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.

24/11/2017 - 23/12/2017 - Munich

The highly traditional “Munich Christmas Market” invites you to the Marienplatz with its historic town hall. It’s just a few steps to Germany’s biggest “Kripperlmarkt”, where you can find everything that belongs at a Christmas mar ...

27/11/2017 - 30/12/2017 - Lübeck
Open air markets at the main market square, Breite Straße, Koberg and Sandstraße
27/11/2017 - 23/12/2017 - 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 (low ...
27/11/2017 - 23/12/2017 - Cologne
Cologne's gay-lesbian Christmas market: pink ceramic design or nutcrackers - this and more is on Christmas Avenue, the dazzling gay-lesbian Christmas market in Cologne. Glittering booths line up here until Christmas Eve, and ...
27/11/2017 - 23/12/2017 - Cologne
Set against the backdrop of the cathedral (Dom), Cologne’s landmark, the Christmas market “am Dom” presents craftsmen in 160 pavilions. The cathedral is not only here as a real building, but also as in ‘Dom-Speculatius’. The Neu ...
28/11/2017 - 22/12/2017 - Erfurt
 Erfurt's Christmas Market is one of the loveliest in the whole of Germany and is the largest in Thuringia.
28/11/2017 - 22/12/2017 - 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.
30/11/2017 - 17/12/2017 - Lübeck
Lübeck's cultural church is beautifully decorated during Christmas time.
30/11/2017 - 22/12/2017 - Aschaffenburg

The Johannisburg Castle towers above the town of Aschaffenburg and its Christmas market that takes place on the castle square.

Festive lights lead the way to a Franconian nativity scene that includes life-sized wooden figures, Chr ...

01/12/2017 - 11/12/2017 - Lübeck
Visit this unique crafts market inside the Hospital of the Holy Spirit.

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