The Germany Travel website, Germany Tourism, is promoting the more than 150 Christmas markets around the country, notably the popular Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg and the pioneering Striezelmarkt in Dresden. The Christmas Markets are one of the attractions that bring visitors to know some of the German cities during this period, with its festive atmosphere, music, local cuisine and traditional craft, crafts and the opportunity to buy gifts.
The Striezelmarkt in Dresden is considered the oldest Christmas Market in Germany, and this year begins on Wednesday, November 29 and runs through December 24, with traditional hot wine, delicacies and traditional crafts. The daily ceremony of the Calendar of Advent, with Father Christmas opening a calendar window by day, and the Dresden Stollen Festival, which honors the local pastry with a procession through the ancient city and ends with the cutting of the first slice of a stollen (traditional Christmas cake ) are other high moments.
The market in Dresden takes place between 10am and 9pm, the opening day starts at 4pm and the closing day runs until 2am. The Christkindlesmarkt, in Nuremberg from 1 to 24 December, has in its website ’10 Reasons to Visit ‘, among which the traditional Nuremberg sausages, gingerbread, the suggestion of a wagon ride, as well as the purchase of Christmas gifts.
The opportunity to learn more about the Nuremberg Christkind (Lutheran symbol of the market that offers gifts), Christmas tree decorations and the opportunity to get to know the Prune Men (small figures made from dried fruits) are other reasons to know this Marketplace.
The view of the Church of Our Lady, the Christmas Market for Children with chariots, donuts and a house of Santa Claus, and still German hot wine complete this top 10.The Nuremberg Christmas Market operates between 10am and 9pm, being that on day 24 it works until 2 o’clock in the morning.
Source: Market & Events