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All about the Christmas market

The historical atmosphere of the Augsburg “Christkindlesmarkt” enchants visitors each year. With a long tradition and a wide variety of goods, the market attracts more than one million people to Augsburg every year. Discover the merchants’ great selection.

Program 2016

Thousands of visitors enjoy the numerous activities of the cultural program during the Christmas market: the opening ceremony, music and much more! 

The Augsburg Fairy Tale Street

Once again the “Augsburg Fairytale street” provides fascination. Each year a number of themes and scenes from well-known fairytales are presented in display windows all around the market.

The Angel Performance

The “Engelsspiel” or angel performance of the Augsburg Christmas market is well-known and one-of-a-kind. Twenty-three angels appear on the beautiful facade of City Hall and transform it into a huge Advent calendar. The Augsburg angel performance takes place on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. 

Post Office

Right under the towering Christmas tree you will find the Augsburg Christmas post office. Placed on just 3 square meters it offers a special service.


Mail sent from here is delivered to the recipient with a special postmark from the village "Christkindl" (Christ child) in Austria. 

Nativity Scene

Located just under the Christmas Tree is the nativity scene sponsored by the Alt Augsburg Gesellschaft. The large wooden figures were once carved in Oberammergau and they are still a highlight to visit at the Augsburg Christmas market. 

Your visit to Augsburg

Would you like to enjoy a stress-free discovery of Swabia’s most beautiful Christmas market with a unique atmosphere and surrounded by historical scenery? We would be happy to give you information here about arriving and overnighting in Augsburg comfortably. 


Visit the new Live-Cam at Rathausplatz and take a look at the Augsburg Christmas Market.