5 markets on ice

5 markets on ice

by Mary Del Rosario
Stripes Europe

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Though Christmas markets are a must during the holiday season in Europe, visiting your fifth one this year may, slowly dwindle your holiday cheer. To spice up your activities preparing you for a holly, jolly Christmas, lace up your ice skates, put on the warmest socks you own and head to these ice rinks that will be sure to spice up your holiday routine!

1) Heidelberger Eisbahn
Open through Jan. 6, 2019
Located: Karlsplatz, Heidelberg
Price: 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for children
Highlight: Gracefully (or if you’re like me, not so gracefully) glide your way through the rink with the Heidelberg Castle as your view! At this rink, you’ll find a guest room complete with delicious goodies and drinks to keep you warm!
Nearest Christmas market: Heidelberg

2) ESWE-Eiszeit
Open through Jan. 13, 2019
Located: Warmer Damm, Wiesbaden
Highlight: In addition to the giant rink, there will also be three curling rinks to enjoy. Whether you channeled your inner professional figure skater or challenged some friends to a round or curling, warm up at the chalet for Glühwein and bratwursts!
Nearest Christmas market: Twinkling Star Christmas Market, Wiesbaden

3) Münchner Eiszauber
Open through Jan. 21, 2019
Located: Lindberghstrasse 4, Munich
Price: 5 euros for adults and 3.50 euros for children 12 and older
Highlight: Every day of the week apart of Thursday, different programs are themes are provided to dress up the everyday ice skating experience! To shake things up, check out their special events program.  
Nearest Christmas market: Christkindlmarkt Marienplatz, Munich

4) Stadtwerke Eiszeit
Open through Jan. 27, 2019
Located: Schlossplatz, Karlsruhe
Price: 5 euros for adults and 4 euros for children 5 and older
Highlight: Similar to the rink in Munich, Karlsruhe also has special events taking place on some days of the week. From winter games to a live DJ, Karlsruhe provides interactive ways to get everyone moving!
Nearest Christmas market: Karlsruhe

5) Hotel Taschenbergpalais
Open through Jan. 27, 2019
Located: Taschenberg 3, Dresden
Price: 7 euros for adults and 4 euros for children up to 12 years old
Highlight: This ice skating rink is located at the inner courtyard of this swanky hotel. Illuminated in hues of reds and soft white, twirl and glide on the ice in style as you look at the historic yet contemporary hotel. Glühwein and comforting winter specialties will be available of course.
Nearest Christmas market: Dresden Striezelmarkt

Whether you’re coming from the market or have an itch to partake in another winter activity, slide away at these ice skating rinks to perk up your Christmas spirit!

Come back tomorrow for the next day of our Countdown to Christmas! 

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