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Top Christmas Markets in Germany- these are the Christmas Markets you should definitely visit while in Germany during November and December. Try mulled wine, other winter-themed German treats, and shop for handmade gifts and souvenirs at these top German Christmas markets.

10 Can’t-Miss Christmas Markets in Germany

Top Christmas Markets to Visit in Germany - these are the Christmas Markets you should definitely visit while in Germany during November and December. Try mulled wine, other winter-themed German treats, and shop for handmade gifts and souvenirs at these top German Christmas markets.

6. Stuttgart

Five of Stuttgart’s squares will put you in the Christmas spirit, with over 300 enthusiastically-decorated stalls selling food, decorations and other Christmas-themed treats. There’s also an outdoor skating rink and live music performed under the massive Christmas tree in the incredibly-gorgeous courtyard of the Old Palace each night. But, the Christmas lights alone are a sight to see.

Learn more on the Stuttgart Tourism website.

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Best Christmas Markets in Germany - these are the Christmas Markets you should definitely visit while in Germany during November and December. Try mulled wine, other winter-themed German treats, and shop for handmade gifts and souvenirs at these top German Christmas markets.

7. Munich

The city becomes even more fairytale-like when the Christmas decorations are put up. Visit the Marienplatz to find some unique Christmas gifts and German-influenced comfort foods. Head to the Manger market to find everything you could ever need to make the perfect manger, send Santa a letter from the Christmas Post Office, or take a Christmas-themed tour on the Christkindl Tram.

Learn more on the Munich Tourism site.

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Christmas Markets in Germany to Visit - these are the Christmas Markets you should definitely visit while in Germany during November and December. Try mulled wine, other winter-themed German treats, and shop for handmade gifts and souvenirs at these top German Christmas markets.

8. Freiburg

It’s not the largest but it may be one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany. You’ll find a huge range of handmade products and gifts there, including ceramics, designer candles, hand puppets, jewellery and of course Christmas decorations, some of which you can watch being made right at the market. When you get hungry, try Lebkuchen, a ginger cake, or Nonnenseufzer, a nickname for fresh apple doughnuts. Wash it all down with mulled wine, of course.

Find more info on the Freiburg website.

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Top Christmas Markets in Germany- these are the Christmas Markets you should definitely visit while in Germany during November and December. Try mulled wine, other winter-themed German treats, and shop for handmade gifts and souvenirs at these top German Christmas markets.

9. Konstanz

This Christmas market alongside Lake Constance attracts over 400,000 visitors each year, which makes sense because of its gorgeousness. It has all the usual Christmas market treats but what’s unique is the “Christmas Ship” moored up in the harbor that you can climb aboard.

Learn more on the Lake Constance tourism website.

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Top Christmas Markets in Germany- these are the Christmas Markets you should definitely visit while in Germany during November and December. Try mulled wine, other winter-themed German treats, and shop for handmade gifts and souvenirs at these top German Christmas markets.

10. Frankfurt

Spread across Frankfurt’s Römerberg, St Paul’s Square and Mainkai (Main Quay), locals and visitors alike love to visit and begin their Christmas celebrations here. If you want to pick up some typical Frankfurt Christmas gifts, stop by the cozy log cabin under the market’s massive Christmas tree. You’ll find things like Frankfurt-style Christmas tree ornaments, apple wine soap, Frankfurt slippers and this year’s version of our popular glühwein (mulled wine) mug.

Find out more on the Frankfurt Tourism site.

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Which Christmas Markets to Visit in Germany - these are the Christmas Markets you should definitely visit while in Germany during November and December. Try mulled wine, other winter-themed German treats, and shop for handmade gifts and souvenirs at these top German Christmas markets.

Bonus – Munich Airport

THERE’S AN ICE SKATING RINK AT THE AIRPORT GUYS. How cool is that? You can also pick up some last-minute German treats and Christmas gifts at one of the 50 stalls surrounding the rink. Munich’s might be the best airport EVER…

Learn more on the Bavaria tourism site.

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All of these German Christmas markets can be reached by train. Read more about traveling Germany by train (Europeans, you’ll want to travel with an Interrail pass.)

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Jess is the Editor-in-Chief of The Abroad Guide. After studying abroad in Belgium during her junior year of college, she caught the travel bug. Her experiences include volunteering in Nicaragua, backpacking through Europe, and a year-long adventure in Italy, and she's now settled in London.