Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Alsace

Marché de noël à Strasbourg La nouvelle année en Alsace Bon cadeau Ermitage du Rebberg

Strasbourg, capital of Christmas

From november 25th. to Decembre 31st. 2016

December in Strasbourg means, above all, the immense Christmas market, which has been existing for 446 years. It was in fact in 1570, under the influence of the Strasbourg Protestants battling against the “extravagant” Catholic traditions, which were so attached to the names of saints, that the Christkindelsmärik (market of the Child Jesus) replaced the market of Saint Nicholas. No doubt, it is the oldest Christmas market in France ! Thus the atmosphere which reigns in Strasbourg is unique. It is especially in the late afternoon, just as night is falling, that the magic sets in, as if the city, suddenly conscious of the disappearance of the forces of the sun, compensates for the absence of the heat and light with new ardour : shop windows gleam, decorations twinkle on the facades, the smells of spices and cinnamon bring back childhood memories and Christmas carols drift out from the depths of churches. The Christmas Market itself spreads out into many streets and squares of the city centre, in particular Place Broglie and the Cathedral Square. Several hundreds of stall holders tempt the stroller with original gifts and traditional ornaments for decorating the tree and the nativity scene. There are also many treats to feast ourselves on : sweets, mulled wine, doughnuts… A giant Christmas tree is planted in Place Kleber close to the “Sharing Village”, an ice skating rink at the foot of the cathedral will delight the children, there are concerts, giving you a chance to appreciate the beauty of the cathedral and the city’s churches, and a whole host of activities allowing you to discover the rich Alsatian traditions…

For Christmas, have a GIFT IDEA

Offer a stay “Invitations in Ermitage du Rebberg”.

You have the choice between 9 theme stays, valid for 12 months.

You can also choose yourself the gift you want to offer to whom you love.

Just phone to +33 (0)3 88 47 33 31

Secure payment through Paypal Platform.

The “Invitations in Ermitage du Rebberg” are sent Under “Ivory” envelope and may contain a personal message given to us when you order the stay.


New Year’s Eve dinner

When you stay on december 31st. at Ermitage du Rebberg, you will enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner (110 € per person, incl. wines and beverages).

Please reserve as soon as possible, only a few tables available.

Allow your stay in Alsace to be unforgettable, Ermitage du Rebberg welcomes yo


 (c) image marché de noël – Nicolas Vollmer – cc by 2.0

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