The Crèche at the Christkindlesmarkt
The shepherds are displayed in the traditional costume of the local Franconian farmers, which you can still experience at celebrations in the countryside around Nuremberg today.
Way of Crèches
If you are interested in nativity scenes, stroll along the “Way of Crèches” in the Spitalgasse between the Christkindlesmarkt and the Children’s Christmas Market on Hans-Sachs-Platz. Here, a series of charming wooden booths houses many different depictions of the birth of Christ.
Only five minutes from the Christkindlesmarkt, in the church of St. Egidien, Nuremberg’s only Baroque Lutheran church, nativity scenes from many different eras lovingly created by members of the Friends of the Nativity Nuremberg/Fürth are on display.