We have put together our 6 tips for activities and excursions during the Advent and Christmas season. Boredom was yesterday ...
#1 Advent in Breisach am Rhein
City Tours with Taste
The popular series "City Tours with Taste" is extended to Advent this year again. The tour leads through the city, with its Christmas decorations, from the marketplace to the Münsterberg. On each of the four Sundays in Advent at 4 p.m., the tour guide tells participants about special customs that characterise Advent and the winter season. Of course, participants also learn plenty of interesting facts about the history of the town of Breisach. The tour concludes with a warm drink.
You can enjoy a discovery tour through the city on your own, as part of the Advent treasure hunt. The game plan contains the GPS locations of the waypoints where you have to answer questions or solve tasks. At the final waypoint, treasure hunters will find a treasure chest, which only opens with the correct number combination. Aside from enjoying sweet rewards, you can also take part in a raffle.
#2 Winter Magic at Europa-Park in Rust
Discover 3,000 Snow-Covered Fir Trees
The scent of roasted almonds and hot punch is in the air, 3,000 snow-covered fir trees and twinkling fairy lights line the paths, while thick snowflakes dance through the air. From 26.11.2022 to 08.01.2023 (excluding 24 and 25 December) and from 13. to 15.01.2023 Germany's largest theme park transforms into a magical winter wonderland for the 21st time.
The 15 different European themed areas will enchant visitors of all ages with their glittering Christmas tree baubles, decorated facades, and 3D projections. During winter, too, guests can enjoy a top-class show programme and breathtaking attractions. In addition to Europa-Park, the Rulantica water-world, which is open all year round, also welcomes visitors with its unique underwater experience: Snorri Snorkling VR. Winter fans can round off their visit in style with an overnight stay in one of the park's six adventure hotels or in the cosy Camp Resort.
#3 Christmas activities in the Black Forest Highlands
Experience the Picturesque Landscape
Let yourself be enchanted by the picturesque landscapes of the Black Forest Highlands and enjoy this winter wonderland, offering 550km of well-kept and rolled winter hiking trails.
Hikers can discover natural landscapes on premium winter hiking trails that are specially marked and signposted. En route, benches, wide panoramas, and local gastronomy invite you to linger for a while. Hike through deep snow, forests, and meadows and marvel at the sight of the Black Forest Highlands' snow-covered winter landscapes. Enjoy traversing the Black Forest Highlands winter wonderland on snowshoes.
#4 Christmas tree paradise in the Rench Valley
Fell your Own Christmas Tree
Sky-blue, snow-white, Christmas-tree green. Christmas tree required! Magnificent, stable, needle-free. You're guaranteed to find the right tree in the Rench Valley Christmas tree paradise. Here, you will find Christmas trees as far as the eye can see.
Choose from Christmas trees of all sizes. If you like, you can even fell your own tree. Afterwards, you could just load your little tree into your car and speed away again - but wait! There is so much more on offer at the Christmas tree farms in the Rench Valley. Campfires crackle, sausages, and campfire bread are grilled, tartes flambées are baked, children's punch and mulled wine are served. Fine aromas flow from the Christmas bakery and beautiful gifts are waiting to be discovered at the small Christmas market. Simply beautiful - roll on Christmas!
#5 Winter magic right on Lake Constance
Romantic Sea of Lights
With its romantic sea of lights, Lake Constance invites you to take a leisurely stroll and becomes a second living room for locals and guests alike in the run-up to Christmas. A magical meeting spot right on Lake Constance - for Christmas parties, relaxed hikes, or a stroll for the whole family.
Enjoy romantic Advent boat trips on Lake Constance, relaxing hours in the thermal baths, discovery tours including a winter exhibition on the flower island of Mainau, exciting excursions to the Sea Life aquarium and the local museums, pre-Christmas concerts, stimulating events in the Lake Constance Forum, and theatre shows: with the "Constance Winter Special" package, the whole family is invited to stay and have fun. In the quiet and festive season, Lake Constance is the ideal (holiday) destination for true connoisseurs.
#6 Advent shopping at Outletcity Metzingen
Enjoy a Fascinating Winter World
During the winter months, Outletcity Metzingen transforms into a magical place full of attractions, surprises, and highlights. Accept our invitation and let yourself fall under the spell of this fascinating world of experiences!
From the snow-covered winter forest to the large Christmas tree - the magical charm of the Outletcity is sure to enchant you. Immerse yourself in an atmospheric sea of lights, admire the dazzling inhabitants of the forest, and dream yourself into the world of fairytales.