If unique Christmas Markets are your thing, you should definitely check out Abensberg's Christmas Market. The Kulchbauer Tower is the highlight to the market. Thousands of tiny lights twinkle and light up the tower with life. The tower was built by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and attracts visitors to take guided tours of the top of the tower and to enjoy a beer tasting session with a half litre of beer and a pretzel. Although we didn't get a chance to partake in this due to the lines, we hope to go back in the future because it looked magical in a Dr. Seuss kind of way.
The market had a good amount of food stands in ratio to the crafts and artisan stands. Inside of the building above you can purchase a nice Christmas specialty glass and 7 of the specialty Christmas beers for less than 11 euro. We each tasted one when we got home and it was pretty good even for me not being much of a drinker.
Out of all of the Christmas Markets I have been to I feel that this one decorated with lights more than any others. Even the path from the parking lot about 10 minutes up the road was a bridge lit beautifully which reflected light off of the shimmering water. On this same small river you can eat at a scrumptious Italian restaurant. I had a vegetarian calzone and it was filling and dripping with a melted garlic butter dip that was to die for.
Although Abensberg's market is not large by any means it draws a large crowd of people and great for people who have children because of the carousel, train ride, and fire pits. I was iffy about attending, but since it was only 30 minutes from Regensburg's market we gave it a go. It was definitely worth the trip and even got the attention of my husband who finds Christmas markets to be boring.