Nuremberg has a new Christkind

The Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt is one of the most famous Christmas markets in the world – with a “real” Christkind, the original Gingerbread and the Christkindlesglühwein.

The new Christkind Benigna has opened the Weihnachtsmarkt on Friday (29.11.19) with the traditional prologue

Nürnberger Christkindl market by Wikimedia

The Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany. The pre-Christmas sales fair on Nürnberg Main Market can be traced back to the middle of the 16th century. You will find traditional, often handmade Christmas decorations and sweet treats, such as Gingerbread (Lebkuchen) and Spekulatius.

In the 2019 opening of the Nürnberg of the Christkindlmarket, the new Christkind Benigna Munsi spoke the Prologue
Last year the Nürnberger Christkindl Rebecca held the opening with a famous prologue of the Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt

In her speech “Sir and Madam, you were Children once, and today you are again,” says the Christkindl. She welcomes the guests to the Nürnberg Main Market Square for the opening of the Christmas Market. And she’s correct, with the joy of the Christmas tree decorations, Rauschgoldengeln, wooden nutcracker, cribs and colorful stars, you’ll stroll twice as happy through the romantically lit Christmas market. After you got the souvenirs for your loved ones, do not miss the delectable delights on the market. Original Nürnberger Gingerbreads and Rostbratwürste must not be missed at any visit.


Glühwein (hot spiced mulled red wine) and Eierpunsch (hot Eggnog liquor are the most popular Christmas Market drinks

Beaming Children at the Kinderweihnacht (Children Christkindlesmarkt)

Additional attractions include the Children’s Christmas and Sternenhaus, the market of twin cities, and a train with lights for the Nürnberger children. At Hans-Sachs-Platz, a Christmas town for children is set up. During this time children bake cookies, paint glass ware, write a Christmas wish list to the Christ Child, or ride on the Nostalgic Fairground Carousel and Ferris Wheel. The Sternenhaus in the newly renovated Heilig-Geist-Saal offers a colorful cultural and narrative program around the Christkindlesmarkt.

Nürnberger Kinder Weihnacht, Children Christmas


Nuernberger Christmas market, Frauenkirche
Nuernberger Christmas market
Nürnberger Christmas Market
Christmas Booths Nuernberg
Christmas Booths Nuernberg
Zwetschgenmännle Christmas market in Nürnberg by Wikimedia
Zwetschgenmännle, made out of dried prunes
Christmas concert Nuernberg
Christmas Concert Nürnberg

Lot’s of goodies, including the Zwetschgenmännle

Zwetschgenmännle, Prune men

Thinking of visiting Germany at Christmas? Check out those books first for the best Christmas Markets. They can be purchased below:

Missing Nürnberg, but not able to go? Here are some wonderful German Christmas Ornaments that you can order online:

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3 thoughts on “Nuremberg has a new Christkind

  1. Omg. Thank you for sharing.
    Love this. I hope I can see this too someday.
    Merry Christmas to you🌲🌲🌲🌲

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