It is Christmas time again. Winter Cheer. Gemütlichkeit. At this time of the year, you can finally enjoy some sizzling sausages and Glühwein (mulled wine). Nowhere in the world you find Christmas markets as enchanting as in Germany. Do you not know which destinations to go to yet? This blog is going to to help you decided by introducing the top 5 Christmas markets in Germany.
1. Nürnberg – Christmas Market
Dating back to the year of 1628, this Christmas market is undeniably one of the most famous ones in Germany. For a reason! At the largest square, the Hauptmarkt, you can find hand-crafted goods as mass-produced wares are strictly forbidden. Other highlights involve a giant Christmas angel enlightening the market.
The Streizelmarkt in Dresden is your place to go if you want to taste a the original German Stollen. This market is the arguably oldest of them all. Other world records include the world’s tallest Nutcracker AND tallest Christmas pyramid.
Undeniably providing the most impressive backdrop with the ancient Cologne Cathedral, the impressing, 157m high Gothic building guards over the visitors. The city offers a variety of different markets including a „pink market“ dedicated to the gay community. Located in a central location, you can reach the city easily from London or Paris by train.
4. Berlin – Christmas Market
The German capital is Germany’s most populated city – and with over 60 different markets also home to most Christmas market. It definitely offers something for everyone. From Elegant and classic at the Gendarmenmarkt to modern at the Sony Center.
For the all the Northern Lights it was a close call between the Lübeck and Hamburg Christmas market. The market the beautiful city of Hamburg located at the River Elb, however, leaves its visitors speechless when a flying Santa clause in his sledge over the main market right in front of the city hall. Just a stone-throw further north at the Jungfernstieg, there is another Christmas market at the Binnenalster. Little tip: „Hamburg’s geilster Weihnachtsmarkt“ is located at St. Pauli – reflecting the district’s reputation as the naughtiest part of the city.