The town of Esslingen holds a unique market, the Medieval Market and Christmas Market. In a background of half-timbered houses the merchants offers goods for sales just as they did hundreds of years ago. Items ranging from wooden toys to herbs and honey mead. Craftsmen like blacksmith, basket-makers and felt-makers. There is also various artists and street performers.
The town of Traben-Trarbach on the River Mosel set up their Christmas markets in the former wine cellars. “When it‘s really cold outside and it‘s snowing, we whisk you off to the pleasantly warm and romantically lit large former wine cellars of our town: as soon as you walk into one of the cellars, some of which date back to the 16th century, you can smell the comforting warm aroma of mulled wine, roasted almonds and fir sprigs. “https://www.traben-trarbach.de/en/underworld-christmas-market.html
It was certainly warm and unique.