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

Saarbrücken Christmas Market

Saarbrücken is the capital of Saarland, and is located close to the border with France, it is a city that originated as a small town during the late Roman Empire, then developed as a castle during the Middle Ages. Today the city is famous for its Baroque palaces, the work of the famous architect Friedrich Joachim Stengel, they overlook the three main and most beautiful squares of the city, the Schlossplatz, the Ludwigsplatz and the St. Johanner Markt. Today’s Saarbrücken was born in 1909 with the merger of the Baroque city of Saarbrücken and the merchant city of St. Johann. A few kilometers from Saarbrücken there is a particular structure, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, the Völklinger Hütte steelworks, the most important and mammoth (600,000 m2) example of a building of this type in the world, which has now become a museum, a theme park, and an art and culture center. The Saarbrücken Christmas market has become very popular and is one of the most important events that the city of Saarbrücken hosts annually.


1) Christmas market in Saarbrücken in St. Johanner Markt square (Saarbrücker Christkindlmarkt). This is the market held in the ancient market square of the city. In addition to numerous stands with all the local Christmas specialties and numerous gift ideas, Saarbrücken hosts Santa Claus who every day, at 7 pm, to the delight of all the children, arrives and flies over the market square with his sleigh.

2) Bahnhofstraße Christmas Market. This Christmas market usually takes place on the main shopping street of the city of Saarbrücken.


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


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