The Secret Christmas Markets of Germany and Austria

Did you know that there are such things as secret Christmas markets?

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Christmas Markets are the best attractions in Europe during Advent, but also the busiest times for almost every town who hosts these wonderful celebrations.


And it seems like every traveler on earth knows this.


It’s a wonder why most major European Christmas Markets have upwards of 3 million visitors during this precious month, making it a crowded tourist hot-spot that you’d be crazy to visit.


That is why we’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas Markets in the World that no one has ever heard of. How we know this? We’ve been given exclusive access to them.


And you’re invited to these secret Christmas markets.


On this Christmas Market extravaganza, we’re going to be visiting some of the most magical, hidden markets in the World and meeting royalty along the way.

 

Bückeburg Palace

Christmas Market outside of Bückeburg Palace (Photo by Culture & Travel Club)

Christmas Market outside of Bückeburg Palace (Photo by Culture & Travel Club)

Like in Hannover, Germany, on the outskirts of city, where we’re heading to Bückeburg Palace. A pristine palace that houses their Highnesses, The Prince and Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe.


Every year exclusive exhibitors and guests are given permission to step inside the walls of the palace and experience the magic of a German Christmas Market like never before.


This opportunity would allow you to meet with the Prince and Princess themselves and receive the grand tour of the palace and their private market. It’s an opportunity that only occur in fairytales, but could become reality for you.


And in case you’re wondering, the Prince and Princess are very cool people.

 

St. Emmeram Castle

The Munich Christmas market on a busy night (Photo by Culture & Travel Club)

The Munich Christmas market on a busy night (Photo by Culture & Travel Club)

Following the royal meet-and-greet, we’ll head over to Regensburg to see the St. Emmeram Castle. The St. Emmeram Castle has housed the Princely Family of Thurn & Taxis for over 200 years. They also host one of the most romantic Christmas markets in Germany, but most people don’t know that.


Our private journey will take you about the castle as we view the many booths, tasting some of the tasty Bavarian Christmas delicacies like Lebkuchen (gingerbread) and sausages.

Do you think you’ve seen about all there is to see for Christmas markets?


Think again.

 

Mirabell Palace

A fantastic horse-drawn carriage ride around the city (Photo by Charley)

A fantastic horse-drawn carriage ride around the city (Photo by Charley)

After a first-class train ride to Austria, you’ll take a horse-drawn carriage tour of the UNESCO world heritage Old Town in Salzburg. Along the ride, you’ll see Mirabell Palace, as well as Getreidegasse, Salzburg Cathedral and Residenz Square.


At the Residenz Square, we’ll take you around this enchanting location and see the famous stalls that make this place so special to many. You’ll explore the finest of Austrian crafts and various Christmas decorations while keeping warm with some Glühwein (mulled wine).

 

Hofburg Palace

The next stop in this royal experience is to Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. Here, you’ll be met by President Heinz Fischer and get an exclusive tour of this former Imperial palace and the private royal Christmas Market.


While many sections of this palace are open to the public, our exclusive showing will take you behind the scenes to view some of the very rooms from which the Habsburg Dynasty lived. Very few people have every seen behind the doors of this palace, and you’ll get to be one of them.

 

Stadtpalais Liechtenstein

Enjoying the beautiful lights in Vienna (Photo by Miroslav Zachoval)

Enjoying the beautiful lights in Vienna (Photo by Miroslav Zachoval)

The final major stop on this magical journey will take you to the Stadtpalais Liechtenstein

(Liechtenstein City Palace) in the heart of Vienna.


The famous palace of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein is home to their 19th Century art collection. Some of the art work include Raphael’s Portrait of a Man and Rubens’ Mars and Rhea Silvia.


You’ll also get to a behind-the-scenes tour of many private rooms in this grandiose palace of the royal family.

These markets create the perfect ending to an astounding royal experience of secret Christmas markets that most people will never get to see.


This journey is sure to make for one magical, unforgettable yuletide that is sure to bring about holiday cheer.


To get exclusive access to this Royal Christmas Market experience, contact one of our Travel Designers or fill out an inquiry form.