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Jesuitenplatz, Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt in der Altstadt | Koblenz Christmas

Someone once said to me: “when the weather gets cold and crappy, it’s never too early for Weihnachtsmarkt.”

I replied that depends how early into opening week it is, how many people are aware the markets are open, and how many people are around.

It seems early, but I’m having Glühwein at one of Christmas Market stalls in the southwest German city of Koblenz.

Markets have been set up at six plazas in the city’s Old Town: Jesuitenplatz (J), Liebfrauenkirche (L), Münzplatz (M), Am Plan (P), Willi-Hörter-Platz (W.), and Zentralplatz (Z).

At the intersection of the Mosel and Rhine rivers, within this special wine-growing region, it makes sense to have a ‘white’ Glühwein: it’s hot, it’s got alcohol, and it’s goin’ down somethin’ awful smooooth, like throwing on warm tonic to ward the late-autumn humid chill.

What’s also important is how all of this fuels the remaining two of my four weeks in the country.


Willi-Hörter-Platz, Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt: Willi-Hörter-Platz

Willy-Hörter-Platz, Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt: Willi-Hörter-Platz

Willi-Hörter-Platz, Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt: Willi-Hörter-Platz

Jesuitenplatz, Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt: Jesuitenplatz

Jesuitenplatz, Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt: Jesuitenplatz

Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Altstadt

Am Plan, Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt: Am Plan

Am Plan, Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt: Am Plan

Am Plan, Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt: Am Plan

Münzplatz, Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt: Münzplatz

Münzplatz, Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt: Münzplatz

Münzplatz, Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt: Münzplatz

Münzplatz, Altstadt, Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt, Koblenz, Germany, fotoeins.com

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt: Münzplatz

Thanks to Koblenz Touristik for their warm welcome, and to Romantic Germany for their friendly advice and support in various cities along the Rhine river. Koblenz is one of the cities in the Historic Highlights of Germany. I made the above photos on 25 and 26 November 2015. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-7vN.

4 Responses to “Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt in der Altstadt | Koblenz Christmas”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Timo. As much as I enjoyed learning about the history of Christmas in Germany (at the Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber), I feel that one day I should head into the Erzgebirge to see some of the history and the fundamentals there in the region. The first time I saw a Christmas pyramid was when I lived in Heidelberg!

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    • CrazyChineseFamily

      When I still lived in Chemnitz many parents of the other swimmers in my club where actually handcrafting those pyramids! These days the handcrafted Erzgebrirgs stuff is crazily expensive but of course a lot of work is needed for all those details

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    • fotoeins

      I’ll have to go into the Erzgebirge one day, see this kind of construction for myself, and speak to some of these people with the crazy mad skills.

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