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Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.
Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.

Ribeauvillé Christmas Market

The village of Ribeauvillé is located on the Alsace wine route (Route des vins d’Alsace), between the towns of Sélestat and Colmar at the foot of the Vosges mountains, in the most renowned wine area of the region. Founded in the Middle Ages, the town has a rich medieval architecture, with narrow stone-paved streets, wooden half-timbered houses, and castle ruins. Among the events held in Ribeauvillé, the most important is undoubtedly the Medieval Christmas Market (Marché de Noël Médiéval). This Alsatian town offers a particularly original medieval Christmas market. In the streets of Ribeauvillé, the classic atmosphere of an authentic medieval village is recreated with people in medieval costume. Visiting this Christmas market is like being catapulted back to the Middle Ages. The Ribeauvillé Christmas Market is the most important Christmas event in this small village in Alsace.


1) Medieval Christmas Market (Marché de Noël Médiéval) of Ribeauvillé. The Ribeauvillé Christmas Market is one of the most authentic in Alsace, the atmosphere of the ancient medieval markets is recreated in the streets of this ancient medieval village. The streets are crossed by beggars, clowns, fire-eaters, dancers and jugglers, you will find a rich assortment of local products in the gastronomic stalls, obviously the famous Alsace wine will not be missing, the craftsmen will present their works, including Christmas decorations, crowns of the advent, handcrafted nativity scenes, candles. For the kids there will be Santa Claus and his elves, the Magi, craft workshops for children, storytellers, and lots of games and entertainment. The medieval Christmas market is beautifully set in this Alsatian town which still has parts of the old medieval walls with two towers and gateways.


ATTENTION: We recommend that you check the opening of the Christmas markets with the organizers.


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