Nuremberg's Christmas Market of Sister Cities
After the Second World War, Nuremberg strove for international contact as a contribution to international understanding and European unity; Nuremberg has dealt intensely with the past and the causes of the fact that Nuremberg is associated with the terrors of the Third Reich and has continuously developed its human rights activities through manifold activities and projects. On of these projects is the Christmas Market of Nuremberg's Sister Cities.
On the square just north of the Christkindlesmarkt, the Christmas Market of Sister Cities adds some international flair. With a wide range of indigenous arts and crafts, stalls from Nuremberg's sister cities Antalya (Turkey), Atlanta (USA), Kharkiv (Ukraine), Gera (Thuringia), Glasgow (Scotland), Kavala (Greece), Krakow (Poland), Nice (France), Prague (Czech Republic), San Carlos (Nicaragua), Shenzhen (China), Skopje (Macedonia) and the French region of Limousin as well as the partner communities Bar (Montenegro), Brasov/Kronstadt (Rumania), Kalkudah (Sri Lanka), Klausen+Montan (Italy) und Verona (Italy) take visitors on a journey around the world.
The stall managed by the Department for International Relations invites you to taste the "Sister City Mulled Wine" or choose from a selection of Nuremberg books and Christmas goods. All proceeds of the sale will fund charity projects and institutions in the sister cities.
For the city's efforts to promote union and understanding among the people of Europe, the City of Nuremberg and the Nuremberg citizens were presented with the „Golden Stars of Town Twinning“ of the European Commission in 2002 and 2007 with „The Europe Prize“, the highest award given by the Council of Europe to only one or two cities within the 47 member states per year.