We present you with the perfect plan to enjoy your Christmas!!! We recommend you travel to Germany, there you can find the best Christmas markets of Europe.
The well-known Romantic Route is one of the most interesting routes of Germany. It goes from Würzburg to Füssen (Neuschwanstein Castle) crossing the Bavaria and Baden-Wüttemberg through the best conserved villages/towns/cities of Germany. On this occasion we are going to change the route a little to be able to enjoy a special Christmas by visiting the best markets and by drinking a little Glühwein.
When you arrive at Munich´s airport we advise you to rent a car cheaply and easily. This city is going to be our departure and arrival point of the Christmas route.
The first stop will be Nüremberg, that, despite not being marked on the famous route, has boasted for nearly 4 centuries of having the most famous European Christmas market, Christkindlesmarkt. We can take a stroll through the old part of the city, go up to the castle and cross the bridges across the river Pegnitz. The most famous German sausages come from this amazing city so you must try them.
The next stop is Bamberg. Located next to the river Regnitz, Bamberg is famous for its smoked beer (Rauchbier) that is made in small breweries that are also restaurants. You must visit the cathedral, the views are spectacular. After lunch we can go towards Würzberg. This city is located net to the river Main and if it isn´t too cold we can spend a few hours exploring all its corners, specially its castle and a residence which are very interesting.
The next stop is one of the prettiest villages of the route, Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber. This localityhas a peculiar story. When the II World War had finished a group of American artillery were going to destroy the city, however, the mother of an American Captain explained that Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber was a lovely medieval town. This convinced the armed forces to not completely destroy the city. From then the medieval that had been very affected, started to be rebuilt with donations be Americans, German and Japonese amazed by this city. Here you can also find the biggest Christmas shop of the world: decorations, dolls, calenders, mangers….. It´s worth a visit.
On our way back to Munich we will visit 3 intimate places:
Nördlingen, famous for its crater of a meteorite that hit this area. Dinkelsbühl is another interesting medieval city and finally Ausburg that has a spectacular cathedral and Town-hall.