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Germany’s best Christmas markets

Christmas markets are the best way to get into the Yuletide spirit, German-style. Here, we've compiled a definitive list of the country's top markets. To find out more, read all about the Christmas market tradition here.

Large Christmas markets:

Nuremberg: www.christkindlesmarkt.de

Munich: www.muenchen.de

Dresden: www.germany-christmas-market.org.uk

Frankfurt: www.frankfurt-tourismus.de

Cologne: www.koelntourismus.de

Berlin: www.germany-christmas-market.org.uk

Hamburg: www.hamburg-tourism.de

Other popular Christmas markets around Germany

Other popular Christmas markets that may be in your area include:

Augsburg: Augsburg Christkindlesmarkt—November 24th – December 24th; Sunday – Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 9pm.

Essen: International Essen Christmas Market—November 20th – December 23rd; Sunday – Thursday 10am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm, Christmas Day 6pm to 10pm.

Heidelberg: Kornmarkt, Marktplatz, Universitätsplatz, Anatomiegarten and Bismarckplatz Christmas Markets—November 26th – December 22nd; 11am – 9pm daily.

Leipzig: Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt—November 24th – December 22nd; Sunday – Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 9pm.

Regensburg: Christkindlmarkt Regensburg—November 27th – December 23rd; 10am to 8pm daily.

Rostock: Rostocker Weihnachtsmarkt—November 27th – December 22nd; Monday – Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 9pm, Sunday 11am to 8pm.