For those looking for a cracking Christmas, German hotel chain Maritim is offering a wide range of dedicated Christmas market travel packages to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
From sizzling sausages, red cabbage and gluhwein (mulled wine) to wheat beer and gingerbread, Germany’s festive fairy-tale markets have something for everyone.
Sweet treats in Dresden
Once known as the Erlweinspeicher warehouse, this former old monument and historically protected site has been comprehensively refurbished in to the Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Centre Dresden.
Maritim Hotel Dresden, Germany, in Christmastime.
Ideally situated on the banks of the river Elbe and near the Old Town district, the hotel has the perfect package to help the city celebrate the 583rd Christmas market. As part of the package, guests are treated to a visit to the Emil Reimans confectionary factory for a bespoke tasting of Stollen (Christmas cake whose history in Dresden dates back to the 15th Century), ice cream, cookies and coffee. Guests are also given special currency (Striezeltaler) to spend at the market stalls.
In addition to 328 first class deluxe rooms and suites, the hotel, known as the ‘Florence of the Elbe’ for its proximity to culture sites such as the Semper Opera House and Church of Our Lady, also features the ‘Wintergarten’ (Winter Garden) Restaurant, famed for its locally sourced cuisine.
A fairy tale in Magdeburg
Conveniently located from the main railway station, the Maritim Hotel Magdeburg features 514 elegant rooms and suites. For those looking for active recreation, the hotels offers a swimming pool, gym, spa and exclusive bicycle hire.
Maritim Hotel Magdeburg, Germany.
At one of the historic Hunderwasser buildings which forms the Christmas market in the 1,200 year old city, guests can drink mulled wine and enjoy the many fairy-tale characters displayed, while a visit to the Tower provides panoramic views of the city. In addition, the package includes two overnight stays and Maritim’s breakfast buffet, a three-course dinner and a complimentary coffee and slice of cake.
A sea of lights in Bad Wildungen
As part of the festive package at the Maritim Hotel Bad Wildungen, guests are treated to two nights’ accommodation, Maritim’s lavish breakfast buffet and a three-course dinner on the first night.The Christmas market in nearby Kassel, illuminated by the world’s tallest maypole pyramid of fairy lights, offers a selection of regional produce and seasonal attractions.
Set picturesquely in Europe's largest spa park, the Maritim Hotel Bad Wildungen features 240 elegantly furnished rooms and suites.
Maritim Hotel Bad Wildungen, Germany.
The Café-Restaurant ‘Classic’ serves a wide range of international and regional delicacies, while the ‘Fontana’ cocktail bar offers a collection of unique wines and rare whiskies. When not enjoying yuletide delights, the hotel is acclaimed for its beauty and therapeutic treatments.
Maritim spa & beauty care, Maritim Hotel Bad Wildungen, Germany.
The Maritim Hotelgesellschaft is Germany’s largest owner-managed hotel group, and the company’s nationwide hotel network is represented by hotels in six countries overseas: Mauritius, Egypt, Turkey, Malta, Spain and China. The group’s ongoing expansion continues to strengthen its position within the European first-class hotel industry.