Nürnberger Christkindelsmarkt (Christmas Market in Nuremberg)

Categories: Family and Kids, Sightseeing, Cultural and History, Shopping

The market at night
The market at night

[ source: www.christkindlesmarkt.de]

Every year Germany's biggest and most famous Christmas Market opens its stalls for visitors from all over the world. Always at 5.30 pm on the Friday before the first Advent on Nuremberg’s Main Market Square the Christmas Angel opens the town's famous Nuremburg Christmas Market, reciting the solemn prologue from the gallery of the Church of Our Lady.

In more than 180 stalls of the Nuremburg Christmas Market, you can buy and enjoy traditional wares, such as authentic Nuremberg (Nuremberg vacation rentals | Nuremberg travel guide) gingerbread, Nuremberg bratwurst, Christmas tree ornaments and candles and old—fashioned wooden toys. The possibly weirdest and certainly most popular souvenir to get is droll Nuremberg Plum People, little figures made from prunes.

There is not only shopping but a lot more to see and experience in Nuremberg: enchanting Christmas concerts in the churches, traditional Nativity scenes in the baroque church of St. Egidien and in Spitalgasse, an exhibition of historical market stalls in the town hall, Christmas for children on Hans—Sachs—Platz, the star theatre at St. Katharine's Abbey, the international market on Rathausplatz featuring Nuremberg's twin towns, arts and crafts in the Handwerkerhof, a torchlit procession to the castle, the Christmas cinemas and rides on a horse—drawn mail coach.

Especially in the early evening hours when all the Christmas lights are on and make the snow glistens, you will feel like you just stepped into a fairy tale as soon as you enter the Nuremburg Christmas Market. Get yourself some hot spiced wine and enjoy!

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Kathrin Wagner

This travel guide has been written by Kathrin Wagner.

She grew up in a small town in Bavaria and then studied Media studies, Literature and History in Erlangen and Munich. As a student she already spent half a year in London and moved back there after graduation in 2006. She is still living in London, where she works in publishing.

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Location, Map, and Driving Directions

Location: 90443 Nürnberg, Germany

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Opening Hours

27th November 2009 until 24th December 2009

  • Monday until Thursday: 09:30 — 20:00
  • Friday and Saturday: 09:30 — 22:00
  • Sunday: 10:30 — 20:00


Related Links

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www.christkindlesmarkt.de/






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