Regensburg Christmas Market

The Regensburg Christmas Markets bring with them a spectacular array of Christmas lights, decorations and traditional Bavarian music. The streets and squares of this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city are illuminated by sparkling Christmas lights. The castle-like towers of the medieval patrician houses shimmer magically during Regensburg's festive season. The stalls of Regensburg's traditional Christmas market offer a glittering range of festive decorations, children's toys and other unusual gifts.

The Regensburg Christmas Market is situated within an array of narrow, cobblestoned streets allowing visitors an opportunity to stroll through the city where artists and craftsmen provide their wonderful handmade wares. The markets are full of merchants displaying their Bavarian delicacies such as gingerbread cookies, cakes and other scrumptious delights. Don't miss out on a visit to the Romantic Christmas Market located in the inner courtyard of Thurn and Taxis Palace. Also not to be missed is an Advent boat trip along the Danube Valley, sailing through the magical winter landscape. 

For the best samples of mulled wine, beer and ragout, take a trip to to the Christmas market at Spitalgarden. Overlooking the cathedral and historic stone bridge, this market also offers some stunning views. Couples looking for a romantic trip should take a stroll around the courtyard of Thurn and Taxis Palace, where there is a romantic, fairy tale like Christmas market. Offering a bustling atmosphere and wealth of traditional Bavarian delicacies, there is also a comprehensive programme of entertainment and cultural events. 

Situated within a short distance from the larger cities of Nuremberg and Munich, Regensburg is a popular destination for visitors on Nuremberg city breaks.


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Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1hr 40min
  • Nuremberg Airport: 104km from the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour 30 min
  • Munich Airport: 116km from the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour 30 min
  • Nearest railway station: Regensburg Hbf
  • Currency: Euro
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