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Christmas Markets in the Black Forest

On Monday, 27 November 2017, the first Christmas Markets in the Black Forest have opened.

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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.

Here you find dates and places of the biggest and most beautiful markets:

27 November - 22 December 2017: Goldener Pforzheimer Weihnachtsmarkt
27 November - 23 December 2017: Weihnachtsmarkt in Freiburg
27 November - 30 December 2017: Christkindelsmarkt in Baden-Baden
28 November - 23 December 2017: Weihnachtsmarkt in Offenburg
30 November - 3 December 2017: Märchenhafter Weihnachtsmarkt in Calw
28 November - 23 December 2017: Christkindlesmarkt in Karlsruhe
1 December - 3 December 2017: Romantischer Weihnachtsmarkt in der Altstadt von Altensteig
1 December - 17 December 2017: Adventsmarkt in Gaggenau
1 December - 20 December 2017: Bühler Adventsmarkt
27 November - 23 December 2017: Weihnachtsmarkt in Rastatt
from 1 December 2017: An allen vier Adventswochenenden: "Romantischer Weihnachtsmarkt" in der Ravennaschlucht, im Höllental zwischen Freiburg und Hinterzarten
2 December 2017: Weihnachtsmarkt in Alpirsbach
2 December - 03 December 2017: Christkindlemarkt in Bad Dürrheim
30 November - 28 December 2017: Sternlesmarkt in Ettlingen
30 November2017 - 8 January 2018: Advent's market and the world's biggest advent calendar house' in Gengenbach
7 December - 17 December 2017: Weihnachtsmarkt in Rottweil
7 December - 17 December 2017: Lörracher Weihnachtsmarkt
8 December - 10 December 2017: Schömberger Weihnachtsglück - mit musikalischem Programm, Weihnachtsdörfle
8 December - 10 December 2017: Weihnachtsmarkt Bad Säckingen
8 December - 17 December 2017: Weihnachtsmarkt in Freudenstadt
15 December - 17 December 2017: Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem Kirchplatz in Oberkirch
15 December - 17 December 2017: "Baiersbronner Weihnachtsdorf" auf dem Rosenplatz in Baiersbronn

25 -30 December 2017: Triberger Weihnachtszauber - thousands of lights enchant the waterfall and the neighboring nature adventure park into a Christmas sea of lights. There are many other attractions, fire show, children's carousel, nativity scene and lots of music and other performances.

 

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Top summer events 2017 in the Black Forest

  • 13 May - 10 September 2017
    Horticultural show in Bad Herrenalb
    -> www.badherrenalb2017.de
  • 22 July 2017
    Night in White - Seenachtsfest in Titisee
  • 22 July 2017
    International Mountain Run in Oberried (Valuation Run Schwarzwald-Berglaufpokal 2017)
    -> www.totemannberglauf.de
  • 22 - 23 July 2017
    Celts festival in Nagold
  • 25 July - 12 August 2017
    Kohlmeilertage in Dachsberg in Wolpadingen
  • 27 - 29 July 2017
    Grand Prix Summer ski jump in Hinterzarten
    -> www.sommerskispringen-hinterzarten.de
  • 27 July - 6 August
    Calwer Klostersommer in Hirsau monastery ruins
    -> calwer-klostersommer.de
  • 29 - 31 July 2017
    Black Forest Woodcutter Championships in Schuttertal
  • 5 - 6 August 2017
    Seenachtsfest on Lake Schluchsee, high-altitude fireworks on Saturday evening, Sunday's Drachenboot Fun Cup
  • 12 - 13 August 2017
    Tauziehwochenende near Schönau, u.a. With the best German tug-of-war teams in the final round for the German championship
  • 18 - 23 August 2017
    Waldshuter Chilbi - the great festival in Waldshut, which has been celebrated for 549 years!
  • 3 September 2017
    7th International Alphorn Meeting at the Haus der Natur at the Feldberg, at the same time the Natural Park Market takes place with many other attractions.
  • 9  -10 September 2017
    Schwarzwald Bike Marathon with various difficulty levels, start and finish in Furtwangen
    -> www.schwarzwald-bike-marathon.de
  • 17 September 2017
    Schwarzwald Ultra Rad Marathon with start and finish in Alpirsbach
    -> www.surm.de
  • 29 September - 2 October
    Ortenau wine festival in the inner city of Offenburg
  • 29 September - 8 October 2017
    Alemannische Woche in Oberried - The highlight is the Viewegrieb on Saturday, October 7th from 11 am, entertainment, music, farmers market and craftsmanship
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Knights' Tournament 14-16 June 2013

Traditionally over the third weekend in June the the Maximillian Knights' Tournament (Maximilian Ritterspiele) take place in the city of Horb am Neckar at the eastern border of the Black Forest. The little town is the scene of one of Europe's biggest medieval spectacles: About 40.000 visitors from all over the region travel annually to experience knights mounted high on horses, the big medieval market and a wide diversity of other attractions like jugglers, minstrels, camp life and the festival parade.

The tournament site will once again take on a central role at the 17th Horber Ritterspiele from 14 to 16 June 2013. Additionally to the big tournament shows, there will be something happening the whole time in the tournament ring on both Saturday and Sunday thus making it even more attractive for visitors - with several smaller tournaments, exercises, stunt displays, exhibition fights and other performances. Taking place parallel is the large medieval market in the alleyways and streets around the centre of Horb and up to the market square. "Hawking" their wares are about 200 traders and craftsmen, including soap boilers, calligraphers, glass painters, armourers, wood carvers, elixir purveyors, leather braiders and many more. In between are enticing stands with a feast of foods and all sorts of thirst quenchers - from knight's beer to mead. Amongst the colourful folk at the Horber Ritterspiele are also jugglers and minstrels, fire-breathers, stilt walkers and drummers, artistes, medieval music groups and there's the medieval camp giving visitors an authentic insight into what life was like 500 years ago. And naturally for the younger fans of knights, there's also the children's Knights' Tournament in the castle gardens.

The colourful goings on, which catapults Horb back to medieval times for the duration of the June weekend, is based on an historical event. In 1498, King Maximilian, later the German Emperor, signed, for the state of Württemberg, the agreement governing the successor to the throne in front of the Horb town hall. He disempowered the inept Duke Eberhardt and enabled southern Germany to blossom economically in the years afterwards - from today's point of view it was the begin of a democratisation process. And a good reason to celebrate the historical event with a festival - especially as Maximilian was a fervent fan of knights' tournaments. The signing of the agreement is re-enacted in Horb's historical town centre on Sunday. Immediately afterwards, kings and dukes, nobles and commoners, dancers, jugglers and trumpeters all go on an impressive celebratory parade through the centre of town to the tournament showground where King Maximilian presides over the trials of strength and skill.

Official website -> http://www.ritterspiele.com

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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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Christmas Markets in the Black Forest 2011

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:

  • 22 November - 26 December 2011: Christkindles market in Baden-Baden
  • 21November - 23 December 2011: Christmas market in Freiburg
  • 24 November - 23 December 2011: Christmas market in Offenburg
  • 24 November - 23 December 2011: Christkindlesmarkt in Karlsruhe
  • 24 November - 28 December 2011: Sternlesmarkt in Ettlingen
  • 26-27 November 2011: Magical Christmas market in Calw
  • 22 November - 20 December 2011: Christmas market in Pforzheim
  • 2 December - 11 December 2011: Christmas market in Freudenstadt
  • 26 November - 23 December 2011: Advent's market and the world's biggest 'advent calendar house' in Gengenbach
  • 27 November - 4 December 2011: Advent's market in Gaggenau
  • 25 November - 11 December 2011: Christmas market in Bühl
  • 26-27 November 2011: Christkindlemarkt in Bad Dürrheim
  • 8-18 December 2011: Christmas market in Bad Krozingen
  • 2-4 December 2011: Christmas market Bad Säckingen
  • 8-11 December 2011: Christmas market on the Rosenplatz in Baiersbronn
  • 9-11 December 2011: Christmas market in Oberkirch
  • 25 -30 December 2011: Triberg Christmas Magic - thousands of lights illuminate the waterfalls and the nature park nearby
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