The Hamburg Town Hall Christmas Market is filled with hand-crafted Christmas decorations from the Erzgebirge region and looked after by woodcarvers from Tyrol, bakers form Aachen (producing their famous “printen” cookies on the scene) or gingerbread makers from Nuremberg and the pottery is made by artists from the Lausitz region. Silversmiths and many other artisans and craftsmen from all over Germany invite you to marvel, join in, taste or simply enjoy this fantastic atmosphere in Hamburg.
Old-fashioned carousels bring a gleam to everyone’s eyes, not just the children’s. Hamburg has so much to offer during the festive season: you can enjoy a mug of glühwein on a lake Alster boat tour or you could visit a Christmas exhibition in one of the city’s museums.
There is a Christmas parade through the festively decorated city centre every Saturday during Advent. It’s a magical time for young and old alike in Hamburg’s theatres or on a ‘fairytale ship’ anchored along the Jungfernstieg promenade.