Here they open their doors in mid-November
In 2021, visitors can look forward to mulled wine, handicrafts and Christmas magic at markets again. In many places it even starts earlier.
It’s very Christmas … Well, maybe not quite yet, but at least winter is just around the corner. After all Christmas markets in Germany fell into the water in 2020 due to the pandemic, things will start all the earlier this year. In some places they start as early as mid-November.
“Winterzauber Berlin” started even earlier. Christmas fans have been able to enjoy mulled wine and Co. here since November 5th. A little later, from November 22nd, the “Christmas Magic” starts at Gendarmenmarkt. If you want to stroll past the stalls on it, you have to be vaccinated or tested. You can see works by graphic artists, photographers, wood sculptors, stone masons and painters. Part of the entrance fee (one euro per person) goes to social and cultural projects in Berlin. If that is not enough, the Christmas market Zitadelle Spandau (start: November 22nd) or the market in Friedrichshain (start: November 18th) offer further opportunities to stroll, feast and look.
“In 2021 the pink winter wonderland in the Glockenbachviertel will shine again!” it from the organizers of the queer market “Pink Christmas” in Munich. For seven weeks, from November 22nd to January 9th, there will be mulled wine, vegan and vegetarian food and stage shows on Stephansplatz. Highlights: “Every Sunday and on New Year’s Eve there is travesty with our Pink Christmas Queen Gene Pascale.” Of course, the classic Christmas market also takes place on Marienplatz and Wittelsbacher Platz (start: November 22nd).
Nuremberg and Hesse
The market in Offenbach, Hesse, will also start earlier in 2021: on November 15. One reason is to support the showmen after the long Corona break without income, the city said. In Darmstadt it starts on the same day, in Giessen on November 18th. In Hesse, the cities impose requirements, from distance requirements to the 2G rule on covered stands or in huts. Little has changed at the world-famous Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt: It lasts as long as usual and is about as big as the years before. The traditional greeting by the Christ Child will not take place from the balcony this year, but only via TV broadcast. It starts there on November 26th.