Jingles Bells Jingle Bells! We all know Christmas is on its way! But, what about your shopping? Are you done buying all the Christmas gifts, lighting threads, stars, fresh Christmas trees, etc, etc? The list is long and the time is short! Why not plan a holiday that is settled amidst a fabulous German Christmas Market! Smart right? Let’s have an enthralling vacation that is full of vintage drama, mind-blowing cathedrals & lots of shopping. You’ll attend the biggest show of Christmas trees along with endless lanes full of romance & showering fairy lights at the famous Christmas markets in Germany. This brief list of 10 Xmas markets in Germany will make sure you don’t miss any adventure in this city.
List of 10 German Christmas Markets to Explore
1. Berlin Christmas Market
Nestled around the iconic Baroque Charlottenburg Palace it is one of the enchanting Christmas markets in Berlin, Germany. With its elaborate light installation covering the entire marketplace you couldn’t find much better romantic places to explore with your beloved during Christmas than this beauty. Whereas, the encircling decorative trees and marvelous fences of the palace make sure you don’t miss out on any German Christmas festivities. The pivotal point of the market is a pyramid in front of the palace’s main entrance that tames every traveler at the first glance.
Dates: From 22nd November 2021 to 6th January 2022
2. Ludwigsburg Baroque Christmas Market, Baden-Württemberg
Ludwigsburg Baroque Christmas Market is one such junction that you should always mark in your travel itinerary for Christmas shopping. Every year, the center of Ludwigsburg is metamorphosed into a marvelous shimmering Christmas oasis, constituted by 175+ timbered stalls. For prayers and Christmas blessings you can visit two beautiful baroque churches illuminated by arches and the sparkling wings of glowing angels. Some consider the Ludwigsburg Baroque Christmas Market of Germany as one of the most beautiful markets in the world. Just book your tickets & find it out!
Dates: From 25th November 2021 to 6th January 2022
3. Weihnachtsmarkt am Dom, Cologne
Out of the Christmas markets in Cologne, Germany Weihnachtsmarkt Am Dom is one of the super surreal retreats to enjoy during Christmas. Twinkling lanes in the shadow of the city’s iconic cathedral Roncalliplatz makes this marketplace more travel-worthy. You’d be more amazed to know that it features one of the biggest Christmas trees in the Rhineland. Whereas as the sample regional delicacies, traditional gifts and local craftspeople flexing their skills at the 150 plus stalls is not an adventure you must be missing out, during Christmas in Germany. Don’t forget to try a delicious local street specialty Reibekuchen with Apfelmus – potato pancakes with applesauce.
Dates: From 22nd November to 23rd December 2021
4. Striezelmarkt, Dresden, Saxony
How could you banish one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany? Striezelmarkt is the antique ancestor of all the marketplaces in this city that you should visit at least once. Possibly one of the vintage iconic can be found here too. Stroll under the showering warm lights of Dresden’s centerpiece, I don’t know about your date but you’ll definitely fall in love with this place. It is the perfect adventure to manifest the festive spirits of the Christmas holidays this year.
Dates: From 22th November to 23rd December 2022
5. Ravennaschlucht Christmas Market
For all the mesmerizing backdrop hunters, look no further! It is one of the best Christmas markets in Germany, nestled at Ravenna Gorge, beneath a historic railway viaduct. Bavarian Black Forest encapsulates this beautiful Christmas market inside its canopies. For ease of imagination, you can fancy any of Harry Potter’s outdoor scenes. The only difference, it is not magical but a real wonder of Christmas in Germany that you shouldn’t miss. To make it more adrenaline-worthy you can also hike from Hinterzarten, a neighboring village three kilometers away, soaking all the splendid views of winter to reach Ravennaschlucht Christmas Market.
Dates: From 23rd November to 23rd December 2021
6. Aachen Christmas Market, North Rhine-Westphalia
Aachen itself is already a popular landmark for its historical architecture & incredible cathedrals. Altogether this vintage marketplace adds up to form a base for the most famous Christmas market in Germany. It has even marked its fame in the top 10 in lists of the best Christmas markets in Europe. At, Aachen Christmas Market you will receive diverse ranges of beauty and splendor that are necessary for any holiday market. Filled to the brim with festively decorated stalls & sparkling lights it is one of the top adventures you should try out in Germany. Just add one more scrumptious Aachener Printen, a local gingerbread in your list of foods to try here.
Dates: From 19th November to 23rd December 2021
7. Braunschweig Christmas Market
Braunschweig is a popular Christmas market of Germany that is set around the well-known St. Blasii Cathedral. The elegant illuminations and the delightful atmosphere of this market attracts many coupled travelers. Whereas 150 artisans displaying their enchanting stalls against an impressive historical backdrop bring it on the top list of German Christmas markets to explore. You can find all kinds of presents for your family ranging from wooden toys, jewelry, fur-lined leather goods to spectacularly illuminated Christmas stars. With its 500-year tradition, you’d feel obliged to become part of this iconic place this year.
Dates: From 24th November to 29th December 2021
8. Engelke Markt, Emden, Lower Saxony
Imagine a seaport embellished with wonderful Christmas lights holding an attractive aura that is hard to ignore. The city of Emden’s German Xmas market is the exact copy of such a beautiful landscape. You just need to swap the city streets to experience the swell of the sea, whereas the Christmas market set across harbored ships at the old inland port make sure you breathe the salty sea air & enjoy your shopping in the best possible way. The aroma of freshly baked gingerbread and mulled wine in its lanes keeps it more lit & full of life.
Date: From 23rd November to 23rd December 2021
9. Leipzig Christmas Market
The Leipzig Christmas Market is one of the classiest German Christmas markets to explore dating all the way back to 1458. All six areas of this market are fascinatingly historical & vintage. Adorned with 250 twinkling stalls embedded harmoniously in the historic centre, this market is the best Christmas festivity to attend in Germany.
Dates: From 23rd November to 23rd December 2021.
10. Nuremberg Christmas Market
Grilled sausage hanging in the air marks the beginning of the Nuremberg Christmas Market. You must explore this vintage era hotspot dating back to the times of 1628, with the roots leading to the great Luther King. They feature handmade Christmas decorations and culinary treats presented at the 180+ wooden stalls, decorated with red and white canvases along with marvelous fairy lights across the lanes. Enjoy the enchantment of the unique atmosphere at this popular Christmas Market of Germany.
Dates: From 26th November to 24th December 2021.
Hope you’all enjoyed the aforementioned list of 10 exciting Christmas markets in Germany 2021 to explore. These marketplaces are filled with exciting adventure and eye-catching landscapes that you definitely need on your holidays. Whereas, shopping is our primary concern so make sure you mark the respective dates of the top German Christmas markets mentioned above to keep your travel well-suited for all the new items you need this year. For more enchanting travelogues like these head on to other binge-worthy blogs of Adequate Travels. Till then frohe Weihnachten(German for Merry Christmas) in advance!
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