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Wissembourg Local Customs: 9 reviews and 19 photos

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The Christmas market of Wissembourg is open on the four Advent weekends, Sat and Sun 11:00-19:00. It is located next to the abbey church. The market is not big but worth a visit, especially for foodies.

The merchants are mostly local producers offering their Alsatian specialities: sausages, ham, cheese, bread, biscuits, French nougat, jam and honey... Others have Christmas decorations, soap, and similar. Some charity organizations have stalls there, too. The price level qualifies as acceptable, even surprisingly low for the excellent quality of the products.

Glühwein is served, unfortunately, in plain plastic cups. This year (2011) there is good news for mug collectors, they have real mugs now but only upon request and for 2 € more. However, there is one stall right next to the bridge that sells hot organic fruit juice. The price of 3€ includes the mug and you can select from a collection of very cute Christmas mugs. The spiced apple and prune juices are really really tasty (and non-alcoholic). The Rotary Club's pea soup deserves a honourable mentioning.

Another new addition is a (rather smallish) ice rink for children. Skates can be rented.

More photos in the travelogue.

Website: http://www.ville-wissembourg.eu/spip.php?article139

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  • Updated Dec 17, 2011
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