A speciality among Christmas markets, for just one week each year Tübingen hosts a market dedicated to all things chocolate. ChocolART is the biggest chocolate festival in Germany and showcases chocolatiers from around Europe. Colourful illuminations bring the cobbled streets and traditional buildings of the old town to life, setting the scene for a chocolate extravaganza.
Peruse the market stalls piled high with gourmet truffles, pralines and novelty chocolate shapes and sample some of the free tasters along the way. Drinking chocolate is offered in a mind boggling variety of flavours so it can be hard to choose. There is also a chocolate art competition, with some spectacularly detailed masterpieces, cooking demonstrations and numerous other chocolate themed events. Over the course of the 6 day festival, around 80 tonnes of chocolate are sold and it's getting bigger every year.
ChocolART's 2017 dates are 5th - 10th December.