The two initiators, businessman Thomas Weisser and lighting technician Rainer Huber, had the brilliant idea in 2004 to offer the many families who spend Christmas together a very special Christmas experience. The Christmas markets, the attraction magnet for the whole family, have broken off their tents before Christmas Eve.
The two people from Triberg jumped at the opportunity and offered the people a fantastic Christmas spectacle: They dipped the winterly snow-covered and frozen famous waterfall and the neighboring nature adventure park with 100,000 lights into a Christmas sea of lights.
With the number of lights, the number of visitors grew from year to year, 500,000 lights attracted a sensational 47,000 visitors in 2008. The success of this Christmas event for the whole family can be seen in the high number of visitors since then and the awareness far beyond national borders.
In the meantime, 1,000,000 lights shimmer and shine in the wintry waterfall area. And new attractions are added every year. For 8 years now, the “little” Weihnachtszauber visitors have been enjoying their own Children’s World. And on 4 days every year, a large firework display forms the crowning conclusion of a Weihnachtszauber day in Triberg.
That’s how the idea came about.
2003 on initiative of Triberg’s mayor Dr. Strobel the world-famous waterfall was made accessible also in winter. In 2004, the city created a nature adventure park in its immediate vicinity. This inspired Thomas Weisser and Rainer Huber to create their Weihnachtszauber. The success proves them right: Triberg and the whole region have one more attraction which complements and strengthens the tourist offer of the city “between the years”, especially in times when traditionally fewer visitors visit the Black Forest town.
This is our concept of success
On the one hand, many of the atmospheric light into which the Triberg waterfall and its surroundings are bathed can be enchanted by Christmas, especially in the darkest time of the year. On the other hand, the attractive program mix of the Triberger Weihnachtszauber guarantees that there is something for every taste, for young and old. The successful concept is the professional mixture of traditional and local customs with a modern event. The Triberger Weihnachtszauber has developed into a crowd-puller far beyond the region.