Reiterlesmarkt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

29 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2024 | Christmas market between town hall and St. Jakob

The Reiterlesmarkt in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a festive Christmas market, deeply rooted in the local culture. It annually opens its gates during the reflective Advent season, welcoming visitors daily until December 23rd. The tradition of this historical market dates far back into a time before our modern era, establishing it as an indispensable part of regional customs..

Organized by the Rothenburg Tourism Service, an institution responsible not only for managing the market but also for preserving the city's cultural heritage, the market unfolds in a picturesque setting. It spans across the central marketplace, the Green Market, and the church square, integrating seamlessly into the stunning panorama of historical sites. The town hall, medieval structures, and narrow alleys, together with the famous Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas village, create a uniquely timeless atmosphere.

Strategically placed within these historical areas, the market stalls stretch across various streets, offering a wide range of products and experiences. Visitors can look forward to an exclusive selection of festive baked goods, hearty warm dishes, traditional Christmas items, and handmade products. Homemade mulled wine and "Feuerzangenbowle" serve as highlights, providing ideal warming delights amid the wintry cold.

The uniqueness of the Reiterlesmarkt lies in its perfect blend of historical charm, festive ambiance, and appreciation of local craftsmanship and traditions. Noteworthy is the legend of the "Reiterle," a figure from regional folklore that not only gives the market its name but was also considered a mystical messenger between different worlds in the past.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is easily accessible by car, train, or regional bus lines, ensuring a hassle-free journey for both day-trippers and international visitors.

In summary, the Reiterlesmarkt is more than just a seasonal venue for shopping. It represents a cultural event that highlights the historical significance of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and offers visitors an experience that goes beyond mere consumption. Attendees become part of a community spirit and festive joy central to the residents and immerse themselves in a Christmas world rich in magic and history.

The Reiterlesmarkt will take place on 25 days from Friday, 29. November to Monday, 23. December 2024 in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

In 229 days
29.11.2024 - 23.12.2024*
Friday - Monday, 25 days
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Local time:
16:40 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Marktplatz, Grünem Markt und Kirchplatz,
Marktplatz, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany


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Fair organizer
Rothenburg Tourismus Service
Marktplatz 2
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)9861 404800
Fax: +49 (0)9861 404529
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Past editions:
  • 01. - 23. December 2023
  • 25 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2022
  • 29 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2019
  • 30 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2018
  • 01. - 23. December 2017
  • 25 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2016
  • 27 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2015
  • 28 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2014

Fair location:

Marktplatz, Grünem Markt und Kirchplatz,
Marktplatz, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany


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Product groups: beeswax products, candles, candles, christmas cookies, christmas decorations, christmas lights, christmas tree decorations, drinks, food, gloves, hats, honey, jackets, knitwear, leather jewelry, mulled wine, nativity scenes, nativity scenes, pottery, scarves, self-carved nativity figures, tree pendants, 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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