Every year the magic of German Christmas Markets enchants millions of visitors. Crafts, culinary specialties like Gluhwein (mulled wine), baked apples and gingerbread biscuits (Lebkuchen) contribute to the traditional atmosphere.





Christmas market Mainz
Mainz Christmas Market, Landeshauptstadt Mainz












Wiesbaden Christmas Market
Wiesbaden Christmas Market, Wiesbaden Marketing





Aschaffenburg Christmas Market
Aschaffenburg Christmas Market






Stuttgart Christmas MarketStuttgart Christmas Market, Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH

NutcrackersGerman Christmas Market, German National Tourist Board



Ruedesheim Christmas MarketRuedesheim Christmas Market, Ruedesheim Tourist Center

Frankfurt Christmas market
Frankfurt Christmas Market, Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main

Celebrate the season at festive German Christmas markets

Frankfurt Christmas Market
Frankfurt Christmas Market, Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main

(until December 22)
Situated in the Roemerberg marketplace with St. Paul’s Church as a backdrop, the Frankfurt Christmas Market is regarded as one of Germany’s most important. Organized events include the tower concert on the balcony of the Nikolai Church, the Christmas Market of Frankfurt’s artists and the Frankfurt city peal of bells. Children can ride on multiple carousels, marvel at the gigantic Christmas tree and meet St. Nicholas on December 6. Guided tours of Frankfurt are also available. For more info: www.frankfurt.de

Mainz Christmas Market
Mainz Christmas Market, Landeshauptstadt Mainz

(until December 23)
The Mainz Christmas Market is set in the historic market square against the impressive backdrop of the 1,000-year-old cathedral of St. Martins. Highlights of the Christmas Market include the traditional fairy-tale performance in the city theater, the popular print shop of the Gutenberg Museum and the 36-foot-high Christmas pyramid with its numerous figures and lights. Also, there is a wide choice of family programs at the Liebfrauenplatz. For more info: www.mainz.de

Wiesbaden Christmas MarketWiesbaden Christmas Market, Wiesbaden Tourism

(through December 23)
"Twinkling Star Market" is the name of the Wiesbaden Christmas Market. Visitors enter the old castle square through four gates decorated with stars. Not to miss is the crèche with its life-sized wooden figures representing the Christmas story. For more info: www.wiesbaden.de/en

Aschaffenburg Christmas Market
Aschaffenburg Christmas Market, Kongress-und Touristikbetriebe der Stadt Aschaffenburg

(through December 22)
The Christmas Market is situated against the picturesque backdrop of the castle, with the Franconian Christmas crèche as its center. Also, during this festive season various other charming Christmas Markets can be found in the Aschaffenburg region. For more info: www.aschaffenburg.eu

German Christmas MarketBad Homburg Christmas Market, German National Tourist Board

Bad Homburg
(All Advent weekends)
One of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany is the romantic Christmas Market Bad Homburg at the Castle, which is surrounded by an historical setting. Highlights include the traditional fairy-tale performances on the Kurtheater Bad Homburg. For more info: www.bad-homburg-tourismus.de/en/

Stuttgart Christmas Market
Stuttgart Christmas Market, Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH

(through December 23)
With its more than 280 decorated stands, this is one of the oldest and largest Christmas markets in Europe. The Stuttgart Christmas Market is traditionally opened with a ceremonial concert in the inner courtyard of the Old Palace (Altes Schloss). Around the Altes Schloss, Schillerplatz, Kirchstrasse, Marktplatz and Hirschstrasse, small decorated wooden houses offer a range of Christmas items and gift ideas including Christmas tree decorations, crib figures, toys, woodcuts, puppets, lambskin shoes and candles. Culinary delights include hot chestnuts, German lebkuchen (gingerbread), roasted almonds, grilled sausages and mulled wine. For more info: www.stuttgart-tourist.de

Bremen Christmas Market
Bremen Christmas Market, Bremen Tourism

Bremen, on the River Weser close to the northern coast, puts a maritime twist on the classic Christmas market when the promenade along the river is transformed into Schlachte magi, a festive market offering historical, seasonal and maritime attractions. Another market with more than 160 beautifully decorated Christmas stalls are clustered in front of Bremen’s Church of Our Lady and the Roland Statue in the historical market square. For more info: www.bremen-tourism.de

Ruedesheim Christmas MarketRuedesheim Christmas Market, Ruedesheim Tourist Center

(through December 21)
The Christmas market in Ruedesheim on the Rhine brings a festive feel to the romantic old town and its popular Drosselgasse Lane. More than 120 stands from 12 nations offer Christmas customs and traditions from around the world. Europe's biggest Nativity scene can also be found in the market square. For more info: www.ruedesheim.de