Located in the Franconia region of northern Bavaria, Bamberg is one of the most beautiful small cities in the region. Known for its historic architecture that dates from the 11th to the 19th century, it’s a wonderfully walkable city that can be visited in a day or two. Bamberg is less than an hour from Nuremberg so you could visit Bamberg Christmas Market on a day trip from this popular city.
Bamberg Christmas Market 2021
Unfortunately, all Christmas markets in Bavaria have been cancelled in 2021.
In 2021, Bamberg Christmas Market will take place on Maximiliansplatz, a large square in the heart of Bamberg old town, about 5 minutes from the famous Old Town Hall on the bridge. It’s a lively, pedestrian-only area that features traditional Christmas stalls selling toys, decorations, gifts and Christmas food like bratwurst, roasted nuts and gingerbread. The highlight is the nativity scene that changes from week to week throughout Advent.
Bamberg Christmas Market dates: Cancelled in 2021.
Opening times: 9:30am to 8pm. Opens at 11am on Sundays.
Reason to visit: The cosy square surrounded by historic half-timbered houses and the unique nativity scenes.
Specialities: Freshly baked lebkuchen (gingerbread).
Hotels near Bamberg Christmas Market: Very central is Le Baldinger Hotel, a short walk to the Christmas market as well as the Old Town Hall and Bamberg Cathedral.
Hotels near Bamberg Christmas Market
Bamberg is a compact, small city with sights and attractions that are concentrated in a small area. It makes sense to want to stay somewhere central near the Christmas markets and Maximiliansplatz. In our guide to hotels near Bamberg Christmas Market, we recommend a number of excellent places to stay that are well located and value for money.
Things to do in Bamberg in Winter
Bamberg has a lot to offer winter visitors where you can see many of the city’s sights by walking around the old town and indoor attractions will keep you busy and warm.
The Old Bridge Town Hall is the most iconic of the city’s sights but there are many other things to do including visiting the Old Court, Altenburg Castle, Bamberg Cathedral, St Michael’s Monastery and the stunning New Residence.
You might also come across a couple of other Christmas markets in Bamberg including Don Bosco Christmas Market on Jakobsplatz on Jakobsberg Hill. The other Christmas markets have been cancelled in 2021 but will reopen in 2022.
Bamberg is a small city with an interesting history and culture along with famous sights that include the beautiful Old Bridge Town Hall. If this is your first time in Bamberg, I recommend taking this popular walking tour. It is highly rated and one of the cheapest city tours you’ll find anywhere. The tour provides a great overview of the city and things to do in Bamberg.
Map of Bamberg
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