Bernkastel, Germany’s Picture Perfect Christmas Village

Christmas Carolers in Bernkastel, Germany

Bernkastel, Germany’s Picture Perfect Christmas Village

Last night, we visited the 2nd Annual Christmas Market in Vancouver. We were instantly taken back to Christmas of 2009, when we experienced Europe’s festive Christmas Markets for the very first time.

We loved the German Christmas Markets so much that we even considered starting one when we returned home to Vancouver. Coincidentally, the following Christmas was the first time that Vancouver hosted a Christmas Market, so we were a season too late for that idea.

Of all the cities, towns and villages we visited that Christmas in Europe, our absolute favourite was Bernkastel, a picturesque medieval town located on the Middle Moselle River in Western Germany (between Frankfurt and Luxembourg City).

Christmas in Bernkastel, Germany

It reminded us of those little snowy Christmas villages that decorate many houses and retail stores during the holiday season. The cute wooden buildings look like real life gingerbread houses with the fresh dusting of snow – it was the picture perfect Christmas village that our imaginations created when we were children!

Christmas in Bernkastel, Germany

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Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.