Over two million people visit Nuremberg every year before Christmas because of its reputation for being one of the best markets of its kind in the world. All of the best parts of a German Christmas Market can be found in at the Nuremberg Christmas market, Christkindlesmarkt, including spiced gingerbread, Christmas tree decorations, festive lights, mulled wine and an old-fashioned carousel.
Around 180 stalls appear at the market, all of which are carefully monitored by Nuremberg's own Christmas Market Council. They make sure that no mass-produced toys, non-stop Christmas chart music or cheap plastic decorations are found on any of the stalls. When it comes to a traditional German market, it doesn't get much better than Nuremberg.
Keep a special look out for the famous 'Nuremberg Plum People', which are little figurines made from dried plums and be sure to attend the world-famous opening ceremony, which is an impressive event, both for Nuremberg inhabitants and tourists from Europe and abroad.