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It seems Santa has made his list and checked it twice and has now taken up playing Christmas carols for passersby in downtown Nuremberg, Germany. It also appears he ditched Rudolph for a smaller four-legged friend.
It seems Santa has made his list and checked it twice and has now taken up playing Christmas carols for passersby in downtown Nuremberg, Germany. It also appears he ditched Rudolph for a smaller four-legged friend. (Michael Abrams / S&S)
It seems Santa has made his list and checked it twice and has now taken up playing Christmas carols for passersby in downtown Nuremberg, Germany. It also appears he ditched Rudolph for a smaller four-legged friend.
It seems Santa has made his list and checked it twice and has now taken up playing Christmas carols for passersby in downtown Nuremberg, Germany. It also appears he ditched Rudolph for a smaller four-legged friend. (Michael Abrams / S&S)
Visitors to the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt listen to a brass band play Christmas carols on a stage in front of the Frauenkirche on Hauptmarkt square. With 14 days to go to Christmas, market-goers braved cold, wet, snowy weather to shop for Christmas presents, drink hot mulled wine and enjoy the holiday spirit. The city's famed Christmas market lasts until Dec. 24.
Visitors to the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt listen to a brass band play Christmas carols on a stage in front of the Frauenkirche on Hauptmarkt square. With 14 days to go to Christmas, market-goers braved cold, wet, snowy weather to shop for Christmas presents, drink hot mulled wine and enjoy the holiday spirit. The city's famed Christmas market lasts until Dec. 24. (Michael Abrams / S&S)
Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt visitors enjoy a mug of Glühwein, the hot mulled wine that the season is famous for.
Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt visitors enjoy a mug of Glühwein, the hot mulled wine that the season is famous for. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

This list has been compiled with information from tourist offices and Web sites, including www.christmas-markets.org and www.christmasmarkets.com. It is as accurate as possible given the information available. Some conflicting dates were found on different Web sites for some events, usually by a day or two. Please e-mail corrections or additions to travel@estripes.osd.mil.

(Updated Dec. 11)

AustriaBregenz, through Dec. 24.Graz, Mariahilfeplatz, through Dec. 12.Innsbruck, marketplace, through Dec. 31.Klagenfurt, through Dec. 24.Linz, Hauptplatz, through Dec. 31.Salzburg, Dom, Am Dom- und Residenzplatz, through Dec. 26.Vienna, Rathausplatz, through Dec. 24.Vienna, Am Spittelberg, through Dec. 23.Vienna, Schönbrunn Castle, through Dec. 26.

BelgiumAnderlecht, Dec. 19-21.Antwerp, Christmas Village, Dec. 12-Jan. 4.Brugge, through Dec. 30.Brussels, through Jan. 1.Durbury, through Jan. 4Ghent, Dec. 12-30.Leuven, through Dec. 14.Liège, through Dec. 30.Mechelen, Dec. 19-21.Ostend, through Dec. 24.Ypres, through Dec. 28.

Czech RepublicPrague, Town Square and Wenceslas Square, through Jan. 1.

DenmarkAalborg, through Dec. 13.Aarhus, through Dec. 30.Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens, through Dec. 30.Ribe, through Dec. 24.

EstoniaTallinn, through Jan. 7.

FranceArras, through Dec. 24.Bayeux, Dec. 20-21.Beblenheim, market in caves, Dec. 13-14, 20-21.Bergheim, Dec. 20-21.Bordeaux, through Dec. 31.Colmar, through Dec. 31.Dijon, through Jan. 4.Eguisheim, through Dec. 14, 19-23Lille, through Dec. 30.Kaysersberg, Dec. 12-14, 19-23.Metz, through Dec. 28.Mulhouse, through Dec. 30.Munster, Dec. 13-26.Neuf Brisach, Dec. 12-14.Orléans, through Dec. 31.Paris, various locations throughout the city, through Dec. 30.Ribeauville, Dec. 12-13.Riquewihr, through Dec. 21.Reims, through Dec. 28.Selestat, through Dec. 24.Strasbourg, through Dec. 31.

GermanyAachen, through Dec. 23.Alsfeld, Dec. 12-21.Altenburg, through Dec. 23.Altötting, through Dec. 21.Amberg, through Dec. 23.Annaberg, through Dec. 21.Ansbach, through Dec. 23.Aschaffenburg, through Dec. 22.Augsburg, through Dec. 24.Baden-Baden, through Dec. 28.Bad Hersfeld, through Dec. 23.Bad Mergentheim, Dec. 18-21.Bad Munster, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 21.Bad Tölz, through Dec. 24.Bad Wimpfen, Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 14.Bamberg, through Dec. 23.Bayreuth, through Dec. 23.Berlin, through Dec. 31.Berchtesgaden, through Dec. 24.Bernkastel-Kues, through Dec. 21.Bonn, through Dec. 23.Braunschweig, through Dec. 29.Bremen, through Dec. 23.Celle, through Dec. 29.Chemnitz, through Dec. 23Coburg, through Dec. 23.Cochem, through Dec. 21.Cologne, through Dec. 23.Darmstadt, through Dec. 23.Deidesheim, Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 20.Dinkelsbühl, through Dec. 21.Dortmund, through Dec. 23.Dresden, through Dec. 24.Düsseldorf, through Dec. 23.Emden, through Dec. 23.Erfurt, through Dec. 22.Essen, through Dec. 23.Essingen, through Dec. 22.Frankfurt, through Dec. 21.Freiburg, through Dec. 23.Füssen, through Dec. 14.Fulda, through Dec. 23.Garmich-Partenkirchen, through Dec. 24.Giessen, through Dec. 22.Görlitz, through Dec. 14.Goslar, through Dec. 29.Gotha, through Dec. 24.Göttingen, through Dec. 29.Hamburg, through Dec. 31.Hanau, through Dec. 22.Hannover, through Dec. 22.Heidelberg, through Dec. 22.Heilbronn, through Dec. 22.Ingolstadt, through Dec. 23.Jena, through Dec. 12.Kaiserslautern, through Dec. 22.Karlsruhe, through Dec. 23.Kassel, through Dec. 23.Kaufbeuren, through Dec. 20.Kempten, through Dec. 23.Kiel, through Dec. 23.Kirchheim unter Teck, through Dec. 14.Koblenz, through Dec. 23.Landau, through Dec. 21.Landenburg, Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 21.Landsberg am Lech, through Dec. 21.Landshut, through Dec. 23.Leipzig, through Dec. 22.Ludswigburg, through Dec. 23.Lübeck, Dec. 24-30.Lüneburg, through Dec. 23.Magdeburg, through Dec. 28, closed Dec. 24-25.Mainz, through Dec. 23.Mannheim, through Dec. 23.Marktreditz, through Dec. 24.Meissen, through Dec. 24.Memmingen, through Dec. 21.Michelstadt, through Dec. 21.Munich, through Dec. 24.Münster, through Dec. 23.Naumburg, through Dec. 21.Neubrandenburg, through Dec. 21.Neustadt/Weinstr., through Dec. 21.Nördlingen, through Dec. 23.Nuremberg, through Dec. 24.Oberhausen, through Dec. 23.Oldenburg, through Dec. 22.Paderborn, through Dec. 23.Passau, through Dec. 21.Potsdam, through Dec. 23.Quedlinburg, through Dec. 21.Regensburg, through Dec. 23.Reutlingen, through Dec. 22.Rosenheim, through Dec. 24.Rostock, through Dec. 22.Rothenburg an der Fulda, through Dec. 21.Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber, through Dec. 23.Rüdesheim, through Dec. 23.Saarbrücken, through Dec. 23.Sankt Wendel, through Dec. 14.Schneeberg, through Dec. 21.Schweinfurt, through Dec. 22.Schwerin, through Dec. 31.Speyer, through Jan. 6.Stade, through Dec. 23.Straubing, through Dec. 23.Stuttgart, through Dec. 23.St. Wendel, through Dec. 14.Trier, through Dec. 22.Ulm, through Dec. 22.Wartburg Castle, Eisenbach, Dec. 13-14, 20-21.Weimar, through Dec. 21.Wernigerode, through Dec. 22.Weiden, through Dec. 23Wiesbaden, through Dec. 22.Wilhelmshaven, through Dec. 28.Wismar, through Dec. 21.Wolfenbüttel, through Dec. 24.Würzburg, through Dec. 23.

HungaryBudapest, Vörösmarty Square, through Dec. 29.

ItalyBologna, through Jan. 1Bolzano, through Dec. 23.Bressanone, through Jan. 6.Brixen, through Jan. 6.Greve in Chianti, Dec. 13-14, 20-21.Gubbio, through Jan. 6.Livigno, through Dec. 24.Merano, through Jan. 6.Naples, streets of San Gregorio, Armeno and San Biagio, through Dec. 31.Rome, through Jan. 6.Sterzing, through Jan. 6.Trento, through Dec. 24.Turin, through Dec. 23.Venice, through Dec. 24.

IrelandDublin, Docklands, Dec. 12-23.

LuxembourgLuxembourg city, through Dec. 24.Viaden Castle, through Dec. 13.

NorwayOslo, Rådhusplassen (City Hall Square), through Dec. 21.

NetherlandsDeventer, Dec. 20-21.Dordrecht, Dec. 12-14.Eindhoven, through Jan. 4.Maastricht, through Jan.4.Nijmegen, through Dec. 24.Valkenburg, town caves, through Dec. 21.

PolandKraków, through Dec. 31.Warsaw, through Dec. 31.

SpainMadrid, Plaza de España (closed Christmas and New Year’s Days), Dec. 20-Jan. 5.

SwedenDjurgården island, Christmas at Rosendals Gardens, through Dec. 21.Gröna Lund, through Dec. 21.Sigtuna, through Dec. 14.Skansen, through Dec. 14.Stockholm, Steninge Palace, through Dec. 23.Stockholm, Old Town Christmas market, through Dec. 23.

SwitzerlandBaden, through Jan. 11.Basel, through Dec. 23.Bern, through Dec. 24.Ermatingen, through Dec. 14.Geneva, through Dec. 24.IKonolfingen, through Dec. 24.Lausanne, through Dec. 24.Montreux, through Dec. 28.Plaffeien, Dec. 11-12.Rapperswil, Dec. 12-14.Sion, Dec. 12-23.Stein am Rhein, through Dec. 31.Weinfelden, Dec. 13-14.Winterthur, through Dec. 23.Zürich, through Dec. 24.

United KingdomBirmingham, Frankfurt Christmas market, through Dec. 23.Bournemouth, German market, through Dec. 21.Canterbury, through Dec. 21.Edinburgh, Mound Precinct, through Dec. 24.Edinburgh, East Princes Street Gardens, through Jan. 4.Glasgow, through Dec. 21.Leeds, through Dec. 21.Liverpool, through Dec. 21.London, Hyde Park, through Jan. 4.Manchester, through Dec. 21.Norwich, Christmas Fayre, through Dec. 14.York, St. Nicholas Fayre, through Dec. 30.

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