November 30 to December 24, 2018
C H R I S T M A S. Perhaps the scents from your childhood come to mind right now, when you remember aniseed, cinnamon and carnations? Maybe you get a warm, comfortable feeling inside, thinking of the candlelight? Perhaps you are thinking about people dear to you, who have given you pleasure? We can promise you that a visit to Nuremberg before Christmas will arouse your warmest memories. Nuremberg in the run-up to Christmas is the anticipation of quiet hours with your family and friends. Because Nuremberg is Christmas city.
Gingerbread, Christkindlesmarkt, children's Christmas and unforgettable moments
There are 1001 reasons to fall in love anew with the Christmas city of Nuremberg. For some it's the delicious aroma of far-eastern spices in the world-famous Nuremberg gingerbread. For others it's the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt, where you can hunt for glass Christmas tree baubles, hand-made gold foil angels or nativity figurines and nutcrackers made of wood. For the lover of Christmas music there are many high-quality concerts, for the passionate international shopper there are many exclusive boutiques and shops with original ideas for presents and for the little ones there is the children's Christmas and the Sternenhaus (House of Stars).
If you're lucky it might even be snowing on your stroll through the festive illuminations of the Christmas city of Nuremberg. You might stop for a break on one of the many bridges over the river and see how the snow settles on the roofs of the centuries-old houses. Perhaps a street musician will be playing an old Christmas song in the background. Perhaps later on towards the evening you will see the Nuremberg children with their home-made lanterns during the annual lantern procession, or the Christmas story in living images at the foot of the Castle. One thing is certain, however, you will take unforgettable memories back home with you.