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Christkindlesmarkt | Nuremberg | 2017

Yesterday, a first blanket of snow covered our city, gone again today. But a clear sign of the coming winter, and just in time to the starting festive season.

Today is the traditional opening of Nuremberg’s famous christmas market, or Christkindlesmarkt, as it is called by the locals. It takes place in the weeks leading up to Christmas (Adventszeit) on the main market square in front of the famous Frauenkirche (built in the 14th century), the wooden stalls covered by roofs of red and white cloths.

For some more impressions continue after the jump…

Christmas Toys Magic


Nuremberg Bratwurstbude Christmasmarket


The roots of the christmas market can be traced back to the 17th century, and its one of the biggest in the country, with about 2 million visitors annually.

I wish everyone a peaceful festive season, and a great weekend!


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    1. Thanks, Amy. Now that I sit in the PNW the Nuremberg marked is all snow covered, which should look even nicer. I will check what Portland has to offer in this respect on the weekend! Marcus

  1. Nuremberg is a bit too far out for a visit to a Christmas Market. But your pics are certainly a recommendation to go to a nearby city in Germany (Muenster?) and enjoy the local market. Thanks for that. And I wish you and yours all things nice and happy for tht Christmas season.

  2. I have Christmas Market envy Marcus it looks so lovely and festive, maybe we will visit another year. Thank you for showing us 🙂 Lynne

      1. Thank you Marcus. If every thing was ok here, I would be very tempted to pop over to have a look at that lovely market, but there is always next year 🙂 Have a lovely week-end, Lynne 🙂

      2. Thank you Marcus, and It might be earlier than I thought, could be Jan/Feb, we have to come to Landsberg for work……anyway will let you know when later, and see if you are around…:) Lynne

  3. You can not imagine how I miss the smell and the lights of this scenario! Every year I bake Nuremberg’s Lebkuchen for my family from scratch and just yesterday we had “Baggers” for dinner because I thought of all the delicious yummy food stalls while walking through the stalls in my mind and telling my family. Potatoes were there… Apple sauce too… so we three girls were immediately busy. Thank you for the photos.

    1. Thank you for your comment, Carmen, I’m glad I could trigger some memories 🙂 ! Baggers and Lebkuchen in Namibia, this is awesome. I would trade in some Bratwurst and Glühwein for some African sunshine anytime 😉 but I guess we also can be content with what we have. I wish you and your family a peaceful Adventszeit in Namibia! Marcus

  4. I’m actually looking forward for more Christmas pictures from Germany, Marcus. I suppose in some ways snow sets up the mood for Christmas. 😃

  5. It looks wonderful. Some years ago I was in Nürnberg and I liked it a lot, maybe also because of the way the post-war inner city has been rebuild. I ate the Nürnberger wurstchen and awed the house of one the greatest painters ever to be alive: Albrecht Dürer. Now I need to go see the city (and some others, like Leipzig) around Chrismas time 🙂

    1. You will be always welcome in Nuremberg, Peter, would be great to meet a fellow blogger. You should also put Dresden on your list, also very beautiful during christmas season! Marcus

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