*Discover* DB Mannheim Christmas Markets

This event last took place on Dec 8th, 2018
9:30 AM CET ( 930A)

CATEGORY: TRIP

Each month the USO Kaiserslautern Discover program offers train orientations and classes that provide useful information about riding the trains in Germany. During the class, you will tour the train station and even practice using the ticket machine. Our instructor will share information about special offers, such as group and family tickets before we board the train to one of the many fascinating destinations in the local area! Train transportation and city orientation are included. Please bring money for lunch, shopping, snacks, refreshments, and entrance fees. Large strollers are not recommended for these trips.

Mannheim’s main Christmas market is one of the oldest and largest Christmas markets in Germany. Over 200 festive booths encircle the city’s main landmark, the Wasserturm (or water tower) in the city center. The market features an 18-meter-high wooden Christmas pyramid and nostalgic merry-go-rounds that make for perfect photo opportunities. Mannheim’s main shopping street, the Planken, offers “big city” shopping opportunities for your last-minute purchases.

A smaller, more traditional market with approximately 70 vendors is set up on Kapuzinerplanken just a few blocks away offers unique and hand-made items. Experience craftsmen making their wares, buy a unique gift or two, and try some true culinary specialties at this renowned market. A few blocks away on the Paradeplatz, the fairy tale forest will enchant young and old!

Orientation Includes: German Rail orientation, train transportation and USO instructor

Limitations for Enrollment:

Each patron may take a maximum of the following free programs within each calendar year:

  • Two (2) Trips (by bus or by train)*
  • Three (3) classes (all other events) *Note: The Kaiserslautern Orientation will not count as either a trip or a class

We have established a special Space Available List for those who have taken their maximum allotted trips or classes for the year. If you wish to sign up for an additional trip or class beyond your maximum, you can sign up on this Space Available List. If there are any available seats for the event starting 48 hours prior to the event, we will notify you and allow you to participate.

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