Nürnberg Christkindlesmarkt – Nuremberg Christmas Market

The Nürnberg Christkindlesmarkt is well and truly on its way and up to December 24th, visitors and locals alike can enjoy the magic of Nürnberg’s Christmas Market.

All around the main market square about 180 wooden stalls, covered with red-and-white cloth, have given the Christmas Market its name of “Little Town from Wood and Cloth”.

What to Buy at the Christkindlesmarkt

Nuremberg spicy gingerbread, fruit loaves, bakery goods and sweets are some of the Christmas treats available. Stall holders also present traditional and typical Christmas wares such as Christmas tree angels, cribs, Christmas tree ornaments and candles, toys as well as handicrafts. A favourite souvenir is the “Nürnberg Plum People”, little figures made from prunes. And of course, by way of refreshments, there are always Nürnberg grilled sausages on rolls and mugs of mulled wine.

Nürnberg’s Christmas market keeps to the spirit of a truly traditional market and plastic fir garlands are a definite no-no. Market officers also check that non-stop taped Christmas music are disallowed as are carousels.

Nürnberg-Christkindlesmarkt © Stadt Nürnberg

The Christkindlesmarkt stall holders are proud of their stalls and compete for the most beautiful and tasteful stall design. Prizes comprising of gold, silver and bronze “Plum People” for the most beautiful stalls have been annual awards since 1981.

Opening Times:
Mon – Thurs  – 09:30 – 20:00
Fri & Sat        – 09:30 – 22:00
Sunday          – 10:30 – 20:00

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Another special event in Nürnberg this Christmas is the ‘Windsbach Boys Choir: Christmas Oratorio’ at the Meistersingerhalle.

The Windsbacher Knabenchor (Windsbach Boys Choir), a German boys choir in Windsbach, is one of the most renowned boys choir in the world.  This is a one-off performance only on December 14th.
See further information and book concert tickets here.>

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