German Christmas Markets





HOOK SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB


Saturday December 9th to Wednesday December 13th, 2017
Hamburg, Bremen and Hannover Christmas Markets



Trip to Hamburg to take in the sights and Christmas Markets with full day excursions to Bremen and Hannover to enjoy their sights and Christmas Markets


Included in the price


  • Scheduled Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg departing morning of Saturday Dec 9 and returning on evening of Wednesday December 13   

  • Centrally located 4-star hotel Accommodation in Hamburg on a bed & full breakfast basis

  • Day excursion to Bremen by train

  • Day excursion to Hannover by train

  • Return transfers to Heathrow from Hook by private transport

  • Return transfers from Hamburg airport to our hotel by public transport

  • Private Guided walking tour of historic Hamburg


Not Included:- Travel Insurance, any optional excursions that may be arranged, public transport costs


571.25 per person based on 2 people sharing a room.  Enquire for single supplement price. Limited places, please book early to avoid disappointment.


A payment of 150 per person will be required to secure a place on this trip. Please note that this is a non-refundable deposit.


Please book early as prices will rise as flight availability decreases.


To book, please contact: Phil Worthington  - phil.worthington@hpe.com


Cheques should be made payable to: Hook Sports and Social Club. Electronic payment available. Details on request.


Details of all our events can be found on our website www.hooksportssocialclub.co.uk


For sheer diversity, Hamburg is hard to beat. In this historic port, 15 different markets cater to all tastes. Traditionalists head for the square in front of the grandiose city hall, where the rows of stalls are themed, from sweet treats (cakes, chocolates and more) to crafts (leather, silver, tree ornaments). Children are entranced by the Spielzeuggasse, the Toy Street, which is full of playthings from around the world. Romantics opt for the Jungfernstieg market, whose focus is on posh food and gifts; while crowd-avoiders choose the smaller Fleetinsel market by the water, where fairy lights twinkle on antique sailing boats. Strictly for over-18s is the risqué Santa Pauli market.


In Bremen the promenade along the river is transformed into Schlachte "magic", a festive treat offering historical, seasonal and maritime attractions. Walking past the fortifications of towers and imposing wooden palisades, visitors will feel as if they have stepped back in time to the Middle Ages. Crafts-men, market sellers, jugglers and street entertainers all add to the atmosphere, recreating a bygone era when the cog ships would return from afar to the Hanseatic port of Bremen laden with valuable cargo.In the run-up to Christmas, the city centre around the town hall and the Roland statue, a UNESCO world heritage site, is transformed into an atmospheric Christmas market with more than 170 festively decorated stalls. It is regarded as one of Germany's finest Christmas markets. The historical setting, the lovingly adorned stalls and the romantic Christmas lights create a special ambience that enchants more and more visitors every year.


Hannover's Christmas Market diffuses a unique atmosphere throughout the historic Old Town. Glassblowers, potters and candlemakers demonstrate their skill in their respective crafts. Visitors can stroll and browse among no less than 150 stalls, enjoying delicious Christmas treats or simply observing the busy scene. In the historic Christmas village, a medieval town is brought to life again in all its olde-worlde quaintness. The Finnish Christmas Market on Ballhofplatz square exudes a charm all of its own as delicious flammlachs-slow-grilled salmon  is prepared on an open fire. The Christmas Markets around the central station located at Ernst-August-Platz brings the spirit of the festive season into the heart of the city and on the Lister Meile - where seasonally decorated chalets transform the pedestrian boulevard into an illuminated ribbon of Christmas pleasures


 


 


 




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