Best European Christmas Markets

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Updated for 2018Popular Christmas Markets Over the Border


Best European Christmas Markets

Updated for 2018


Best European Christmas Markets

If you fancy visiting a Christmas Market in Zurich or in one of the major towns in Switzerland our Christmas Markets in Zurich and Switzerland will be of assistancebut if you fancy visiting one of the European Christmas markets in Germany, France or Austria in 2018 take a look below. 

Each European Christmas market offers its own specialities and traditions. As 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 easily make an overnight or weekend destination. For more information see below:


Popular Christmas Market in Germany, France and Austria 2015

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Germany 2018

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Konstanz 29th Nov – 22nd Dec:  Sun – Thurs 11am – 8pm, Fri & Sat 11am – 9.30pm

Stuttgart 28th Nov – 23rd Dec: Mon – Thurs 10am – 9pm, Fri – Sat 10am -10pm, Sun 11am – 9pm

Nuremburg 30th Nov – 24th Dec: Daily 10am – 9pm, 24th Dec closes 2pm

Freiburg  22nd Nov – 23rd Dec: Mon – Sat 10am – 8.30pm, Sun 11.30 – 7.30pm

Frankfurt 26th Nov – 22nd Dec: Mon – Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 9pm

Cologne Cathedral Market 26th Nov – 23rd Dec: Sun – Wed 11am – 9pm, Thu & Fri 11am – 10pm, Sat 10am – 10pm

Hamburg Rathaus  22nd Nov – 23rd Dec: Daily 11am – 8pm

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

Berlin 26th 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 – Thurs 10am – 8.30pm, Fri & Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 8.30pm

Dusseldorf 22nd Nov – 23rd Dec: Sun – Thu 11am – 8pm, Fri & Sat 11am – 9pm (closed 25th Nov)

Heidelberg 26th Nov – 22nd Dec: Sun – Fri 11am – 9pm, Sat 10am – 9pm


France 2018

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Colmar 23rd Nov – 30th Dec: Mon – Thu 10am – 7pm, Fri, Sat & Sun 10am – 8pm (24th and 25th Dec reduced hours – click on link)

Strasbourg 23rd Nov – 30th Dec: Daily 11am – 8pm, 24th Dec till 6pm, Closed 25th Dec

Lille 23rd Nov – 30th Dec: Daily 11am – 8pm Fri 11 till 9pm, Sat 10 -9pm,  Sun 10-8pm See link for longer hours on certain dates. Shuts 6pm on 24th and closed on 25th Dec

Avignon – no main Christmas market this year, but lots of individual events. See link.


Austria 2018

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Vienna  16th Nov – 26th Dec: Open daily. Sun – Thu 10am – 9.30pm, Fri & Sat 10am – 10pm. On 24th Dec till 7pm. 25th and 26th Dec 11am – 9.30pm

Graz Hauptplatz 23rd Nov – 24th Dec: 10am – 8pm, 10am till 2pm on Dec 24th,

Innsbruck Old Town 15th Nov –  6th Dec: Maria-Theresien-Strasse Market. Daily 11am – 9pm (stalls close 8pm), 11am – 3pm on 24th, Closed on 25th Dec.

Salzburg 22nd Nov to 26th Dec: Mon – Thurs 10 – 8.30pm. Friday and Dec 7th 10 – 9pm, 24th Dec 9am till 3pm, 25th & 26th till 6pm. 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.  Dates may be subject to change and sometimes published dates are changed at short notice. 


Swiss Christmas Markets 2018

.Christmas Market Bellevue

Christmas Markets in Zurich and Swiss Christmas Markets:

see our guide to Zurich and Swiss Christmas Markets see here. Enjoy!

The Tradition of the Swarovski Christmas Tree at Zurich HB


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