But do you know how this German tradition made it here to us in the UK? How is it possible that a German tradition is now an attraction in most of our city centers?
The BBC has a rather interesting article than will shed a light on this!
Let me mention some of the startling things from the article: The Frankfurt Market in Birmingham had almost five million visitors last year! Almost nine million people went to the Manchester’s 300-stall market, which has seen huge growth ever since it started up in 1999 as a small market with a mere 15 stalls.
What is also interesting is that our German Christmas markets are a rather recent thing here in the UK. Twenty years ago those markets were almost non-existent. It was just in the last 15 years that they popped up in many towns where they quickly grew very popular!