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Christmas Market

The Christkindlesmarkt: the most famous Christmas Market in the world

November 28 - December  24, 2014

The Nuremberg Christmas Market is one of the oldest, and certainly the most famous, Christmas markets in the world. In the wooden booths of the “little town made of wood and cloth“ you can find traditional, often hand-crafted Christmas decorations and sweet treats such as gingerbread almond cookies. The Children's Christmas Market, the Sternenhaus, the Market of the twin towns and a lantern procession of Nuremberg children are some additional...[more]


Further information on the Christmas Market

Nuremberg illuminations

November 27, 2014

The traditional opening event to switch on the Christmas illuminations, and of the motto of the "Nuremberg illuminations", takes place every year at the Ludwigsplatz on the Thursday before the...[more]

Our tip: tinsel angel

For a traditionalist, the famous Nuremberg tinsel angel does not belong on the mantelpiece, but on the top of the Christmas tree. It is folded from paper or metal foil and folds its arms unter the top of its colourful robes. But luckily...[more]

Our tip: Feuerzangenbowle

The word Feuerzangenbowle (literally "fire tongs punch") cannot really be translated. And it is quite probable that, like bratwurst and sauerkraut, it will enter international vocabulary in a few years. Because more and more...[more]

The Nuremberg "Christkind"

Each Nuremberg "Christkind" is the ambassador of the city of Nuremberg for two years, and in the period before Christmas has a full appointment schedule. As well as daily appearances at the Christmas Market and the Children´s...[more]