Craving the Christmassy feels this holiday season? You’re certainly not alone. We’ll give you a great idea to satisfy that craving. Grab your passport and pack your bags. In this article, we’ll tell you why Germany is worth a visit this Christmas season! 

European Christmas markets are unrivaled in their spectacular features. If you’ve ever been to one, you’ve experienced the beautiful bright lights illuminating the night, the smell of sweet baked goods wafting through the cold air, and the taste of the sweet mulled wine warming you up from the inside, out. You’ll also hear beautiful Christmas music (usually live) as you make your way through many different rows of miniature wooden huts filled with the most wonderful little trinkets. If this sounds like your dream, get ready to make it happen. Here are the top 5 Christmas markets in Germany for you to check off your bucket list soon:


Set against the jaw-dropingly beautiful backdrop of the gothic cathedral in Cologne, this market is a stunner! This market is also home to the biggest Christmas tree in Germany. That is bound to make you a little less homesick for your glowing artificial Christmas tree at home. There are plenty of activities at this market as well, for the younger and older.


The capital of this great nation boasts one of the biggest markets around. The sight of Charlottenburg Palace all lit up will surely take your breath away. Not only will you find endless stalls of crafts and delicious food, but you’ll enjoy the entertainment of many street performers, musicians, and more. 


Though it’s certainly one of the most popular (and most crowded) markets, Nuremberg will never disappoint! Give in to the enticing aromas and feast on the Nuremberg bratwursts, roasted almonds, and freshly baked gingerbread in this winter wonderland. 

Rothenberg ob der Tauber

Rothenberg is an easy day trip from Nuremberg by train. Travel back in time in this charming medieval city with its massive stone walls and enchanting lights. The market is sure to delight all visitors with its postcard picture, perfect architecture, and narrow winding streets. Sip on some mulled wine as you mill about the beautiful wooden stalls filled with everything imaginable from a Christmas dream!

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