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Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.
Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.

Hanover Christmas Market

Hanover is the capital city of Lower Saxony, this German city was also completely destroyed during the Second World War, so its historic center has only been partially preserved, the city was rebuilt after the war in a modern key. Hanover is famous for its Baroque Royal Gardens (Herrenhausen).


As for Christmas, Hanover hosts several Christmas markets in its historic center. In front of the Marktkirche, in the old city (Altstadt), there is usually the main Christmas Market made up of stalls and wooden chalets displaying traditional Christmas objects and a Christmas craft market illustrating ancient crafts. The city also has a local food themed market set in a reconstruction of a typical Finnish village which takes place in the Ballhofplatz.

1) Christmas Market (Hannover Weihnachtsmarkt) and Craft Market in the historic center (Marktplatz). This market is usually made up of about 170 festively decorated Christmas stalls, where you can find wooden toys, handicrafts, ceramics and household items. Glaziers, potters and candle makers display their artistic talent. The gastronomic section of the market is also curated with a vast selection of Christmas food, drinks and sweets. One of the highlights of Hanover Christmas is usually the Gourmet Market in the Finnish Village (Weihachtsdorf) on Ballhofplatz. In this market you will be offered Finnish specialties and handicrafts from this Nordic country. Inside this Christmas village you will be able to see what life was like in an ancient medieval city.

2) Lister Meile Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt Lister Meile). Market in the pedestrian area. A large part of the market is dedicated to children with the train, the carousel and the puppet theatre.


ATTENTION: We recommend that you check the opening of the Christmas markets with the organizers.


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