2022 German Christmas Markets

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2022 German Christmas Markets

by Stripes Staff
Stripes Europe

It's that time of year: Christmas Market Season! Here is a list of some of our favorite markets. Be ready to celebrate the season and grab yourself a steaming mug of glühwein. Not all market websites have been updated for the 2022/2023 season, but we will be updating this directory often to ensure your information is up-to-date. 

Scheduled events and dates are subject to change. Please research each market prior to travel; some markets require tickets or advanced registration and have limited capacity, in addition to rules and restrictions.

Last updated Nov. 17.

Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Baden, Nov. 24, 2022- Jan. 6, 2023

Breitnau, Nov. 25 – 27, Dec. 2 – 4, Dec. 9 – 11, Dec. 16 – 18, Devil's Valley Railway/Ravenna Gorge

Burg Hohenzollern, November 25, 2022 – January 8, 2023, Hohenzollern Castle

Esslingen, Nov. 22 – Dec. 22, Esslingen Marktplatz

Freiburg, Nov. 17 – Dec. 23, Rathausplatz, Franziskanerstraße, Unterlindenplatz & Kartoffelmarkt | closed on Totensonntag

Heidelberg, Nov. 21 – Dec. 22, Kornmarkt, Marktplatz, Universitätsplatz, Anatomiegarten & Bismarckplatz

Heilbronn, Nov. 22 – Dec. 22, Marktplatz, Kiliansplatz and in the Sülmerstraße, separate areas for food and drink consumption

Karlsruhe, Nov. 24 – Dec. 23, Friedrichsplatz

Konstanz (Constance), Nov. 18 – Dec. 22, Markstätte

Ludwigsburg, Nov. 22 – Dec. 22, Marktplatz

Mannheim, Nov. 21 – Dec. 23, Kapuzinerplanken/Water Tower

Prien, Nov. 25- Dec. 18, Marktplatz, Weekends 

Schwetzingen, Nov. 24–27/Dec. 1–4/Dec. 8–11/Dec. 15–18, Schwetzingen Palace

Stuttgart, Various markets

Triberg, Dec 23-30, Weihnachtszauber at the waterfall

Tübingen, Dec. 9 – 11, Old Town

Ulm, Nov. 21– Dec. 22, Münsterplatz

Bayern

Augsburg, Nov. 21 – Dec. 24, Rathaus

Bamberg, Nov. 22 – Dec. 23, City Center, 

Berchtesgaden, Nov. 24 – Dec. 31, Advent market, Old Town

Dinkelsbühl, Nov. 24 – Dec. 21, Spitalhof Christmas Market

Erlangen, Nov. 21 – Dec. 24, Huguenot Town

Frauenchiemsee, Nov. 24 – 27, Dec. 1-4, Bahnhof

Füssen, Dec. 2 – 4, Dec. 9-11, St. Mang Monastery

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Nov. 26–Dec. 23, Richard Strauss Platz

Lindau, Nov. 24 – Dec. 18, Seepromenade, Thursday to Sunday

Moosach, Dec. 3-4, Kultur- und Bürgerhaus

München (Munich), Nov. 21- Dec. 24, Marienplatz and other areas

Nördlingen, Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, Old Town

Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Nov. 25 – Dec. 24, Hauptmarkt

Regensburg, Various markets

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, Rathaus

Spalt, Nov. 26-27, Stadt Spalt

Würzburg, Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, Marktplatz

Zirndorf, Nov. 25 – Dec. 18, Gut Wolfgangshof

Berlin & Brandenburg

Berlin, Various markets

Bremen, Nov. 21 – Dec. 23, Innenstadt

Hessen

Bad Homburg, Schlossplatz: *Not updated for 2022/2023 season,* Louisenstrasse: *Not updated for 2022/2023 season*

Darmstadt, Nov. 21 – Dec. 23, spread throughout the city

Erbach, Nov. 25- Dec. 18, Marktplatz

Frankfurt am Main, Nov. 21 – Dec. 22, Römerberg, Paulsplatz and Mainkai

Gustavsburg, Nov. 25-26, "im Herzen des Stadtteils" 

Kassel, Nov. 21 – Dec. 30, Fairytale Christmas Market, Königsplatz and Friedrichsplatz, closed Dec. 24-26

Limburg an der Lahn, Nov. 25–Dec. 29

Marburg, Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, Downtown

Michelstadt: Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, Old German Market, Wednesdays-Sundays

Rüdesheim am Rhein, Nov 21- Dec. 23, Christmas Market of Nations, Old Town

Wiesbaden, Nov. 22 – Dec. 23, Schlossplatz

Niedersachsen

Braunschweig, Nov. 23 – Dec. 29, around cathedral and Domplatz

Celle, Nov. 24 – Dec. 28, Old Town

Goslar, Nov. 23 – Dec. 30, Marktplatz

Göttingen, Nov. 21 – Dec. 29, Marktplatz

Hameln, Nov. 23 – Dec. 30, Old Town

Hannover, Nov. 23 – Dec. 22, City Center

Hildesheim, Nov. 21 – Dec. 28, Rathaus

Lüneburg, Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, Historic Christmas Market, City Center

Osnabrück, Nov. 21– Dec. 22, Rathaus

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Aachen, Nov. 18– Dec. 23, Marktplatz

Bonn, Nov. 18 – Dec. 23, Münsterplatz

Dortmund, Nov. 17 – Dec. 30, Hansaplatz

Düsseldorf, Nov. 17 – Dec. 30, City Center

Köln (Cologne), Various markets

Münster, Nov. 21 – Dec. 23, Rathaus

Rheinland-Pfalz

Bernkastel-Kues, Nov. 18– Dec. 18, Old Town

Blaubach: Dec. 3, Village Square

Cochem, Nov. 25 – Dec. 18, Endertplatz/Castle Market

Deidesheim, Nov. 26 – Dec. 18, Marktplatz

Freisen, Nov 26-27, Mutziger Platz

Kaiserslautern, Nov. 21 - Dec. 23, Schillerplatz

  • Lautrer Advent: Dec. 12-17

Koblenz, Nov. 18 – Jan. 8, Old Town

Ludwigshafen, Nov. 9 – Dec. 23, Berliner Platz

Lustadt, Nov. 26-27, Rathaus Lustadt

Mainz, Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, Marktplatz

Neuleiningen: Nov 26-27 and Dec 3-4, Burg Neuleiningen

Neustadt a.d. Weinstrasse, Nov. 25 – Dec. 18, Marktplatz

Ormesheim, Nov. 6, Schuhof Ormesheim

Speyer, Nov. 21 – Jan. 6, Maximilianstraße

Thallichtenberg, Nov. 26-27, Burg Lichtenberg 

Trier, Nov. 18 – Dec. 22, Hauptmarkt

Trippstadt-Johanniskreuz, Dec. 10 – 11, Forest Christmas Market

Saarland

Homburg, Dec. 7 – 30, Christian-Weber-Platz

Saarbrücken, Nov. 21 – Dec. 23, City Center/Castle

Saarlouis, Nov. 23 – Dec. 23, Kleiner Markt

St. Wendel, Dec. 3 – 11, Fruchtmarkt, reduced number of booths

Sachsen

Dresden, Nov. 23– Dec. 24, Striezelmarkt, City Center

Freiberg, Nov. 22 – Dec. 22, Freiberger Obermarkt

Leipzig, Nov. 22 – Dec. 23, Marktplatz

Marienberg, Nov. 23 – Dec. 18, Marktplatz

Sachsen-Anhalt

Halle (Saale), Nov. 11 – Dec. 26, Marktplatz

Magdeburg, Nov. 21 – Dec. 29, Alte Markt

Quedlinburg, Nov. 23 – Dec. 22, Marktplatz

Wittenberg, Nov. 21 – Dec. 29, Marktplatz

Schleswig-Holstein & Hamburg

Flensburg, Nov. 21 – Dec. 31, downtown

Hamburg, Various markets

Kiel, Nov. 22 – Dec. 23, City Center

Lübeck, Nov. 21 – Dec. 30, Lubecker Rathaus

Thüringen

Erfurt, Nov. 22 – Dec. 22, Cathedral Square

Weimar, Nov. 22 – Jan. 5, Marktplatz

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