Deutscheim plans holiday market

Deutscheim plans holiday market

Weather permitting, Deutschheim State Historic Site this weekend will have a "Weihnachtsmarkt," or "Christmas market," outside, in front of the visitor center, just like a traditional German outdoor Christmas market.

Items for sale will include springerle cookie molds and rolling pins, recipe books, children’s books, imported German pop-up cards, and ornaments for your seasonal gift-giving. Only credit/debit card sales will be accepted. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6.

While at the site, visitors can walk around the grounds to enjoy the exterior holiday decorations, and stop behind the Pommer House for a family photo portrait or selfie next to a Christmas tree and wreath. 

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The Deutschheim State Historic Site visitor center is located at 101 W. Second St. in Hermann. For more information about the event, call Deutschheim State Historic Site at (573) 486-2200.

Besides the market, the visitor center will be closed to the public for the remainder of December, and all other traditional Christmastime events usually held at the historic site have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The center also announced that it will not sponsor any other tours of the buildings and grounds through at least Sunday, Jan. 31.