Christmas market in Augsburg
Discover one of Germany’s most beautiful Christmas markets in Augsburg. One thing’s for sure: it’s worth seeing. Not only because the “Christkindlesmarkt” is founded on more than 500 years of tradition, but also because Augsburg is a fabulous Christmas city during the Advent season.
Christmas carols, the scent of spruce, golden lights, the aroma of hot mulled wine and sausages, gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, nativity scenes, Christmas decorations, toys for children and more entice visitors into the glistening “village” of quaint booths. The Augsburg “Christkindlesmarkt” appeals to all the senses. What fascinates visitors? The charming and impressive scenery of the Renaissance city hall and the Perlach “tower”, the gables of decorated patrician homes, a huge Christmas tree and an angels’ pyramid eight meters high all create a delightful and unique setting.
Augustus, founder of Augsburg, takes the Christmas city under his wing: In reference to the Christmas story, the newly restored nativity scene is placed next to the statue of the emperor of Rome who ordered the census of that time.
The “Augsburg angel performance” is a traditional highlight of the Christmas market. Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. City Hall is transformed into a huge Advent calendar when 24 music-making angels appear above the Christmas market.
On this day the angels appear at 7:00 pm and walk down stairs to the portal of city hall.
The “Augsburg fairytale street”
Minni and Winni are two squirrels living in a little fir tree. When their home is taken to be used as a Christmas tree, they turn to the witch Drusilla for help. This Christmas fairytale by Agustí Asensio Saurí is presented with moving pictures in shop windows of various stores throughout the Augsburg city centre.
Augsburg Christmas market:
daily from November 25 to December 24, 2013
Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm
Special opening hour Shopping night:
November 29, 2013: 10 am. – 11 pm
Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH
Telephone: +49 (0)821 50207-0
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