What exactly makes Strasbourg deserving of the title "Christmas capital"?
This is why you must put it on your list of activities before you die.
Strasbourg, in northeastern France, is the capital of the Grand Eastern region, often known formally as Alsace. A region that shares a border with Germany and is steeped in history, culture, and festive customs. Alsatian, a German dialect heavily influenced by French pronunciation and vocabulary, and Franco-German culture emerged near the border between these two culturally diverse regions.
Romance, art, familial love, beauty, chivalry, and plenty of kisses are all part of the German culture, alongside Christian morality, a love of beer, philosophies, and certain ideals. Nowhere on Earth are you likely to find such a harmonious combination of elements. All these factors make Strasbourg the ideal place to showcase the best of French and German culture without really traveling to either country.
How to make the best out of holiday shopping in the "Christmas Capital."
The Strasbourg Christmas Market is the biggest and most visited in France. Additionally, it is renowned as one of Europe’s best Christmas markets. The Alsatian name for the market is Christkindelsmarik. In contrast, the French name Marches de Noel indicates that it is the oldest Christmas market in France. The Strasbourg Christmas Market opens to the public at the end of November and keeps welcoming happy shoppers until the end of December. As the city prepares to host the best-decorated Christmas markets in the world, every building in the neighborhood shows some Christmas decorations near the entrance to the Christmas Market. The Christmas market opened this year on November 21 and will run through December 23, 2022.