Christmas from A to Z

Christmas markets in Germany: a delight for all the senses

Tempting aromas, the festive glow, all the wonderful sounds of the season and delicious yuletide treats. Germany's Christmas markets will appeal to every one of your senses.

Beautifully decorated stalls offer handicrafts and gifts, festive baked treats, glühwein and delicious regional specialities. All the while, choirs and brass-bands provide festive musical accompaniment. Throughout Germany, Christmas markets celebrate seasonal customs and traditions in delightful historical settings. Particularly popular with visitors are Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt and the Striezelmarkt in Dresden.

Choose from more than 150 of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany. Click on the symbol on the map of Germany for a picture, opening times and a link for each market.

02/11/2016 - 23/12/2016 - Nördlingen im Ries

A mass of glittering fairy lights bring Nördlingen's old quarter to life at Christmas, in the pedestrian area, on the market square and in the streets and lanes. 

17/11/2016 - 30/12/2016 - Dortmund
Dortmund hosts Germany's biggest Christmas market with over 300 stalls and the world's biggest Christmas tree, a veritable work of art consisting of 1,700 fir trees with thousands of lights. It's only here that you can make your o ...
17/11/2016 - 30/12/2016 - Duisburg
When Christmas comes to Duisburg, Königstrasse is transformed into a glittering winter wonderland lit up by fairy lights, 130 beautifully decorated stalls and an amazing 750 Christmas trees. Don't miss the thrill of skating on the ...
17/11/2016 - 23/12/2016 - Essen
Under a glittering canopy of 45,000 lights, the 200-plus stalls of the International Christmas market in Essen are packed with fantastic gift ideas and culinary specialities from all over the world. 
17/11/2016 - 23/12/2016 - Oberhausen

At Christmas, the CentrO in Oberhausen is transformed into a fairytale world of twinkling crystals, colourful baubles, sweet-scented pine and spectacular fairy light displays. In the squares outside Europe's largest shopping and l ...

17/11/2016 - 23/12/2016 - Bochum

Discover Bochum's glittering Christmas market on Dr.-Ruer-Platz square in the heart of the city. Santa Claus takes off when he hears the children calling him here. Then he and his reindeer hover over the Christmas market daily ...

18/11/2016 - 23/12/2016 - Aachen

Every year the Aachen Christmas Market shows its best side within the unique setting of Aachen’s charming historic centre. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere that is second to none worldwide.

18/11/2016 - 23/12/2016 - Bonn

The illuminated facades on Münsterplatz, Bottlerplatz and Friedensplatz squares and in adjoining pedestrian zone provide the evocative backdrop for the Christmas market in Beethoven's home town and are the perfect setting for the ...

18/11/2016 - 18/12/2016 - Cochem
Advent Magic awaits in Cochem - in the splendid Advent Magic tent on the medieval market square, at the romantic Christmas market in front of the Advent Magic tent and in the Rosenhof. 
21/11/2016 - 30/12/2016 - Lübeck
Open air markets at the main market square, Breite Straße, Koberg and Sandstraße

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