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Christmas spirit in NUE: The world-famous Nuremberg Christmas market is open

Credit: CTZ Nuremberg
Nuremberg Christmas Market

The Nuremberg Christmas Market opened last Friday. Visited by 2 million people annually, the market is one of the oldest and most famous in the world and is of significant importance for incoming tourism and aviation at NUE.

Last Friday, the Friday before the 1st advent, Nuremberg and the world celebrated the opening of the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt. The event is opened with the prologue of the Nuremberg Christkind (christ child), who stands at the top of the main market’s church and speaks the words with which the market has been opened for centuries.

The Nuremberg Christmas Market is one of the oldest in the world, "the little town of wood and cloth" full of traditionally produced goods as well as food and drinks. Nuremberg bratwurst, for example, has been produced in its original form for 700 years. But the event also celebrates internationality: the market of the twin cities adjacent to the traditional market, with stalls from cities twinned with Nuremberg, offers a culinary and artistic journey around the world.

Tradition and creativity are what attract around 2 million visitors every year. The market is very important for incoming tourism in Nuremberg. In these 4 weeks before Christmas, the airlines flying to Nuremberg increase their frequency and capacity to meet the additional demand and connect the Nuremberg Christmas Market with the world.