Christmas Markets in the Altmühltal Nature Park
Advent is the right time to discover the most romantic side of the cities and many towns in the Altmühltal Nature Park. Streets are bathed with Christmas lights and booths framed by historical and Baroque buildings invite to stroll among arts and crafts and Christmas decorations. All around the air is pervaded by the smell of spicy sweet treats and hot-mulled wine.
The Christmas markets of the region are also a wonderful place to meet and to drink a cup of hot-mulled wine or punch in good company, and even to taste the typical rolls with grilled sausages and traditional sweet treats. Here you have the possibility of purchasing handmade objects and regional products listening to the music of regional groups and bands, which makes the Christmas atmosphere even more magic. Many activities are dedicated to children, such as small do-it-yourself projects, baking the traditional “Stockbrot” (fresh bread dough rolled on a stick and then cooked directly in the fire) or tales reading. Moreover, St. Nicholas and the Christ Child visit the Christmas markets and hand out small gifts to the little ones.