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 27 - December 23, 2017

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

Christmas market in Nuremberg »

December 1 - December 24, 2017

Christmas market in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Christmas market in Rothenburg »

December 1 – December 23, 2017

Christkindl market in Bad Reichenhall

Romantic Advent in Bad Reichenhall »

November 24 to December 24, 2017

Christmas market in Würzburg

Würzburg Christmas market »

December 1 - December 23, 2017

Ellinger Tor in Weißenburg in Bavaria

Christmas market in Weißenburg »

December 08 – December 17, 2017

Christmas Market at Munich Airport

Christmas market at the Munich Airport »

November 18 - December 29, 2017 (tbc.)

Christmas market in Memmingen

Christmas market in Memmingen »

November 24 – December 17, 2017


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Christmas market Fraueninsel Lake Chiemsee © Priener Tourismus GmbH