Christmas markets at the gates of Sundgau
The Sundgau offers many authentic little 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 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 craftsmen from the region and from all over Switzerland offer their products and show their know-how at some 130 illuminated stands and wooden chalets. Finally, on Messeplatz, the "Winter Fairyland" takes you on a real Christmas fairy tale, with a big wheel, an ice rink and a multitude of attractions.
- by car: 35 mins from Ferrette or Altkirch
- by tram via Leymen (recommended): 30 min from Leymen to the center of Basel.
- by train from Altkirch station: allow 1 to 1:30
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 the Colmar Christmas markets have therefore been carefully selected for everyone's happiness and for all budgets.
In total, five traditional Christmas markets are located in the heart of Old Colmar. Indeed, the site itself provides each with its own connotation, a different tone that allows each market to identify itself. The maisonettes were designed by architects and interior designers with the aim of perfect integration in the various squares, 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 walk around.
Renseignements: : www.noel-colmar.com
- by car: 1 hour from Ferrette or 55 minutes from Altkirch
- by train from Altkirch station: 45 min journey
The Mulhouse Christmas Market
Presentation: Mulled wine, Christmas beer, small cakes including the new Mulhouse bredala "Crunchy Christmas", foie gras, flamekueche (the traditional flambé pies) will sow their scent around the 80 wooden chalets of the market where walkers will find many objects from local crafts. Mulhouse city center thus wraps up in the magic of Christmas and comes alive with sparkling lights and shimmering fabrics ...
- by car: 40 mins from Ferrette and 20 mins from Altkirch
- by train from Altkirch station: allow 15 minutes
The Montbéliard Christmas Market
Presentation: A typical, authentic and resolutely artisanal market! The Christmas Lights have kept their soul and their originality. Christmas in Montbéliard "it is the Christmas of all traditions" ... The Christmas Market is installed at the foot of the oldest Lutheran church in France, the Temple Saint Martin, dating from 1601. More than 140 artisans from Franche- County but also from all regions of France and abroad meet there. In the Gourmet and Sweet Flavors alleys, you can have a bite to eat while enjoying a glass of mulled wine or “crunching” for a few Christmas cookies and other treats. 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 Christmas in the past!
Renseignements: : www.lumieres-de-noel.fr
- by car: 1 hour from Ferrette or 50 minutes from Altkirch
- by train from Altkirch station: 1 hour journey