Four Countries, One Lake, Endless Christmas
Lake Constance is a Christmas paradise, with traditions, customs and culinary delights from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein! Festively decorated cities in all four countries illuminate the shores. The many Christmas markets lure visitors lakeside, to our beloved islands, between snowy mountain peaks and in baroque castles. The lake that carries the sugary scents of waffles and cinnamon is the same on which white passenger ships sail back and forth connecting visitors to different Christmas markets around the Bodensee. Regional hotels offer Christmas specials, fulfilling your winter holiday wishes in the four-country region.
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… on that we can all agree. As spiced mulled wine fills the crisp air, the village people are busy cooking and baking your favorite holiday treats.
And despite the close proximity of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein to each other, each country is proud of their own traditional Christmas specialties, so it’s a good idea to visit as many holiday markets and festivities as you can!
Kässpätzle, Kässpatzn, Käsknöpfle, Chäschnöpfli ...
they all mean the same thing … more Cheese Dumplings, please! The delicious dish made from flour, fresh eggs, herbs and cheese has a different name on almost every Christmas market on Lake Constance.
Why is that? Well, Cheese Spaetzle is not just cheese spaetzle! In each country, this typical dish is prepared a bit differently: In Liechtenstein, the Käsknöpfle are served with fresh applesauce. In Switzerland and Austria, a blend of three or four mountain cheeses plays an important role in this recipe topped with crispy onions. And the German side is particularly proud of their Swabian spaetzle. Order up and dig in!
With 273 kilometers of shoreline and four countries, Lake Constance offers more than enough
opportunities for Christmas, Advent and Christ-Child markets.
|10.11. - 09.01.||Scandinavian Wintermagic, Mainau Island (GER)|
|12.11. - 09.01.||Advent at Friedrichshafen (GER)|
|15.11. - 06.01.||Überlinger WinterMagic (GER)|
|20.11.||Christmas Market Tannzapfenland, Oberwangen (CH)|
|24.11. - 09.01.||Christmas Garden, Mainau Island (GER)|
|25.11. - 24.12.||Christmas Market St.Gallen (CH)|
|26.11. - 27.11.||St.Galler Christkindli Market (CH)|
|26.11. - 27.11.||Christmas Market Ekkharthof, Legwil (CH)|
|26.11. - 28.11.||Christmas Market Bischoffszell (CH)|
03.12. - 05.12.
|27.11.||Christmas Market Arbon (CH)|
|27.11.||Christmas Market Stettfurt (CH)|
|27.11.||Christmas Market Rickenbach (CH)|
|01.12. - 21.01.||Märlistadt Stein a. Rhein (CH)|
|03.12. - 05.12.||Christmas Tent Kreuzlingen (CH)|
|03.12. - 05.12.||Christmas Market Macardo, Amlikon-Bissegg (CH)|
|04.12. - 05.12.||Christmas Market Nordlicht, Altnau (CH)|
|04.12.||Christmas Market Amriswil (CH)|
|05.12.||Christmas Market Romanshorn (CH)|
|05.12.||Christmas Market Steckborn (CH)|
|11.12.||Christmas Market Aadorf (CH)|
|11.12. - 12.12.||Christmas Market Weinfelden (CH)|
|17.12. - 19.12.||Frauenfelder Christmas Market (CH)|