PRONSTORF CHRISTMAS MARKET
(20.-22.11., 27.-29.11., 04.-06.12., 11.-13.12., 18.-20.12.)
Friday · Saturday · Sunday from 11.00 a.m.–6.00 p.m.
Admission fee: EUR 5.00, on Fridays EUR 3.00,
children up to 16 years admitted free of charge!
▶ Flyer Pronstorfer Weihnacht 2014
The renovation work on the estate’s buildings has now been finished; everything is looking its best. To achieve this, the estate resembled a large construction site for a long time. Both the gatehouse and the outdoor spaces have been given a facelift. Four barns, all of them built between 1968 and 1982, were knocked down, then asphalt and concrete surfacing was removed from a 3,000 m² courtyard area. Approximately 1,000 m² of paths were newly laid out and paved with cobbles. The project also created approximately 3,500 m² of green space and enabled 40 lime trees to be planted. The gatehouse’s original archway has been restored, while the roof has been retiled and has regained its dormer windows. Surviving historical construction plans were used as a model. Masonry was restored with historic stone, meaning that the gatehouse has been restored to its former glory. ■
A village within the village
For Pronstorfer Weihnacht (Christmas market), a stunning, self-contained village of huts is established in the tree-lined garden, resembling little Swedish wooden cabins. Stallholders present their exquisite goods here. In the children’s barn, Mr and Mrs Krainbrink always have something to keep the little ones entertained. Here, children can romp around and climb, stroke pet rabbits, and listen to Punch and Judy stories or fairy tales. There is plenty for children to do! At nightfall, Strubbelchen – our little Christmas pony – pays a visit with his elves. ■
The lovingly restored buildings and the wintry park of the estate have all sorts of surprises in store for adults and children, young and old. Watch while skilled craftsmen and women or imaginative artists create masterpieces made from glass, clay, wood, cardboard, metal, porcelain, fabric, leather and gold.
With approximately 100 stalls, you are bound to find the ideal gift for your loved ones – from unique antiques to handcrafted items and exquisite rare treasures. Stalls selling natural products are particularly popular among visitors and stock everything imaginable, including oils, honey, cheese, flower arrangements, game from the local forest, freshly smoked fish, pesto, biscuits, freshly baked bread, jams and specialities made from pumpkin seeds.
For our little guests every Saturday and Sunday the barn turns into a lovely kids area. “Kasperl” the traditional German puppet waits for the children to entertain them while mummy and daddy take a stroll over the fairy. Maxi Knoop our Christmas magician spreads his spell over little ones as much as grown-ups. There are plenty more things for the children to discover with all their senses. Stories are told, sheep and little rodents are waiting for a treat and the famous winter slide is waiting for its visitors. ■
Come and dine in the Kutschstall
Visit one of our Cafés either at the Kuh- or Pferdestsall and enjoy the great assortment of cakes. Regional dishes and snacks are served as well and our visitors can choose between grilled game steak à la Pronstorf or our special burger “Wild Count” or Wilder Graf, potatos in the skin with sour crème and salmon, pea soup and of course our annual Christmas punch to warm up hands and hearts.
For the more exclusive taste our team is waiting for you at the crackling fireplace in the Kutschstall where you can enjoy our Christmas menu.