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
In typical family style, the Christmas programme for young and old is broad and varied - just like Ottensen itself. A merry-go-round is in action, the popular witch Knickebein invites the little ones to make Christmas music, and the puppet theatre with its traditional children's puppet show adds to the joy of the peaceful festive season. A special highlight: on 6 December, St Nicholas himself will pay a flying visit and will surely have a little something in his bag for the young visitors. Little traders under the age of 12 can book a stall in the dwarf's hut and sell home-made arts and crafts and baked goods.
Culinary classics at Christmas time
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 very colourful: 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.