The Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt is one of the oldest and certainly the most famous Christmas Market in the world. In the wooden booths of the “Städtle made of wood and cloth” you will find traditional, often handmade Christmas decorations and sweet treats, such as Gingerbread (Lebkuchen) and Spekulatius. Additional attractions include the Children’s Christmas and Sternenhaus, the market of twin cities, and a train with lights for the Nürnberger children.Click on pictures to enlarge
ALSO LEBKUCHEN AND GLÜHWEIN BELONG TO THE NÜRNBERG CHRISTKINDLESMARKT
Nürnberger Christkindl (Christmas Child/Angel) Rebecca Ammon held the opening with a famous prologue of the Nürnberg 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.
Beaming Children at the Kinderweihnacht (Children Christkindlesmarkt)
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.
CHRISTMAS MARKET WITH TRADITION AND HISTORY
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.
Thank you Beth for the wonderful pictures you took yesterday
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: