The Esslingen Medieval Market and Christmas Market
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At Esslingen's Medieval and Christmas Market merchants in historical costumes will peddle their wares just as they did hundreds of years ago. Dyers, felters, blacksmiths and glass blowers will demonstrate traditional crafts, and stilt walkers, jugglers, fire eaters and minstrels disport themselves around the more than 200 stalls. The concert of medieval music in St. Paul's Cathedral and the atmospheric backdrop of timbered houses and romantic alleyways are what make Esslingen's Christmas and Medieval Market an experience second to none.
There's also lots to discover at the various workshops, where visitors can learn the old market language, find out how to smoke food, take part in a stick-fighting course or produce their own tinder.