Countdown to Christmas: A castle market in Regensburg
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. 23-Dec. 23, 2016
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.
Check back tomorrow to find out which European Christmas markets will be featured next as we continue our Countdown to Christmas!
Read more about Europe's holiday season in the Stripes European Christmas Markets & Shopping Guide.