Under the light canopy on the market square, the wonderful Mainz Christmas Market shines out in front of the impressive backdrop of the 1,000-year-old St. Martin’s cathedral (Martinsdom) and the picturesque Renaissance facades of the historic market houses. Handmade specialities, the useful and the curious, typical "Meenzer" specialities – there is something for everyone here. Enter between the glittering beams of light and marvel at the glowing, rotating Christmas pyramids with figures from Mainz. A few metres further on, in front of the cathedral, the life-size Nativity figures present a marvelous impression, and, last but not least, the nine metre high, rotating musical clock, with 18 hand-carved angel figures. Take some time in between to listen to the atmospheric concerts in front of and inside the cathedral, enjoy the colourful stage programme and print out your own Christmas cards in the print shop of the Gutenberg Museum, behind the cathedral. Directly in front of this, you can immerse yourself in the campfire romance in the cosy Weinfasshütten (wine barrel cabins) of the cosy Christmas village. In this way, you can enjoy Christmas in Mainz with all your senses.
Christmas market - opening times:
24 Nov - 23 Dec 2016
Sun - Thu 11am - 8.30pm
Fri - Sat 11am - 9pm
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