Christmas markets in Germany

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the Frankfurt Christmas market

Each year, Just about Travel runs a few stories about German style Christmas Markets be they in Germany or her is the UK and Ireland. So integral a part of Christmas have they become that there now hundreds around the world.

Christmas Market in Rothenburg

Today millions of people attend them and coach companies run tours to some of the more well-known ones in Germany as well as to Birmingham – the home of the largest Christmas market outside Germany. Just as the revenue from pantomimes has a major effect on the finances of theatres, so Christmas markets have a significant impact on the local economy of the towns and cities that host them.

There are so many markets that it is difficult to list them all. Some cities have as many as three to five different markets but we have listed as many as we were able to that are within a reasonable distance from an airport with direct connections to the UK or Ireland. We also give an estimated driving time from that airport to each destination. To find more details about each you can go to the German National Tourist Office website by clicking here. (http://www.germany.travel/en/specials/christmas/christmas.html) click on Christmas A-Z on the left hand side

Aachen (24/11/2017-23/12/2017) – airport: about 70-75 minutes from both Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn
Alsfeld (08/12/2017 – 17/12/2017) – airport; about 70 minutes from Frankfurt
Annaberg (01/12/2017 – 23/12/2017) – airport Leipzig/Halle -about 85 minutes.
Aschaffenburg (30/11/2017 – 22/12/2017) – airport Frankfurt about 55 minutes
Augsberg (27/11/2017- 24/12/ 2017) – airport Munich about an hour
Bad Hersfeld (23/11/2017-23/12/2017) – airport Frankfurt about 90 minutes
Bad Homburg (dates unavailable) – airport Frankfurt about 25 minutes
Bad Kissingen (1/12/2017-26/12/2017) – airport Nuremberg about 110 minutes
Baden Baden (27/11/2017 – 30/12/2017) airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden about 30 minutes
Bamberg, (23/11/2017 – 23/12/2017) airport is at Nuremberg, 30 minutes away; two markets
Bautzen (01/12/2017 – 23/12/2017) –airport Leipzig/Halle about 2 hours
Bielefeld (27/11/2017-30/12/2017)) –airport Dortmund, about an hour
Bayreuth, (24/11/2017-23/12/2017) airport Nuremberg, about an hour
Berlin (27/11/2017—26/12/2017) at least four Christmas markets and two airports in the Berlin area,
Bochum (23/11/2017-23/12/2017) airport Dusseldorf about 55 minutes
Bonn (24/11/2017-23/12/2017) airport Cologne/Bonn
Bremen (27/11/2017 – 23/12/2017) –airport, Bremen,
Bremerhaven (30/11/2017 – 21/12/2017) – airport Bremen about 40 minutes
Chemnitz (01/12/2017 – 23/12/2017) –airport Leipzig/Halle about 80 minutes
Coburg (1/12/2017 – 23/12/2017) – airport Nuremberg about 80 minutes
Cologne (27/11/2017 – 23/12/2017) –airport Cologne-Bonn
Darmstadt, (20/11/2017-23/12/2017) – airport Frankfurt about 30 minutes
Dortmund (23/11/2017-30/12/2017) – airport Dortmund
Dresden (29/11/2017 – 23/12/2017) –airport Leipzig/Halle about 80 minutes. there are at least 3 markets in the city
Düsseldorf (23/11/2017-23/12/2017) – airport Dusseldorf
Erfurt (28/11/2017 – 22/12/2017) –airport Leipzig/Halle about 90 minutes away
Erlangen (27/11/2017 – 24/12/2017) –airport – 3 markets in the town
Essen (23/11/2017-23/12/2017) –airport Dusseldorf about 30 minutes
Esslingen and Esslingen am Neckar (28/11/2017 – 22/12/2017) – airport Stuttgart; about 25 minutes. Two markets
Frankfurt (27/11/2017-22/12/2017) – airport – Frankfurt
Freiberg (28/11/2017 – 22/12/2017) – airport Lepizig/Halle; about 80 minutes also a miner’s parade on 9/12/2017;
Friedrichshafen (1/12/2017-22/12/2017) –airport Zurich in Switzerland; about 2 hours
Görlitz (01/12/2017 – 17/12/2017) –airport Wroclaw in Poland; about 105 minutes
Göttingen (27/11/2017-29/12/2017)- airport Hannover; about 90 minutes
Grimma (01/12/2017 – 17/12/2017) –airport Leipzig/Halle; about 30 minutes
Hannover (29/11/2017- 22/12 2017) –airport Hannover
Heidelberg (27/11/2017-22/12/2017) – airport Frankfurt; about 55 minutes
Ingolstadt (29/11/2017-23/12/) – airport Munich; about 50 minutes
Kaiserslautern (27/11/2017-23/12/2017) – airport Frankfurt; about 70 minutes
Karlsruhe (28/11/2017- 23/12/2017) – airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden; about 40 minutes
Kiel (27/11/2017-23/12/2017) – airport Hamburg; about one hour
Koblenz (24/11/2017-23/12/2017) – airport Frankfurt-Hahn; about 50 minutes
Kurort Seiffen (27/11/2017 – 23/12/2017) – airport Leipzig/Halle about 110 minutes
Lübeck (27/11/2017 – 30/12/2017) –airport, Hamburg about 70 minutes away at least two markets in the city
Magdeburg (27/11/2017-30/12/2017) –airport Leipzig/Halle about 80 minutes
Mainz (30/11/2017-23/12/2017) -airport Frankfurt; about 35 minutes
Mannheim (29/11/2017- 23/12/ 2017) – airport Frankfurt; about 50 minutes
Meissen (01/12/2017 – 24/12/2017) –airport Leipzig/Halle; about 50 minutes
Munich (24/11/2017 – 23/12/2017) –airport Munich there are at least three different markets
Naumburg (16/12/2017 – 17/12/2017) – airport – one of many miner’s parade
Nuremberg (1/12/2017-24/12/2017) – airport Nuremberg
Oldenburg (28/11/2017-22/12/2017) – airport Bremen; about 40 minutes
Pirna (28/11/2017 – 23/12/2017) – airport Leipzig/Halle; about 90 minutes
Potsdam (27/11/2017-28/12/2017) – airport Berlin airports; about 20 minutes
Regensburg (30/11/2017-23/12/2017 – airport Munich; about 70 minutes
Rostock (27/11/2017-22/12/2017) – airport Hamburg; about 130 minutes
Rothenburg (01/12/2017 – 23/12/2017) – airport Nuremberg; about 80 minutes
Rüdesheim (23/11/2017-23/12/2017) – airport Frankfurt; about 45 minutes
Saarbrücken (27/11/2017-23/12/2017 – airport Luxembourg; about 75 minutes
Seligenstadt (30/11/2017-17/12/2017) – Frankfurt about 30 minutes
Stuttgart (29/11/2017-23/12/2017) – airport Stuttgart
Traben-Trarbach (24/11/2017-17/12/2017) – airport Frankfurt-Hahn; about 10 minutes; held in wine cellars
Trier (27/11/2017-22/12/2017) – airport Frankfurt Hahn; about 60 minutes
Tübingen (05/12/2017 – 10/12/2017) – airport Stuttgart; about 35 minutes; this is a chocolate Christmas market
Ulm (27/11/2017-22/12/2017) – airport Stuttgart; about 75 minutes
Weimar (28/11/2017-6/01/2018) – airport Leipzig Halle; about 80 minutes
Wiesbaden (28/11/2017- 23/12/ 2017) – airport Frankfurt, about 25 minutes
Wittenberg (22/11/2017-22/12/2017) – airport Leipzig/Halle; about an hour
Worms (27//2017- 23/12/ 2017) – airport Frankfurt; about 50 minutes
Würzburg (1/12/2017-23/12/2017) – airport Frankfurt; about 80 minutes
Zittau (13/12/2017 – 17/12/2017) – airport Prague in the Czech Republic; about 2 hours
Zwickau (28/11/2017 – 23/12/2017) – airport Leipzig/Halle; about 90 minutes

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