10 Special Christmas Markets in Germany
The scent of roasted almonds and spicy mulled wine, twinkling lights, Christmas music, traditional handicrafts and a fairytale atmosphere: The pre-Christmas period can be enjoyed most beautifully at the Christmas market. If you don't want to drive after the mulled wine, why don't you stay overnight in one of our Romantik Hotels nearby and let yourself fall comfortably into bed.We have compiled the most unusual and beautiful Christmas markets in Germany for you here:
A place where the magic of the pre-Christmas season comes alive: The Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg is one of the oldest, most beautiful and most popular Christmas markets in all of Germany. Its history can be traced back to the 16th century. Today, it is known far beyond the country's borders and still attracts numerous people. Perfect for a little city trip to Bavarian Nuremberg!
Moselle Wine Night Market
Underground & extraordinary: The historic vaulted cellars and wine cellars of the town of Traben-Trarbach on the Moselle River are the setting for the unique Wine Night Market, which offers handicrafts, culinary specialties or jewelry design from the region, and above all, exquisite (mulled) wines. The market opens on the last weekend of November and closes on 01 January. Fun for the whole family is also offered by the Christmas skating rink nearby. (© G. Weyrich)
Royal Winter Magic at Hohenzollern Castle
Perched high on the Swabian Alb, Hohenzollern Castle exudes a mysterious atmosphere, especially in winter. The sight is even more beautiful when it is decorated with snow and glittering Christmas lights. The Christmas market at Hohenzollern Castle with its large-scale illuminations, magical backdrop and special exhibition is a very special experience and takes place from late November to early January.
Christmas Market in the Ravenna Gorge
Against the mystical backdrop of the gigantic Ravenna Gorge in the southern Black Forest, a very special Christmas market takes place every year, offering a fascinating view and a unique atmosphere. At the foot of the festively illuminated Ravenna viaduct, small wooden huts line up to form an extraordinary Christmas market that you won't forget.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Medieval Christmas fairy tale in Rothenburg ob der Tauber: The local Christmas market is an enchanting place that will transport you to a fairy-tale Christmas world. The historic old town with its medieval buildings provides the perfect backdrop for this market. Here you can enjoy handmade gifts, traditional German treats and mulled wine and experience the festive atmosphere to the fullest.
Christmas Market at Castle Reichenow
Every year on the first weekend of Advent, the small Christmas market in Reichenow Castle Park opens its doors and welcomes you with a crackling bonfire, mulled wine, fresh smoked fish, hearty wild boar goulash and fragrant homemade cakes just like from the old days. The best thing: You can spend the night directly in the castle after your visit.
Christmas Market & Christmas Forest Goslar
The Christmas market in Goslar is an enchanting Christmas wonderland that immerses visitors in the historic setting of the UNESCO World Heritage town. Festively decorated stalls with handmade gifts, fragrant treats and ornate Christmas decorations stretch between the magnificent half-timbered houses on the market square. The special atmosphere is enriched by festive music and traditional performances.
With a history dating back to the 15th century, the nostalgic Striezelmarkt is one of the oldest and most traditional Christmas markets in Germany and a true gem of the pre-Christmas season. Named after the Dresden Stollen, known here as "Striezel", the Striezelmarkt offers a picturesque setting in front of Dresden's Old Town and attracts guests from all over the world. The decorated huts are filled with handicrafts, traditional Christmas decorations and delicious delicacies. Children can look forward to the fairytale forest and the traditional carousel.
Advent in the Courtyards in Quedlinburg
Advent in the courtyards in Quedlinburg is an enchanting Christmas celebration in a historic setting. In the winding alleys and cozy courtyards of the UNESCO World Heritage city, Advent comes to life with handmade gifts, culinary delights and festive music. An atmospheric place far from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the pre-Christmas season.
Christmas Market in Strasbourg
The Christmas market in Strasbourg, also known as "Capitale de Noël" or "Capital of Christmas", is one of the most famous in Europe and is located very close to the German border. With its picturesque half-timbered houses and festively decorated streets, this market offers a magical atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy handmade Christmas decorations, delicious Alsatian specialties and mulled wine while experiencing the festive atmosphere of this historic city.