Stuttgart Christmas Market

Dating back to 1692, the Stuttgart Christmas Markets are some of the oldest and largest in Europe. More than 200 beautifully decorated wooden stalls welcome visitors with their twinkling Christmas lights. The scent of cinnamon and mulled wine is in the air and the sound of Christmas carols add to the magical festive flair. There are many accommodation options available throughout the city, each offering a unique atmosphere.

Every year, Advent transforms the city into a glittering Christmas wonderland, with the highlight being Stuttgart´s main Christmas market. There is an impressive array of twinkling illuminations, small wooden houses lovingly decorated with angelic figures and fir branches laden with baubles.

The 'Wintertraum' winter wonderland on the Schlossplatz forms a fabulous backdrop and creates an enchanting medieval Christmas atmosphere, accompanied by the scent of cinnamon, candied almonds, mulled wine and the sound of Christmas carols, adding to the festive flair. The Stuttgart Christmas Market is located in the fairy tale setting of the Schlossplatz, creating an enchanting atmosphere which fills millions of visitors with festive cheer every year. Combine the magical experience with a visit to one of the city´s many cultural sites. The spectacular Art Museum and the State Gallery with its first-class exhibitions offer a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the markets. The Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Porsche Museum are certainly not to be missed either.

Combine the magical experience with a visit to one of the city's many cultural sites. The spectacular Art Museum and the State Gallery, with its first-class exhibitions, offer a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the markets. The Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Porsche Museum are certainly not to be missed either.

In the evening, you may be tempted to attend a performance at the Stuttgart Opera House with the famous Stuttgart Ballet or the internationally renowned State Opera, which has been voted 'Opera House of the Year' several times.

With its elegant shopping arcades, exclusive boutiques, large department stores and the longest pedestrian zone in Germany, Stuttgart is also a paradise or shopping lovers.

Additional Information
Nearby markets worth visiting

Stuttgart city breaks allow visitors to explore the captivating metropolis and its majestic architecture, enabling you to experience the cultural diversity of the area.

Hotel Recommendations

Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin 5*

A great luxury hotel located in the heart of the city near the railway station and main shopping area, it also boasts a Michelin Star restaurant.

 

Maritim Hotel Stuttgart 4*

Located within 15 minutes' walk of the Schlossplatz, the hotel offers spacious rooms and is also home to the sumptuous Maritim breakfast.

Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1hr 40min
  • Stuttgart Airport: 12km from the city centre; transfer time about 12 min
  • Nearest railway station: Stuttgart Central Station
  • Currency: Euro
Deck The Stalls Christmas Has Come Early
Now is the perfect time to book your festive trip to one of Europe's beautiful Christmas markets. Here's a look at a few of them in more detail.