Wernigerode invites you to one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the Harz region.

When the snow dampens the noise of everyday life, come and loose yourself in the magical world of the Wernigerode Christmas market. 

Be enchanted by the 15th century half-timbered houses decorated with timeless Christmas decorations and lights. 

When the art and craft markets open up their stalls against this majestic backdrop Wernigerode's town centre becomes a unique experience for all. Thousands of lights sparkle on several hundred metres of strings adorning the streets and building facades.

The celebrations really get going when the Lord Mayor of Wernigerode declares the market open by cutting into a giant 'Stollen' cake. It is a long standing tradition for the township to erect several Christmas trees the most impressive of which takes pride of place outside the historic town hall. 

This tree measuring approximately 15 metres is harvested localy from the forests in the district of Wernigerode. The artisans and craftworkers too take their place in front of the 15th-century town hall epitomizing the Christmas mood and making the Wernigerode Christmas market one of the most beautiful throughout the Harz region. 

A very special attraction for our smaller visitors to the market is the children's train chugging through the romantic winter landscape.

Further attractions for children can also be found at Nicolaiplatz, 1 Market Street where the quaint and cozy artists yard stalls are held. 

The unusual and anything but common artists yard offers a smorgasbord of gifts handmade from natural materials including glass work, imaginative children's toys, knitwear, fine ceramics, jewelry, felting, honey, soaps and small graphic art works.

The "Living Advent Calendar" is also a wonderful attraction giving visitors special offers to tourist attractions and shops in Wernigerode. 

On each day in the lead up to Christmas a symbolic door to a museum, hotel, retail store or restaurant is opened.

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