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Christmas Markets


An enchanting Christmas courtyard; copyright: Quedlinburg-Tourismus Marketing GmbH
Christmas is celebrated in true style in this 1,000-year-old medieval town and UNESCO World Heritage site. Attention focuses on the bustle and the lights of the Christmas market, with its array of beautiful gifts and its festival of food and drink. The sounds of seasonal music and organ recitals ring out from the churches. Christmas music can also be heard every day on Schlossberg hill, when a new half-timbered house opens its doors to become part of the Quedlinburg Advent Calendar. No less fascinating is the 'Magic of Christmas', when shop windows across the town display a lovingly assembled collection of old-fashioned dolls' kitchens and toy grocery stores. For 'Schlossberg stars', artists and artisans showcase various examples of their work in courtyard studios beneath Quedlinburg Castle: hidden from view behind thick walls, they open to the public on 4 & 5 and 11 & 12 December. Illuminated by glittering lights, these festive marketplaces offer exquisite items and rarities from 11am to 7pm. Don't be surprised if an angel suddenly puts in an appearance, along with other typical German Christmas characters.

Opening times
11/26/2010 - 12/19/2010
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00

Magic of Christmas: 26 Nov 2010-28 Feb 2011
Schlossberg stars: 27 & 28 Nov 2010, opens: 3pm, 17 & 18 Dec until 9pm