This delightful Christmas and New Year market is held in front of the “Old Mint” (Alten Münze) in the famous Maximilianstrasse, with a view of the romantic imperial cathedral (Kaiserdom). At the heart of the action are stalls hosted by eight towns twinned with Speyer from as far away as Rwanda. You can watch the artists and craftsmen at work in the marquees in the town hall courtyard, and can purchase any pieces that take your eye. On the 9th and 17th December, the Old Gate (Altpörtel), one of the highest city gates in Germany, is lit up by a dramatic curtain of ‘Bengal Fire’ as the Christmas trumpets sound out.
Christmas market - opening times:
23 Nov 2015 - 06 Jan 2016
Daily 11am - 9pm
24 Dec: 10am - 13pm
31.Dec.2015: 11am - 3 pm, 01.Jan: 1pm - 9pm
Crafts market: Saturdays and Sundays 11am-8pm, Fridays 4pm - 8pm
Display on the map Bengal Fire 09 Dec and 17 Dec: 7:30pm
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