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Germany Christmas Markets

The towns and cities along the Rhine and Moselle valleys provide an idyllic setting for a romantic Christmas Market break.   Half-timbered buildings are festively lit and the aromas of mulled wine out of the local vineyards and cinnamon permeate the air at traditional Christmas markets. Guests can snuggle up at cosy hotels and the Christmas shopping is friendly and relaxed. The region’s beautiful cities captivate visitors with their rich history, labyrinthine old quarters, mediaeval market squares and striking cathedrals.

Buildings steeped in history are illuminated by thousands upon thousands of fairy lights, while the aroma of gingerbread wafts through the air. The Christmas markets in Trier, Koblenz and Mainz are particularly famous and are quite large. If you want to visit the smaller Christmas markets, those in Bernkastel-Kues, Cochem, Rüdesheim, Worms, Speyer and Ahrweiler are highly recommended.

Although a relatively small market, Worms located on the Rhine, boasts a 'Living Nativity scene', whilst Speyer, also located on the Rhine, offers the additional attraction of an ice rink. Trier, which is Germany's oldest city tracing its origins back to Roman times, hosts a charming Christmas Market in the Hauptmarkt Square with the cathedral providing an impressive backdrop.

You'll be spoilt for choice, but one thing you can be certain of is an unforgettable experience when visiting some of the best Christmas Markets Germany has to offer in the cities and towns in the Rhineland/Pfalz region.


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Lubeck Christmas Market
The Lübeck Christmas Markets provide a medieval atmosphere within historically important cultural sights shaping the this beautiful North German town and testify its great past as a Hanseatic City

Open From 23 Nov 15 to 30 Dec 15

Düsseldorf Christmas Market
Festively decorated huts at numerous unqiue Christmas markets throughout the city centre of Düseldorf as well as an ice-skating rink transform the city into a winter’s tale.

Open From 19 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Nostalgic Christmas Market in Bad Hoenningen
Start the most wonderful time of the year with a visit to our little town on the Rhine, where Christmas is celebrated in the traditional way!

Open From 28 Nov 15 to 29 Dec 15

Trier Christmas Market
The enchanting Trier Christmas Market takes place on the medieval Main Market and in front of the imposing backdrop of the Trier Cathedral.

Open From 23 Nov 15 to 22 Dec 15

Bremen Christmas Market
Bremen Christmas Market is very easy to fly to and is the closest of all Germany's Christmas Markets,

Open From 26 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Winter Wonderland at Europa-Park
With numerous winter attractions, festive decoration and a fascinating show programme, Germany´s biggest theme park offers plenty of fun and entertainment for the whole family also during winter time.

Open From 28 Nov 15 to 10 Jan 16

Leipzig Christmas Market
The beautiful city of Leipzig hosts one of Germany's largest and oldest Christmas markets.

Open From 24 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Mainz Christmas Market
The historic market square in Mainz is a blaze of lights. The air is scented with a Christmassy mixture of roast almonds, gingerbread, hot chestnuts and mulled wine

Open From 26 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Braunschweig Christmas Market
Every year, the squares around care transformed into beautiful Braunschweig Christmas Market with elegant illuminations and a delightful atmosphere

Open From 25 Nov 15 to 29 Nov 15

Erfurt Christmas Market
Erfurt invites you to discover one of Germany's most beautiful Christmas Markets to soak up the atmosphere of more than 1,270 years of history.

Open From 24 Nov 15 to 22 Dec 15

Essen Christmas Market
There is a reason to look forward to the cold season; because then is time for the International Christmas Market Essen

Open From 19 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Heidelberg Christmas Market
There is no better place to celebrate the festive season than at the Heidelberg Christmas Markets.

Open From 23 Nov 15 to 22 Dec 15

Aachen Christmas Market
Being the closest Christmas Market in Germany to the UK, with travel time approximately 4 hours by train, the Aachen Christmas Market has become one of the most sought after for UK visitors.

Open From 20 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Christmas in Potsdam (near Berlin)
Visit Potsdam, one of the most beautiful historic cities in Germany. The unique traditional Christmas markets are surrounded by breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Open From 24 Nov 15 to 29 Dec 15

Bamberg Christmas Market
Situated on seven hills, Bamberg Christmas Market is located at the very heart of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bamberg in Northern Bavaria.

Open From 26 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Freiburg Christmas Market
In the heart of the historical old city centre young and old have enjoyed the fascination of Freiburg’s Christmas Market. Fascinated by the multitude of traditional crafts such as glass blowing or the colourful wooden toys.

Open From 23 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Hannover Christmas Market
The Hanover Christmas Markets add to the city's special yuletide ambiance during this time of the year.

Open From 25 Nov 15 to 22 Dec 15

Twinkling Star Christmas Market, Wiesbaden
The 2015 Wiesbaden Christmas market transforms the city into a sparkling winter wonderland.

Open From 24 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Bernkastel Traditional Christmas Market
The Bernkastel Christmas Market is one of the most popular on the River Mosel. Some visitors to the Christmas Market in Bernkastel will cruise the Rhine.

Open From 21 Nov 15 to 20 Dec 15

Cologne Christmas Markets
Experience the advent season in Cologne with its festive illumination and visit one of the seven Christmas markets with their unique atmosphere.

Open From 23 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Berlin - Weihnachtsmarkt vor dem Schloss Charlottenburg
Charlottenburg Palace is an ideal place for an outstanding Christmas market, due to its baroque setting and also its central location of the City-West.

Open From 23 Nov 15 to 26 Dec 15

Munich Christmas Market
Draped in shimmering snow and illuminated by twinkling fairy lights, the charming Munich Christmas markets enchant visitors from all over the world

Open From 27 Nov 15 to 24 Dec 15

Dortmund Christmas Market
With around 300 stands, the Dortmund Christmas Market is amongst the largest and most popular in Germany.

Open From 19 Nov 15 to 30 Dec 15

Baden-Badener Christkindelsmarkt
Christmas market Baden-Baden 23 November – 30 December 2015

Open From 23 Nov 15 to 30 Dec 15

Bonn Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market)
Gingerbread, burnt almonds and Glühwein (mulled wine) - Bonn Christmas Market conjures up a festive atmosphere in the City Centre

Open From 20 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Dresden Christmas Market (Striezelmarkt)
At Christmas time the Dresden Christmas Markets transform the city on the River Elbe into a winter wonderland, filling the city with sparkling lights and festivities.

Open From 26 Nov 15 to 24 Dec 15

Stuttgart Christmas Market
Dating back to 1692, the Stuttgart Christmas markets are some of the oldest and largest in Europe.

Open From 25 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Koblenz Christmas Market
More than one hundred wooden stands will be located at Koblenz Christmas Market in the historic district of Koblenz, on offer will be an extensive range of arts and crafts as well as Christmas decorations

Open From 20 Nov 15 to 22 Dec 15

Augsburg Christmas Market
Enjoy a stress-free discovery of Swabia’s most beautiful Augsburg Christmas market with a unique atmosphere and surrounded by historical scenery?

Open From 23 Nov 15 to 24 Dec 15

Berlin Christmas Market
There are around 60 Christmas Markets in Berlin. The really popular Berlin Christmas Market is centrally situated. A real effort is made to maintain the quality of products sold at the Xmas Markets in Berlin.

Open From 23 Nov 15 to 27 Dec 15

Frankfurt Christmas Market
Dating back to 1393, Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the oldest in Germany. Come and enjoy hot Applewine and Bethmännchen almond candies under Germany's tallest Christmas tree!

Open From 25 Nov 15 to 22 Dec 15

Wuerzburg Christmas Market
In the heart of the Old Town of Würzburg one of Germany’s most picturesque and enchanting Christmas Markets attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Open From 27 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Hamburg Christmas Markets
The Hamburg Christmas Markets transform the city into a beautiful maritime spectacle.

Open From 23 Nov 15 to 23 Dec 15

Rudesheim Christmas Market
Merry ol' German Christmas, Advent's Spirit at River Rhine & Christmas Joy around the World - within the Rudesheim vineyards, at the gate of romantic Middle Rhine

Open From 23 Nov 15 to 21 Dec 15

Nuremberg Christmas Market
The world famous Nuremberg Christmas Market attracts visitors from around the globe. The Christmas Market in Nuremberg dates back over 400 years. Visitors will find the charm of the Nuremberg Christmas Market compelling and irresistible.

Open From 27 Nov 15 to 24 Dec 15