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Hamburg Christmas Market
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Discover history, tradition and a Hanseatic heritage at one of Hamburg's many wonderful Christmas markets.
The prettiest is set just outside Hamburg's most impressive town hall. Hosted by Roncalli's Circus, you can discover lots of lovingly decorated stalls and the punch is even served by clowns and circus artistes.
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The Hamburg Town Hall Christmas Market is filled with hand-crafted Christmas decorations from the Erzgebirge region and looked after by woodcarvers from Tyrol, bakers form Aachen (producing their famous “printen” cookies on the scene) or gingerbread makers from Nuremberg and the pottery is made by artists from the Lausitz region. Silversmiths and many other artisans and craftsmen from all over Germany invite you to marvel, join in, taste or simply enjoy this fantastic atmosphere in Hamburg.
Old-fashioned carousels bring a gleam to everyone's eyes, not just the children's. Hamburg has so much to offer during the festive season: you can enjoy a mug of glühwein on a lake Alster boat tour or you could visit a Christmas exhibition in one of the city's museums.
There is a Christmas parade through the festively decorated city centre every Saturday during Advent. It's a magical time for young and old alike in Hamburg's theatres or on a 'fairytale ship' anchored along the Jungfernstieg promenade.
Every day at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm Santa Claus will be flying his reindeer sleigh up to the sky high above the roofs of the Christmas Market cottages telling the story of Rudolph the red nosed reindeer.
Every advent Saturay the Hamburg Christmas Parade is a colourful and cheerful procession through the city center. It always starts in Mönckebergstraße at Galeria Kaufhof / Saturn.
For shoppers a tour through the decorated streets and malls of the city center has a very special appeal in the Christmas period. The elegant boutiques, department stores and shopping malls can easily be reached on foot and offer a wide range of attractions, many stores even stay open longer during the Christmas season.
Overlapping the start of advent is the Hamburg Dom at the Heiligengeistfeld. The Dom is the largest funfair in the north of Germany, promising lots of fun for everyone.
A visit to Hamburg in the run-up to Christmas is surely something you'll never forget!