Christmas Markets over the Border from Zurich 2014: A Guide

Christmas Markets over the Border from Zurich 2014: A Guide

You may already have seen or Guide to  Christmas Markets in Zurich and Switzerland 2015 but once you’ve visited a few in Switzerland you may also want to try out one of the European Christmas markets over the border. 

Just as each Swiss Christmas Market had its own character and specialties, the same is true of each of the European Christmas markets too. Switzerland is so centrally located it’s easy to make a day trip to a Christmas Market in France, Germany or Austria. Some of the markets listed are more than a day trip away but could make a great weekend visit. Take a look at the list below:


List of European Christmas Markets

Some Key European Christmas Markets

Click on the Market Name for the Website



Konstanz 26th Nov – 21st Dec:  Sun – Thurs 11am – 8pm, Fri & Sat 11am – 9.30pm

Stuttgart 25th Nov – 23rd Dec: Mon – Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 9pm

Nuremburg 27th Nov – 24th Dec: Daily 10am – 9pm, 24th Dec closes 2pm

Freiburg  23rd Nov – 23rd Dec: Mon – Sat 10am – 8.30pm, Sun 11.30 – 7.30pm

Frankfurt 25th Nov – 22nd Dec: Mon – Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 9pm

CologneCathedral Market 23rd Nov – 23rd Dec: Sun – Wed 11am – 9pm, Thu & Fri 11am – 10pm, Sat 10am – 10pm

Hamburg Rathaus  23rd Nov – 23rd Dec: Daily 11am – 9pm, Fri & Sat till 10pm

Munich 27th Nov – 24th Dec: Mon – Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 10am – 8pm, 24th Dec closes 2pm

Berlin 23rd Nov – 31st Dec: Sun – Thu 11am – 10pm, Fri & Sat 11am – 11pm, 24th Dec till 6pm, 31st Dec till 1am

Bremen 26th Nov – 23rd Dec: Mon – Sat 10am – 8.30pm, Sun 11am – 8.30pm

Dusseldorf 19th Nov – 23rd Dec: Sun – Thu 11am – 8pm, Fri & Sat 11am – 9pm (closed Sun 22nd Nov)

Heidelberg 23rd Nov – 22nd Dec: Daily 11am – 9pm


Colmar 20th Nov – 31st Dec: Mon – Thu 10am – 7pm, Fri, Sat & Sun 10am – 8pm (24th, 25th, 31st reduced hours – click on link)

Strasbourg 27th Nov – 24th Dec: Daily 11am – 8pm, 24th Dec till 6pm Check link for more info

Lille 18th Nov – 30th Dec: Daily 11am – 8pm but Fri & Sat till 9pm See link for longer hours on certain dates. Shut 25th Dec

Avignon 5th Dec – 3rd Jan: Daily 10am – 7pm


Vienna  13th Nov – 26th Dec: Sun – Thu 10am – 9.30pm, Fri & Sat & 7th Dec 10am – 10pm. 24th Dec  till 7pm. 25th & 26th Dec till 9.30pm.

Graz Franciscan Quarter 20th Nov – 24th Dec: 11am – 7pm, 10am till 2pm on Dec 24th

Innsbruck Old Town 15th Nov –  23rd Dec: Daily 11am – 8pm

Salzburg 19th Nov to 26th Dec: Mon – Thurs 10 – 8.30pm (reduced hours 24th Dec till 3pm, 25th & 26th till 6pm). Fridays and 7th Dec 10am – 9pm and Sundays 9am – 8.30pm. See link for full details.

We believe that all information provided is correct at the time of publishing but please check the links in blue before setting off as dates may be subject to change and sometimes published dates are changed at short notice.

More Markets?

Christmas Markets in Zurich and Swiss Christmas Markets: to read our guide to Zurich and Swiss Christmas Markets see here. Have fun exploring!


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