Things to Do When Visiting Nuremberg’s Christmas Market

This is the perfect time to visit Germany’s Christmas City. No wonder over  2 millions of tourist worldwide  visit  Nuremberg every year. Its  Christmas Market finally started!  This is one of the best time to visit this city to witness this famous event held every year.  This year’s celebration takes place from November 29 to December 24, 2013.

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The Hauptmarkt or Central Square in  Nürnberg or Nuremberg where the yearly Christmas Market is held. Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt is one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany and one of the most famous in the world.

There are so many things to do when visiting  Nuremberg’s Christmas market. Of course, you need to  take a stroll around the Central Square passing thru the aisles of the many stalls selling various products and goods from Christmas decors to candles, dolls, winter accessories and all sorts of souvenirs.

You might want to taste the Glühwein  or mulled wine and punch wine  which are  perfect for the cold weather but be very careful if you are driving and better drink not too much. Try the famous Nürnberger Bratwurst or sausages which taste really good.  Bring home some Gingerbread  (Lebkuchen) or roasted almonds. There are just a lot of things to  see and experience when visiting Nuremberg’s Christmas market.

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A stall that sells Nuremberg’s famous Bratwurst.

After you’ve done strolling, take time to explore the Old Town of Nuremberg. Take a walk around  the Old fortifications or city walls  of Nuremberg, climb up the Imperial  Castle,  visit the famous churches including St Lawrence Church, St Sebald Church (Sebalduskirche), Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) and more.

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St Lawrence Church at the background.

There are also interesting museums to visit in the city. Among the few ones are the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Albrecht Dürer’s House, Transportation Museum (Verkehrsmuseum), Courtroom 600 – Nuremberg Trials, Documentation Center at the Reich Party Rally Grounds (Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände), Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), New Museum and more.

Nuremberg  is also a great place to go shopping. Go to the City Point, Franken Center,  Mercado and many other stores and shops where you can simply buy anything.

Just remember, be very cautious and be careful of your personal belongings as  there are a lot of pickpockets proliferating around.  Enjoy your visit  in  Germany Christmas City!

 
 

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