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.

23/11/2017 - 23/12/2017 - 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 irresistible ...

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 - 24/12/2017 - Erlangen

Three Christmas markets, an ice rink and impressive illuminations make Erlangen a perfect Christmas destination. Enjoy the enchanting “Waldweihnacht“ right at the margrave palace. At the historical Christmas market you can experie ...

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 - 23/12/2017 - 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 historic ...

28/11/2017 - 22/12/2017 - Freiberg

The Freiberg Christmas market takes place in the heart of the historic city centre on the Freiberger Obermarkt and combines contemplative Christmas atmosphere with traditions from the Ore Mountains as well as mining customs. The a ...

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