Christmas Market Breaks in Germany

German Christmas Markets

We have a number of great offers on Christmas Markets in Germany to destinations such as Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Munich, and many other towns and cities. With a large variety of Christmas Market coach tours to Germany, there are trips available to suit all tastes and budgets throughout November to December. We offer a number of single destination coach tours ideal for shorter breaks as well as multi-centre coach tours that sample different markets across Europe.

Whichever Christmas Market you choose to visit in Germany you are sure to have a great time.

Berlin

Berlin will leave you spoilt for choice with over 50 Christmas markets in the city alone - there truly is something for everyone.

The Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche Christmas Market is the biggest and gets around 4 million visitors per year. Set in the backdrop of the World War II damaged memorial church you can expect to find a small village of wooden huts selling everything from Artwork, decorations and jewellery; to wines, foods, and delicious roasted almonds. The market is right by the Kurfarstendamm, filled with even more shops.

Perhaps try the Alexanderplatz. This market offers fair rides, a merry-go-round and a nearby ice rink to entertain the little ones. Alternatively, the Potsdamer Platz Christmas Market features a nearby Winter World where you can enjoy skating, and an amazing toboggan run. The Spandau Christmas Market is sure to leave you hearing a choir of angels. What better way to get into the spirit of then with a nativity scene using real live animals. There's also Chanukkah (Hanukkah) Christmas Market at the Jewish Museum, Christmas Magic Market at Gendarmenmarkt and so much more.

Cologne

The Neumarkt Christmas Market is Cologne's oldest and largest, usually situated in front of the Church St. Aposteln. Some of the older stands date back to the origins of Colognes first Christmas market in the 1970's. Here you find things like artisan goods and decorative plates. A medieval castle wall serves as a backdrop for the Rudolfplatz Market, giving it that fairytale feeling. This market is festive from its large fairytale figures and illuminations right down to its miniature Santas perched on top of the bins with sacks ready to collect your rubbish. Speaking of medieval, head to the chocolate museum on the banks of the Rhine where you will be transported back to the Middle Ages at the Medieval Christmas Market. See jugglers, jesters and medieval craftsmen at work dressed in full costume. Hear ancient tales of old and medieval musicians. The aromas from the many cooking stalls serving anything from grilled wild boar to the spiced hot red wine.

And who can forget one of the newest Christmas Markets at Stadtgarten? Situated in the oldest of Cologne's parks this Christmas Market offers a more relaxed atmosphere, it also offers entertainment for the children. While you're there be sure to try some raclette or some gluhwein and to shop until your heart's content.

Winter Breaks in Dusseldorf

Düsseldorf

Spend a wonderful time visiting Christmas markets in Düsseldorf, where the Christmas markets are spread throughout city's streets and squares, with tents filled with typical attributes of the festive season. Among the tents will also be street bars where you can sit outside under a warm lamp for hours, drinking a hot beverage while enjoying the magical Christmas atmosphere. Of course, the main place of celebration is the Marktplatz square near the town hall, this is the heart of the Old Town, where you'll find the main Christmas tree, which is traditionally brought from Norway.

There are always open areas where street performances and puppet shows are held, leaving everyone entertained. The streets are lined with trees decked in festive illumination, shimmering with thousands of lights, and in the air, there is the smell of mulled wine and gingerbread. Time seems to fly in such a festive atmosphere turning the tedious process of choosing and buying presents into an unforgettable adventure.

Winter Breaks in Munich

Munich

Standing tall in Marienplatz, the center of Munich a Christmas tree towers over the magical festivities. The offerings of this market include traditional Bavarian and unique Christmas gifts, including wood carvings, gingerbread and glassware. Plan your visit well and you can witness the daily special alpine Christmas market concert. With arts and crafts activities for the children, there's a sprinkle of festive fun for all the family.

Another popular Christmas market trip worth making is to Kripperlmarkt, a manger market - providing its visitors with all things fitting of the perfect Nativity scene. Stables, angels, wood carved figurines, scene accessories, electrical items, decorative pieces, repair and restorative services, and of course mangers! This speciality market is definitely for the festive fanatics amongst us.

Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a city of great contrasts. On one side it has banks, big business, trade shows and the German Stock Exchange, on the other it has history, culture and tradition. At the heart of the city is Frankfurt’s Old Town with its picturesque public square (Römerberg) home to many open-fronted shops, delightful cafes and the magnificent Fountain of Justice. Famous Frankfurt Christmas Market is held here each year, illuminated by thousands of fairy lights it is one of the oldest and biggest markets in Germany. Among many other attractions in Frankfurt you can explore several museums located on the beautiful river Main. Check out Main Tower for a panoramic views across the city and visit Goethe House - a birthplace to the famous poet and thinker Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. So why not book one of our coach holidays to the historic city of Frankfurt and its charming and traditional Christmas Market?