The Christmas market in Fulda is one of the nicest I have ever seen. It's a wonderful atmosphere with the old buildings, the churches, lots of food and drinks, often there is snwo, people selling presents and you always meet a lot of friends. They have 70 booths this year and they are open November 26 to December 22, 2004.
A Jewel of Half-Timbered Construction
The old Rathaus (city hall) is an impressive half-timbered building, which unfortunately is not really still in it's original state inside (it's apartments and a store for buying glasses today). Only the exterior has been kept like it was. It the 16th century this was the residence of the city hall and the municipal militia arms storage center. They used this building for this purpos until 1782, when the city fathers moved their offices to the Chancellor Palace (next to the Vicor's Church (Stadtpfarrkirche) and now today it's located in the City Palace.
"One of the Largest Villages in Germany"
Although Fulda is a city with over 62,000 inhabitants, and is the home of one of Europe's leading tire and carpeting manufactures, most people ask, where is it?
Well, its about 100 km northeast of Frankfurt/M, right smack dab in the geographical center of Europe.
TRY a new road in Germany! If you want to see some of the most interesting half-timbered houses in Germany, try the TRAVELOGEThe Half-Timbered House Road for a DIFFERENT ROAD to travel in Germany.
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Steinau an der Strasse
If you would like to find out where the Rhön is try this map, which you can zoom in and out of to view the area.
Go Live to the Fulda Cathedral!