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December 10, 2013

Sofia Christmas Market | The Weihnachtsmarkt

The Deutsche Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) is back! From the 19th of November 2019 to the 21st of December, in the City Garden at the Batenberg Square, every local can experience the Christmas spirit with a cup of mulled wine and a portion of the traditional German “wurst”. The Sofia Christmas market is back! This year a green COVID certificate is required for those who would like to enjoy it. The Weihnachtsmarkt tradition The Christmas market is a tradition that goes back quite a long way. During the late Middle ages, in the German speaking countries, the Weihnastsmarkt became a conventional celebration of the four weeks before Christmas, called Advent. For a predecessor of the festival is considered the December market in Vienna, Austria, held more than 700 years ago! This month, for the 11th time in a row, the citizens of Sofia will experience Christmas in the style of Berlin! The market will offer traditional West European dishes and mulled wine (Glühwein), prepared based on a unique recipe. A meal worth […]