Christmas Markets

29th Annual Christmas Trips

Special tours planned and hosted by Gerhard Meng, highlighting the famous holiday markets of Germany.


I invite you to join me on a unique adventure -- one that will give you true holiday spirit! Enjoy the experience of an OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS in Europe -- traditional, filled with the charm of a story book and sure to recall memories of childhood celebrations.

The German "Christkindlmarkt" (Christmas Market) dates back hundreds of years and today it still turns the town squares and narrow lanes of many towns into a wonderland for all. Brightening the short winter days, the markets are a magical blend of the edible and decorative symbols of the season.

Join the carolers at the giant lighted tree in front of the town hall. Savor traditional delicacies of gingerbread and fruitcake, roasted almonds and grilled sausage. Visit the many special Christmas exhibitions and nativity scenes in the museums, galleries and shops. Take home gifts of beautifully hand-crafted ornaments, wooden nutcrackers, tinsel angels and bright painted boxes.

Innsbruck Christmas MarketI will share with you the places I have been to many times and have grown to love -- quaint villages, ancient castles and fortresses, beautiful countryside and interesting museums. We'll forget the hurried, worried world and set our own comfortable pace as we learn the culture and meet the people. Group size is limited in order to offer a more rewarding and personal experience. The tour's focus will be on quality and service and I will be there to take care of every detail.

Join me and treat yourself to a memorable journey at a magical time of year. I look forward to it!

Gerhard Meng
Director, Gerhard's Odysseys

2016 Trip Itinerary and additional details.