Welcome to the
Würzburg Christmas Market
Würzburg's traditional Christmas Market has a long history, stretching back to several hundred years.
Viewed as one of the most atmospheric Christmas Markets in Germany, the Würzburg Christmas Market consists of 100 beautifully decorated wooden booths, illuminated by the soft glow of Christmas lights.
During the advent season the air is filled with spicy smells from various decorated stalls and the sound of traditional Christmas songs.
The Würzburg Christmas Market offers mulled wine, arts and crafts, as well as delicious regional produce and food.
In additon a special Artists' Christmas Market takes place in the Town Hall's courtyard on every Saturday during Advent. More than 40 artists display and sell their creative wares, such as silver jewelry, hand-made teddy bears, pottery, jams, hand-knit socks and so on.
At the weekend Würzburg offers a special kind of transportation - the Christmas Express. Commuting between the main station and the Sanderau district, through the inner city, it provides access to all the top shopping areas. When you see a tram looking like a Christmas tree, you've found it.
Wuerzburg is the old capital of Prince Bishops. Historic buildings and architecture, such as the gothic chapel of Saint Mary's, the rococo mansion of Falkenhaus and the Town Hall historic courtyard, all provide a wonderful setting for a terrific seasonal display.
It is because of these historic settings that the latest blockbuster movie, "The Three Musketeers" was filmed in Würzburg.
Würzburg is an ancient episcopal seat and a vibrant university town with a baroque, distinctly southern feel.
It is in an idyllic setting surrounded by vineyards and is defined by its architectural splendours that reflect a range of epochs. Art, culture and Franconian wine are a way of life in Würzburg – they impart a Mediterranean joie de vivre.
Würzburg's main places of interest are characterised by the magnificent prince bishops' Residenz Palace, an impressive example of baroque architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage sight. Plus High above Würzburg, the mighty Marienberg Citadel commands a sweeping view of the city, valley, and hillside vineyards.
The works of famous artists such as Tilman Riemenschneider, Balthasar Neumann and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo can be seen everywhere, and the tomb of medieval minnesinger, Walther von der Vogelweide, is also here.
A glass of delicious Franconian wine is just the thing after a tour of the old town.
Famous vineyard sites and prestigious wine estates have established Würzburg's reputation as the heart of the Franconian wine region.
Traditional wine taverns and quaint bars serving hearty Franconian fare are the ideal place to stop and rest a while.