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Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt

Listed under Christmas Markets in Nuremberg, Germany.

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The Christkindlesmarkt has taken place in the main square of the old town in Nuremberg since the sixteenth century. At 5.30pm on the Friday before the first Advent Sunday the “Christmas Angel” (a young girl elected from within the citizens of Nuremberg) opens the market and the gates to over 200 stalls. The market is famous for its spiced lebeküchen (gingerbread), mulled wine, stöllen and sweet roasted almonds. You can also try the traditional Nuremberg roast sausages and bratwurst for something more substantial. The market is also famous for its ‘Prune Men,’ small figures made from prunes that you can take away as a souvenir. The market is quieter in the evenings when you can relax with a glass of glühwein and admire the Christmas lights.

Written by  Alessia Horwich.

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