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Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt – Leipzig Christmas Market

After tracing the likes of The Peaceful Revolution, Martin Luther, Bach, and Mendelssohn in Leipzig, the sparkle of bright lights and the promise of mulled wine beckon. Emerging from the Markt S-Bahn train station, the sounds of the underground give way to the din of crowds. The city’s central Marktplatz (Market Square) is home to the Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt (Leipzig Christmas Market) and people are out en masse despite the cold bite in the evening air.


Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

S-Bahn Markt, Marktplatz (Market Square)

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Lebkuchen (gingerbread)

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Collectible fuzzies

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Keramik (ceramics)

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Kerzen (candles)

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Holzschmuck (wood decorations)

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Holzschmuck

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fudge and chocolate

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Seifen (soap)

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Weihnachtskugeln (Christmas globes)

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Christbaumschmuck (Christmas tree decorations)

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Grilled sausage

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Potato pancakes with apple sauce

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Christmas crowds

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Marktplatz, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

More

•   Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, in German
•   Leipzig Christmas Market, in English

I made the above photos on 2-4 December 2014. Thanks to Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH (LTM) and InterCityHotel Leipzig for their kind hospitality. Access to public transport was kindly provided by LTM and the MDV Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund regional transport authority. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-7dU.

14 Responses to “Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt – Leipzig Christmas Market”

  1. corneliaweberphotography

    Ah, beautiful, makes me home sick. I never got back to you about recommendations about my home town Munich. I assume that you already know a lot about it, since you have been there. One MUST is the Viktualien Markt, right next to Marienplatz, there is a little cozy Café, called something like with Hut in the name, they serve most delicious ” Auszogne”….have a hot soup in der Suppenkueche in the middle of the Viktualien Markt….. if the weather is nice, go climb up the stairs of St.Peter’s Tower which is right next to the Market, it will give you an incredible view over the Old City, as the Frauen Kirche mit den Zwiebel Tuermen, you can go up by an elevator……der Englische Garten is most beautiful for a stroll…..Munich has incredible museums….and of the Christkindl Markt, not to miss….if you like churches, there is the Theatiner Kirche in der Theatiner Strasse and one of the oldest churches the Asam Kirche in Sendlinger Strasse, typical Bavarian restaurants are, Der Donisl…. Bratwurstgloeckl….. Franziskaner…..Das weisse Braeuhaus…..etc, they all within the same walking distance…. a peaceful place to rest your tired feet is Der Hofgarten only is the weather is nice….if you like to take a little day trip outside of Munich hop on the S-Bahn und go to Tutzing am Starnberger See oder Herrschin am Ammersee just beautiful there…….for now that’s what comes to mind, please let me know if you have more questions. Have fun and say hello to my lovely town

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    • fotoeins

      Wow! Danke für Deine Empfehlungen! 🙂 I’ve already stopped through Munich, and while two things I did were “repeats”, I hadn’t done them in over 10 years. I went back up to the top of Peterskirche for an inexpensive view (and a few more photographs). I also returned to the Deutsches Museum and went up to the Sonnenuhrgarten on the roof, in time for sunset. I also passed by the Stadtmuseum and the Synagoge, the latter of which was beautifully illuminated in early-afternoon light. There was only so much in a couple of days as a short-stop, but it was good to be back in Munich, even for a short time before the start of the Christmas markets. Thank you again for your tips, Cornelia!

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    • fotoeins

      Danke, Cornelia! In truth, that Monday was my only full day in München, which meant I skirted around the Stadtmuseum and Synagoge (on a bright day), but I went to the Deutsches Museum, because frankly, that place is so massive it almost must open on Mondays. 😉

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    • fotoeins

      I’ve put up a couple of photos from the Deutsches Museum on Instagram. As I write, I am in the 11th of 13 cities for the present trip, and to this point, I’ve made over 5100 photos. My emphasis will be on a number of other smaller cities, and I’ll slowly put new photos from München on the web. Thanks, Cornelia, for your question!

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    • fotoeins

      Thanks! Yes, it’s a big truckload to select/curate and edit; moreover, the proper selection for stories/posts is also a process with which I like to take some time.

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    • fotoeins

      Timo, I know it’s been unusually warm of late, but the recent change in weather and temperature has felt more winter-like, coinciding with the start of Christmas markets throughout the country. But I understand very well the idea and motivation of going to the Christmas markets when it’s cold!

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  2. Cathy Sweeney

    Oh, I love the German Christmas markets (mostly for the sausages and glühwein)! Haven’t been to Leipzig, but it’s definitely on the list thanks to your great photos.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Cathy. There’s nothing wrong with the “staple” of Bratwurst and Glühwein, because that’s my usual m.o. with Christmas markets, too. I would recommend that if you can swing the time, visit both Leipzig and Dresden to compare and contrast their Christmas markets, especially because it’s relatively easy to bridge the distance between both cities. Thank you for reading and for your comment!

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