Discover treasures at the Nuremberg Christmas Market
The Nuremberg Christmas Markets are some of the most profoundly beautiful sights in Germany. The markets are located in the heart of this historic city, which is steeped in Gothic architecture and culture. The markets are decorated in Christmas regalia, with twinkling lights and sparkling tinsel reflecting light off the snow-covered streets. The markets come alive at nighttime when the music starts playing and the sparkling lights line the cobble stone streets.
The destination is perfect for couples on romantic Christmas breaks. Couples can enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine over an evening meal under candlelight, in one of the many bars and restaurants surrounding the markets. The restaurants provide local delicacies and European cuisine of all varieties to cater to your tastes. The market itself is filled with traditional white-topped market stalls which are beautifully presented, giving the illusion of white sails floating side by side. Tenants sell everything from handmade trinkets to gastronomy of all flavours and recipes. The stalls sell an array of unique gifts, perfect for presents for all the family. The handcrafted toys and gifts represent some of the finest toy making skills in Germany.
A unique experience is guaranteed at the Nuremberg Christmas Markets with organisers carefully planning everything from the layout of the stalls to the music filling the air with festive carols. The market stalls are carefully decorated to compete in the annual ‘best designed Christmas hut’ competition. The stall vendors compete to be the best decorated hut at the market and be awarded the ‘golden Zwetschgenmännchen’, a festive figure made of prunes that is iconic to the Nuremberg Christmas Markets.
The Nuremberg Christmas angel is the markets most iconic symbol, with her long blonde hair, white dress and regal crown. During the advent period, the Christmas angel is the most important representative of the city and appears on many television shows and interviews. With the important role of opening the ceremony as well as participating in charity work, the Christmas angel is the figurehead of the festivities at the markets.
The Christmas Market for everyone
The younger visitors are excellently catered for, with the children’s Christmas markets providing traditional rides and attractions such as steam-powered merry-go-rounds and the nostalgic steam train for children to enjoy. The ‘little town of wood and cloth’, as the market is affectionately known as, attracts thousands of visitors each year and is the structure upon which all other German Christmas markets are designed.
There are plenty of accommodation options available, including bed and breakfast and full board rooms, to ensure that you are fully catered for. The customer service is regarded as some of the best in Europe with hotel staff tending to your every need. The hotels are lively during the Christmas period, with many hotels supplying their own entertainment, including traditional Bavarian music. The traditional Christmas markets in Germany are becoming more popular with many towns and cities now holding markets each year. Located beside the Rhine or within the shadow of towering mountains, the Christmas markets in Germany are placed in romantic locations that could be pulled straight from a story book. The beautiful cities captivate visitors with their glorious history, labyrinth of cobbled streets and iconic Cathedral’s. The Christmas markets in Nuremberg is an escape from the commercialism we are used to around Christmas time, providing handmade festive cuisine and toys in an environment seemingly untouched by retailers. At the Nuremberg Christmas Markets you can be sure to soak up the unrivalled seasonal spirit of Germany’s most enchanting city.