I admit, I haven't been to the Mainzer Weihnachtsmarkt that many times, and I'm sure there are even corners of it tucked away that I have never seen. But every time I'm there, I can't help but be won over by its sprawling lights and even wonder if they might rival that of our former home town market. The crowd there may be significantly younger and always more packed, but there's nothing quite like enjoying one's Glühwein beneath the starburst of light in the shadow of the impressive cathedral. It's no wonder this has been the spot for Mainzers to celebrate the holidays since 1788.
So if you're in the neighborhood at Christmastime, I definitely recommend stopping by for a steaming mug of special blueberry wine and some spectacular holiday lights. Just come prepared with ample time to make your way through the crowd and be in complete awe of the setting.
auf den Domplätzen
open daily from late November until December 23