Hamelin's picturesque old quarter, with its half-timbered houses and Weser Renaissance buildings, provides the backdrop for this enchanting Christmas market. There are 70 festively decorated wooden huts clustered around the market church, an eleven-metre Christmas pyramid, a kids' ice rink, the Wedding House, which doubles as a giant Advent calendar, and a yuletide entertainment programme. At the glassblowing studio you're certain to find a beautiful bauble for yourself or someone you love. You can even make one for yourself with expert help. A Christmas cruise on the Weser river really captures the magic of the season. Visitors can also take advantage of the late-night shopping.
Christmas market - opening times
26 Nov - 23 Dec 2014
Mon - Wed 10am - 8pm,
Thu - Sat 10am - 9pm,
Sun 11am - 8pm