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Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
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Ranked #8 of 39 Attractions in Weimar
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: The city's old cobblestone outdoor marketplace.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

2014 was the 361st annual Onion Market in Weimar. It bills itself as the world's oldest Onion Market, occurring annually, despite wars and political change since 1653. It was a blast. 300,000 happy Germans descend on this quaint city of 60,000 locals. This is a unique 3 day event, always the second weekend in October, it truly has something for... More

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Jena, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

There are many people selling all sorts of things; honey, herbs, fruits, handmade toys, souvenirs, jewelry, etc. Has a friendly atmosphere, we really liked it there.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Weimar train station is in the outskirts! You get off, start walking, and think "is this it - for a long time! Trust me, the walk is well worth it. When do you do hit the town centre, there is plenty to see. Don't go on a Sunday unless you get there early. All the museums close at 4. There... More

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249 reviews 249 reviews
60 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The encircling buildings are lovely and dramatic. the selection of food, flowers, and other things offered for sale was quite large. Great cooked bratwurst and icecream available. Lao tourist information center

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Montreal, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
81 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Can't miss it. Make your provisions of veggies. A very friendly feeling to the place. Quite a tradition in pretty much all German towns. Fresher items direct from the producer than frozen stuff in the store...)

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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Beautiful town center. Very busy, but a great place to "people watch" if you want. We got there just after the tree had been cut down. I haven't been able to find out the significance of the tree, but apparently every year a tree is put in the square, and then it is cut down the next year. I would... More

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Munich, Germany
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58 reviews 58 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We were surprised to find a Christmas market here in the first January week! It is really small and cute and we enjoyed being able to catch up on some Christmas spirit without all the crowds. I'm not sure how much longer it will be there, but I suspect till three kings day on the 6th of January. It is... More

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Warmond NL
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Rather touristic, but still nice - you are in a touristy mood after all. Plenty of historic ( renovated) buildings around you - and even the fake ones look very real...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

There are a lot of reasons to go: 1. Thuringian bratwurst from a stand. They are so good. Not greasy at all and they totally overwhelm the bun they are in. 2. Main tourist info office on east side of the square. 3. Shopping, admiring the things in the market. 4. Really good ice cream (gelato) cafe on north side.... More

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Seattle, WA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

On the weekends when the weather is nice the Market Platz is filled with small food, produce and craft stalls. Try an original Thuringen Brat on a bun from one of several mobile stalls on the square --- along with a great German beer.

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