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Christkindlesmarkt is a Christmas market which held annually in Nuremberg, Germany. The thing to do at Germany if you visit it around November and December is you must go to the largest Christmas market and one of the famous markets in the world. In a year around two million visitors take a place there. This market is open on Friday before the first Sunday in Advent and ends on December 24, except that day is Sunday. You can visit it every day during the event held, it's usually open from 10.00 a.m. and closes time depend on the dates, you can visit their website to know the information. Feel the enticing smells of roasted almonds, gingerbread, mulled wine and rum punch fill the air. Find the wares in the market that made by traditional regional manufactures. Enjoy the warm atmosphere and the lights around it with alluring scents that give you the peace of night. More than 180 market stands you can see and all is decorated with fresh greens and lights. Enjoy the magical Christmas in Christkindlesmarkt and don't forget to engage you family or friend to join your tour.
Things to Do at Christkindlesmarkt
Christkind is a girl with curly blond hair which dressed in white and gold, a tall golden crown and angel-wing-like long golden sleeves. This is the important symbol of the Nuremberg Christmas Market. The christkind is a local girl that was elected by some criteria such as girl between 16vto 19 years old, at least 1,60 m tall and free from giddiness. They will give the opening speech on every Friday evening at the church balcony. She will visit Christkindlesmarkt every week from Tuesday to Friday at 3.00 pm. The thing to do is find her and take a picture or you also can give your wishing to her. It will be interesting things to do for your children.
Join a stagecoach tour to get around the market. The thing to do to make your kids happy is try to ride the yellow stagecoach with the horses and feel a nostalgic tour passing by the sights of Nuremberg and listen to the Christmas songs which were played by the coachman. The joyful sound will give you happiest experience with your family. It takes around 10 minutes to ride through the Old Town of Nuremberg. The coach is pulled by two heavy draft horses and is tremendous fun for kids of all ages.
When the temperature in the outside is too cold, get your warmth with a hot mulled wine in Christkindlymarkt. Mulled wine is a cup of hot mulled wine with tantalizing smell of cinnamon and cloves. It served with a beautiful mug which specially designed every year and will be a beautiful souvenir for your kitchen. If you want to give it to your children, there is a just-as-delicious alcohol-free version.
The Prune Man is the perfect gift for children. This souvenir was made from dried prune and figs but remember it shouldn't be eaten. It appears on various characters such as piano players, waiters, football players, the devil and many more. The figures are around 22 cm high.
Gingerbread or also known as lebkuchen is a famous cookie of Nuremberg. If you plan a tour to Christkindlymarkt, you can choose this cookie as your souvenir for your loved ones. It offers in various size and different coating such as chocolate, sugar or strawberry. Nuremberg became the famous exporter for the gingerbread.
Nuremberg grilled sausage is most delicious sausage which spiced with marjoram. You will find sausage with weighs exactly 23 grams and it will satisfy your hunger. You can't miss the delicious taste. The thing to do is find the sausage stand around in Christkindlymarkt.
How to Get Tickets?
If you plan your tour to visit Christkindlymarkt, you don't need to pay any admission. In other case if you need some facilities to support your tour, you can make reservation via online website.
How To Get Around?
To enjoy the beautiful view of Christkindlymarkt you can do it by walking, because this place is walkable for visitors and the things to do if you want to get around you must try to ride stagecoach.
What Should I Wear?
Because of the Christmas market is held during winter season, make sure that you wear warm clothes. You can wear sweater, jacket, pants, socks, gloves, headgear and scarft.
Best Time to Visit
The best time if you want to make a tour to Christkindlymarkt is around the end of November until December 24.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, to visit the Christmas Market you can get around by yourself because it's easy to go around there.
How To Get There?
To reach the Christmas Market you can choose some transportation to make your tour easier from the neighborhood cities. For example, if you are from Berlin or Hamburg you can use train, bus, find rideshare, and by plane, it takes around 2 until 7 hours and if you are from Amsterdam it takes around 1 until 7 hours, it depends on the vehicle.