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4 Facts About Christkindlesmarkt, Nuremberg

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Christkindlesmarkt is a Christmas market that is held annually in Nuremberg, Germany.

The Christkind is the traditional Christmas gift-bringer in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovakia, Hungary, parts of northeastern France, Upper Silesia in Poland, parts of Hispanic America, in certain areas of southern Brazil and in the Acadiana region of Louisiana.

A Christmas market, also known as Christkindlmarkt, Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket, Christkindlimarkt, and Weihnachtsmarkt, is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent.

Nuremberg is a city on the river Pegnitz and the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia, about 170 kilometres north of Munich.

Christkindlesmarkt NĂĽrnberg by NĂĽrnberg

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It takes place during Advent in the Hauptmarkt, the central square in Nuremberg’s old town, and in adjoining squares and streets.

Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.

Nuremberg Christmas market Germany - Christkindlesmarkt NĂĽrnberg Weihnachtsmarkt Deutschland by Europe Video Productions

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With about two million visitors a year the NĂĽrnberger Christkindlesmarkt is one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany and one of the most famous in the world.

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Every year the Christmas market begins on the Friday preceding the first Sunday in Advent and ends on December 24, unless that day is a Sunday.

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