When Advent begins, the towns and villages around the Hanseatic City lure with their rustic and cosy Christmas markets, each with its own charm. Traditional craft markets - at manor houses, castles or museums - promise atmospheric hours in the countryside with the scent of charcoal stoves and beeswax candles. For example, in the alleys of Stade and Lüneburg, or in the romantic markets of Hitzacker, Buxtehude or Soltau. The otherwise rough coastal regions of Cuxland and Dithmarschen are also in a Christmas mood. In Uelzen, a "little door" opens daily in what is probably the region's largest Advent calendar, the Old Town Hall. Small villages entice with dreamy Christmas markets. Bodenteich castle offers a special illuminated festive scene. Westernstadt at the foot of the Segeberger Kalkberg is also rustically decorated for Christmas.
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