Germany's Christmas Markets

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 artists.

The Hamburg Town Hall Christmas Market is filled with hand-crafted Christmas decorations from the Erzgebirge region. Woodcarvers from Tyrol. Bakers form Aachen (producing their famous “printen” cookies on the scene), or gingerbread makers from Nuremberg. 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.

A visit to Hamburg in the run-up to Christmas is something you'll never forget!

Itinerary to include:

Luxury coach throughout

Return overnight ferry crossing with North Sea Ferries

2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast


Guided city tour of Luebeck

22nd - 26th December 2015