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Christmas Markets 2019

Christmas Market season is here at last as the scent of cinnamon slowly creeps through cozy cobble stone alleys and fairy lights light up historic old houses. Usually located in the city center, Christmas markets bring families and friends together over sweet and savory delicacies like sausages “Bratwurst,” gingerbread “Leb­­kuchen” and mulled wine “Glühwein.” Live music and romantic wooden huts selling crafty goods, decorations, clothes and kitchen utensils complement versatile programs. As most village markets only open for one Advent weekend, make sure to check your local postings beforehand. Larger markets often last for the entire month and some even stay open until the New Year.


KMC area

Mannheim
Nov. 25 to Dec. 23

Saarbrücken
Nov. 25 to Dec. 23

Kaiserslautern
Nov. 25 to Dec. 23

Alzey
Nov. 25 to Dec. 24,
Dec. 27 to 30

Weilerbach
Nov. 29 to Dec. 7

Landstuhl
Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, Dec. 13 to 15 

Otterberg
Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21, a kids’ market will take place on Dec. 14

Ramstein
Dec. 6 to 8

Kirchheimbolanden
Dec. 6 to 8

Zweibrücken
Dec. 6 to 8, 14 to 16

Kindsbach
Dec. 7 to 8

St. Wendel
Dec. 7 to 15

Stuttgart area

Stuttgart
Nov. 27 to Dec. 23

Esslingen, Medieval Christmas Market
Nov. 26 to Dec. 22

Göppingen, Forest Christmas
Nov. 28 to Dec. 29

Kirchheim unter Teck
Dec. 5 to 15

Winnenden
Nov. 29 to Dec. 1

Schwäbisch Hall
Nov. 28 to Dec. 22

Leonberg
Nov. 30 to Dec. 1

Plochingen
Nov. 30 to Dec. 1

Besigheim
Dec. 7 to 8

Bietigheim-Bissingen
Nov. 29 to Dec. 2
Dec. 6 to 9
Dec. 13 to 16
Dec. 20 to 23

Schwäbisch Gmünd
Nov. 28 to Dec. 22

Reutlingen
Nov. 27 to Dec. 21

Schwäbisch Hall
Nov. 28 to Dec. 22

Ludwigsburg
Nov. 26 to Dec. 22

Tübingen
Dec. 13 to 15

Wiesbaden area

Frankfurt
Nov. 25 to Dec. 22

Wiesbaden
Nov. 26 to Dec. 23

Eltville
Dec. 7 to 8

Germany wide

If you’re willing to drive a little further for the ultimate Christmas Market experience, you won’t want to miss these spectacular destinations, so enchanting that not even the Grinch’s two-sizes-too-small heart could stand a chance. Don’t forget to plan ahead and book your hotel in advance if you intend on making a weekend out of it.

Heidelberg
Nov. 25 to Dec. 22 — five beautiful market squares host this festival for all senses, which includes a view of the illuminated castle.

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Munich
Nov. 25 to Dec. 24 — go back in time with this medi­eval market on Wittels­bacherplatz and sip your mul­led wine amongst knights, kings, jugglers and damsels.

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Dresden
Nov. 27 to Dec. 24 — dating back to 1434, the Striezelmarkt is one of the oldest markets in Germany and has perfected the art of holiday cheer.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Nov. 29 to Dec. 23 — the medieval architecture adds a unique charm to the experience. The world’s largest Christmas store, Käthe Wohlfahrt, and a Christ­mas museum are also located here.

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Nuremberg
Nov. 29 to Dec. 24 —famous for its gingerbread, “Nürn­berger Lebkuchen” and Prune People, “Zwetsch­­gen­männla.”

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Bad Münster am Stein – Eberburg
Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 7 to 8, 14 to 15, 21 to 22— romantic Christmas market with spectacular backdrop.

 

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