The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt
Lebkuchen and Mulled Wine are a must at the Christkindlesmarkt
“You men and women who were once children too, be children again,” says the Christkind, as it greets its guests on Nuremberg’s Main Market Square to open the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt. And the Christkind knows what it’s talking about: With a little childlike joy the Christmas decorations, “Rauschgold” angels, wooden nutcrackers, nativity scenes and colorful stars are all the more attractive as you stroll through the romantic illuminated lanes of the Christkindlesmarkt. After you’ve bought a souvenir for the folks back home, you shouldn’t miss the delicious treats at the market: Original Nuremberg gingerbread and Nuremberg bratwurst are a must.
Eyes all a-glow at the Children’s Christmas Market
On Hans-Sachs-Platz there’s a Christmas City just for children. At the Children’s Christmas Market, little visitors can bake cookies, paint glass, write their Christmas wish list for the Christkind or take a ride on the nostalgic carousel or Ferris wheel. The Sternenhaus in the newly-renovated Heilig-Geist-Saal offers a colorful Christkindlesmarkt cultural program for children.
Sister Cities’ Market at the Christkindlesmarkt
Nuremberg has a city partnership with 13 cities; friendly relations with eight additional communities. On the Rathausplatz north of the Main Market Square, the Sister Cities’ Market brings international flair each year to the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt. The proceeds of the often hand-made Christmas decorations go to charitable organizations in the sister cities.
Christmas Market with Tradition and History
The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany. The pre-Christmas fair on Nuremberg’s main market square can be traced back to the middle of the 16th century. Learn more about the history of the market.
Colorful Program at the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt
The Christkindlesmarkt and Nuremberg’s churches and museums invite you to enjoy Christmas concerts, tours and exhibits. If you don’t want to miss anything, you can find the entire colorful program on our event calendar.