Strasbourg - Christmas Market
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Born in 1570, the Christmas market in Strasbourg is the most famous in scale. Many traditions have persisted for centuries and are deeply rooted in the Alsatian population.
|Christmas Market Strasbourg
Geneva bus station: 6h00
|Since 1570, Strasbourg has been spreading its Christmas market around its prestigious Cathedral. The influence of this traditional Christmas market has only grown in Europe, thanks to its tradition of commerce and its spirit of tolerance and humanism, which make its history and its identity. With its 12 Christmas markets, Strasbourg invites you for a tasty walk in the heart of its historic center.
From mid-November, the Grand Sapin makes the heart of Strasbourg beat, Place Kléber. It delights hundreds of thousands of visitors, young and old. Each year, it is a new, sparkling and colorful creation that invites us to come together in a spirit of sharing and fraternity.
Tradition says that in Strasbourg, the inhabitants deposited gifts for the poor at the foot of the Grand Sapin. This
tradition is perpetuated, so it is naturally around the Big Tree that we find today the Village of Sharing. Clasped like the Three Wise Men around the cradle of Sharing, the wooden houses house more than 60 charities that invite you to discover their actions and participate in the common effort of generosity. (Place Kléber)
As Christmas approaches, Strasbourg is adorned with its finery. The streets, the richly decorated houses shine with a thousand lights and a thousand colors. The path of light guides the visitor through the city, like a huge garland stretched towards the Cathedral
Christmas is also available through a rich and varied musical program. Orchestras, choirs, gospels, duets, soloists resound in the heart of the Cathedral, in the churches and chapels of the city, but also at the foot of the Grand Sapin, Place Kléber.
|Duration of circuit
|•round trip by coach
• documentation and city map