German Christmas Markets 2022

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Christmas Markets in Germany are back! All the fan favorites will be there to get you in the spirit.

Christmas markets in Germany are a feast for the senses and we are cautiously optimistic that there will be no restrictions or short-term cancellations getting between us and a steaming mug of mulled wine this year. So prepare yourself for the sweet scent of gingerbread to seep through romantic alleys of fairy-lit historic towns as wooden booths offer culinary delights such as waffles, sausages and roasted nuts along with cookware, clothes, handmade gifts and much more.

Every town will organise its own market in the weeks leading up to Christmas, so make sure to check your local updates for specific dates. For all the other weekends, days and evenings demanding to be filled with seasonal delicacies, here is a thorough guide to a variety of festive destinations awaiting your attendance this year:

Within day trip distance of the KMC

  • Cochem: Nov. 25-Dec. 18
  • Freiburg: Nov. 17-Dec. 23
  • Frankfurt: Nov. 21-Dec. 22
  • Heidelberg: Nov. 21-Dec. 22
  • Kaiserslautern: Nov. 21-Dec. 23
  • Kirchheimbolanden: Dec. 2-4
  • Ludwigsburg: Nov. 22-Dec. 22
  • Mainz: Nov. 24-Dec. 23
  • Mannheim: Nov. 21-Dec. 23
  • Stuttgart: Nov. 23-Dec. 23
  • Schwetzingen: Nov. 24-17, Dec. 1-4, 8-11, 15-18
  • Trier: Nov. 18-Dec. 22
  • Zweibrücken: Dec. 2-6, 9-11

Fancy making a weekend of it?

  • Berlin: Nov. 21-30 (closed 24 and 31)
  • Burg Hohenzollern: Nov. 25-Jan. 8
  • Hamburg: Nov. 17-Dec. 30
  • Nürnberg: Nov. 25-Dec. 24
  • Munich: Nov. 21-Dec. 24
  • Dresden: Nov. 23-Dec. 24

Editor’s note: Please be aware that the Christmas markets listed are still subject to cancelation or modification due to current COVID situations. Be aware of any requirements for proof of vaccination, recovery or negative-test or other COVID-related requirements. Additionally, look for opening and closing times and days as each market is different.