Christmas Market

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt

November 27 - December  24, 2015

The enticing aroma of gingerbread, mulled wine and grilled sausage hangs
in the air at the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt. First mentioned in 1628, its
roots probably go back to the time of Luther, when the tradition of giving
children presents at Christmas evolved. Ever since then traditional wares such as handmade Christmas decorations and culinary treats have been offered by the 180 wooden stalls, decorated with red and...[more]

Further information on the Christmas Market

The Market of the Sister Cities next to the Town Hall. (© Uwe Niklas)

Market of the Sister Cities

November 27 until December 23, 2015

Since the Middle Ages, Nuremberg has been well-known for its internationality: Craftsmen and artists from all over the world settled the city and Nuremberg merchants sold their products...[more]

The Christkind recites the famous prologue. (© Christine Dierenbach)

The Prologue of the Nuremberg Christkind

It’s always a magical moment when the Nuremberg Christkind appears on the balcony of the Church of Our Lady to open the holiday season. Despite the hustle and bustle on the market square, thoughts turn to memories of Christmases past...[more]

Nuremberg illuminations

November 26, 2015

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]

The Christmas Angel at the Children´s Market

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]


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 Children's Christmas Market in Nuremberg (© Steffen Oliver Riese)

The Nuremberg Children’s Christmas Market

November 27 to December 24, 2015

When you’re counting the days to Christmas and each door you open on the Advent calendar brings more suspense, it’s time for a visit to the Nuremberg...[more]