Christmas markets at the gates of Sundgau
The Sundgau offers many small authentic Christmas markets and will amaze you with its Enchanted Forest but it is also an ideal place to enjoy the large nearby Christmas markets. A few steps away, you can discover these renowned, well-known and recognized markets which each have their own specificities and particularities. From Basel to Montbéliard, via Colmar and Mulhouse, all these markets are less than an hour from Sundgau where many accommodations waiting for you.
Basel Christmas Market
Presentation: The Basel Christmas market takes place on Barfüsserplatz, in the heart of the old town. In a warm and magical atmosphere, traders and artisans from the region and all over Switzerland offer their products and show off their know-how through some 130 illuminated wooden stands and chalets. Finally, on Messeplatz, the “Winter Fairy” takes you into a real Christmas fairy tale, with a Ferris wheel, an ice rink and a multitude of attractions.
- by car: 35 mins from Ferrette or Altkirch
- by tram via Leymen (recommended): 30 minutes from Leymen to the center of Basel.
- by train from Altkirch station: allow 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
Colmar Christmas Market
Presentation: In Colmar, "art and tradition" are the key words. The selection of objects therefore favors local and regional crafts, local products as well as traditional Christmas cakes, pastries and confectionery. The objects offered on Colmar Christmas markets have thus been carefully selected for the happiness of all and for all budgets.
In total, five traditional Christmas markets are located in the heart of Old Colmar. Indeed, the site itself brings to each one its own connotation, a different tone which allows each market to identify itself. The maisonettes have been designed by architects and decorators with the aim of perfect integration in the various squares while respecting and enhancing the heritage that surrounds them. They give each small market the image of a mini village where it is pleasant to take the time to stroll.
Renseignements: : www.noel-colmar.com
- by car: 1 hour from Ferrette or 55 minutes from Altkirch
- by train from Altkirch station: take 45 minutes
Mulhouse Christmas Market
Presentation: Mulled wine, Christmas beer, small cakes including the new Mulhouse bredala "Christmas Crunch", foie gras, flambékueche (the traditional tarts flambées) will spread their scent around the 80 wooden chalets of the market where walkers will find many objects from local crafts. The city center of Mulhouse thus wraps up in the magic of Christmas and comes alive with scintillating lights and shimmering fabrics ...
- by car: 40 minutes from Ferrette and 20 minutes from Altkirch
- by train from Altkirch station: allow 15 minutes
Montbéliard Christmas Market
Presentation: A typical, authentic and resolutely artisanal market! The Christmas Lights have kept their soul and their originality. Christmas in Montbéliard “is the Christmas of all traditions”… The Christmas Market is set up at the foot of the oldest Lutheran church in France, the Temple Saint Martin, dating from 1601. More than 140 artisans from Franche- Comté but also all regions of France and abroad meet there. In the allées Gourmande et des Saveurs Sucitées, you can eat by tasting a glass of mulled wine or "cracking" for a few Christmas cookies and other sweets. The market is typical of the Germanic tradition to which the Pays de Montbéliard is very attached. Authentic, it offers products marked with the spirit of Christmas and celebration! It is of course artisanal. Each year the selection is strict so that the merchants' stalls are full of traditional products. The Christmas Lights revive the beautiful past of the Christmases of yesteryear!
Renseignements: : www.lumieres-de-noel.fr
- by car: 1 hour from Ferrette or 50 minutes from Altkirch
- by train from Altkirch station: allow 1 hour journey