Colourful market stands with fresh fruit and vegetables, bright flowers, crispy bread and other treats. On weekdays at the Nuremberg Hauptmarkt (main market) you can buy regional and international specialities, have a chat with the market woman and enjoy the mediaeval flair of the centuries -old square.

Clear the stage for the Nuremberg Christmas Angel

From the Friday before the first Advent, the Nuremberg Hauptmarkt with its festively decorated red and white wooden stands, illuminated by a sea of one thousand lights, and wafting with the irresistible scent of mulled wine and gingerbread, is entirely under the sign of Christmas. The world famous  Christmas Market delights guests from all over the world and it is opened by the Nuremberg Christmas Angel with the famous prologue spoken from the balcony of the Frauenkirche.

Mediaeval architecture in all its splendour

The Hauptmarkt and Schöner Brunnen. The one is inconceivable without the other, and this has been the case since the reign of Emperor Karl IV. in the 14th century. It was he who in 1349 presided over a cruel pogrom against the Jews, putting an end to the old Jewish quarter. At the same time, however, he was also the founder of the Gothic Frauenkirche, which today in all its beauty defines the Hauptmarkt, and was the initiator of this unique Beautiful Fountain.