A castle Christmas market in Regensburg

by Jeana Coleman
Stripes Europe

Well-preserved Roman, German Gothic and Bavarian architecture create distinct backdrops for stalls dotted along Neupfarrplatz and Spitalgarten. However, the courtyard of Thurn and Taxis Palace (also called the Palace of St. Emmeram) is the most festive part of town. At night, the castle facade glows in brilliant shades of blue, and the market is illuminated by candlelight. 

Location: Emmeramsplatz 5, 93047 Regensburg

Christmas market dates: Nov. 28-Dec. 23, 2018

Helpful hints: The market opens daily at noon, and an entrance fee is charged. The castle is in the old town, and the nearest parking is available at Parkhaus Petersweg.  

Beyond the market: Tours of the palace depart from the market daily from 1 to 7 p.m., on the hour. The price is 10 euros, and the palace can only be viewed with a guide.

Enjoy the magic of Christmas in Regensburg!

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