Feuerzangenbowle, traditional wooden huts and 1001 gift ideas: colourful Christmas variety at the Ottensen Christmas market.
In the pre-Christmas season, the smell of mulled wine, almonds and fir sprigs immerse the Altona district of Ottensen in a very special atmosphere, and it attracts Hamburg residents with the whole family to a convivial stroll through Ottensen Christmas market. The colourful and varied Christmas market with over 40 lovingly designed huts is considered one of the most authentic markets in the city, with many gift ideas, traditional punch and mulled wine stands as well as culinary treats from around the world to put you into the mood for the lovely advent season.
The Christmas market for the whole family
The Christmas village, with its festively sparkling lights, extends from Altona Central Station along the Mercado shopping centre all the way to Spritzenplatz. The offering is as colourful as the Ottensen district itself: From the white mulled wine at "Glühwurm" to the traditional Feuerzangenbowle in the "Hexenkessel"; from arts and crafts from Estonia to African jewellery. The market is unparalleled in its diversity.
Culinary classics at Christmas time
In keeping with a district with many families, the Christmas entertainment programme for children is always a particular highlight: The Sunday puppet theatre with Kreft's traditional children's puppet stage and the musical participation theatre of Hexe Knickebein along with the traditional visit by St. Nicholas on 6 December are all a part of it as well. The neighbouring Mercado shopping centre also provides Christmas music, baking and handicraft activities.