2021 German Christmas Markets

2021 German Christmas Markets

by Stripes Staff
Stripes Europe

After much waiting and anticipation, Christmas markets are cautiously returning to German city squares and towns this season. While they may not look exactly like they used to, cities have worked hard to make these events safe for everyone. Here is a list of some of our favorite markets, ready to celebrate the season and pour you a steaming mug of glühwein.

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 COVID-19 rules and restrictions.

Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Baden, November 25, 2021 – January 6, 2022, Kurhaus Colonnades, & Old Town

Breitnau, Nov. 26 – 28, Dec. 3 – 5, Dec. 10 – 12, Dec. 17 – 19, Devil's Valley Railway/Ravenna Gorge

Burg Hohenzollern, November 25, 2021 – January 9, 2022, Hohenzollern Castle

Esslingen, Nov. 23 – Dec. 22, Esslingen Marktplatz

Freiburg, Nov. 18 – Dec. 23, Rathausplatz, Franziskanerstraße, Unterlindenplatz & Kartoffelmarkt

Heidelberg, Nov. 18 – Dec. 22, Kornmarkt, Marktplatz, Universitätsplatz, Anatomiegarten & Bismarckplatz

Heilbronn, Nov. 25 – Dec. 22, Marktplatz, Kiliansplatz and in the Sülmerstraße, separate areas for food and drink consumption

Karlsruhe, Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, Friedrichsplatz

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

Ludwigsburg, Nov. 23 – Dec. 22, Marktplatz

Mannheim, Nov. 22 – Dec. 23, Kapuzinerplanken/Water Tower

Schwetzingen, Nov. 25 – Dec. 19, Schwetzingen Palace

Stuttgart, Nov. 24 – Dec. 30, Schillerplatz

Tübingen, Dec. 10 – 12, Old Town , no Chocolart event in 2021, but a smaller chocolate market will take place

Ulm, Nov. 22 – Dec. 22, Münsterplatz

Bayern

Augsburg, Nov. 22 – Dec. 24, City Hall

Bamberg, Nov. 23 – Dec. 23, city center, increased space between booths

Berchtesgaden, Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, Advent market, Old Town

Dinkelsbühl, Nov. 25 – Dec. 21, Spitalhof Christmas Market

Füssen, Dec. 3 – 12, St. Mang Monastery

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Dec. 1, 2021 – Jan. 10, 2022, Richard-Strauss-Square, booths spread throughout the pedestrian zone

Lindau, Nov. 25 – Dec. 19, Seepromenade

München (Munich)

  • Christkindlmarkt: Nov. 22 – Dec. 24
  • NEW! Neujahrsmarkt: Dec. 27, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022, Marienplatz and other areas
  • 3G rule applies in closed spaces, no Krampus runs or singing under the tree this year

Nördlingen, Nov. 26 – Dec. 23, Old Town

Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Nov. 26 – Dec. 24, Hauptmarkt and spread throughout the Old Town

Regensburg, Various markets

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Nov. 26 – Dec. 23, City Hall

Würzburg, Nov. 26 – Dec. 23, Marktplatz, no stage shows or events, one-way systems at food and drink stands

Berlin & Brandenburg

Berlin, Various markets

Bremen, Nov. 22 – Dec. 23, Innenstadt

Hessen

Bad Homburg, Schlossplatz: Nov. 26 – Dec. 19, Louisenstrasse: Nov. 18 – Dec. 30

Darmstadt, Nov. 15 – Dec. 23, spread throughout the city

Frankfurt am Main, Nov. 22 – Dec. 22, Römerberg, Paulsplatz and Mainkai and spread throughout the city, no stage shows on Römerplatz

Kassel, Nov. 22 – Dec. 30, Fairytale Christmas Market, Königsplatz and Friedrichsplatz

Marburg, Nov. 26 – Dec. 23, downtown

Michelstadt: Nov. 26 – Dec. 12, Old German Market

Wiesbaden, Nov. 23 – Dec. 23, Twinkling Star Market, Schlossplatz

Niedersachsen

Braunschweig, Nov. 24 – Dec. 29, around cathedral and Domplatz

Celle, Nov. 25 – Dec. 26, Old Town

Goslar, Nov. 24 – Dec. 30, Marktplatz

Göttingen, Nov. 22 – Dec. 29, Marktplatz

Hameln, Nov. 24 – Dec. 30, Old Town

Hannover, Nov. 22 – Dec. 22, city center

Hildesheim, Nov. 22 – Dec. 22, City Hall

Lüneburg, Nov. 24 – Dec. 31, Historic Christmas Market, city center

Osnabrück, Nov. 15 – Dec. 22, in front of city hall

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Aachen, Nov. 19 – Dec. 23, Marktplatz, most likely the 3G rule applies

Bonn, Nov. 17 – Dec. 23, Münsterplatz

Dortmund, Nov. 18 – Dec. 30, Hansaplatz, most likely the 3G rule applies

Düsseldorf, Nov. 18 – Dec. 30, city center, most likely the 3G rule applies

Köln (Cologne), Various markets

Münster, Nov. 22 – Dec. 23, Rathaus

Rheinland-Pfalz

Bernkastel-Kues, Nov. 19 – Dec. 19, Old Town, no fireworks or torchlit swim this year

Cochem, Nov. 26 – Dec. 19, Endertplatz/Castle Market

Deidesheim, (tentative) Nov. 26 – Dec. 19, Marktplatz

Kaiserslautern

  • Weihnachtsmarkt: Nov. 22 – Dec. 23
  • Silvestermarkt: Dec. 27 – 30, Schillerplatz and Stiftskirche
  • Greater distance between booths, one-way movement, entry control at glühwein stands

Koblenz, Nov. 19, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022, Old Town

Ludwigshafen, Nov. 10 – Dec. 23, Berliner Platz

Mainz, Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, Marktplatz, no stage shows or artisan workshops

Neustadt a.d. Weinstrasse, Nov. 26 – 28, Dec. 3 – 5, 10 – 12, 17 – 19, Marktplatz

Trier, Nov. 19 – Dec. 22, Hauptmarkt, 2G event

Trippstadt-Johanniskreuz, Dec. 11 – 12, Forest Christmas Market

Saarland

Homburg, Dec. 5 – 30, Christian-Weber-Platz

Saarbrücken, Nov. 22 – Dec. 23, city center/castle

Saarlouis, Nov. 22 – Dec. 23, Kleiner Markt

St. Wendel, Dec. 4 – 12, Fruchtmarkt, reduced number of booths

Sachsen

Dresden, Nov. 22 – Dec. 24, Striezelmarkt, city center

Freiberg, Nov. 23 – Dec. 22, Freiberger Obermarkt

Leipzig, Nov. 23 – Dec. 23, Marktplatz

Marienberg, Nov. 24 – Dec. 19, Marktplatz

Sachsen-Anhalt

Halle (Saale), Nov. 12 – Dec. 26, Marktplatz

Magdeburg, Nov. 22 – Dec. 29, Alte Markt

Quedlinburg, Nov. 26 – Dec. 14, Marktplatz

Wittenberg, Nov. 22 – Dec. 29, Marktplatz

Schleswig-Holstein & Hamburg

Flensburg, Nov. 22 – Dec. 31, downtown

Hamburg, Various markets

Kiel, Nov. 22 – Dec. 23, city center

Lübeck, Nov. 22 – Dec. 30, Lubecker Rathaus

Thüringen

Erfurt, Nov. 23 – Dec. 22, Cathedral Square

Weimar, Nov. 23, 2021 – Jan. 4, 2022, Marktplatz

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