Christmas Market in Cologne Germany
Cologne Christmas Market

Many German towns and cities have traditional Christmas markets during the holiday season in Germany. Below is a list of what I consider to be the best German Christmas markets:

Berlin Christmas Markets: With over 60 markets to choose from, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start with Berlin’s markets. But whichever ones you choose to visit, there is something for everyone, from ice skating to mulled wine and handicraft stalls.

Bochum Christmas Market: Bochum’s annual market is home to everything from a flying Santa to live entertainment and collectable mulled wine mugs.

Cologne Christmas Markets: The Cologne Christmas markets are located throughout the old town and range in theme from angels to gnomes. While each one is unique in style, they are united in their festive Christmas cheer.

Dresden Christmas Market: Located near the famous Frauenkirche, Dresden’s market is known for having the world’s highest Christmas pyramid and biggest nutcracker.

Dusseldorf Christmas Markets: With seven locations throughout the historic old town, there is no shortage of Christmas cheer in Dusseldorf.

Esslingen Christmas Market: The medieval market in Esslingen is home to all of the traditional stalls as well as entertainment like magic shows and sorcery.

Heidelberg Christmas Market: The five markets in Heidelberg feature 140 market stalls as well as live performances and concerts throughout the winter season.

Ludwigsburg Christmas Market: The Baroque market in Ludwigsburg is one of the prettiest Christmas markets in Germany, with its glowing lights and illuminated churches.

Munich Christmas Markets: Munich’s stunning market is located right in the middle of the city centre and features all of the traditional crafts and foods that German markets are famous for.

Nuremberg Christmas Market: Nuremberg’s 180 chalets and beautiful historic location make it an award-winning market every year. Don’t miss the opening ceremony, which features the city’s Christmas Angel.

Stuttgart Christmas Market: Over 300 years old, the Stuttgart market has some of the richest history of any German Christmas market.

There are plenty more German Christmas Markets dotted throughout the country, so wherever you are in Germany, you are sure to experience some festive cheer.