Christmas markets in Hamburg, Germany
If you like to go to Christmas markets, you should definitely go to visit some in Germany as they have a much longer tradition. Considering the fact that the Advent wreath is a Hamburg invention from 1839 you simply have tovisit this place on Christmas. The number of stalls, the atmosphere, the gifts you can buy there are amazing.
It is so easy to get to Hamburg from Copenhagen or from other places in Denmark. Take the train and after 5 relaxed hours you'll be there.
If you want to combine your visits at the Christmas markets with a shopping spree, check out the parcel busses, where you can store what you have bought and not carry it all over the place with you.
Christmas market at Jungfernstieg
Suitable to this fine shopping area, the Jungferstieg Christmas market has an elegant set-up with 78 white pagoda tents. Combine your Christmas shopping with a romantic tour on one of the Fairy Tale boats which are sailing on Hamburg’s channels. On two of the boats kids can bake their own cookies. This will be a great experience also for your children as they have children program. Make sure to book the tickets for the Fairy Tale boats beforehand.
Opening hours: November 21 – December 31. (not December 24/25) 11:00 - 21:00
Christmas market at Mönckebergstraße
This Christmas market is located on Hamburg’s main shopping street (Mönckebergstrasse). Marvel at the huge Christmas crib and the nicely decorated tree. If you can’t find all your gifts in the 84 booths on the Christmas market you still have a chance in the close-by malls and shops.
Opening hours: November 21 – December 30. (not December 24/25) 11:00 - 21:00
Christmas market in Ottensen
How many multi-cultural Christmas markets have you visited yet? This is your chance. On the Christmas market on the Ottensen Markstrasse you can find delicacies and artisan products from Estonia to Afrika. Not enough with that you can even meet the Witch Knickebein (Thursdays 16-18) or watch a puppet-show (Sundays) and on December 6 you can even get your first present from Santa Claus in person.
Opening hours: November 21 – December 23. Mo-Wed 11:00 - 21:00, Thursday 11-22, Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
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