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.

23/11/2018 - 22/12/2018 - Koblenz
Seven tranquil Koblenz old town squares, over 100 festive and glittering Christmas houses - plus gingerbread hearts and bright lights: Germany’s oldest city turns into a strolling paradise for romantics at Christmas time. Koblenz ...
26/11/2018 - 23/12/2018 - Bremerhaven
Enjoy the wonderful Christmas atmosphere in the North.
26/11/2018 - 30/12/2018 - Lübeck
Open air markets at the main market square, Breite Straße, Koberg and Sandstraße
26/11/2018 - 23/12/2018 - Bremen
The market square with its historical buildings is the perfect setting for Bremen's enchanting Christmas market. Visitors come from far and wide to browse around the craft stalls and Christmas exhibitions in the town hall (lower h ...
27/11/2018 - 22/12/2018 - Erfurt
 Erfurt's Christmas Market is one of the loveliest in the whole of Germany and is the largest in Thuringia. ...
27/11/2018 - 23/12/2018 - Leipzig

Leipzig Christmas market dates all the way back to 1458. Its six areas are set in chime with the fascinating historical scenery of the Leipzig city centre. With more than 250 twinkling stalls embedded harmoniously in the hi ...
27/11/2018 - 23/12/2018 - Zwickau

The Zwickau Christmas market with its unparalleled pre-Christmas atmosphere ranks among the most beautiful in Germany. In keeping with the cultivations of miners' traditions, the traditional miner's parade with traditional ...
27/11/2018 - 21/12/2018 - Esslingen am Neckar
The Esslingen Medieval Market and Christmas Market is unique – and “more full of adventure than any other in Germany”. With more than 200 booths, the Esslingen Market is also one of the largest in the region.
28/11/2018 - 24/12/2018 - Dresden

A blaze of lights, the smell of mulled wine and Christmas songs pervade the city centre: The Dresden Striezelmarkt, Germany's oldest Christmas market, opens its gates anew. On the second weekend in advent, during the Stolle ...
29/11/2018 - 20/12/2018 - Lübeck
Lübeck's cultural church is beautifully decorated during Christmas time.

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