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Christmas Markets 2012 in the Black Forest

Next week, from 26 November, the first Christmas Markets in the Black Forest will open. Traditional christmas markets take place in many places in the Black Forest every year. The flavour of mulled wine, waffles and fir needles, candlelights and the cosy atmosphere attract the guests every year anew. Besides eating and drinking of course you can find lots of local products for your own or for your christmas gifts.

Christmas Market in FreudenstadtHere you find dates and places of the biggest and most beautiful markets:

  • 26 November - 30 December 2012: Christkindles market in Baden-Baden
  • 26 November - 23 December 2012: Christmas market in Freiburg
  • 27 November - 23 December 2012: Christmas market in Offenburg
  • 29 November - 23 December 2012: Christkindlesmarkt in Karlsruhe
  • 29 November - 28 December 2012: Sternlesmarkt in Ettlingen
  • 29 November - 2 December 2012: Magical Christmas market in Calw
  • 26 November - 22 December 2012: Christmas market in Pforzheim
  • 7 December - 16 December 2012: Christmas market in Freudenstadt
  • 30 November - 23 December 2012: Advent's market and the world's biggest 'advent calendar house' in Gengenbach
  • 30 November - 9 December 2012: Advent's market in Gaggenau
  • 30 November - 16 December 2012: Christmas market in Bühl
  • 1-2 December 2012: Christkindlemarkt in Bad Dürrheim
  • 6-16 December 2012: Christmas market in Bad Krozingen
  • 7-9 December 2012: Christmas market Bad Säckingen
  • 14-16 December 2012: Christmas market on the Rosenplatz in Baiersbronn
  • 14-16 December 2012: Christmas market in Oberkirch
  • 25 -30 December 2012: Triberg Christmas Magic - thousands of lights illuminate the waterfalls and the nature park nearby
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Black Forest rustic furniture

cabinetDid you know that by no means only Cuckoo clocks, Kirsch and Black Forest Gateau are amongst the typical products of the Black Forest? The rustic furniture from the Black Forest, which is also very popular throughout the world, definitely deserves to be mentioned. Often lovingly painted and decorated by hand, these pieces bring the famous German cosiness to any room across the globe, whether wardrobe or bed, table, corner bench or restaurant furniture they all add their personal charm.

The furniture makers from the Black Forest are well known for their tradition only to use high-quality and well seasoned wood from well looked after forests in the region. Before any of this wood is used it is carefully dried in drying chambers.

A tour of the manufacturing premises is certainly most interesting and will add a lot of interest and variety to your Black Forest holiday.


corner bench

Web addresses:

http://www.schnitzerstube.de/index_gb.htm
http://www.schreinerei-gebele.de (in German)
http://www.go-in.co.uk

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