Christkindlesmarkt: City of Nuremberg cancels the world-famous Christmas market

Due to increasing corona numbers, Nuremberg decided with a heavy heart to cancel the world-famous Christmas market.

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany and is also known far beyond the country's borders. But in view of the rising Corona numbers, the city of Nuremberg has now "with a heavy heart" decided to cancel the Christmas market.

This decision was made after "long deliberations and to protect the population". "This decision is very difficult for us. The Christkindlesmarkt with its great tradition is part of Nuremberg," said Mayor Marcus König (40) in a press release. The number of new corona infections is currently moving towards the threshold of 100 in Nuremberg. The current value is 76.01: "It can be assumed that the threshold will rise to over 100 in the near future and the Ministry's corona traffic light will go on turns dark red, "emphasizes König.

Nuremberg initially planned to organize the Christkindlesmarkt with a strict hygiene concept and decentralized. In view of the numbers, it is "the wrong signal" to organize it. Nevertheless, one is considering what "role the popular Nuremberg Christ Child as ambassador for the city" could now take on.