What is true luxury? To enjoy the moment in Nuremberg and forget about your worries for a while. Whether strolling through the Christmas Market, discovering a unique gift or something trendy for the home or finding the perfect fit from a designer label – Nuremberg is the place for Christmas shopping! The pedestrian shopping zone was created in 1966 and is one of the largest in Europe. Within a pleasant walking distance there is something for everyone: Lovers of fine fashion, bargain hunters and trendsetters. It’s a pleasure to stroll through the historical atmosphere of the Old Town and discover wonderful and exclusive boutiques, modern specialty shops and department stores.
The World of the Prune Men
Zwetschgenmännle – the well-loved figures made of prune – have been sold at the Christkindlesmarkt for decades. More than 350 different figures are available — ranging from “naked”, to chimney sweeps for luck to kissing couples. There are hundreds “living” in the world of the prune men: guitar and piano players, cooks and waiters, pastors and the devil and more. The figures are nine to 22 centimeters high and create an illustrious company.
A Golden Ambassador of Christmas: The Nuremberg “Rauschgoldengel”
Formal, folded, with arms tucked away, the shining “Rauschgoldengel” is the most traditional ambassador of Christmas in Nuremberg. Invented here, the angel is a symbol of the Christkindles-
markt and can be found in all sizes at stands offering Christmas tree decorations. The largest gold-foil angel hangs high above the entrance of the Christmas Market to welcome guests.
Craftmen’s Courtyard in Nuremberg – a friendly welcome awaits you!
Behind massive city walls and just a few steps from the New Museum handicrafts and traditional Franconian specialties can be bought. Many craftsmen let visitors look over their shoulders while they work. And those who are hungry and thirsty can take a break in the Fränkische Weinstube (Franconian wine bar) and the Bratwurstglöcklein sausage restaurant.
Pictures from the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt