Christmas Market in Erfurt (Weihnachtsmarkt) 2024

Where: In the Cathedral Square, ,
When: From end November until end December 2024
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Christmas market
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Erfurt is located in central Germany, about 100 km South West Leipzig. It holds a festive Christmas Market from end November till Christmas. The market takes place in the Cathedral Square (Domplatz) which is situated in the ancient, preserved medieval center.

The architectonic Cathedral building is a beautiful setting for the illuminated market’s booths. The magnificent picture is completed with hundreds of candles that decorate the giant Christmas tree.

On the Christmas Market days accommodations can be fully booked, hence it is recommended to make a room’s reservations in advance in order to find a room in a reasonable price.

The unique tree is 25 meters high with a Christmas pyramid of 12 meters high is located on its side. Over 200 booths are selling souvenirs, decorations and presents for Christmas.

The square is wrapped with the beautiful lights, the holiday music and the smell of the hot wine (Gluhwein) which warms the visitor’s body in the cold nights of December. This is an unforgettable experience for all the family.

Opening hours:
Sun-Thu 10am-8pm
Fri-Sat 10am-9pm

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Erfurt and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Phone: +49 361 664 00

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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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German .
Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark.
Temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm mountain (foehn) wind.
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German National Tourist Board (GNTB) Beethovenstraße 69 60325 Frankfurt/Main Fax: +49 (0) 69/75 19 03
Germany background and overview
As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

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