Dortmund is the seventh city in Germany in its size. It is located in the center of west Germany.
Dortmund traditional Christmas Market is held, yearly; from end November till the day after Christmas (during Advent – In the Christian calendar, the first season of the church year, a period of preparation for the birth of Jesus.
Advent begins on the Sunday nearest to November 30 and continues until Christmas). Dortmund market contains more than three hundred various stands that offer handcrafts and presents for the coming holiday.
On the Christmas Market days accommodations can be fully booked, hence it is recommended to make a room’s reservations in advance in order to find a room in a reasonable price.
The visitor can enjoy the delicious taste of the traditional hotdogs, warm chestnuts and hot wine(Gluhwein), cider and punch that warm the body and soul of the visitors in the cold winter nights of December.
The giant Christmas tree of the city is known due its height. It is 45 meter (147 foot)high and it is illuminated by more than 13,000 lamps.
The decorated stands and the Christmas songs create the atmosphere that is typical to Christmas markets.