweater, as we embark on a journey to Leipzig, one of the most spectacular Christmas markets in Europe!
If we have the iconic Strasbourg Christmas market in mind, fewer of us have ventured beyond our borders to explore. However, it was in Leipzig that the sweet tradition of Christmas markets began. In this German town with medieval charm, the magic of Advent has been celebrated since 1458! This year, the famous Christmas market takes place between November 28 and December 23.
Marktplatz, the historic center of Leipzig's old town, is where this exciting adventure in Santa's homeland begins. Before your amazed eyes, a delightful blend of tradition, craftsmanship, and creative madness unfolds amidst the 300 carefully decorated Christmas stalls. Here, you'll find improbable souvenir Christmas ornaments; there, a lively duo of reindeer demanding a photo opportunity; further along, a sprig of holly inviting kisses.
Throughout the journey, generous magical cauldrons filled with delicious local specialties await. Hot wine to warm the parents, Viennese chocolate to appease the children, and for the more daring, the opportunity to try Muztbraten, Kräppelchen, or Leipziger Waffel... As night falls, head towards the Grand Tree. With its illuminations worthy of the most beautiful Christmas tales, it instantly softens hearts and makes eyes sparkle!
In addition to the Christmas stalls, be surprised by the world's largest Advent Calendar. It unveils itself every evening, window by window, covering 857 square meters on the facade of Bottchergasse. Equally intriguing, the Enchanted Forest, the Multi-story Carousel, and the Biscuit Workshop welcome your little elves for an instant dose of magic. The highlight of the show is discovering the Christmas Pyramid, radiant in the starry night!
Lastly, don't leave Leipzig without listening to the St. Thomas Church Choir, known worldwide for having revealed Johann Sebastian Bach. In a different but equally festive atmosphere, trumpeters take their place on the balcony of the Old Town Hall every evening.
To keep up with the Christmas festivities, there's nothing better than a cozy retreat to welcome you during your stay. With its 1930s architecture and bohemian chic decor, your Campanile Leipzig hotel is perfect for recharging your batteries between moments of wonder.
And because we also like to give you nice gifts, during the Magic Days, we offer you a 20% discount on your stay between December 15, 2023, and January 15, 2024, with the Promoliday Christmas offer. An unmissable opportunity to create warm memories in Leipzig during the Christmas market!