Best European Christmas Markets

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Popular Christmas Markets Over the Border


Best European Christmas Markets



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 2017 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

Click on the Market Name for the Website Details

Germany 2017


Konstanz 30th Nov – 22nd Dec:  Sun – Thurs 11am – 8pm, Fri & Sat 11am – 9.30pm

Stuttgart 29th Nov – 23rd Dec: Mon – Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 9pm

Nuremburg 1st Nov – 24th Dec: Daily 10am – 9pm, 24th Dec closes 2pm

Freiburg  27th Nov – 23rd Dec: Mon – Sat 10am – 8.30pm, Sun 11.30 – 7.30pm

Frankfurt 27th Nov – 22nd Dec: Mon – Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 9pm

Cologne Cathedral Market 27th Nov – 23rd Dec: Sun – Wed 11am – 9pm, Thu & Fri 11am – 10pm, Sat 10am – 10pm

Hamburg Rathaus  27th Nov – 23rd Dec: Daily 11am – 9pm, Fri & Sat till 10pm

Munich 27th Nov – 23rd 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 27th Nov – 23rd Dec: Mon – Sat 10am – 8.30pm, Sun 11am – 8.30pm

Dusseldorf 23rd Nov – 23rd Dec: Sun – Thu 11am – 8pm, Fri & Sat 11am – 9pm (closed Sun 20th Nov)

Heidelberg 27th Nov – 22nd Dec: Daily 11am – 9pm


France 2017


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

Strasbourg 24th Nov – 30th Dec: Daily 11am – 8pm, 24th Dec till 6pm Check link for more info

Lille 17th Nov – 27th Dec: Daily 11am – 8pm but Fri & Sat till 9pm See link for longer hours on certain dates. Shut 25th Dec

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


Austria 2017


Vienna  17th Nov – 26th Dec: Open daily. Sun – Thu 10am – 9.30pm, Fri & Sat 10am – 10pm. On 24th Dec till 7pm. 

Graz Hauptplatz 17th Nov – 24th Dec: 10am – 8pm, 10am till 2pm on Dec 24th

Innsbruck Old Town 15th Nov –  23rd: Daily 11am – 9pm Maria-Theresien-Strasse Market open till 6th January – see link.

Salzburg 23rd Nov to 26th Dec: Mon – Thurs 10 – 8.30pm. Friday and Dec 7th 10 – 9pm, 24th Dec 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 2017


Christmas Markets in Zurich and Swiss Christmas Markets:

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

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