4 German Christmas Markets for Motorhomers

For those motorhomers who wish to enjoy Christmas in Germany, the Christmas markets are unique, offering traditional treats for the senses: from food and drink to handmade toys, tree ornaments, candles, etc. The stands of the German Christmas markets offer something for all ages.

See the corresponding motorhome sites for each city at the end of the comments.

Christmas for all the family
Berlin, Christmas market. Photo: Shatterstock

The main market of the city is in front of the spectacular Gedächtniskirche (Memorial Church), making Berlin a great destination for a unique experience in the Christmas market. This historical and cosmopolitan city has something for everyone, with more than 60 markets scattered around the center (the longest one runs from November 26 to December 31).

The Gendarmenmarkt (Gendarmes' Market) offers culinary temptations from some of the best chefs in the country, as well as a feast of entertainment that includes jugglers, acrobats, fire artists, choirs, dance groups and music groups. The Potsdamer Platz market, which has the biggest slide runway in Europe, is a 30-minute walk away.

The Market of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church offers the possibility of finding a gift for everyone among the traditional wooden cabins; Of course, while you enjoy your hot chocolate and nibble the toasted almonds. Meanwhile, the Spandau market celebrates Advent with a Nativity scene with live animals.

On the other side of the city, the "Lucía Christmas Market" has a Nordic-Scandinavian theme, which offers a romantic and intimate atmosphere. For the traditional and nostalgic, the Staatsoper and Opernpalais market is worth seeing. From here you can enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride through the old town of Berlin.

Address of the motorhome site in Berlin: Stellingdamm 15, 12555 Berlin, Germany.
Telephone: +49 30 650 150 42 | Fax: +49 30 653 22 170. 
Open all year round. Precio: € 12 to 21 per day -prices according to motorhome length. (includes motorhome + 2 people); water:  1,00 €; hook up electricity (16A): € 0,50 kWh.
GPS coordinates: N 52.45914,  E 13.58540  /  N 52°27'33",  E 13°35'07"

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The Cathedral of Cologne and the Christmas Market. Photo: Getaway Travel.

Cologne (Köln in German) It is one of the most popular of a series of Christmas markets during the entire period leading up to the Christmas holidays. The most famous of these is held in the shadow of the Cologne Cathedral, the largest in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

With the imposing Gothic backdrop and the largest Christmas tree on the Rhine, the market 'Am Dom' (from November 26 to December 23) offers more than 160 stalls selling the traditional merchandise of "Yuletide" (Christmas festivities in German) and his famous Glühwein (mulled wine). Traditional music provides the perfect atmosphere for Christmas shopping.

For children, the Alter Markt (the Old Market) is the place to go, with the Santa Claus route, puppet theatre and stalls full of toys. The Rudolfplatz will transport children to the world of the Grimm brothers, with fairy tale figures and festive illuminations.

Cologne is not just for Christmas: there is much more to experience in the city, since it is considered one of the most interesting places to visit for its art and its traditional style.

Address of the motorhome site in CologneAn der Schanz, 50735 Köln, Germany.
Open all year round. Price: € 12 per day (motorhome + 2 people);  water: € 1,00; hook up electricity: (16A): € 0,50 por kWh.
Tel.: +49 178 467 4591 | E-mail: info@reisemobilhafen-koeln.de 
Website: www.reisemobilhafen-koeln.de
GPS coordinates: N 50.96238,  E 6.98594  / N 50°57'45",  E 6°59'09"

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Dresden, Christmas Market "Striezelmarkt". Photo: Shutterstock.

The Christmas market of Dresden dating from 1434 is traditionally known as Striezelmarkt (November 30 to December 24), is the oldest in Germany. With the backdrop of the River Elbe, Dresden becomes annually a Winter Wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights: romantic, festive and charming.

The Striezelmarkt and its famous Christmas pyramid. Here you can buy figurines for smoking, stars of Advent of Herrenhut and Pflaumentoffel (edible figurines) traditional Dresden, a chimney sweep made of dried plums. Examine the stalls and observe how traditional glassblowers, carvers and bakers practice their crafts.

There are also a number of notable Christmas markets that are located around the city, including those held in the stable patios in Residenzschloss (Royal Palace), the famous Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) and the Loschwitz market .

Address of the motorhome site in Dresden: Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer 4, 01067 Dresden, Germany.
Open all year round. Price: € 10 per day (motorhome + 2 people), hook up electricity: € 5
Tel.: +49 351 456 9460 | Email: info@wohnmobilstellplatz-dresden.de 
Website: www.wohnmobilstellplatz-dresden.de
GPS coordinates: N 51.05685,  E 13.75876  /  N 51°03'25",  E 13°45'32"
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Nuremberg, Christmas Market. Photo: Shutterstock.

The Gothic town hall that borders the wooden huts of Marienplatz (St. Mary's Place) creates a spectacular setting for the Christmas market (from November 30 to December 24). Here you can find original Bavarian products, from exclusive Christmas gifts and delicious treats. Christmas concerts play an important role every day with the views of the market, away from the bustle of the crowd, from the balconies of the spectacular town hall.

The Kripperlmarkt (Munich Manger Market) specializes in all things of the Nativity. For something completely different, Tollwood Market is an urban cultural festival that offers a wide range of music, drama and international cuisine. With more than 20 different markets in Munich, there is something for everyone; from a medieval market with gospel choir to the Christmas market, where products selling pink and purple pagodas with cabarets and shows are sold.

Address of the motorhome site in Munich: Busparking Allianz-Arena,
Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, 80331 München.
E-mail: info@allianz-arena.de   |  Website: allianz-arena.com/en
Open all year round. Price: € 15  (motorhome + 2 people); water: € 1
GPS coordinates: N 48.22185,  E 11.62472  /  N 48°13'19",  E 11°37'29"
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