Northern Germany’s largest Christmas market, with around 300 stalls on Neuer Markt at the heart of Rostock’s town centre, overflows with light. The big question here is how Father Christmas will arrive – on skates, a ship, or the bus? Typical specialities and real treats for the tongue are smoked sausage, smoked fish and Schmalzkuchen. On Saturdays and Sundays, fairytales are re-enacted on the Fairytale Castle Stage. At the official opening, the first cut is made in the giant stollen cake. Special events at the historical market celebrate Christmas customs in time-honoured fashion. There is a Nordic Mile, where you can soak up the Scandinavian atmosphere, and the romantic Fairytale Forest brings childhood memories flooding back.
Christmas market - opening times:
24.11. - 22.12.2014
Mon - Thu 10am - 8pm
Fri - Sat 10am - 9pm
Sun 11am - 8pm