Cottbus Christmas Market | 2023 Dates, Locations & Must-Knows!

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Known as the “Weihnachtsmarkt der tausend Sterne” (Christmas Market of a Thousand Stars), the Cottbus Christmas Market is a unique holiday event that takes place every year in Brandenburg’s second largest city.

Officially opened each year by the mayor, who cuts into a giant 7 meter long Christstollen, this enchanting Christmas market is considered one of the most beautiful in the region… complete with a three story Christmas pyramid, a 14m high tree, and a fun set of activities such as a giant ferris wheel and performances.

If you’re currently planning your own trip, or simply curious about what Cottbus Christmas Market is like, then we’re here to help.

Read on for an overview of Cottbus Christmas Market, with official dates, hotel recommendations, and locations.

NOTE: This is a Christmas market we haven’t personally visited yet, so all the information below is taken from official sources for your reference! If you have any personal tips from first-hand experience to add, let us know in the comments so we can improve this guide!

Cottbus Christmas Market Dates

According to the official Cottbus tourism website, this year’s edition of the Cottbus Christmas Market will take place from November 27 – December 27, 2023.

Cottbus Christmas Market Locations

You can typically find Christmas market stalls in Cottbus in/around the Altmarkt, where there’s also the large ferris wheel and star-decked tree.

Cottbus Christmas Market 2023 Hotels

Looking for a place to stay nearby while you visit Christmas markets? Here are some recommendations:

Official Cottbus Christmas Market Website

For the most up-to-date information and announcements, be sure to visit the event’s official website.

Help Us Improve This Cottbus Christmas Market Guide!

We’re constantly striving to make articles on this site more informative for our readers, so let us know in the comments if you’ve been to Cottbus Christmas Market and if there are any tips or must-knows you’d like to share.

Must-Knows Before Visiting European Christmas Markets

Looking for additional tips before your Christmas market trip? Be sure to watch this video for some important must-knows!

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