Coburg

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The Coburg Christmas Market - Christmas For Artists

Christmas in Coburg is a truly wonderful experience. One reason for this is the Christmas market where you get to watch real artists and craftsmen create amazing things. The Coburg Christmas Market is a snug fit in the streets between the historical town hall and the old, ducal chancellery.

There are numerous stands selling traditional Christmas items, most of them made locally. But there is also a real, live workshop area where basket weavers, glassblowers, painters, and woodcarvers show off their trade. Their finished products are available for purchase as soon as they are done.

Concerts and the star tent at the statue of Prince Albert invite for a break, possibly with a beverage in hand. Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria, is probably the best-known citizen of Coburg. It is Albert who started the Christmas tree tradition in England: Albert insisted on keeping that tradition since he had enjoyed it so much growing up in Coburg. Also historical are the horse carriages that are available to take visitors through downtown.