Nuremberg Christmas Market.
The Nuremberg Christmas market is world-famous - and rightly so.
“You men and women, who once yourselves were children, be them again today, happy as children be, and now the Christ Child to its market calls, and all who come are truly welcome.” Every year, the “Christkind” (Christ Child) personally opens the Christmas market with these words, as she stands high up in the gallery of the Church of Our Lady. Since 1948, a young female resident of Nuremberg has traditionally taken up this role. From Tuesday to Friday the Christkind visits the Christmas market at 3 pm. She chats with visitors and even takes a few selfies with them. These days, there are many Christmas markets you could visit, but the one in Nuremberg is the real deal.
Trying the famous small Nuremberg sausages (or “Drei im Weggla”, as the locals call three of them in a bun) is an absolute must. We also highly recommend Nuremberg gingerbread, which has been made here for more than 600 years. How can you tell if it’s the tastiest gingerbread? Our insider tip: look out for a red heart with a castle on top – the logo of Lebkuchen-Schmidt. You can find more information on the Nuremberg Christmas market here.