One weekend a year you can visit a Christmas market inside the castle of Eutin, Germany. Eutin (pronounced “Oiteen”). The market has a lovely name, “Werkstatt der Engel”, which means “Angel Workshops”. It costs 5 Euros to enter the castle grounds (2014). Around 100 booths are located either within the castle itself or outside in a smaller and separate building.
This Christmas market is a real treat. It gives you a chance to see the inside of the castle in a different light and enjoy a historical atmosphere while browsing at the stalls and tables offering handcrafted items for the holiday and for the home and garden. You can also purchase food and drink such as cheese, herbs, wine, marmelade and selected meat products from local farms and businesses. These make great gifts for someone who enjoys regional specialties.
At the castle courtyard there are tents set up offering warm drinks such as mulled wine and food to keep you cozy. The tables are minimalistically decorated with candles and greenery which gives the whole setting an extra charming look. It is a lovely area to meet up with friends and enjoy the Christmas music playing in the background.
After you leave the castle to approach the second building, where more Christmas market stalls can be found, turn around first to look back at the castle and witness it being illuminated in bold colors of red, blue and purple. It is an impressive sight.