German Christmas Market Opening Dates 2022: Officially Confirmed!

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When do Christmas markets open in Germany this year?

If you’re trying to research the answer to this question, you may have run into some trouble… that’s because the opening dates for Christmas markets in Germany vary by town, city & region.

Generally speaking though, you can expect most markets to open around the first Advent Sunday, and end (usually) just before Christmas Eve.

Of course, there are many exceptions to this! Some Christmas markets in Germany open earlier, and some stay open later even into January… and finding out the exact opening dates for each market can be a total headache.

That’s why we created this page for you, so you can peep the opening dates for Germany’s Christmas Markets quickly and at a glance.

We hope you find it helpful!

This list is by no means exhaustive, and includes mainly bigger Christmas markets that we could find official websites and dates for. Let us know in the comments if you have any more we should add.

NOTE: Most Christmas markets don’t announce their confirmed dates until a few months before, so please excuse the sparse list for the time being! We’ll be sure to update this list with more dates as soon as they are released. Let us know in the comments if you know of any we should add for 2022!

Will Christmas Markets Be Cancelled This Year?

First – you might be wondering whether Christmas markets will happen at all, given that many were cancelled last year.

While it’s still too early to know for sure, we are optimistic that at least some larger markets will take place this year. We will update this article when we know more.

So, what are the Christmas market dates in Germany we know of so far? See the table below for confirmed dates.

German Christmas Market Opening Dates 2022

Here are the current opening dates we know of for Germany’s Christmas markets.

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CityChristmas Market Name2022 DatesOfficial WebsiteHotels
AachenAachener WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
AltöttingAltöttinger ChristkindlmarktOfficial Website
AnsbachAnsbacher WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
Anwanden (Zirndorf)Romantischer Weihnachtsmarkt Gut WolfgangshofMore Info
AugsburgAugsburger ChristkindlesmarktOfficial Website
Bad GodesbergBad Godesberger NikolausmarktOfficial Website
Bad HindelangBad Hindelanger Erlebnis-WeihnachtsmarktOfficial website
Baden-BadenBaden-Badener ChristkindelsmarktOfficial Website
BerlinWeihnachtsZauber GendarmenmarktOfficial Website
BielefeldBielefelder Weihnachtsmarkt Official Website
BochumBochumer WeihnachtOfficial Website
BraunschweigBraunschweiger WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
BremenBremer WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
CelleCeller WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
ChemnitzChemnitzer Weihnachtsmarkt
Official Website
CoburgWeihnachtsmarkt CoburgOfficial Website
CologneWeinachtsmarkt am Kölner DomOfficial Website
CologneHeinzels WintermärchenOfficial Website
CologneHeavenueOfficial Website
CologneMarkt der EngelOfficial Website
CologneNikolausdorfOfficial Website
CologneKölner Hafen-WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
CologneWeihnachtsmarkt im StadtgartenOfficial Website
DonaueschingenFürstenberg Weihnachtswelt Donaueschingen
Official Website
DortmundDortmunder WeihnachtsstadtOfficial Website
DresdenDresdner StriezelmarktOfficial Website
DuisburgDuisburger Weihnachtsmarkt Official Website
Official Website
ErfurtErfurter WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
EssenInternationaler Weihnachtsmarkt Essen Official Website
EsslingenEsslinger Mittelaltermarkt
Esslinger Weihnachtsmarkt
Official Website
Europapark (Rust)Europapark Winter MagicOfficial Website
FlensburgFlensburger WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
FrankfurtFrankfurter WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
FreiburgWeihnachtsmarkt FreiburgOfficial Website
FreudenstadtFreudenstädter WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
FriedrichshafenBodensee-WeihnachtOfficial Website
GelsenkirchenBueraner WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
GeraGerarer Märchenmarkt Official Website
GoslarGoslar Weihnachtsmarkt & WeihnachtswaldOfficial Website
GöttingenGöttinger WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
HamburgHamburger WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
HamburgWeihnachtlicher GänsemarktOfficial Website
HamburgWeihnachtsmarkt St. PetriOfficial Website
HamburgFleetweihnachtsmarkt Official Website
HamburgWeihnachtsmarkt OsterstraßeOfficial Website
HamelnHamelner WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
HannoverWeihnachtsmarkt HannoverOfficial Website
HeidelbergHeidelberger WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
HeidelbergWeihnachtsmarkt BismarckplatzOfficial Website
HeidelbergWinterwäldchen auf dem KornmarktOfficial Website
HeilbronnKäthchen-WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
HildesheimWeihnachtsmarkt Hildesheim
Official Website
HockenheimHockenheimer Advent
Official Website
IngolstadtChristkindlmarkt IngolstadtOfficial Website
KaiserslauternLautrer AdventOfficial Website
KarlsruheKarlsruher ChristkWeihnachtsmarkt OsnabrückindlesmarktOfficial Website
KasselMärchen­weihnachtsmarkt KasselOfficial Website
KemptenWeihnachtsmarkt KemptenOfficial Website
KleveKlever WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
KoblenzKoblenzer WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
KonstanzWeihnachtsmarkt am See KonstanzOfficial Website
LeipzigLeipziger WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
LindauLindauer HafenweihnachtOfficial Website
LübeckLübecker WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
LudwigsburgLudwigsburger Barock-WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
LüneburgLüneburger Weihnachtsmarkt. Official Website
MainzMainzer WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
MannheimMannheimer WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
MunichMünchner ChristkindlmarktOfficial Website
MunichChinesischer Turm WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
MunichSchwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt Official Website
MunichMittelalterlicher Weihnachtsmarkt MünchenOfficial Website
MunichPink ChristmasOfficial Website
*Rund um das Rathaus* Münster
Official Website
NurembergNürnberger ChristkindlesmarktOfficial Website
OsnabrückWeihnachtsmarkt Osnabrück
PaderbornPaderborner WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
PassauPassauer ChristkindlmarktOfficial Website
PlauenPlauener WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
Ravenna GorgeRavenna Gorge Christmas MarketOfficial Website
RegensburgChristkindlmarkt auf dem NeupfarrplatzOfficial Website
RegensburgRomantischen Weihnachtsmarkt auf Schloss Thurn und TaxisOfficial Website
RegensburgLucrezia MarktOfficial Website
RegensburgAdventsmarkt im St. Katharinenspital Official Website
RostockRostocker WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
RüdesheimRüdesheimer Weihnachtsmarkt der NationenOfficial Website
SaarbrückenSaarbrücker Christkindl-Markt
Alt-Saarbrücker Weihnachtsmarkt
Mittelalterliche Weihnachtsmarkt
Official Website
Schwäbisch HallSchwäbisch Hall WeihnachtszauberOfficial Website
SiegenSiegener WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
StralsundStralsunder Weihnachtsmarkt Official Website
StuttgartStuttgarter WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
TrierTrierer WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
TübingenTübinger Weihnachtsmarkt Official Website
ÜberlingenWeihnachtsmarkt ÜberlingenOfficial Website
UlmUlmer WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
VelenVelener WaldweihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
WaldshutWaldshuter Weihnachtsmarkt Official Website
WeimarWeimarer Weihnachtsmarkt
WernigerodeWernigeröder Weihnachtsmarkt
Official Website
WiesbadenWiesbadener WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
WismarWismarer Weihnachtsmarkt
Official Website
WolfsburgWolfsburger WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
WürzburgWürzburger WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website
ZwickauZwickauer WeihnachtsmarktOfficial Website

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12 thoughts on “German Christmas Market Opening Dates 2022: Officially Confirmed!”

  1. That is great even though I am not going to Germany because I don’t like the cold weather anymore as I enjoy very much living in Az

    • Hi Nicole, thanks so much for the heads up! We’ve updated our table accordingly. What a shame! Fingers crossed things return to normal by next year 🙂


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