Mainz Christmas Market Private Walking Tour
In winter, Mainz is as charming and lively as ever! Join us for a walk through the large Christmas market in front of the cathedral and passing some of the smaller but cozy Mainz WinterZeit markets nearby. Here at the capital of the Rhineland-Palatinate, you will be swept of your feet by the Christmas ambiance. The smell of spices, roasted almond, mulled wine (Glühwein) and many, many more delicacies will accompany us through the alleys. Also bring some money for all the Holiday handmade decorations sold in hundreds of festive stalls in the Mainz Christmas market next to the city's Cathedral of St. Martin. Here you will also several concerts and stage events to enjoy, such as the traditional fairy tale production at the State Theatre beloved by generations. Not to miss is also the large illuminated Christmas pyramid, richly decorated with hand-carved life-size crib figurines.Itinerary
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Mainz Cathedral, Markt 10, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany
Every year the historic market square in Mainz transforms into a Christmas winter wonderland. The air scented with a distinctive aroma, of roasted almonds, gingerbread, hot chestnuts and mulled wine. Big and small visitors are conquered by the Advent market, where the stress and hectic pace of everyday life are quickly forgotten.
Our visit starts at the market square (Markt) of Mainz, with the over thousand years old Cathedral of Saint Martin (Martinsdom) serving as scenery. We will introduce you to the centuries-old Christmas traditions, the influence of the protestant revolution in the Holidays traditions in Germany and show you that the in these stalls, decorations are still Made in Germany, with love: Home-made Advent garlands and straw stars, Christmas tree decorations, wooden toys, carvings, ceramics, candles and much more are on offer.
Let us introduce you also the Christmas story of the hand-carved Nativity Scene standing in front of the Romanesque St. Gotthard's chapel next to the cathedral since 1981. Also made of wood, but even larger, we will show you the 11 meters (36') high Christmas pyramid, standing in the center of Höfchen square. Besides figures like angels and Santa Claus, you will find famous personas of history of Mainz also represented, such as Gutenberg and the Roman commander Drusus.
We will take some time to enjoy the concerts in front of and inside the cathedral, the colorful stage shows and we will take you to see, and if you desire, print out your own Christmas cards in the print shop of the Gutenberg Museum. Then we will pass the cozy Weinfasshütten (wine barrel cabins) built in the Christmas village, immersed in campfire romance.
The impressive variety of delicacies, like chocolate covered fruit, waffles, roasted almonds, sausages, potato pancakes and snowballs (from Rothenburg ob der Tauber) will leave your mouth watering. If the cold gets to you, you will be given the opportunity to get some spiced mulled wine (Glühwein), or a virgin punch to warm you up and get you comfortable.
We will also show you one of the Mainz WinterZeit markets, smaller markets with about 40 stalls at the Central Station, Schillerplatz or at Neubrunnenplatz, where you will find lovely Christmas presents. These markets, although smaller, are open until New Year’s Eve!
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Service animals allowed"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duración: 2 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Market Square, Markt, 55116 Mainz, Germany
Traveler pickup is offered
Central Meeting Point
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.