We hosted our first two Christmas Experience trips in 2017 and also welcomed a group in 2018.
Learn more about our Christmas trips in this slide show from our 2017 and 2018 trips. Share in the beauty of the scenery, the magic of Christmas markets and festivities, and the fun of our groups’ experiences in Salzburg, Munich and Colmar!
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Salzburg at dusk... beautiful!
Salzburg in the snow
Above Salzburg at the Hohensalzburg fortress
Morning at Salzburg's major Christmas market
Colorful ornaments for sale at the Salzburg Christkindlmarkt.
At the salt mine in Hallein, near Salzburg.
Fun at the salt mine!
Learning to make bread rolls at the Klaushofer family farm
In the Salzkammergut... the lovely village of St. Gilgen on the Wolfgangsee
The village of Mondsee in the Salzkammergut
The beautiful interior of the basilica at Mondsee.
Private concert at the historic home of Professor Wallnig in Salzburg.
Last night dinner at our hotel in Salzburg
The Marienplatz. Neue Rathaus (new town hall) and the big Christkindlmarkt in Munich.
Maxmillianstrasse, a famous shopping street in Munich
Enjoying hot gluhwein at the Viktualienmarkt in Munich.
In the Residenz, the palace of the former Bavarian rulers.
The Medieval Market on Munich's Wittelsbacherplatz.
A parade of children in medieval costumes at the Munich Medieval market.
Delicious cakes at Cafe Luitpold in Munich.
Colorful fruit stand at the Munich Christkindlmarkt.
Many in our group loved these stars, made of heavy paper and easy to take home.
Our favorite lunch in Munich: goulash soup, a soft pretzel, and a local beer.
Night time on the Marienplatz in Munich
At the Neue Pinakothek art museum in Munich, featuring European art of the 18th and 19th century.
Fun cooking class in Munich with Jana.
A highlight of this Christmas Experience trip: our cooking class with Alex in Munich.
Just a part of the beautiful breakfast buffet at our Munich hotel
A day trip from Munich to lovely Oberammergau
A beautiful December day in Oberammergau
King Ludwig's Linderhof castle
The beautiful Petite Venise area of Colmar
Our group is happy to be in Colmar!
A quiet morning in Colmar
Christmas decorations in the covered market in Colmar.
Decorated storefront in Colmar
Christmas lights in Colmar
Christmas market in Colmar
Visit to a family winery in Colmar to learn about Alsatian wine... and taste it too!
Fun group dinner in Colmar
In the Petite France area of Strasbourg
Christmas lights near the Strasbourg cathedral
Wonderful Christmas decorations and lights in Strasbourg
Nighttime stroll in Strasbourg
On our day visiting Alsatian villages... in the village of Kaysersberg
Window display at a boulangerie in Kaysersberg
A quiet street in Kaysersberg
The Grand'Rue in Kaysersberg
One of 80+ Christmas creches in the village of Bergheim, developed by families, businesses, and associations.
Another creche, at the village fountain in Bergheim