Christmas Markets in Germany
By Viator, November 2014
You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing where to spend Christmas in Germany, but Berlin comes alive over the festive season and with the capital hosting well over a dozen Christmas markets, you’ll find everything you need without having to venture outside the city limits. Take a walking tour of Berlin’s Christmas markets and discover some of the most spectacularly situated markets in the country, located in the grounds of Charlottenburg Castle, in the medieval center of Spandau and beneath the iconic ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
A close contender to Berlin is the Bavarian capital and a walking tour of Munich’s Christmas markets takes in some of the city’s 20 Christmas markets, including the central Medieval Market and the Christmas Village held in the Royal Palace Courtyard. Other popular markets include Nuremberg’s famous Christkindlesmarkt including a Kinderweihnacht, or Children's Market; Cologne’s markets, one of which is overlooked by the magnificent façade of the UNESCO-listed cathedral; and the traditional markets of Hamburg and Stuttgart. Or why not combine the best of central Germany’s Christmas markets with a 4-day Christmas tour taking in one of Germany’s largest Christmas markets in Leipzig, the famous Striezelmarkt in Dresden (Germany’s oldest Christmas market) and even stopping at some of Germany’s traditional toy-making villages.
Tours & Tickets
Cozy up on this festive cruise along the Rhine River, listening to Christmas music as you admire castles, churches and vineyards on the shores of the river. ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
Experience Germany's traditional Christmas festivities on this 4-day tour from Frankfurt to Leipzig, Dresden and Plauen. Visit Eisenach's Wartburg Castle and ... Read more
Duration: 4 days (approx.)
Celebrate the festive season with a visit to a Christmas market and a traditional Christmas dinner on this 5.5-hour small-group tour from Frankfurt. From ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)