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.

01/12/2017 - 28/02/2018 - Bad Elster

When the year is coming to an end, the anticipation makes the hearts of all flutter and reflective moments sneak into the hectic of our times - that is when the Chursächsiche Winter Dreams begin as a "a festival for all sen ...
23/11/2018 - 23/12/2017 - 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.

26/11/2018 - 06/01/2019 - Speyer
In the centre of the City, in front of the Old Mint, the magic of the Christmas market awaits you with its numerous stands. An Art an Crafts Market will be held on the Weekends in Adventat at the courtyard of the Old Town Hall.
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 ...
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 - 23/12/2018 - Bamberg

During the Christmas season, the marketplace at Maximiliansplatz in Bamberg's pedestrian zone is filled with pre-Christmas magic. In the heart of the Old Town with its illuminated and decorated shops and streets, the irresi ...
30/11/2018 - 10/12/2018 - Lübeck
Unfortunately the Craftmen's Christmas Fair won't take place this year, because of restoration work.
30/11/2018 - 24/12/2018 - Meißen

During Advent, the historic Meißen market place with the late Gothic guildhall, the Renaissance town houses and the Church of our Lady composes an atmospheric backdrop for the romantic Christmas market. In festively decorat ...
30/11/2018 - 02/12/2018 - Bamberg

The mediaeval St. Elisabeth's Church and the stately town houses around St. Elisabeth's Square form the historical setting for the Advent Market in the Sand, Bamberg's oldest district. On the first weekend of Advent two doz ...
15/12/2018 - 16/12/2018 - Bamberg

High quality crafts products sold by craftspeople from the region and a supporting programme showing the Christmas traditions and customs from different countries all over the world
Situated in and around the lovingl ...

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