First the corona pandemic can thwart the festival, then an announced storm on Friday. The Christmas market is now in full swing.

Mulled wine and ice skating in May: At Burg Castle in Solingen, visitors can stroll through a Christmas market at the weekend. The market, which was actually planned for December, was canceled due to the corona pandemic and will now be made up for.

Around 60 dealers offer homemade and gift items on the former Oberburg sports field, for example towels, handmade brushes or goldsmith work – all framed by Christmas music and Christmas trees. Guests can enjoy ice skating and curling on an artificial ice rink. Live music came from a Dutch band dressed up as Santas.

The “Summer Christmas” was supposed to start on Friday, but the start had been postponed by one day at short notice due to the announced storm. The event was then able to open as planned on Saturday morning, as a spokesman confirmed. The market was already “in full swing” at noon.