Countdown to Christmas: Christkindlmarkt in Augsburg

Countdown to Christmas: Christkindlmarkt in Augsburg

by: Jeana Coleman | .
Stripes Europe | .
published: December 12, 2016

Today's Countdown to Christmas is sponsored by Karl + Co.

Active for more than 500 years, the Christkindlmarkt in the city founded by Roman Emperor Augustus is one of Germany's oldest and most popular markets. A highlight is the daily performance of the Augsburg Angels at the 16th century city hall's giant Advent calendar. The angels arrive at 7 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sundy of the market, as well as Dec. 23. 

Christmas market dates: Nov. 21-Dec. 24, 2016 

Location: Rathausplatz

Helpful hints: Mail letters to loved ones that are postmarked by the Christkind at the Heavenly Post Office, located by the main Christmas tree. For the best views of the market and the Bavarian Alps, climb 230 to the top of the Perlachturm (Pearl Tower) next to the market. It is open Thursdays to Sundays during the Christmas market from 2 to 6 p.m.

Beyond the market: Have a look at the gilded interior of city hall. If you're traveling with little ones, head to the train museum or zoo

Check back tomorrow to find out which European Christmas markets will be featured next as we continue our Countdown to Christmas!

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Read more about Europe's holiday season in the Stripes European Christmas Markets & Shopping Guide

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