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Berlin Christmas markets

Christmas market in Berlin, Germany. Author Ethan Lindsey. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

With the start of the Christmas season, Berlin is full of Christmas markets (Berliner Weihnachtsmärkte), with more than 60 markets, the city offers everything for Christmas shopping. In addition to complete the Berlin Christmas there are numerous organized events, concerts, cultural events, lights and Christmas trees, the winter landscape of Potsdamer Platz, carriage rides through the streets of the city ...

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Lübeck Christmas Markets

Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Author Motiqua. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

In the magnificent atmosphere of the ancient historic city of Lübeck takes place an exciting advent, with numerous Christmas markets, shows, songs and other Christmas events. Lübeck was an important city of the famous Hanseatic League and today retains evidence of its glorious past which have earned it a place among the world heritage sites of UNESCO. The first Christmas market, ...

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Munich Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Markets, Germany. Author Ramessos. No Copyright

The main Christmas market in the city of Munich is the “Market of the Child Jesus” (Christkindlmarkt) held in Marienplatz, the central square in Munich. It has a very old tradition, its origins date back to the Markets of St. Nicholas of the fourteenth century, even though the first written evidence of the 1642.  Daily live music resounds from the ...

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Nuremberg Christmas Markets

Nuremberg (Nürnberg), Bavaria, Germany. Author Johannes Kerstiens. Licenza Creative Commons Attribuzione-Condividi allo stesso modo 3.0

The city of Nuremberg is famous for its Christmas market, the Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt. Alongside the traditional Christmas Market, Nuremberg offers one of the largest pedestrian zones in Europe, with the streets lit for the celebration and the Christmas Market of the Child. The wonderful “Nativity trail” linking the two markets. The Town Hall Square (Rathausplatz), nearby to the Christmas market (Christkindlesmarkt), ...

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Dresden Christmas Markets

Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Author MalteF. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The oldest Christmas market in Europe is taking place in Dresden, it is the famous Dresdner Striezelmarkt. The first document in the world that attests to a Christmas Market is dated 1434 and mentions a Striezelmarkt (market of the ‘Striezel’, a German sweet) that was held in Dresden. The Christmas market in Dresden includes a path, over a kilometer, between Prager ...

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Frankfurt Christmas Markets

Christmas Market in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany. Author Upyernoz. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Frankfurt (Frankfurt am Main) is one of the most important German cities, German road center and first-class financial center of Europe, full of museums and attractions. The city was founded in the Middle Ages and in the thirteenth century it became a Free Imperial City. Frankfurt from the sixteenth century was the place of election of the emperors of the Holy Roman ...

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Cologne Christmas Markets

Cologne, Germany. Author Aspooner. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Cologne (Köln), is a historic city in Germany, an ancient Roman colony known since 50 AD with the name of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, from which it derives its current name. The city developed in the Middle Ages when it became one of the most important cities in the Holy Roman Empire. Due to its strategic position at the center of ...

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Bremen Christmas Markets

Bremen, Germany. Author Ralf Shulze (rs-foto). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, which in the past was the most important port in the country, is nestled along the river Weser. The historic center of Bremen (Altstadt) is really impressive, and has its most beautiful building in the town hall (Bremer Rathaus) richly decorated. This building along with the statue of Roland on the marketplace of Bremen was ...

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The most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany

Christmas market in Nördlingen im Ries, Bavaria, Germany. Author Lorenadelperu. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Germany is home to the Christmas markets, here in fact were born as far back as the fifteenth century the first Christmas Markets, so a trip to Germany during Advent allows you to see and enjoy their real taste and tradition. The oldest Germany Christmas market (and of course the oldest in the world) can be found in Dresden in Saxony: Christmas ...

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Freiburg Christmas Market

Freiburg Christmas Market (Freiburger Weihnachtsmarkt), Germany. Copyright FWTM-Fotograf Karl-Heinz Raach

Freiburg (Freiburg im Breisgau) is a beautiful historic town in southwest Germany, located near the French border and not far from the Swiss one, almost halfway between Strasbourg and Basel. Freiburg is close to the Black Forest and in the middle of one of the most important wine areas of Germany. The city is full of greenery and its historic ...

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