Erfurt Christmas Market

The Erfurt Christmas Market is one of the largest in Germany and is considered the most extravagant market in the state of Thuringia. For a wonderful experience full of Christmas tradition head to Erfurt in the Cultural Heart of Germany where you will find one of the most charming markets in the country. Erfurt has one of the best-preserved medieval old quarters in the country, with a delightful blend of wealthy patrician townhouses and lovingly restored half-timbered buildings.

The old town is at the centre of the Erfurt Christmas Market celebrations and dates back almost 1,270 years. It provides an atmospheric setting for the 200 stalls selling regional crafts and delicious culinary delights. You'll marvel at the huge candlelit Christmas tree at 25m tall and the almost life-sized wooden figures of the nativity scene. A highlight of the market is the 12m high Christmas pyramid, which depicts the story of those who have shaped Erfurt's history, through traditional characters and figures. 

The Erfurt Christmas Markets are popular attractions with visitors on Leipzig city breaks, offering a unique insight into traditional German tradition.

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Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1hr 40min
  • Frankfurt Airport: 263km from the city centre; transfer time about 2 hours 30 min
  • Lepizig Airport: 138km for the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour 30 min
  • Nearest railway station: Berlin Hbf
  • Currency: Euro
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InterCity Hotel 4*

As a guest in the comfortable, centrally located InterCityHotel Erfurt, you will be ideally located to explore this beautiful city

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