We wanted to include a Christmas market in Germany before spending the holidays in Obernai, so we went to Baden-Baden on Tuesday, where we stayed at the aire outside town by the Bier Wurz depot for €12 for the day plus electricity and we arrived there early enough to walk into town following the footpath by the aire.
It took about 40 minutes to make it to the town centre and Christmas market, but it was definitely worth the effort just to see the charming wooden huts and stained-glass windows display made by the local school children: utterly beautiful! The sun was shining obligingly to allow the effect of the windows to be enjoyed as they should.
We enjoyed these while having a glass of the local beer in the market before continuing with our strall through the lanes of huts and catching a bus back to base.
The one thing everyone must have here, of course, is a mug of Gluhwein (mulled wine), which we did in the evening when we returned by bus (€2.40 each) as we wanted to see the Christmas lights and listen to the carols played by a couple of trumpeteers and a pianist among the market stalls, all very civilised and most enjoyable and we are very glad we made the detour before our stay in Obernai.