Jingle bell jingle bell jingle all the way~! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The birthplace of a number of Christian holiday traditions such as the Christmas tree and the Advent calendar, Germany is the home of Christmas. Discover the best Christmas breaks in the most beautiful destinations in Germany, to traverse through the Christmas markets, shopping for your holiday goods, and feel Christmas in your bones! Be sure to put the top 5 Germany Christmas markets in your bucket list!
Top 1Nuremberg Christmas Market
The world-famous Christkindlesmarkt Christmas Market in Nuremberg southern Germany lies right at the heart of it with its more than 400 years of tradition. Nuremberg's Christmas Market starts at the end of November and continues through December. Nuremberg Christmas Market lies on Church of Our Lady square, more than 180 market stands – all decorated for Christmas with fresh greens and lights – invite you to enjoy traditional Christmas ornaments of all shapes and sizes, the local gold-foil angel, toys and games and delicious holiday treats to eat and drink.
One of the most unique things that sets the Nuremberg Christmas Market apart from others in the country is the Nuremberg Christkind: a symbol of the market and Christmas itself, and she’s elected every two years to basically be the ambassador of Christmas.
Address: Hauptmarkt, 90403 Nürnberg, Germany
Opening Date: 29 Nov – 24 Dec 2019
Top 2Munich Christmas Market – Marien-platz
Munich Christmas is the oldest Christmas market in the city, originated back in the 14th century, located at the heart of Munich - Marienplatz; also known as one of the most popular markets among all. Pamper yourself with some local festive choice of gourmet & wine from over 200 stalls and get Christmas gift inspiration from stalls selling art crafts, toys, Christmas ornaments, etc.
Want to make this Christmas the most impressive one out of all? Don’t forget to take pictures in front of their giant Christmas tree with over 2,500 lights and ornaments on it. The Christmas not only lights up the whole markets, but also vistors’ hearts.
Address: Marienplatz 1, 80331 München, Germany
Opening Date: 27 Nov – 24 Dec 2019
Top 3Berlin Weihnachtsmarkt vor dem Schloss Charlottenburg
Always look for something special in each Christmas market in Germany! Berlin’s Christmas market at Charlottenburg Palace always surprises visitors with its majestic palace background setting. Next to the Baroque palace, you will find twinkle Christmas lights & Ferris Wheels. Confess your feelings with the beloved one in this romantic setting will gain your higher chances on winning him/her.
Last but not least, indulge some German sausage (Bratwurst and rostbratwurst) with sips of warm Glühwein to wind up this special festive stroll at Charlottenburg Palace.
Address: Spandauer Damm 20-24, 14059 Berlin, Germany
Opening Date: 25 Nov – 31 Dec 2019
Top 4Frankfurt Christmas Market
Frankfurt has been the center of many German’s financial and political institutions for decades, often leaves visitors frigid feelings toward the city; especially during winter. However, visiting their market will give you a brand new perspective toward Frankfurt! Inside the market, you can find hundreds of wooden stalls decorated in Christmas lights & ornate ornaments, wafting warm festive feelings through the entire market and the icy Frankfurt.
Outdoor concerts and vintage merry-go-round can be found in market every weekend during the opening period. Couples are highly recommended to visit for a ride & enjoy good music along to heat up the holiday spirit in the fairytale-like atmosphere.
Address: Paulsplatz, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Opening Date: 25 Nov – 22 Dec 2019
Top 5Lubeck Christmas market
Looking for a white Christmas? Lubeck located in northern Germany is where you can find market in snowy festive scenes. Christmas lights are widespread from the top of the center to every single stall of the market, making sure that all visitors will get cuddled up with holiday spirits. Visiting Lubeck’s market along with crowds, market stalls & festive events & performance literally make the perfect Christmas party scene for all visitors! Roasted Chestnuts, sausages and the well-known Lubeck Marzipan are some of the delicious food that visitors must try in Lubeck Christmas market. Pamper your tastebuds this holiday season!
Address: Breite Str. 62, 23552 Lubeck, Germany
Opening Date: 25 Nov – 30 Dec 2019