Christmas market Bautzen

29 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2024 | Christmas market

The Bautzen Wenzelsmarkt, a historic and cultural gem, invites visitors every year during the Advent season. As Germany's oldest Christmas market, named after the Bohemian King Wenzel IV, who granted Bautzen the right to hold markets in 1384, it forms a unique symbiosis of tradition and festive atmosphere..

In the heart of the picturesque old town of Bautzen, starting at the main market, along Reichenstraße and up to the Kornmarkt, this festive market stretches. Surrounded by Baroque buildings, Wenzelsmarkt offers an atmosphere enhanced by decorated stalls and an illuminated Christmas tree. Located in the heart of Bautzen's historic old town, the market is easily accessible, with visitors benefiting from an efficient parking guidance system.

Visitors can look forward to a variety of culinary delights: Bratwurst, donuts, roasted almonds, and mulled wine from various regions of the world. In addition to these treats, there is also a wide range of handmade products such as German honey, sheep and alpaca wool, and the classic Herrnhut star. The market also features a large selection of Christmas decorations, textiles, and toys.

The market is not only known for its delicacies but also for its diverse cultural program. Christmas music, puppet shows, and story-telling sessions delight families, while a Christmas angel opens the Advent calendar with children daily. The shopping experience in the festively decorated stores around the market is also unique.

The old town of Bautzen impresses with its extensive array of historic buildings. Bautzen, known of course for the famous "Bautz'ner Mustard," is also referred to as the "City of Towers." One of the most famous towers is the Reichenturm, also known as the "Leaning Tower of Bautzen." Among the many architectural monuments worth seeing are the Michaeliskirche, St. Petri Cathedral, the Reichenturm, the Mühlbastei, and the cemetery of the Nicolaikirche. Towering above the city is the late Gothic St. Petri Cathedral. The Sorbian Museum of Bautzen and the Cathedral Treasury offer exciting insights into the city's history and culture.

In conclusion, the Bautzen Wenzelsmarkt is more than just a Christmas market; it is a living cultural heritage that reflects the history and heart of Bautzen. With its historical significance, numerous craft and culinary offerings, and rich cultural program, the Wenzelsmarkt is a must-visit for anyone who wants to experience the Advent season in one of Germany's most beautiful settings.

The Christmas market will take place on 24 days from Friday, 29. November to Sunday, 22. December 2024 in Bautzen.

In 131 days
29.11.2024 - 22.12.2024*
Friday - Sunday, 24 days
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Fair location:

Kornmarkt, 02625 Bautzen, Saxony, Germany


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02625 Bautzen, Germany
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Past editions:
  • 01. - 22. December 2023
  • 25 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2022
  • 29 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2019
  • 30 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2018
  • 01. - 23. December 2017
  • 25 Nov. - 18 Dec. 2016
  • 27 Nov. - 20 Dec. 2015
  • 28 Nov. - 21 Dec. 2014

Fair location:

Kornmarkt, 02625 Bautzen, 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, …

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