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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 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank patrickkaroly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The market is really enjoyable, the products they sell, are of good quality. Sellers are nice and friendly. Although there is too big crowd, better to go on a weekday, than weekend. Prices are high, but food and drink is fine. If You plan to...More

Thank IldikoJanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the second last day (Dec 22nd) and it was beautiful. Cold, with all the lights, hot Glühwein and warm 3-im-Weckla. It was also not too busy, more locals than tourists, and the stalls seemed to have gone away from China-crap.

Thank difelidi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were really anxious to visit Christmas Market and after that we think that it really worth it. Market is almost all around historical centre. There are several food options to choose, such as typical sausages, pork sandwiches, beer, typical hot wine. Strongly recommended to...More

Thank lucianobotticelli
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to a few Christmas markets in the uk and Europe, and this had the most variety of goods for sale. Others have been the same goods repeated over and over again. They also had stalls from other foreign cities associated with Nuremberg, and...More

Thank nicmx5
Reviewed January 11, 2018

This is one of Germany's more popular and famous Christmas markets, but it's also a little disappointing. No doubt it's huge, with tons of stands and thousands of people, but as a result it also doesn't have much of its own personality. Yes, there's lots...More

Thank moviegal226
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Had a lovely time at the Christmas market, but once you get beyond the gluhwein and the sausages, all the stalls seem to be selling the same things (ornaments, smokers, nutcrackers, gingerbread and one or two other things). I thought there would be more handcrafted...More

Thank bandito912
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Wanted to see biggest market in Germany. Stall upon stall of Christmas goodies, ornaments, wooden carvings, sausage, gluhwein! Wonderful. Not all mdse truly German, beware. Still incredible experience.

Thank Mary S
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Nancy S
December 5, 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
Jim D
November 29, 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.
Danielle P
November 18, 2017|
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