Aachen Christmas Markets

 

Set around the town hall and Aachen Cathedral, the Aachen Christmas market is small but cozy. In addition to an abundance of the requisite Nutcrackers, Smokers and Christmas Pyramids that are staples at the German Christmas markets, Aachen’s local specialty – a type of sweet bread called Printen – is also sold at the market.

With the Aachen Cathedral in such close proximity to the Christmas markets, it’s easy to sneak a little culture in with your shopping. Built by Charlemagne, and also the monarch’s final resting place, Aachen Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Northern Europe.

Read more about Aachen in this previous post.