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Hamburg Christmas Markets

The city transforms into a fairytale with its festive lights reflecting in the water and the air full of Christmas scents

In Hamburg you'll be spoilt for choice for Christmas Markets - there's over 30 to choose from, too many to mention all but, here's a few to get you started - City Centre Christmas Market  at Spitalerstrasse, not far from Hamburg Central train station; with plenty of stalls to delight your eyes including handicrafts, art and design. They'll be must-have treats on offer including gluwein and steaming hot chocolate, ideal to keep you warm on a crisp winter's night. If cosy drink booths and fairytale surroundings are what you're after then head to the stunning Bergedorf  Castle, the grounds become transformed into a Christmas Market offering Christmas gifts and delights as well as handicraft workshops for children to participate in. 

For something quite magnificent head to Rathausmarkt  Square - it's the largest of the Christmas Markets and found near city hall. The decorated stalls sell handmade toys, glassware and jewellery with Santa Claus making regular appearances as he hovers across the market in his sleigh. Also, if you visit in December, a special highlight of  Christmas in Hamburg is the Hamburg Christmas Parades in December, every Saturday before Christmas you'll see dancing angels, prancing elves and jolly Santa Clauses as they parade through the city centre twice a day.


Sample itinerary

Day Day by Day
1 Arrive in Hamburg & explore the city on a guided sightseeing tour
2 Discover the Christmas markets & soak up the magical Christmas spirit
3 Enjoy some free time before your return transfer to the airport for your flight home