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Regensburg’s Christkindlmarkt

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Regensburg’s Christkindlmarkt is especially romantic. I’m so glad I get to call this place home! What makes Regensburg special is that there are 5 markets spread throughout the town.

The main Christmas market snuggly wraps itself around the 500 year old Neupfarrkirche, with the cathedral dominating the skyline, over looking the markets and there are tons of stalls for good food, lots of Glühwein and knickknacks to buy for gifts!

Open from Nov 25-Dec 23rd

Neupfarrplatz

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Here, you can find one of two carousels for the little ones to ride around on, not far from a Glühwein stand that also offers Eierlikor which is similar to an alcoholic version of Egg Nog!

In this market you can find hand blown Christmas ornaments and figurines while watching the artist work his magic! I could stand here forever in awe and watch him work – not that that’s creepy or anything!

The allies are lit up with romantic Christmas lights, stringing their way around town making for en evening stroll with a loved one incredibly memorable as you make your way from one market to the next.

Kohlenmarkt & Haidplatz

In a small square near the Rathaus (city hall) is the Kohlenmarkt Christmas market. Between these two markets, craftsmen and women set up their own stalls and sell their handmade goods. It’s here that you can find Glühbier. It’s warm malted beer with an interesting taste. I believe it is possibly produced and available every other year. A friend and I stumbled upon it once in 2013, but in 2014 it wasn’t there. This year, the Glühbier was available. I would say it’s definitely worth a try, especially if you’re not big into drinking wine!

Afterwards, stroll up towards the Rathaus, for a great photo op in front of the big tree before heading to the Haidplatz Christmas market.

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Once you reach Haidplatz, you will have arrive in one of the most beautiful squares in Regensburg with each building a different color and styles. The small market here, also known as the Lucreziamarket, is the extension of handmade Christmas knickknacks stalls. Here you can find a delicious snack called a Baumstrietzel which is a oven roasted yeast dough covered in cinnamon and sugar.

Spitalgarten

After you have hit up several of these markets, it’s worth it to head over the Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge) to Spitalgarten, which during the summer is a thriving biergarten. Now, come the holiday season, it is turned into another special Christmas market with lots to offer!

Not only does the Spitalgarten Christmas market have your traditional gifts and Glühwein, but it has much more to offer than other markets throughout Regensburg. Right off the bat, you can enjoy a Feuerzangenbowle which is a Gluhwine with a sugar cube and rum lit on fire! Definitely worth a try if you’re looking to go wild! While also here in this market, you can find Schoko-Churros! As a Californian who grew up with a Mexican influence in food, I was quite excited to find Churros at this market with unlimited chocolate refills for dipping!

One last special qualities of this market is that it offers a great view of the Regensburg Cathedral off in the distance lit up in the night! Oh an of course, you can also find some “Liebezauber” aka Loooove Potion if you need a little help in the romance department!

   Schloss Thurn & Taxis Weihnachtsmarkt

The last Christmas market in Regensburg to check out is the Thurn & Taxis Weihnachtsmarkt, if you have some extra time! If you go during the day time, the prices are a bit higher, later in the evening the prices drop, great for those on a budget! Which still gives you 2 hours of walking around! This is a unique feeling Christmas market as you walk around with torch lit walkways and different things to snack on and try. You might even get to see Princess Gloria from Thurn und Taxis and her family like to mix with the guests at this event!

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Opening times and Prices

Sunday to Monday – 12:00-10pm

Thursday to Saturday – 12:00-10pm

Entrance Prices

Monday to Friday – 6,50 Euro

Saturday and Sunday 8,50 Euro

Children (6-16) 2 Euro

Night Time Prices

Sunday-Thursday from 8pm – 3,00 Euro

Friday-Saturday from 9pm – 4,00 Euro

Now, for the grand finale!

If you made it to the end of this blog, then I’ll let you in on a little local’s secret. At the main Christmas market in Neupfarrplatz, there is a large shopping center called Galleria Kaufhof. If you go inside and take the elevator/escalator all the way to the top floor, there is an outside restaurant patio. Go outside and you will enjoy a wonderful view over the entire Christmas market.

If you’re interested in visiting Germany and are looking for more information, I highly recommend using the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide! Without these guides, I would be lost! This is my travel Bible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: California Globetrotter

At 14 I started traveling the world with my parents and was hooked! By 21 I was studying abroad in Heidelberg, Germany. By 26 I sold all of my belongings and bought a one way ticket to Germany to teach English. Little did I know, I'd meet the love of my life and end up traveling to the most romantic and idyllic towns in Europe and becoming a long-term expat in Bavaria! My name is Lorelei and I'm just your typical CaliGirl, Sunset Chaser, Fairytale Dreamer, Dress Lover, Traveloholic, Beer Drinker!

31 thoughts on “Regensburg’s Christkindlmarkt

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  12. I blog too ( A Southern Belle’s Fairytale Weebly) and I’m really glad I stumbled across your blog. I am hoping to go here this month.

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  24. Once again you have managed to make me long to get back to Germany. Have never been to Regensburg.

  25. I have only been to Christmas markets in NY and I love them. Hope to visit some in Europe at some point. The Christmas decorations in your pictures are so lovely. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

  26. I adore a German Christmas market – I love also how they can’t make do with one so they have 5 markets in the town! Props to them: they know how to do it right. This looks lovely #TheWeeklyPostcard

  27. Another charming German Christmas market Lorelei! You’re definitely spoilt for choice aren’t you! Wonderful photos. Frohe Weihnachten🙂 #TheWeeklyPostcard

  28. Regensburg is right in my backyard. I’ll try and check it out this holiday season. Great post!

  29. I love a Christmas market. We are in the UK at the moment and there is one down the road from where we are staying! Mulled wine please!! #theweeklypostcard

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