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Christmas Markets


Nuremberg at Christmas: a sight to behold; copyright: Tourist Information, Nürnberg
Nuremberg is all abuzz during the festive season. The Christmas Angel opens the town's famous Christkindlesmarkt on Hauptmarkt square in the old quarter. In this fine medieval setting you can enjoy authentic Nuremberg gingerbread, Nuremberg bratwurst and lots more besides. This delightful Christmas city with its magical atmosphere has so much to see, do and experience: enchanting Christmas concerts in the churches, traditional Nativity scenes in the baroque church of St. Egidien and in Spitalgasse, an exhibition of historical market stalls in the town hall, the Christmas market for children on Hans Sachs square and the 'star' theatre at St. Katharine's Abbey. Other highlights are the international market on Rathausplatz featuring Nuremberg's twin towns, arts and crafts in the Handwerkerhof, a torchlit procession to the castle, the 'Christmas cinemas' and rides in a horse-drawn mail coach. The Christmas Angel appeals daily at 3pm from Tuesday to Friday and at the Christmas market for children at 2.30pm.

Opening times
11/26/2010 - 12/24/2010
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 22:00
Sun 10:30 - 20:00

Opening day: 26 Nov, 9.30am-10pm
Opening ceremony: 5.30pm
24 Dec 2010: 9.30am-2pm