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Christmas market on Spitalerstrasse

Tradition and modernity combined

Just in time for the pre-Christmas season, Hamburg's city centre is transformed into a christmassy winter landscape. The Christmas market on Spitalerstraße attracts its visitors with traditional delicacies and a varied offer.

The Spitalerstraße Christmas Market combines tradition and modernity. In the middle of the bustling shopping street, rustic stalls open their doors at Christmas time. The small houses are designed in a traditional Hanseatic brick look. Modern light installations make the Christmas village shine.

Gifts and Food

Craftsmen and gastronomes fill the Spitalerstraße Christmas Market with life. Food stands with culinary classics and innovative dishes invite you to feast. Mulled wine and festively decorated fir trees make the Christmas atmosphere perfect.

Christmas Shopping

The Spitalerstraße Christmas Market is the ideal place to go for a Christmas shopping spree. Between fancy products and typical souvenirs there are numerous Christmas presents for your loved ones. The surrounding shops round off the shopping experience.

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