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Nuremberg Christmas Market

Hauptmarkt, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Nuremberg's Christmas Market starts at the end of November and continues through December. It's a traditional festive German market with yuletide treats like gluhwein, gingerbread and Nuremberg's famous bratwurst sausages. The opening ceremony is presented by the glamourous Christkind, who recites her now famous Christmas speech to thousands in the Main Market Square. You could also take a city tour in the old fashioned stage coaches and enjoy the nostalgic Christmas tunes the coachman plays on his trumpet. Finally take a walk up the steps of the Church of Our Lady for a spectacular view of the market's red and white coloured stalls and decorative lights. The children's market section is ideal for families.
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Hauptmarkt, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Nuremberg by train and as soon as we walked out of the station, there was little guessing about how to get to the Christmas market. It's about a 1 km walk, but the streets are lined with Christmas decorations and vendors all...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I like the Nuremberg Christkindlmarket. But it got's more and more Touristic.To get cheaper prices for Glühwein and so on check out the little stalls in the streets arounx the market place.

1  Thank Jonas S
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Wow, the market is huge and has so much to see and buy! It was an amazing experience to be there, and the variety and atmosphere is incredible. I had to tell myself to stop looking after a while because we had bought so many...More

3  Thank CobaltMicks
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This was the largest single holiday market that we visited on our Danube River cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg. The pedestrian only, city center, main plaza of Nuremberg is very large, thus accommodating many tented vendors. Festive decorations, holiday gift items (many local to Bavaria),...More

2  Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We attended the Christkindlemarkt in the Alstadt on a Monday in December. It was raining so it wasn't crowded. We loved being able to stroll through the booths and eat and drink the local fare. The booths were decorated so beautiful. They took such time...More

3  Thank NorCal-traveler08
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

I visited it with a friend,we really enjoy our full day trip there. Hot wines and yummy food everywhere. There are nice parks as well.

1  Thank Angyal C
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

I'm happy that I visited Nuremberg in the time of the Christmas Market, but I expected something different. It's not as cosy as I hoped, we passed by 3 evening in a row and found it crowed each time, so it was not very relaxed...More

1  Thank laurapersson22
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

I love going to the Nuremberg Christmas market. Also called the Christkindlemarkt, they have beautiful things to buy and see.

Thank Jaime C
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Nuremberg is a very interesting city. Has a Medieval side sorrounded by a wall and towers and its Impresive Castle; also is part of the WWII History signaled by Zeppelin Park and the Courts. But, the Christmas Market is a Fantasy; beautiful place when you...More

Thank Mirtha A
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Had a really nice time here. Beautiful city and nice market to walk through with lots of selection. Definitely recommend this attraction.

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Nancy S
5 December 2017|
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Response from Beans0286 | Reviewed this property |
Hey there, as this is a market, prices are expected to be a little higher than normal. Gluehwein, which is the famous hot wine ranges from 4-8 euros depending if you want to keep the mug it comes with. Not sure if you are... More
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Jim D
29 November 2017|
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Response from frodosring08 | Reviewed this property |
The river runs right through the centre of town. A nice 10-15 min stroll to the boats on the outskirts of town.
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Response from graeme A | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Nuremberg has many attractions and I recommend a visit to Nuremberg castle. While you have young children I am sure they will be fascinated with the different displays. Remember it will be cold at this time of the year... More
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