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Security and Attractivity at Three Venues

“We have found a good way to hold an attractive Christmas Market with a comprehensive security concept for all visitors,” the delighted Angela Bruch, organizer of the 41st Trier Christmas Market, reported on the opening in Trier on November 20. Together with the City Administration the workgroup Trier Christmas Market has developed a new concept with three venues.

Along with Main Market and Cathedral Square the Christmas Market at Viehmarkt Square will focus on food services with the slogan “Culinary Christmas Concourse.” All three squares are separate from one another and have fenced-in sales areas where the booths are set up. At the moment masks are mandatory from Friday through Sunday in the downtown area of Trier as well as everywhere in the three areas of the Christmas Market. There will be centralized entrance and exits at the squares, so that the maximum visitor capacity can be maintained. Altogether about 1,100 visitors will be permitted at the three venues at the same time. The respective current hygiene regulations are to be adhered to.

Unhurried Stroll across Generously Decorated Squares

The food services will be concentrated on Viehmarkt Square and on Cathedral Square under the sycamore trees. Contact data will be gathered for the food service areas, and masks will be mandatory up to the fixed standing tables, where masks may be removed. No mouth and nose covering is required in other parts of the Christmas Market. Visitors are to follow a marked one-way regulation on the squares; the distance between the booths will be enlarged from earlier markets. A singular decoration concept with handmade Christmas decorations and delicious regional specialties will then invite visitors to an unhurried stroll on the squares. “We’ll enjoy an attractive and safe Christmas Market in Trier, one offering visitors much to please. We’re delighted that the Market can be held using this concept,” said the head if the Regulatory Agency, Thomas Schmitt.

Christmas Market according to Online Voting

Success creates obligation, and the organizer family Bruch is offering many attractive choices in front of the imposing Trier Cathedral, at the medieval Main Market, and at the new Viehmarkt Square during the 41st Trier Christmas Market from November 20 to December 22. Last year, more than 280,000 participants world over voted in an online survey for the “ Best European Destination.” Trier landed at the top of the list in Germany and ranked #11 Europewide. In addition, the Trier Christmas Market received for the first time the title: “Most Romantic Christmas Market in the World.”