Stuttgart Christmas

Stuttgart Christmas Market 2019

Christmas in the heart of Stuttgart 27. November – 23. December
The Christmas city of Stuttgart invites you to one of Germany’s most beautiful Christmas markets.

The Christmas market town opens its gates: Contemplative Advent magic with a long tradition
Stuttgart – Just in time for Advent, the city centre of Stuttgart is transformed into one of the most beautiful and oldest Christmas markets in Europe. Embedded in the picturesque backdrop of the New and Old Palace, the King’s Building and the Collegiate Church, the Christmas Market attracts around 3.5 million visitors every year from Germany and abroad to the state capital of Baden-Württemberg.

Magnificently decorated stalls, contemplative concerts, a children’s fairytale country and traditional delicacies – those who visit the Stuttgart Christmas Market from 27 November to 23 December 2019 experience a very special magic. The glittering Christmas market town has over 300 years of history and leaves nothing to be desired with its more than 300 dealers who decorate their stands with great attention to detail.
Not only the roofs of the stalls offer visitors a special feast for the eyes, but also the squares and alleys in Stuttgart’s city centre shine festively with lots of Christmas decorations and fairy lights. Tradition is the main theme at Stuttgart’s Christmas market. As usual, the market stalls in the city have a wide range of products to choose from: numerous Christmas gifts, unusual candles, handmade goods, sweet treats, traditional delicacies, Christmas tree balls, straw stars, crib figures, mulled wine, punch and, and, and…
A special premiere is celebrated in this large crib pyramid on the Schlossplatz, which with a height of 26.5 metres is the highest of its kind. Those who look upwards will be enchanted by a rotating nativity play with 24 large figures. Six sales windows and the large guest room on the first floor – which can accommodate up to 40 people – provide for physical well-being. A covered fireplace invites you to linger.
Festive sparkle at Christmas time
In the Advent season, Stuttgart’s city centre shines festively with a lot of Christmassy
Jewellery and fairy lights. The XXL Advent calendar has been presented for many years.
The windows are decorated with photos from all over the city.
Urban area. Every day a “little door” is opened, and so appear
impressive views from a total of 23 city districts.
The “Glanzlichter” celebrated a successful premiere last year. Thereby
various touristic highlights of the city, such as the Stuttgart-based
Television tower, Wilhelma or the Cannstatter Volksfest on the Schlossplatz
And not only that: at nightfall, the oversized
sculptures in the context of a contemplative light show at every full hour to the
Life awakened. “We are looking forward to presenting a second edition of this year’s
to be allowed to celebrate highlights”, says Andreas Kroll. “The impressive
Light installations make every Christmas market heart beat faster!”
Contemplative concerts and a mini-railway
The concerts in the inner courtyard of the
Old castle as well as on the town hall staircase and in the collegiate church. Music groups
and choirs from Stuttgart and the region round off the special flair of the
Christmas market musically. For the little visitors there is a fantastic
A mini-railway takes the youngest with them.
on their journey through the winter landscape and the nostalgic merry-go-round invites you to
I’m amazed. Great hands-on activities don’t leave the little ones bored
and makes a visit to the Stuttgart Christmas market a real pleasure.
unique experience.
The festive and atmospheric flair of the Christmas season can be enjoyed by the
Christmas market visitors during a varied discovery tour with the
Experience Hop-on/Hop-off double-decker buses – show two different tours
the city of Stuttgart from its very special side. (
Christmas market opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 10 – 21 o’clock
Friday and Saturday: 10 – 22 o’clock
Sunday: 11 – 21 o’clock
Opening day, 27 November: 17 – 21 o’clock