Würzburg Christmas market

December 1st to December 23rd 2017

The Würzburg Christmas market on the market square provides a fitting and charming end to the year. With the air filled with the aromas of mulled wine and cakes, the romantic backdrop provided by the Marienkapelle and the Falkenhaus and the fabulous array of artworks, handcrafted items, unique gifts, sweet temptations and wintery delights  offered by the 100 or so traders the Würzburg Christmas market is something truly special.

But that’s not all: on each of the four weekends in Advent there is a Christmas craft market in the historic courtyard of the town hall with some 40 or so artisans displaying their embroidery, ceramics, ironwork, toys and Christmas decorations such as hand painted glass balls and decorative angels. The Würzburg Christmas market is open from Monday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 8.30 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. – 8.30 p.m.

A programme of entertainment that runs concurrently with the Christmas market includes such delights as a performance of the "Kaltes Herz" (The Cold Heart) a Christmas story written by Wilhelm Hauff and performed in the Mainfranken theatre, festive concerts in the Residential Palace, the museums and the churches, brewery tours and wine tasting sessions in Würzburg’s vineyards. The award-winning museum in the Kulturspeicher will be hosting a very special exhibition entitled  "…die Grenzen überfliegen" and showcasing works by Hermann Hesse.

Over 50 different themed tours are available for groups. Twice a day at 10.30 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. there are guided tours of the historic city centre for individuals. The City Train is a great and comfortable way to view the city: tours run on the hour every hour from 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The Würzburg hotel sector has a great range of packages on offer throughout Advent. Packages including one night’s accommodation with a buffet breakfast, a glass of mulled wine on the Christmas market and a surprise gift start from €45 per person.

Opening times 2017:

  • Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8.30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Further Information:

Congress - Tourismus - Würzburg
Am Congress Centrum, Turmgasse 11
97070 Würzburg
Telephone: +49 (0)931 372335
Email: tourismus@wuerzburg.de
Homepage: http://www.wuerzburg.de

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