Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Aachen 2024

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When: From end November until end December 2024
Christmas market - Nativity play - CarniFest Online Photo © All Rights Reserved
Christmas market
Christmas market - Nativity play
CarniFest Online Photo © All Rights Reserved

The preparations for Christmas in Aachen which are felt from the second half of November reach its climax a day before the holiday when a colorful shining Christmas market appears out of nowhere.

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 market’s activities near the Cathedral and the town hall turn the place within a day to a Christmas village. The beautiful stands, the hot wine and the traditional ginger cookies (Aachen Printe) strengthen the atmosphere of the coming holiday.

In addition, the visitors can enjoy unique shows with choirs and bands playing holiday songs.

Opening hours:
11am-9pm daily
Sunday 21.11.: 6pm-9pm
Thursday 23.12.: 11am-8pm

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Aachen and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Contact details:
Aachen Tourist Information
Phone: +49 241 180 29 60 Aachen tourist service e.v.
POB 10 22 51
52022 Aachen
Phon:+49 2 41/180 29 51
fax: +49 2 41/180 29 30
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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.
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