Weihnachtsmarkt in Moers (Photo: A. Duckwitz)



The German Christmas markets are not only famous in Germany – you might have seen them in your hometown, too. That’s because the Christmassy spirit of the Christmas markets is more and more internationally appreciated – not only do thousands of people from other countries come to Germany in December to visit German “Weihnachtsmärkte”, but also does the tradition of Christmas market  expand over whole Europe!



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Weihnachtsmarkt Aachen (Photo: A. Duckwitz)




Well, the origin still lays in Germany, most cities do have their own Christmas markets, usually opened between the 20th of November and the 23rd of December. Here you can enjoy a nice “Bratwurst” and a mug of “Glühwein” while shopping for Christmas presents. But that’s not all – once it gets dark the illumination and the music will get you in a very Christmassy mood!




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Weihnachtsmarkt Aachen (Photo: A. Duckwitz)



Christmas markets are really worth a visit but here’s an insider tip: Try to avoid the huge and famous Christmas markets at the weekends and try to visit them during the week! At the weekends they get easily overcrowded and your Christmassy mood might turn into pure stress.





Want to know more about German Christmas markets? Visit Christmas Customs for more information!

Want to get an overview and choose where to go on your next “Weihnachtsmarkt” trip? Visit Weihnachtsmarkt Deutschland for a list of Christmas markets in Germany!

What is your favourite Christmas market? Let us know about it, send us some pictures and share your story with us and other followers!



Weihnachtsmarkt Hamburg, Photo: A. Duckwitz