Christmas markets in Bavaria

Bavaria's cities, towns and villages are filled with Christmas magic during the holiday season. The Christmas Market season runs throughout the Advent period, from the end of November to the third week of December.

The markets are generally held in the Town Square and each has its own unique atmosphere. But common threads include, decorated stalls heaped with traditional Christmas decorations, toys and gifts and the aromas of mulled wine, grilled sausages, Christmas biscuits and gingerbread . St. Nikolaus, the German Santa Claus, often pays a visit. Christmas carol singing and Christmas concerts usually coincide with the markets, which are generally open seven days a week and run well into the evenings. 

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Here you can find information about the best Christmas Markets in Bavaria:


Christmas market in Würzburg

Würzburg Christmas market »

November 29 - December 23, 2013

The festive city of Nuremberg -
home to the world-famous Christmas market

Christmas market in Nuremberg »

November 28 - December 24, 2014

Ellinger Tor in Weißenburg in Bavaria

Christmas market in Weißenburg »

December 14 – December 22, 2013

Christmas Market at Munich Airport

Christmas market at the Munich Airport »

November 23 – December 29, 2013

Christmas market in Memmingen

Christmas market in Memmingen »

November 29 – December 22, 2013

Floating Christmas market in Vilshofen/Danube

A floating Christmas market in Vilshofen »

November 29 - December 15, 2013 (from Friday to Sunday)

Christmas concerts with regional alphorns

Christmas market in Oberammergau »

December 13 - December 15 and December 20 - December 22, 2013

Christmas market in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Christmas market in Garmisch-Partenkirchen »

November 30 - December 24, 2013


Christmas market in Lindau - Lake Constance image.enlarge
Christmas market in Lindau - Lake Constance © Wolfgang Schneider