Weihnachtsmärkte / Christmas Markets

Christmas markets

Christmas markets in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium

Discover and enjoy the most beautiful and romantic Christmas markets in more than 20 Steigenberger destinations, and use the occasion for an extensive Christmas shopping.



Weihnachtsmarkt Augsburg

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From 23th of November to 24th of December 2015, the "Christkindlesmarkt" and its more than 150 exhibitors invite you to enjoy their most fascinating arts and crafts, ambrosial delicacies and hot Glühwein in the Christmassy decorated festive city of Augsburg. A Christmas themed programme with many highlights is awaiting you. Sweet scents, Christmassy music and hundreds of festive lights will enthral you.

Steigenberger Drei Mohren, Augsburg



Weihnachtsmarkt Bad Homburg


Bad Homburg

The hand-carved life-sized crib of Bad Homburg is unique in its region and a special attraction for both, children and grown-ups. Stroll along the narrow alleyways and enjoy Bad Homburg's beautiful Christmas market with its 60 exhibitor’s stands. Not only will you find traditional treats and Glühwein but also many handmade gift ideas. The romantic Christmas market will be open on all of the four Advent weekends from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Steigenberger Hotel Bad Homburg



Weihnachtsmarkt Bad Neuenahr


Bad Neuenahr

One of the many highlights of the pre-Christmas happenings is the Ahrweiler Christmas market, located in the city centre of the charming town Bad Neuenahr. Enjoy the smell of Glühwein, cinnamon and hot waffles whilst browsing through the various stalls. The Christmassy programme offers something for everyone and holds a special Midnight Christmas market on the 12th of December 2015. It’s the night in which the visitor will experience cultural events and the stands will be open till 1:00 am.

Steigenberger Hotel Bad Neuenahr



Bad Pyrmont im Winter

Bad Pyrmont

Visit the beautiful Christmas market on the "Brunnenplatz" from 26th of November to 23rd of December 2015 in Bad Pyrmont. An attractive and varied programme with many highlights for the whole family awaits you. Many festive stalls will take care of your culinary wishes in the form of traditional Christmas treats and Glühwein. Do not miss out on the Christmas market’s highlight: the famous "Petersburger sledging", which will happen on the 13th of December 2015.

Steigenberger Hotel and Spa, Bad Pyrmont
Hotel Fürstenhof, Bad Pyrmont

Weihnachtsmarkt Bad Woerishofen


Bad Woerishofen

During the Advent Season, Bad Woerishofen is transformed into an enchanting Christmas town with magnificent decorations and Christmassy scents. The traditional Christmas market with varying handicrafts, jewellery and delicious food and beverages will leave no wishes unfulfilled. Experience the wonderful atmosphere and discover unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones at the second, the third and the fourth Advent weekend.

Steigenberger Hotel Der Sonnenhof, Bad Woerishofen



Weihnachtsbaum / Christmas tree


Discover Berlin during the Advent season and see how Berlin transforms into a winter wonderland. You can experience the spirit of Christmas at many different Christmas markets all over Berlin daily during the Advent season. Treat yourself to a pleasant hot punch or Glühwein and some traditional German Christmas food. The various stands offer something for everyone and offer unique German souvenirs.

Steigenberger Hotel Berlin
Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt


© Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH



Every year, the squares in front of the castle, the cathedral and the traditional town hall in Braunschweig are transformed into a beautiful Christmas market with a magical atmosphere. 140 artisans and vendors offer specialties of the region and from around the world. Choirs, drama groups and musical ensembles create a colourful cultural programme. If you dare to climb up the 61 meters high tower, you will be rewarded a beautiful view over the Christmas market.
Daily open from 25th of November till 29th of December 2015 (closed on the 24th and the 25th of December).

Steigenberger Parkhotel, Braunschweig



Weihnachtsmarkt Bremen 1



All around the town hall and the Bremer Roland, the atmospheric Christmas market of Bremen with more than 170 Christmassy decorated booths invites its guests to go for an extensive stroll. Its historic scenery creates the perfect setting and the romantic lighting compose the very special flair of the Christmas market in Bremen. The wonderful scents will seduce you to try some of the delicious Christmas bakery and traditional food offered on the romantic Christmas market. You can visit the market daily from the 23th of November to 23rd of December 2015.

Steigenberger Hotel Bremen



Weihnachtsmarkt Deidesheim



More than 100 exhibitors and craftspeople join the Christmas market of the famous wine-growing town Deidesheim at the German Weinstraße. The "Deidesheimer Advent" was announced as one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Watch how the talented craftsmen create wonderful objects and enjoy the Christmassy programme, including many concerts. You can visit the romantic Christmas market on all four Advent weekends.

Steigenberger Hotel Deidesheim





Visit one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful Christmas markets. About 300 festive stalls offer unique handicraft, Christmas decoration, extraordinary toys and various traditional Christmas treats. The wonderful atmosphere and the diverse programme make hearts leap for joy. This year the festive market is open even longer for you, namely from the 19th of November until the 30th of December 2015 (except for the 22nd of November and the 25th of December).

Steigenberger Hotel Dortmund

Weihnachtsmarkt Dresden

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Escape the Christmas rush and visit the traditional Christmas Market on the Neumarkt during the Advent Season. You will feel as if you travelled back in time as the market is designed in the placid style of the historic years between the 1830ies and 1920ies. Following its historic example, this market at the foot of the "Dresdner Frauenkirche" is characterised by premium-quality goods, reproductions of the original booths and stands and specific traditional delicacies from Dresden. The market is daily opened from the 27th of November to the 23th of December 2015.

Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe, Dresden



Weihnachtsmarkt Düsseldorf

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Duesseldorf turns into a winter wonderland during the Advent Season. Festive decoration and lights everywhere as well as the scent of cinnamon and traditional Christmas delicacies. The Christmas market and its traditional romantic stands enchant all visitors equally. The 201 stalls offer a great variety of handicraft, jewellery, Glühwein and many more culinary enjoyment. The festive market takes place in the heart of Duesseldorf from the 20th of November to the 23rd of December 2015 (closed on the 23th of November).

Steigenberger Parkhotel, Dusseldorf



Weihnachtsmarkt Eisenach



The Christmas market in Eisenach is characterised by the impressive Wartburg. Set in the fabulous scenery of the famous castle, medieval appearing merchants and exhibitors will carry your minds back to the beginnings of all Advent markets. The fascination of historic trade customs and handicrafts almost forgotten will cast its spell over visitors and guests. The seductive scents of Glühwein and freshly prepared traditional food make hearts leap for joy.
Daily open from 24th of November to 21st of December.

Steigenberger Hotel Thüringer Hof, Eisenach



Weihnachtsmarkt Frankfurt

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Festive and creative stand decorations, the scenery of the Römerberg and the Paulsplatz as well as a gigantic Christmas tree make Frankfurt’s Christmas market to one of the most beautiful and most famous markets in Germany. Enjoy the German specialties, Glühwein, treats and the spirit of a traditional Christmas market. Thanks to the many handicraft stalls, you are guaranteed to find a unique Christmas present. The traditional Christmas market is open daily from 25th of November to 22nd of December 2015.
The small and romantic Christmas market along the "Goethetower" with its delicacies and a petting farm is definitely worth a visit, too.

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Frankfurt



Weihnachtsmarkt Hamburg



The various Christmas markets all over Hamburg are the highlight of the Advent Season and attract many tourists each year. Right in the city centre at the Gerhard-Hauptmann-Platz is a traditional Christmas market with over 150 festive decorated stalls. Here you can treat yourself to some glühwein along with some traditional German specialties. The Christmas markets are the best place to discover unique and meaningful souvenirs for your loved ones.

Steigenberger Hotel Hamburg





Indulge yourself in the wonderful experience of visiting one of Germany’s most beautiful Christmas markets. The festive market takes place in the historical city centre of Jena from the 25th of November to the 22nd of December 2014. The festive decorated stands, the illuminated streets and the traditional buildings create an unforgettable atmosphere. The Christmas market begins with the traditional cutting of the 4 meters long Christmas Stollen. Discover the diverse handicraft and treat yourself to some of the various German Christmas delicacies.

Steigenberger Esplanade, Jena
Maxx Hotel Jena



Visit the maritime Christmas market in Kiel, which offers a unique decoration and ambience thanks to its lightning in the shape of a compass and sails. Also, take a look at the stunning 8.50 meters high illuminated tree. Roughly 80 festively decorated stalls offer diverse handicrafts and traditional German food and therewith create a Christmassy atmosphere. Do not miss the ice festival, organised by the local municipal utilities, which will take place from the 13th of November 2015 to the 17th of January 2016. The 750 sqm large frozen surface invites you to ice skate or watch others have fun on the ice. The festive market is open daily from the 23th of November to the 23rd of December 2015 in the city centre of Kiel.

Steigenberger Conti-Hansa, Kiel

Weihnachtsmarkt Königswinter



It’s the gorgeous scenery of the Castle Drachenburg and the Rhine valley that makes the Christmas market in Bonn-Koenigswinter a very special Advent experience. Numerous booths offer outstanding arts and crafts as well as extremely tasty Christmas delicacies. During the Advent Season, the romantic Christmas market is open every day.

Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg



Weihnachtsmarkt Konstanz



The traditional Christmas market in Constance is a celebration of glittering lights imbued with Christmassy music, flavours of all kinds of delicacies, and bunches of goods. The most popular Christmas market on Lake Constance with almost 170 merchants in stalls and on a ship, invites you to stroll along marvelling. Try some of the traditional German Christmas food and purchase some wonderful souvenirs on the romantic market, which is open daily from 26th of November to 22nd of December.

Steigenberger Inselhotel, Constance



Weihnachtsmarkt Langen



More than 150 Christmas stars lighten the way through Langens' shopping mall to the Vierröhrenbrunnen (four tube fountain) in front of the city’s central church. Market booths and stands offer all sorts of gifts to buy for the coming feast. With no more than 60 stalls, the Christmas market in Langen surely isn’t the biggest one, but definitely one of the cosiest. You can visit the romantic Christmas market on the first and second Advent weekend.

Steigenberger Hotel Frankfurt-Langen



Weihnachtsmarkt Osnabrück



In front of the historical scenery of the town hall, the Marienkirche, the dome and the Johanniskirche, the Christmas market in Osnabrueck with more than 100 stands is amongst the most beautiful ones in the north of Germany. Enjoy the festive atmosphere whilst sipping some delicious Glühwein and trying some traditional Christmas biscuits. A popular meeting point is the giant musical clock with life-sized figures of the Holy Family spinning around to 25 different Christmas tunes. The traditional Christmas market is open daily from 25th of November to 22nd of December.

Steigenberger Hotel Remarque, Osnabrueck



Weihnachtsmarkt Potsdam



Set in the centre of the city, the historical Christmas market in Potsdam with its fairy tale stage and open air skating rink attracts the whole family. The festive music, the Christmassy scents and the various handicraft and footstalls will get you in a wonderful mood instantly. Also, the many shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants surrounding the jolly Christmas rush invite you to a stroll through Potsdam’s ancient inner-city. Daily open from 23th of November to 22th of December 2015 (closed on the 24th of December).

Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci, Potsdam



Weihnachtsmarkt Rostock



The biggest Christmas market of Northern Germany can be found in the inner-city of Rostock. Christmas trees from the Rostocker Heide, as high as a tower, a stage with a fairy-tale castle, and the arts- and craftsmen’s fair are the highlights of this Christmas market. You can try traditional German food, Glühwein and browse for Christmas souvenirs on Rostock’s romantic Christmas market from the 23th of November to the 22nd of December. The wine bar in the Steigenberger Hotel Sonne serves wine grower’s white and red Glühwein.

Steigenberger Hotel Sonne, Rostock



Weihnachtsmarkt Stuttgart

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A solemnised and illuminated inner-city creates a gorgeous scenery for Stuttgart’s Christmas market with roundabout 280 attractive stands and booths and their lovely decorated wooden roof tops. Try some traditional German Christmas food and Glühwein whilst enjoying this unique and peaceful atmosphere. The many different stalls have guaranteed the right present for your loved ones back home. In addition, every day different regional bands play music in the inner courtyard of the beautiful ancient castle. Daily open from 25th of November to 23rd of December 2015.

Steigenberger Hotel Graf Zeppelin, Stuttgart



Weihnachtsmarkt Baden-Baden


The cosy Christmas market is located on the traditional marketplace, right in the historic centre of Wismar, surrounded by beautiful old buildings. A diverse programme and a lot of beautiful handicraft awaits you. The many festive stalls provide the perfect opportunity to find unique and personal gifts for your loved ones.
Do not miss out the traditional, regional delicacies and a hot punch or Glühwein. The romantic Christmas market is open daily from the 23th of November to the 21st of December 2015.

Steigenberger Hotel Stadt Hamburg, Wismar







The 2 km long Christmas Market in the heart of Brussels takes place from the 27th of November 2015 until the 3th of January 2016. With its charm and Christmassy ambience, it delights locals and visitors alike. Try some of the traditional Belgian Christmas food whilst strolling over the romantic market. The festivities and displays create the magic whilst the numerous live animations and illuminations bring a unique atmosphere. Over a period of five weeks, shops will remain open all weekend, giving you plenty of time to find the perfect Christmas presents for your loved ones.

Steigenberger Grandhotel, Brüssel





Weihnachtsmarkt Heringsdorf


Experience Amsterdam like you have never done before. See how the entire city transforms into a winter wonderland during the Advent season. Countless opportunities are awaiting you: whether you fancy ice-skating fun, shopping or a sweet snack under the fairy lights, you will not be disappointed. Many festive market stalls are awaiting you on Leidestraat, Leidesplein and on Koningsplein. Don’t miss the Funky Sinterklaas Market (on the 1st of December) or the Funky Xmas Market (on the 14th of December). Savour a hot drink and a delicious treat in one of the many festive locations whilst enjoying the magical atmosphere.

Steigenberger Airport Hotel, Schiphol-Oost/Amsterdam




Weihnachtsmarkt Zürich



The imposing Zurich main station hall entirely shines in the glamour of Christmas when Zurich’s Christkindlimarkt heralds the start of the pre-Christmas time, full of festive atmosphere. Around 150 festively decorated market booths please the visitors with exceptional gift ideas, arts and crafts from all over the world as well as regional delicacies and Christmas specialities. Do not miss the Christmas concerts, which will put you in a wonderful and Christmassy mood from the 19th of November to the 24th of December.

Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac, Zürich







In Christmas market in Krems is regarded as one of the most beautiful and traditional Christmas markets in Lower Austria and promises unforgettable hours rich in art and culture. 150 exhibitors wait for you on the arts' and crafts' market and in the spacious Christmas booth village in the Christmassy illuminated park of the castle. You can experience this wonderful winter world daily from the 27th to the 29th of December. The diocese Göttweig offers a great variety of events between the 28th of November and the 8th of December, for example a Christmas market, a tower brass band and a special children's programme. The city of Melk builds a Christmas village that is open on all four Advent weekends.

Steigenberger Hotel and Spa, Krems



Visit the festive Christmas markets of Linz. The Christkindlmarkt on the "Hauptplatz" as well as the Christmas market in the "Volksgarten" are open daily from the 21nd of November to the 24th of December 2015. Breathe in the Christmassy scents of cinnamon, Glühwein and roasted almonds whilst browsing through the festive markets. The diverse programme of the artists and craftsmen offer the right souvenir for everyone’s liking.

Steigenberger Hotel Linz

Weihnachtsmarkt Wien


In the Advent season, Vienna’s most beautiful squares change into glamorous Christmas markets. In the traditional Magic Advent of Vienna, the Rathausplatz is transformed into bright and luminous fairy tale scenery. About 150 market stalls offer all kinds of Christmas presents, Christmas tree decorations, sweets and warming beverages.
The traditional Christmas market is daily open from the 14th of November to the 24th of December.

Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof, Vienna