Christmas romance in Gengenbach in the Black Forest

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Advent Calendar Gengenbach

The Gengenbach Christmas market in the Black Forest

In the Black Forest there is the Gengenbach Advent Calendar in Gengenbach Christmas Market every year Baden-Württemberg with its changing motifs. The smell of roasted almonds and Mulled wine then fills the air in Gengenbach in the Black Forest. The Christmas tree decorated with candles shines in all its beauty in front of the town hall. Streets and squares of the city are also decorated with fir branches, winding garlands and glittering lights. Candles also light up the windows of the neat half-timbered houses around the city's market square and it's clear. Christmas is not far away.


Gengenbach town hall
Gengenbach advent calendar – the largest in the world © Copyright Tourismus Baden-Württemberg

Christmas in the Black Forest

The place Gengenbach is not far from the German-French border near Offenburg in Baden-Württemberg. A visit to the town's old town is particularly worthwhile at Christmas. Because that is when the historic backdrop of houses with half-timbered buildings, the city gates and the town hall from the 18th century offer a great backdrop for the Christmas market, where handicrafts, Christmas tree decorations and pastries are sold with punch or mulled wine.


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The Gengenbach Christmas market and the largest advent calendar in Gengenbach

Gengenbach also boasts the largest Advent calendar in the world! For a whole 23 day, a new Christmas theme will be revealed in one of the city hall's 24 windows every day. Point 18.00 clock, when it is dark, illuminates the 200 years old building in all colors of turquoise, red over sky blue to silver, and another window motif can be seen. On the last day of Advent, with all windows open, the city's town hall is the largest advent calendar in the world. The motifs of the Advent calendar are under a new motto every year.


Gengenbach Christmas market
Handicrafts at the Gengenbach Christmas market in the Black Forest © Copyright Tourismus Baden-Württemberg

At the Gengenbach Christmas market, a window on the advent calendar is opened every day

A new window will be opened every day from the first day of Advent to December 23rd. Visitors to the Christmas market watch with a glass of mulled wine in one hand and Christmas cookies in the other. Christmas music also accompanies the event and also creates a Christmas atmosphere. The market is open from 30 November to 23 December 2022, Monday to Friday from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 20 p.m. to 00 p.m.


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Opening times Gengenbach Christmas market

The Gengenbach Christmas market takes place from 30.11. – 23.12.2022 instead

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Christmas romance in Gengenbach in the Black Forest

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

3 thoughts too "Christmas romance in Gengenbach in the Black Forest"

  1. I can well imagine that you have felt comfortable there, Elke. I also like the area very much.


  2. Thank you, dear Monika,
    for the memory of a place as cute as Gengenbach! :-)
    I've lived there for two and a half years ... The pretty landscape, the wine hills, the Pinot Noir ...
    LG, Elke

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