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DATES. LOCATIONS. OPENING HOURS. Christmas markets in Hamburg

The Advent season in Hamburg would not be the same without its enchanting Christmas markets. At a total of 14 markets, the entire range of pre-Christmas delights can be experienced with all the senses. Here no one can escape the magic of Christmas Eve.

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Historic Christmas market on Rathausmarkt

Woodcarvers from the Tyrol, gingerbread bakers from Aachen and Nuremberg, ceramics from Lausitz, silversmiths and many others welcome you to marvel, participate, taste and enjoy.

Historic Christmas market on Rathausmarkt

Historischer Weihnachtsmarkt

20095 Hamburg

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Christmas market on Spitalerstrasse

Small Christmas huts with a wide variety on offer - dolls, crystals, poker-work, wooden toys, freshly roasted chestnuts, mistletoe, Jericho roses, candles and Cartesian Devils, etc.

Christmas market on Spitalerstrasse

Weihnachtsmarkt Spitalerstraße

20095 Hamburg

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Christmas market on Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz

Hamburg Christmas market, on one of the largest areas and one of the grandest in north Germany, has been a magnet for visitors in the pre-Christmas season for many years.

Christmas market on Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz

Weihnachtsmarkt am Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz

***** Hamburg

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St. Pauli Christmas market

Frivolous Christmas fun: At Hamburg's naughtiest Christmas market, it's not only the mulled wine that gets the visitors hot.

St. Pauli Christmas market

Santa Pauli

20359 Hamburg

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Christmas market in the Überseequartier

Christmas wonderland on the Überseeboulevard in front of the old Port Authority building.

Christmas market in the Überseequartier

Weihnachtsmarkt in der HafenCity

20457 Hamburg

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Christmas Market on Jungfernstieg

The entire market is dazzling with its staging of Christmas lights. Its themes, the colour of the lights and luminosity match the contemporary architectural language of the location.

Christmas Market on Jungfernstieg

Weißer Zauber auf dem Jungfernstieg

20095 Hamburg


Tips for a magical Christmas Advent events

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From November 25th to December 23rd 2019 Fairytale ships on the Inner Alster

A special feature of our pre-Christmas harbour city are the Fairy-tale Ships for children. For over 33 years now, they have been thrilling children on the Inner Alster (Ballindamm). Each of the five ships offers its own programme free of charge.

Fairytale ships on the Inner Alster
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On all Advent Saturdays Hamburg Christmas parade

In the weeks before Christmas, the shops, arcades and department stores once again regale their visitors with glittering lights, their windows present the most beautiful gift ideas to linger and dream about; the scent of cinnamon and roasted almonds wafts from the Christmas markets.

Hamburg Christmas parade

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Christmas in Hamburg

Enjoy the very special atmosphere in the pre-Christmas period between the Elbe and Alster rivers, at historic churches and dreamy canals, lively squares and historical corners of the Hanseatic city.

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Discover comfortable, relaxed cafés in Hamburg where you can definitely find something to enjoy!

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