It is a special kind of street market in the four weeks (Advent) before Christmas, and has a many centuries long tradition. The open air stalls sell mostly seasonal items, specialty drinks and foods and winter attire, and there is often a play or a local choir singing traditional songs.
It's the season for gifts and kitsch.
The season of brass boy bands playing traditional christmas songs.
The season of unhealthy food such as torpedo noodles (gnocchi style pasta) with kraut.
The season of Glühwein (mulled wine), always good for a headache.
Oh, and did we mention Glühwein, already?
Have a wonderful pre-Holidays-period.
Meanwhile we'll go visit several other Christmas markets.