Top Four Best Christmas Markets in Germany

German Christmas Markets

As the nights draw in, it’s tempting to hide away from the world and hibernate at home. But taking a well-deserved holiday filled with festive cheer is a sure way to brighten up the darker months and get you through a cold winter. Germany’s quintessential Christmas markets are famed the world over for their delicious festive food, quirky gifts and enchanting backdrops.

So book your flight, pack your warmest coat and make your way through the glittering Christmas stalls across Germany. You can pick up some lebkuchen, a traditional German nutcracker or glühwein served in a little decorative boot and prepare for Christmas whilst enjoying a break from home. Here are five of the best Christmas markets in Germany that we think you should be visiting this wintertime:

Lucia Christmas Market, Berlin

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Lucia Christmas Market, Berlin

As the country’s capital, Berlin is home to around 60 different Christmas markets during the festive period, some with modern twists like multiculturalism or environmental sustainability. The Lucia Christmas Market at the KulturBrauerei – a historic brewery – is a treasure trove of German and Scandinavian delights. A particularly charming aspect of this market is that visitors can borrow coats which have been warming by an open fire to stay cosy and warm as they eat, drink and be merry.

Reiterlesmarkt, Rothenburg

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Reiterlesmarkt, Rothenburg

Dating back to the early 17th century, the Christkindlesmarkt in the medieval city of Nuremberg represents a German Christmas tradition. In Germany, Christkind is an angelic figure who delivers gifts to children at Christmas time, much like our own Father Christmas. At the impressive opening ceremony, Christkind appears on the balcony of a nearby church and walks around the market in a golden crown, greeting visitors. While you’re here, be sure to try a tasty Nuremberg Bratwurst.

Weihnachtsmarkt Am Kölner Dom, Cologne

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Weihnachtsmarkt Am Kölner Dom, Cologne

Beneath the magnificent Gothic Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cologne’s Christmas market is truly unforgettable. At the centre of this classic German market is an impressive 25m Nordmann fir tree with a twinkling canopy of thousands of lights cascading down towards the roofs of the sheds, which sell traditional German gifts, tasty treats and handcrafted decorations. While it’s open, the market hosts around 100 festive events, including choir and orchestra performances.

Christkindlesmarkt, Nuremberg

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Christkindlesmarkt, Nuremberg

Dating back to the early 17th century, the Christkindlesmarkt in the medieval city of Nuremberg represents a German Christmas tradition. In Germany, Christkind is an angelic figure who delivers gifts to children at Christmas time, much like our own Father Christmas. At the impressive opening ceremony, Christkind appears on the balcony of a nearby church and walks around the market in a golden crown, greeting visitors. While you’re here, be sure to try a tasty Nuremberg Bratwurst.

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Book your perfect Christmas Holiday today

So, if you’re still awaiting that Christmas feeling and want this Christmas to be the most lavish of them all, book your trip to the Christmas capital of the world with Just Perfect Holidays. We make luxury travel affordable so that when you’re stuffed full of lebkuchen and glühwein, you can fully relax on your flight home. Book your flight for a Christmas getaway today.

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