Der Weihnachtsmarkt

Der WeihnachtsmarktThe Christmas markets in Germany are known by various different names, most commonly Weihnachtsmarkt, Christkindlmarkt, or Adventmarkt.

The markets offer traditional food and drink, such as Lebkuchen or Glühwein, but also craftwork such as Christmas tree decorations.

There are markets in most German towns. In the larger towns they run for most of Advent, the smaller ones are only for a weekend.

The most famous markets are Nuremberg, Dresden, Erfurt, Frankfurt and Cologne.

In the coming podcasts we will be talking more about German Christmas traditions.

To hear a simple explanation and a short discussion in German, listen to the podcast:

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About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant and online community manager. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.


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