The scent of roasted almonds and hot mulled wine is in the air and everywhere there is something new to discover at stalls. People meet up with friends or grab their family to roam the narrow, cozy streets while the snow trickles down to the ground. Christmas markets should not be missed in the Advent season. We present the most beautiful markets in Germany and increase the anticipation for the Christmas season, promised!
Christmas market Frankfurt
On Wednesday, November 27, 2017, Frankfurt will open its Christmas market. Due to the number of visitors and size, it is one of the most important Christmas markets in Germany. On the opening day, there will be a Christmas concert and the Christmas tree will be solemnly lit. Further information can be found here www.frankfurt-tourismus.de.
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Berlin Christmas market
The capital has several beautiful Christmas markets on offer. The Christmas market on Gendarmenmarkt will open on 27th November. Until 31 December, there are acrobats, dance groups, choirs, jugglers and fire artists to admire, while traditional treats provide for the physical well-being. More information can be found here www.weihnachteninberlin.de/weihnachtsmaerkte.
13th Christmas experience at Gut Hohenhaus
For the thirteenth time, the "Hohenhaus Advent Christmas Market" in Holzhausen will open its doors on the third Sunday of Advent. There are numerous exhibitors and a varied program awaits the visitors: There is a craft room, a "rustic fairytale hour", with horse-drawn carriages you can explore the nearby forests and pre-Christmas brass music is played in front of the idyllic sheepfold. Further information can be found here: www.gut-hohenhaus.de
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Christmas market Chemnitz
The Chemnitz Christmas Market will open on 1 December 2017 with a traditional stollen gate by the mayor. Christmas will be celebrated at the Rathausmarkt and even Santa Claus will be honored to pay a visit to the children on the market. The 30 meter high fir will illuminate the night. Further information can be found here www.chemnitz.de.
Bremen Christmas Market
From the 27th of November to the 23rd of December we also have the opportunity to get in the right mood for Christmas in Bremen. In a great atmosphere there are hot mulled wine and other delicacies to enjoy. Further information can be found here www.bremer-weihnachtsmarkt.de.
Hamburg Christmas Market on Jungfernstieg
The Hanseatic city has many Christmas markets throughout the city to offer, but overlooking the Alster can be on the Jungfernstieg particularly beautiful stay. From the 27th of November the big fir tree will be lit up on the inner alster, at small, white stalls there will be delicious mulled wine and Christmas dishes. Further information can be found here www.weihnachtsmarkt-hamburg.net.
Hamburg Christmas Market at Rathausplatz
Of course, the Christmas market may not be missing on the Hamburg town hall square. From the 27th of November to the 23rd of December, the Christmas spectacle takes place here under breathtaking scenery. There will be thematic alleys that rely on art rather than commerce. Further information can be found here www.hamburg.de.
Christmas market Bonn
The Bonner Christmas Market opens on November 24th and will provide a month of fun and Christmas flair. There will be small huts on the Münsterplatz, where there is always something new to discover. Further information can be found here www.bonnerweihnachtsmarkt.de.
Christmas market Esslingen
The Neckar city of Esslingen transforms itself at Christmas time in a place from the Middle Ages, coupled with Christmas market atmosphere. As of November 28th, dealers in historical costumes will be offering their wares as they did hundreds of years ago. With 180 stalls, the Esslinger Markt is one of the largest in Germany. Further information can be found here www.tourist.esslingen.de.
Dusseldorf Christmas Market
Also Dusseldorf has a very nice Christmas market to offer. From the 23rd of November, the Christmas market will open directly in the city center, enabling shopping with a Christmas flair. A walk through the city center will be worth twice! Further information can be found here www.weihnachten-in-duesseldorf.de.
Erfurt Christmas Market
The medieval city center offers a wonderful backdrop for the Christmas market. The old town offers everything you could wish for on a Christmas market! It starts on the 28th of November. More information can be found here www.erfurter-weihnachtsmarkt.eu.
Stuttgart Christmas Market
From the 29th of November to the 23rd of December you can smell the Christmas air in Stuttgart. Around 280 dealers will be offering their goods. Against the backdrop of the old castle, the Schillerplatz and the new castle, there is everything your heart desires on 4100 square meters. Further information can be found here www.stuttgarter-weihnachtsmarkt.de.
Christmas market Cologne
The cathedral city on the Rhine will also be opening its gates to a wonderful Christmas world on 27th November. In addition to selected craftspeople, culinary highlights and a free stage program with more than 100 Christmas events, the market impresses on the Roncalliplatz especially by its unique lighting concept. More information can be found here: www.koelnerweihnachtsmarkt.com
Christmas market Lübeck
Lübeck's Christmas market starts on November 27th and enchants the UNESCO World Heritage with the unique Christmas event. For the children, there will be a Christmas fairytale forest and for the grown-ups, of course, delicious mulled wine & Co. More information can be found here www.luebecker-weihnachtsmarkt.de.
Leipzig Christmas Market
From 28th November to 23rd December a visit to Leipzig is worthwhile. The traditional Christmas market offers a packed program, ranging from handicraft workshops to concerts and various rides. Further information can be found here www.leipzig.de.
Christmas Market Ulm
The Christmas market in Ulm will start on November 27th and will delight young and old in action weeks until December 22nd. The action weeks are divided into arts and crafts, culinary, children and concerts, so that there is something for everyone. Further information can be found here www.ulmer-weihnachtsmarkt.de.
Munich Christmas Market
The Christmas market on Marienplatz will open this year on 27th November. In addition to nostalgic market lanes, there will be plenty of Kripperl and Weihnachtsstand, make the Andventszeit the most beautiful time of the year. Further information can be found here www.muenchen.de.
Berlin Christmas Market on Potsdamer Platz
The Winterworld at Potsdamer Platz opens on November 27th and will enchant its visitors. On a toboggan run or on an ice rink or curling the sportiness of each one is asked. And who has known a lot of sports, then rewarded with many delicacies and live music. Further information can be found here www.weihnachteninberlin.de.
Dortmund Christmas Market
One of the largest Christmas markets in Germany with approx. 300 stalls opens its doors on the 23rd of November. It is served typical Dortmund hot mulled wine and also this year will decorate a brand new motif, the mulled wine cups, so you can be curious. Further information can be found here www.dortmunderweihnachtsmarkt.de.
Christmas magic at Bückeburg Castle
From November 30 to December 10, 2017, Alexander Fürst invites you to Schaumburg-Lippe for his traditional Christmas magic at Schloss Bückeburg. Under the motto "Star Hours" everything revolves around the decoration with stars. For eleven days, the castle grounds shine in a sea of lights. Further information can be found here www.weihnachtszauber-schloss-bueckeburg.de.
The "extraordinary" Christmas market
Something very special, is the gluten-free Christmas market in Baden-Baden. On the second weekend of Advent, from December 8 to 10, the slightly different Christmas market in the Black Forest opens its doors. Gluten allergy sufferers will be particularly happy and can enjoy this weekend carefree. The offer sounds promising: gluten-free delicacies, hot drinks and interesting crafts. Further information can be found at www.glutenfreier-weihnachtsmarkt.de