Konstanz' Weihnachtsmarkt offers historic take on shopping

KONSTANZ, Germany -- A homemade glass-stained star hangs in one of the 130 booths at the Konstanz Weihnachtsmarkt. The Konstanz market is said to be the most-popular Christmas market of Germany’s Lake Constance region. The market spreads out from the historic old city to the harbor and onto a Christmas-market boat. About 400,000 visitors come to the Konstanz Weihnachtsmarkt annually. Visitors can find glass ornaments, jewelry, wooden gifts, hats, books and many traditional food items and entertainment. The Konstanz market is open now through Dec. 22 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)

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