I love insider tips from locals and several of my German friends had all given me the same one – go to the Ludwigsburg Christmas Market.
Germany is famous for its Christmas markets and there’s a large one in Stuttgart where I live, but I was told that while the Ludwigsburg one was much smaller, it was the one preferred by most of Stuttgart locals and it is only 20km from Stuttgart. Even J.P. recommended it and said we should go and being a typical German guy he doesn’t typically get too excited about anything -especially German Christmas Markets. I was there faster than you could say “Merry Christmas”.
The Ludwigsburg Christmas Market is in the historic city square nestled between two churches, lined with buildings hundreds of years old. We went on a cold Sunday night thinking it wouldn’t be that busy – we were wrong, it was packed.
|The Ludwigsburg Christmas Market has its own guardian angels!|
Adding to the already storybook ambiance are lighted larger than life angels hovering over the German Christmas Market. I am not particularly religious, but did find it rather comforting, although had I been one of the teenagers sneaking off to make out with my boyfriend, I’m not sure I would have felt the same about those angels, which really are quite big!
|Homemade chocolates abound at German Christmas Markets, giving you the impossible decision of trying to choose!|