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Christmas markets

Germany is known for its picturesque Christmas markets, which immerse towns and villages in a festive atmosphere during the Advent season. Here is a small selection of some particularly beautiful and traditional Christmas markets in Germany:  

  • Nuremberg Christmas Market (Nuremberg, Bavaria): The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt is one of the most famous Christmas markets in Germany. It is known for its festive decorations, traditional handicrafts and the opening ceremony by the Christ Child.  

  • Striezelmarkt (Dresden, Saxony): The Striezelmarkt in Dresden is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany, with a tradition dating back to the 15th century. It is famous for the giant Stollen (Striezel), which is cut during the Christmas festivities.  

  • Christmas market at Cologne Cathedral (Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia): Cologne's Christmas market at the cathedral provides an impressive backdrop in front of Cologne Cathedral. It is known for its festive lights, carousels and breathtaking views of the cathedral. 

  • Hamburg Christmas Market (Hamburg): The Hamburg Christmas Market spans the historic Rathausmarkt and Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz. It offers a wide range of traditional German delicacies and handicrafts.  

  • Rothenburger Reiterlesmarkt (Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria): Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a charming, medieval town in itself. The Reiterlesmarkt, named after the figure of Reiterles, is known for its historic setting and handmade Christmas decorations.  

These Christmas markets are just a small selection, and there are many more beautiful markets throughout Germany. Each market has its own unique traditions and charm, and they offer a great opportunity to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Advent season. 


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