Probably the most well known German Christmas market is the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg. There is a written record of it as early as 1628. More than two million visitors from all over the world are expected to visit Nuremberg Christkind. The special charm of the Christkindlesmarkt lies in the historic backdrop of the Nuremberg main market square with the Church of our Lady, the Beautiful Fountain and the view of the Old Town Gothic Church of St. Sebaldus.
The Nuremberg Christ Child, is elected by the Nuremberg citizens every two years and always opens the market with during a ceremony on the Friday before the first Advent. This year the opening will take place on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 5.30 pm.
The “little town of wood and cloth” consisting of approximately 180 stalls with red-and-white-striped canvas roofs forms a beautiful Christmas ensemble. Great value is attached to a traditional selection of wares. Along with the typical Nuremberg gingerbread and fruit bread visitors can purchase confectionery goods, toys, Christmas and Christmas tree decorations as well as arts and crafts. Mulled wine and grilled sausages provide warm winter nourishment.
Take a stroll through the market of Nuremberg’s sister cities, where handcrafted articles and specialties from countries like Nicaragua, China, Scotland or the Ukraine are found.
Small visitors get their money’s worth at the Children’s Christmas with its historic fun rides, a children’s cultural program in the Star House and trips on the mail coach.
The Christkindlesmarkt is open on the opening day of Friday, November 28, 2014 till Monday, December 23, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. On the final day, December 24, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
More detailed information on the Christkindlesmarkt can be found on the Internet under www.christkindlesmarkt.de.