Beautiful Christmas markets in Germany
  • Christmas market Weimar "Weimarer Weihnacht"

    Schillerstraße, 99423 Weimar

    How to Get There?


      Weimar is accessible by regional trains or Intercity trains. From here take the City bus ("Stadtbus"), no. 1 and exit at the stop "Goetheplatz/Stadtzentrum". From here just walk a couple of meters.

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      Take the highway "A4" (from eastern or western direction) and leave it at the exit "Weimar". Then head in "Weimar" direction by using the "B85", after reaching the Weimar city limits, follow the signposts to the city center ("Innenstadt"). Parking: Weimarer Atrium, in a distance of about 500 meters.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 50.979465
      LONGTITUDE: 11.326894



    Why Go There?

    From late November up to early January

    The "capital of sophistication" Weimar decoreates itself feastfully every year for the Advent season and is awaiting citizens and visitors for the traditional christmas market in the city center.

    Already in Goethe's lifetime it was usual to arrange a large christmas tree for the people at a public place. The Weimar bookseller was the first one in 1815 who donated such a large christmas tree for the poor children, which was arrayed on the market place.

    Already from a distance the feastful lights are visible, and delicious smells of hot spiced wine, bratwurst, roasted almonds, spices or gingerbread are coddling the visitors' noses. Many little booths on the Theaterplatz, the Schillerstraße and the Marktplatz are attracting the visitors with craftswork offers from the region, such as wood carvings from the Ore Mountains or glass art from Lauscha. But also christmas tree decorations, toys or handmade candles do not miss.

    It goes without saying that the physical well-being of the visitors is taken care of as sell. On position 1 of the goodies we find (of course) the Original Thüringer Rostbratwurst - this is a must! A delicious hot spiced wine completes the culinaric experience.

    The town hall is converted to an Advent calendar during the pre-christmas season - and every day Santa Clause opens another door for the small visitors of the "Weimarer Weihnacht".

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Schillerstraße, 99423 Weimar, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany

    Things to do close by!


    "Bauhaus" means "house for building". In 1919 the architect Walter Gropius founded the "Staatliches Bauhaus", a school of artists. The conception of this school was completely new. Place of foundation was the contemporary "Bauhaus University", formerly "Henry-van-de-Velde-Bau".

    Hidden gems

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was living more than 50 years in Weimar. His former residence is one of the most important references of the "Classical Weimar". Friedrich Schiller spent the last 3 years of his life here. "Messina" and "Wilhelm Tell" were arising here. Both buildings can be viewed.


    Weimar Atrium is the largest shopping mall in Weimar. More than 50 stores and shops (fashion, shoes, beauty, jewelry) invite for an extended shopping tour. Have a break in one of the cafés, pubs or restaurants.

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