Bamberg Christmas Market Bamberg

28 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2024 | Christmas market on Maximiliansplatz in Bamberg

The Bamberg Christmas Market is an annual highlight that traditionally takes place during the Advent season in the picturesque city of Bamberg. This festive event kicks off in Advent and continues through December 23rd, attracting visitors from near and far who flock to the city to bask in the holiday spirit..

First inaugurated in 1911 on the promenade, the market has a long-standing tradition deeply rooted in local culture. In 1970, it was relocated to its current location, Maximiliansplatz. Here, it is expertly organized by the Bamberg Tourism & Congress Service, an entity responsible not just for the market's execution but also possessing profound knowledge of the region and its unique features.

Maximiliansplatz is situated in the heart of Bamberg, a city renowned for its historic architecture and cultural heritage. The market particularly benefits from the backdrop of the New Town Hall, whose splendid architecture lends an incomparable atmosphere to the market scene. The market stalls are strategically set up in the central area, extending across the square, surrounded by this magnificent architecture.

Visitors to the Bamberg Christmas Market can anticipate a variety of regional specialties and traditional Christmas goods. From handmade Christmas ornaments and glass spheres to scrumptious delights like fruitcake, gingerbread, and toasted almonds, the market has something for everyone. A particular highlight is the aromatic hot beverages that are especially welcome in the cold season, including classic mulled wine and the spectacular "Feuerzangenbowle" (a fiery punch).

What especially distinguishes the market is the authentic Franconian large-scale nativity scene, first erected by the market's merchants in 1983. This, along with other beautiful cribs, can be admired in the two nativity pavilions, adding a unique local touch and conveying the spirit of Christmas.

The market is easily accessible via public transportation, and its central location offers straightforward access for visitors coming from all directions. What makes this market unique is its ability to provide a traditional German Christmas experience in a historic setting, rendering it an indispensable destination during the holiday season.

The Bamberg Christmas Market will take place on 26 days from Thursday, 28. November to Monday, 23. December 2024 in Bamberg.

In 273 days
28.11.2024 - 23.12.2024*
Thursday - Monday, 26 days
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Local time:
01:01 h (UTC +01:00)

Fair location:

Maximiliansplatz, 96047 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany


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Bamberg Tourismus & Kongress Service
Geyerswörthstr. 5
96047 Bamberg, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)951 2976200
Fax: +49 (0)951 2976222
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Past editions:
  • 28 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2023
  • 22 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2022
  • 26 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2019
  • 22 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2018
  • 23 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2017
  • 24 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2016
  • 26 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2015
  • 27 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2014

Fair location:

Maximiliansplatz, 96047 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany


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Product groups: candles, christmas cribs, christmas decorations, christmas lights, christmas ornaments, christmas pastries, cookies, drinks, food, gingerbread, mulled wine, nativity scenes, punch, tree hangers, wooden decorations, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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