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Fast Facts

  • Location:In Munich and Nuremberg in Germany
  • Attraction type: Market
  • Significance: A month long market during the Advent Period before Christmas
  • Best Time to Visit: Advent Period
  • How to Reach: By flights to Munich or Nuremberg; alternatively by train or road from any city of Europe
  • Nearest Airport: Munich, and Nuremberg
Christkindlmarkt is associated with Christmas when people get involved in marketing for the greatest festival. Like other countries, people in Germany too go all out to buy the best dresses, furnishings, fashion accessories, and decorations for their Christmas festival. Christmas Market in Germany in not only about buying pleasantries but involves a host of activities. The aroma of roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, and gingerbread fills the air as you make your way through the Christmas Market. Brightly lit shops selling colorful items, carol singers singing in chorus to the accompaniment of music, eateries serving the best recipes, and limitless pedestrians joining in the revelry make the entire environment electrifying.

Munich Christkindlmarkt

Christkindlmarkt in Germany is particularly renowned in Munich and Nuremberg. In Munich this month long market from November till 24th December remains open from 10 am to 8:30 pm on weekdays, 9 am to 8:30 pm on Saturdays, and 10 am to 7:30 pm on Sundays. On Christmas Eve the market remains open till 4 pm. Being at the foothills of the Alps snow is a common phenomenon, and you would be thrilled to do your shopping treading on ice. Twinkling fairy lights, hand blown glass artifacts, and aesthetically shaped nutcrackers are sold in huge quantities as these are used for decorating homes. This market in Marienplatz is reachable by bus or tram to Theatinerstrasse.

Nuremberg Christkindlmarkt

Nuremberg Christkindlmarkt has a tradition of 400 years. This market fills up the otherwise dry and unfriendly atmosphere with joy and laughter. The Christmas market which started off in pockets is now held in the market square annually. The entire Advent period which begins in November and continues till 24th December is held in merriment and joy. Christkindl, the Christmas Angel attired in gold and white with a golden crown initiates the market and makes about 150 appearances throughout the Christmas season in schools, hospitals, and charitable institutions. Previous year’s Christkindl travels to Chicago, while the present Christkindl visits Glasgow in Scotland regularly.

The main market in historic Old Town is filled with stalls and tents selling hand crafted items, toys, ornaments, fashion jewelry, wooden figurines, and lace items. While shopping you could have a fill of tempting sausages and spiced nuts.

Accommodation in Munich

For spending your Christmas vacation and do shopping in Munich Christkindlmarkt choose from among the city hotels as per your requirement. Holiday Inn Munich, Le Meridien Munich, Kings Hotel, Hotel Leopold, and Sheraton Munich are some of the renowned places of putting up.

Accommodation in Nuremberg

If you prefer to do your Christmas shopping in Nuremberg Christkindlmarkt put up in any of the elegant hotels in this city. Maritim Hotel, Hotel Victoria, Romantik Hotel, Le Meridein, and Fackelmann Hotel are among the notable accommodations to choose from.


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