During the Advent season, Braunschweig's medieval Burgplatz square with its cathedral and castle is transformed into a glittering Christmas wonderland with over 130 stalls. Event highlights include concerts by the Braunschweig cathedral choir, instrumental music, plays and a children's programme. One popular rendezvous is the stylised recreation of an old arm of the Oker river, which has rafts, seasonal decorations and a festive programme. For magnificent views of this Christmas scene, climb the 61m town hall tower, either on a guided tour or under your own steam.
Christmas market - opening times
26 Nov - 29 Dec 2014
Mon - Sat 10am - 9pm,
Sun 11am - 9pm
24 & 25 Dec 2013 closed