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Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg

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Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg © Uwe Niklas

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The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt

Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg
Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg © Uwe Niklas

There's no where better to experience the wonder of Christmas than at the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt. The red and white village of stands, festive and romantic sparkling lights, wooden toys and handmade Christmas decorations, holiday melodies and the wonderful scent of mulled wine, spices, gingerbread and bratwurst take everyone back to dreams of Christmases past and create wonderful memories for the future.

Opening Hours:

30.11. to 24.12.2019

Opening day 01.12.:
10 am- 9 pm

Opening ceremony with the prologue:
30.11, 5.30 pm

Mon- Sun: 10 am - 9 pm
Christmas Eve, 24.12.: 10 am - 2 pm

Christkindlesmarkt What to see

Vivid Market Life

For a traditionalist, the famous Nuremberg gold foil 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 under the top of its colorful robes. But luckily a gold foil angel can also follow fashion a bit, and so it can also be seen in the booths of the Nuremberg Christmas Market in velvet...

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Around the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt you’ll also find a Children’s Christmas Market, a Sister Cities Market with specialties from all over the world, the “Feuerzangenbowle” party area, Christmas decorations, gift ideas and plenty to eat and drink.

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The world-famous Nuremberg Christmas Market is closely tied to the figure of the Nuremberg Christkind. In the 16 century, in protestant areas, the Christkind took over an important task from St. Nicholas: Bringing children their gifts at Christmastime. It was only natural to host a market where dolls, toys and Christmas treats were for sale.

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The forested area north of Nuremberg – from the Franconian Forest to the Thuringian Forest to the Erz Mountains – has been famous for its artistic wood carvings for centuries. The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt has therefore been a showplace for crèches, nativity set figures, wooden Christmas decorations, Christmas pyramids, “Schwibbögen” candle stands and wooden toys for...

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Every year during pre-Christmas time, thousands of lights sparkle at the Christkindlesmarkt, which welcomes visitors from all over the world. One reason why the Christkindlesmarkt is so popular, are the traditional products and beautiful light decorations. 

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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 vocabulary in a few years. Because more and more visitors from all over the world are discovering the largest "Feuerzangenbowle" in the world on the edge of the Nuremberg...

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The irresistible scent of gingerbread, spices, mulled wine and roasting bratwurst fills the red and white rows of the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt. The culinary specialties on offer range from the famous Nuremberg bratwurst and gingerbread to Franconian beer to the largest “Feuerzangenbowle” in the world.

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December 12, 2019

The Lantern Procession of the Nuremberg children is just as important to the tradition of the Christmas Market as the wooden stands on the square, the Christkind, gingerbread and mulled wine. Thousands of visitors line the streets when – during the second week of the Christkindlesmarkt – children walk up the castle hill with their homemade and lovingly...

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