5 Of The Most Merry Christmas Markets In Germany

The perfect spots to get your shopping and mulled wine fix.

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As the Christmas carol goes… it’s the most wonderful time of the year! What is something that makes it so wonderful? Christmas markets! And nothing beats a German Christmas Market. Here is a list of idyllic Christmas markets in Germany for all the best shopping and cozy vibes.

1. Düsseldorf Christmas Market

Open from: 21st of November – 30th of December 2019

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Dusseldorf, Germany Christmas market. UNSPLASH mohammed alorabi

The Düsseldorf Christmas market is a must-see if you are in the area. The market actually has seven different markets within it, each with different themes. This quintessential Christmas market has creative huts and a wonderful display of goodies for you or your friends and family. The seven individual Christmas markets within the Düsseldorf Christmas market mean that there is something unique and fun around every corner. The twinkling lights, mulled wine and glorious Christmas tree are sure to put you in the Holiday spirit!

2. Historischer Weihnachtsmarkt Rathausmarkt

Open from: 25th of November – 23rd of December 2019

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This beautiful Hamburg-based Christmas market is located in front of Hamburg City Hall. Their motto is “Kunst statt Kommerz” which roughly translates “Art instead of Commerce”, owing to the variety of handicrafts available at the market. The market is known for its toy alley and its large amount of woodcarvings. Almost three million visitors come every year- no doubt to munch on some gingerbread and sip their traditional mulled wine.

3. Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt

Open from: 29th of November – 24th of December 2019

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Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt is almost more well known for their food than their gifts! With delicious goodies like mulled wine, rum punch, roasted almonds, bratwurst, and gingerbread you are sure to leave with a full belly. Located right by Nuremberg’s Church of Our Lady the twinkling lights and packed stalls are full of Christmas spirit. With traditional Christmas gifts like ornaments, toys, games and other unique handicrafts there are many options to satisfy your gift shopping needs.

4. Berlin WeihnachtsZauber

Open from: 25th of November – 31st of December 2019

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This Christmas Market is perfect for those staying in Germany’s capital. With over 600,000 visitors every year this market is the epitome of German holiday spirit. The market is framed by the German Cathedral, French Cathedral, and Schinkel’s concert hall, making it a cultural experience. Dozens of craft tents are dotted around the market where wooden crafts sit alongside  other unique handicrafts. On top of the food and crafts, there is plenty of entertainment at this Christmas market, with jugglers, choirs and jazz ensembles.

5. Erfurter Weihnachtsmarkt

Open from: 26th of November – 22nd of December 2019

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This Erfurt based Christmas market is the ideal quaint market for all your Christmas gifting needs. Not only will the historic town welcome you but the market itself attracts millions of visitors a year. Located by St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Church of St. Severus the market is jam-packed with over 200 wooden huts. The perfect cozy cabin feel is helped by the beautiful lights and cute handcrafted products. Make sure to give the Thuringian bratwurst and stollen a try!

With the holiday season quickly coming to an end this is the time to hop on these Christmas markets and get all the goodies and treats you ever dreamed of. If you aren’t buying presents the markets are also great spots for some festive spirit and a hot drink. Happy Holidays!

Sophia Garcia


Sophia has spent most of her life living abroad. Traveling has become second nature to her and the beauty of international experiences isn’t lost on her. Sophia enjoys writing, photography and cooking and hopes to one day publish books about her interests.

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