Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Truly the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” happens at the end of November so if your lucky your guests arrive to a Winter wonderful land in Schliersee just at the moment the first Christmas markets or Christkindlmarkt begin to sparkle. In Schliersee the market moves to three separate yet beautiful locations, each with a theme.

3. The See Weihnachtsmarkt. We were able to see the See Weihnachtsmarket which was located in the Kurparc right on the lake in Schliersee. To the festive alpine music, lit by all the twinkle lights and warm glowing fires it was a lovely wander from booth to booth to discover all the wonderful handmade crafts. Being a lover of ornaments and each year we add a few special ones, I found an artist making beautifully delicate lace caps on round glass Christmas ornaments. So unique. That is something truly special I love about the Bavarian Christmas markets, all the different talented crafters bring their items to sell and its the perfect location to get all your unique Christmas gifts. You wont find these locally handmade products online or in any “Black Friday sale”.

For your future reference 2. Advent is the Wuide or Wild Christmas market inside Vitawelt. The 3. Advent is the Historic Market at the Wasmeier Museum, that is one not to be missed and the 4th and final market is a Romanic one out in front of the Terofal hotel and restaurant in Schliersee. Its these smaller town markets that truly exude the Christmas spirit. I hope you will get out and join in the fun.

Laura Boston-Thek

American artist, photographer and professional wanderer who, after 20 years of roaming, put down roots in a 100 year old Bavarian farmhouse and fell in love with the Alpine village and its residents (both 2-legged and 4-legged).