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Christmas Market

The “Sternenhaus”

The "Sternenhaus" Nuremberg (© Stadt Nürnberg)

November 26 to December 23, 2016

When the days get shorter and it’s shivery cold outside, children and their families can look forward to warming up with a wide palette of wintery and Christmasy cultural events in the Sternenhaus.

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Further information on the Christmas Market

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

The Nuremberg Children’s Christmas Market

November 25 to December 24, 2016

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]

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

Market of the Sister Cities

November 25 until December 23, 2016

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 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]

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 24, 2016

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]

Feuerzangenbowle

Our tip: Feuerzangenbowle

November 27 to December 31, 2015

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...[more]