Christmas Market Dates
23rd November – 23rd December 2016
Welcome to the
Freiburg Christmas Market
Located in the very heart of Freiburg's beautiful old historical quarter, the Freiburg Christmas Market is held on the Rathausplatz, the Franziskanerstraße, the Unterlindenplatz and on the Kartoffelmarkt.
Freiburg is a town of beautiful squares. The largest square is the Münsterplatz which is dominated by its minster and a 116-metre high Gothic tower. The main sight to see on the Münsterplatz is the Historical Merchants' Hall from 1532 with its deep-red facade and colourful corner towers.
The Augustinerplatz is the other central square in the old town. Overlooked by an Augustinian abbey and the ruins of the town wall, this is a popular rendezvous for locals.
The Rathausplatz is the location of the
Old and New Town Hall, the Gothic St. Martin's Church and a fountain with a statue of the
Franciscan monk Berthold Schwarz who
Oberlinden and Unterlinden are two rather more peaceful squares, and both have a beautiful old lime tree as their centrepiece. True connoisseurs of Freiburg describe pretty little Adelhauser-Platz, which lies away from the beaten track, as the most beautiful square in the town.
The Freiburg Christmas Market offers visitors a wide range of traditional arts and crafts from the Black Forest region, including straw shoes and colourful wooden toys.
The highlight being the candle workshop where visitors can watch real beewax candles being made to order.