The nights might draw in early at this time of the year, but the magic happens when the lights come on in Bremen.
Bremen Christmas Market is considered by many to be one of the finest in Germany.
That’s a tall order in a country filled with great Christmas markets.
The unique ambience created by the lights, the sights, and the aromas continues to attract more visitors each year to the Hanseatic port of Bremen.
Roasted almonds, cinnamon, Glühwein, and 180 festively decorated stalls combine to turn the market square around the town hall into a delightful Christmas experience.
Schlachte “magic” is part of the Christmas festivities in Bremen.
Step back in time to the Middle Ages when you wander along the Schlacte promenade on the banks of the Weser River with its unique blend of historical, seasonal and maritime attractions.
The medieval craftsmen, market sellers, jugglers and street entertainers all add to the sense of having stumbled upon a bygone era.
Hotels near Bremen Christmas Market
The Elements Pure Feng Shui Concept Hotel is in the heart of Bremen within easy walking distance of the old city and the central train station.
It is modernly decorated and offers free WiFi and a fitness centre.
Bremen is a city in northwest Germany on the Weser River.
It has good transport connections and is easily accessible by road, train or plane.
Map: Bremen on Google Map
Bremen has a strong market tradition, and it has been held markets here since the 10th Century.
As Germany’s oldest maritime city and a member of the Hanseatic League, it has a rich trading history.
The market square in the city centre houses the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and many other grand old buildings.
Built in the early 15th Century, the Town Hall has a magnificent Renaissance facade.
Guided tours are available so you can experience its indoor splendour as well.
Equally impressive is the statue of Roland: an ancient emblem of independence symbolising the freedom of trade.
Both the Town Hall and the Roland statue are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
One of the best ways to get a taste of the rich history of Bremen is to join a guided city walk, which runs daily and is in German and English.