The most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany

By now we assume that you have already learned that Islamic terrorism has once again shaken the heart of Europe. During the night of yesterday, a truck broke into the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in the Charlottenburg neighborhood of Berlin , Germany, leaving at least 12 dead and 48 injured. The German intelligence services had long feared that the famous street markets in their country were a jihadist object and, unfortunately, they were not mistaken.

The information about this terrorist attack is still confusing, but we can confirm that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Government of Spain has not changed the recommendations to travel to this European country and we hope that tourism is not affected by the circumstances, as has happened in other European cities. As a tribute, today we want to tell you about some of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany. Would you like to join us?

Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg

Although in Nuremberg you can find several Christmas markets, the most famous of them all is the Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas Market of the Baby Jesus of Nuremberg), which is held in the old part of the city. It is important to note that each year a child is selected to disguise himself as an angel and fly over the city center reciting traditional Christmas phrases. On the other hand, we want to comment that here you can enjoy delicious spice breads called Nümberger Lebkuchen.

Dresden Striezelmarkt

The city of Dresden also hosts different Christmas markets, but we must highlight the Striezelmarkt, which is considered one of the oldest in the country. In fact, it was established in 1434, when King Frederick II allowed a day off for trading in the old market square the day before Christmas. Beyond finding numerous booths, here you can enjoy numerous music and dance shows.

Weihnachtsmarkt Am Dom, Cologne

Of the different Christmas markets that Cologne has, we want to highlight Weihnachtsmarkt Am Dom, which is located in the Cathedral Square, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For many, it is the most beautiful market in Germany, and the truth is that it is not surprising, since it houses around 160 beautiful wooden chalets, in which pieces of crafts and works of art are displayed. Of course, you can also find delicacies from traditional cuisine here. It is important that you bear in mind that there is a little train that runs through all the markets in the city.

Stuttgart Christmas Market

Of course, we must also talk about the Stuttgart Christmas Market, which is located at Schillerplatz and Makplatz, that is, in the city center. It is made up of about 250 wooden huts in which, of course, crafts and Christmas food and sweets are displayed. On the other hand, you should bear in mind that every year a small ice skating rink is set up, as well as a miniature city that can be traveled by train.

Spandau, Berlin

Finally, we want to tell you about one of the best Christmas markets in Berlin, a city that is home to almost 60 markets of this type, so you can imagine how difficult it has been to choose just one. Finally, we have opted for the Spandau market, which is located in the district of the same name. During the week you will find about 250 stalls, while on weekends you can enjoy more than 400. In addition, on Fridays there are concerts in which Christmas carols are fused with rock and roll.