Christmas market Göttingen

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The Christmas market in Göttingen is a festive highlight that traditionally takes place during the contemplative Advent season. Annually, from the end of November to just before New Year's Eve, Göttingen's Old Town transforms into a winter wonderland. The market reflects the deeply rooted Christmas tradition of the region. It is organized by Göttingen Tourism and Marketing e.V., which, in addition to the event, also holds additional competencies such as promoting regional tourism..

Nestled between the historic Old Town Hall and the imposing St. John's Church, the market stalls along the winding alleys of the Old Town present an idyllic scene. The architecture of these buildings gives the market an incomparable atmosphere that attracts visitors from near and far. Special significance is given to the Old Town Hall and St. John's Church, which tower over the festive stalls like guardians, creating an impressive backdrop.

At the Göttingen Christmas market, visitors can expect numerous special features. Handcrafted artworks and traditional crafts offer not only beautiful gift ideas but also an insight into the cultural treasures of the region. Culinary-wise, visitors are indulged with traditional delicacies such as bratwurst, gingerbread, and mulled wine, which especially warm the heart and soul in the cold season.

The market's popularity is due, among other things, to its accessibility. It is easily reachable both by public transport and on foot from all directions of the city. A distinctive feature of the Göttingen Christmas market is the lively mix of historic ambiance and festive bustle, creating a unique experience.

In conclusion, it is noteworthy that the Göttingen Christmas market is not just a place for pre-Christmas shopping but also a social meeting point that brings people together during the contemplative time. With its charming flair and rich cultural offerings, it is a true gem among German Christmas markets and worth a visit.

The Christmas market in Göttingen took place from Monday, 27. November to Friday, 29. December 2023.

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Local time:
21:56 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Marktplatz, 37073 Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany


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Fair organizer
Göttingen Tourismus und Marketing e. V.
Altes Rathaus, Markt 9
37073 Duderstadt, Germany
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Past editions:
  • 27 Nov. - 29 Dec. 2023
  • 21 Nov. - 29 Dec. 2022
  • 27. - 29. November 2019
  • 25 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2019
  • 27. - 30. December 2018
  • 26 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2018
  • 27. - 29. December 2017
  • 27 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2017
  • 27. - 29. December 2016
  • 23 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2016
  • 25 Nov. - 29 Dec. 2015
  • 27 Nov. - 29 Dec. 2014

Fair location:

Marktplatz, 37073 Göttingen, Lower Saxony, 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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