Christmas Market Rothenburg

Christmas Market "Reiterlesmarkt"

December 1st - December 23rd, 2023

Rothenburg ob der Tauber’s highly-acclaimed “Reiterlesmarkt”, its acclaimed, traditional Advent pre-Christmas market — will herald the 2023 holiday season, beginning on Friday, December 1st, 2023.

Once again Rothenburg, the medieval, walled city high above the Tauber River, will welcome visitors from near and far to its famed Old City to experience an arch-typical German Christmas season, a feast for the senses.

Music is in the foreground, a treat for the ear, with choral singing, deep-brass ensembles andbands, performing classical and popular holiday works. These provide the musical framework for
the festivities while colorful decorations adorn the ancient homes and shops, delighting the eye. Some 50 stands will entice guests with delicious, beloved Franconian culinary treats such as
crispy fried Bratwürste, savory Flammkuchen and finely-seasoned gingerbread Lebkuchen and dozens of holiday favorites.

Of course, spicy, piping-hot white, mulled Glühwein — a Franconian specialty — distilled spirits, and other taste treats will delight the palette, their aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and brown sugar perfuming the air. Beautiful Christmas ornaments, hand-made apparel, unique gift items, household décor and hand-crafted works presented by a bevy of artisans, as well as the world-renowned “mother of all Christmas stores,” Käthe Wohlfahrt, are offered for sale. Traditional Christmas stocking stuffers and other gifts abound; and, the German National Christmas Museum is adjacently located in the Wohlfahrt main store building, too.

Market Square during Christmas Market of Rothenburg ob der Tauber