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:

Lucrezia market - Regensburg christmas market

Christmas markets in Regensburg »

November 23 - December 23, 2016

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

Christmas market in Nuremberg »

November 25 - December 24, 2016

Christmas market in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Christmas market in Rothenburg »

November 25 – December 23, 2016

Christkindl market in Bad Reichenhall

Romantic Advent in Bad Reichenhall »

Experience winter magic surrounded by mountains. Peace, pleasure and bavarian tradition in a really charming ambience –near Salzburg.

Christmas market in Würzburg

Würzburg Christmas market »

November 25 - December 23, 2016

Ellinger Tor in Weißenburg in Bavaria

Christmas market in Weißenburg »

December 10 – December 18, 2016

Christmas Market at Munich Airport

Christmas market at the Munich Airport »

November 19 – December 30 , 2016

Christmas market in Memmingen

Christmas market in Memmingen »

November 25 – December 18, 2016


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Christmas market Fraueninsel Lake Chiemsee © Priener Tourismus GmbH