Bamberg is a popular day trip from nearby cities, especially Nuremberg, which is less than an hour away by train.
But Bamberg is a quaint little city that deserves an overnight stay. It’s nice to visit after the day trippers have gone for the day while you can wander the Old Town, admiring the history and experiencing cultural events, including the Christmas markets.
In this guide, I recommend several hotels near Bamberg Christmas Market and one lovely apartment that is ideal for families or longer stays.
Hotels near Bamberg Christmas Market
Bamberg’s cosy Christmas market is located at Maximiliansplatz, the large central square in the historic Old Town. It’s a beautiful location close to the city’s main attractions, including Bamberg Cathedral, the Old Bridge Town Hall and the Grüner Markt shopping district. This area is also within walking distance of Bamberg train station.
So you can easily walk to most attractions if you book a place to stay near the Christmas market on Maximiliansplatz. My top hotel pick is highly recommended, but I list others below that might also suit.
Top PickLe Baldinger Hotel
Address: 22 Lange Straße, Bamberg, Germany
There are a limited number of top-rated hotels in Bamberg but Le Baldinger is a standout. Located in the pedestrianised area of the historic old town, this central location is a short walk to Bamberg Christmas Market as well as the Old Town Hall and Bamberg Cathedral. This area of Bamberg is ideal for a short stay. The minimalist rooms are clean and spacious with stylish, comfortable furniture and beds.Check Availability
Location of Le Baldinger Hotel
Address: Stangsstr. 3, Bamberg
Another excellent hotel near Bamberg Christmas Market is Hotel Wohnbar. It is only a 2-minute walk to Maximiliansplatz and most of the city’s historic sights and attractions. The large rooms have recently been updated with unique designs and artwork. The rooms are quirky, fun, clean and comfortable. Hotel Wohnbar uses 100% renewable electricity throughout the hotel, they avoid single-use plastics, and most food is locally sourced. This makes the Wohnbar one of the most sustainable hotels in Bamberg.
Family Friendly Apartment
Address: 6 Hellerstraße, 3rd floor, Bamberg, Germany
Apartment stays can be a great way to further experience a new city. You’ll often have the chance to meet the owner, who will typically give you ideas for sightseeing, eating out and other tips for local specialties, events and customs. Apartments also provide more space and privacy than a hotel room, as is the case with Pretti Apartments, where the apartments are one bedroom with a fully equipped kitchen. An apartment is a great option for a longer stay, but you can also stay one night if you would like to. This highly-rated apartment is a 3-minute walk to the Christmas market.
Bamberg is one of the most interesting destinations to visit in the Bavaria region of Germany. Read my guide to Bamberg Christmas Market that includes Christmas dates, locations, opening times and other things to do in Bamberg in winter.
Extend your trip with one or two of these on my German Christmas Markets 2023 list that are also fun and interesting to visit.
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Recommendations are independently chosen based on personal travel experiences and extensive research. This post contains affiliate links to hotels in Bamberg, Germany. This means I get a small commission from any bookings at no extra cost to you.