Augsburg Christmas Market Private Walking Tour
The Augsburg Christkindlesmarkt is considered one of Germany’s dreamiest Holiday experiences. With a tradition which dates back to 500 years ago, we will take on a stroll through the streets of wooden booths that make up the markets, decorated with lights and a wide selection of traditional Christmas articles. From the “Rathausplatz” (City Hall square), to Martin-Luther-Platz, along the Philippine-Welser-Straße and Maximilianstraße streets and to the front of St. Moritz Church, follow your local host for a Christmas experience you will never forget!
You will see:
Christmas market at Rathausplatz
Christmas market at Fuggerplatz
Christmas market at Moritzplatz
Christmas market at Martin-Luther-PlatzItinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Augsburg Town Hall, Rathausplatz 2, 86150 Augsburg, Bavaria Germany
In the 15th century the market of the “Lebzelter” (gingerbread makers) organized before Christmas led to a conflict among the participants, so great that a meeting of the city council was held to sort it and avoid any further disagreements, on December 22, 1498. The resulting document is the first written record of a proper Christmas market in this city. Since then Holiday markets flourished, especially after the Reformation and the introduction of new traditions by Martin Luther, like the tradition of the Christkind (Holy Christ Child) giving presents at Christmas, instead of Saint Nicolaus on December the 6th.
This and many more stories about the Christmas pranks of “Lebzeltenstreiche” or the “Krampus” will be well enlightened by your host, while strolling in the city center from the central market at Rathausplatz (City Hall), towards Fuggerplatz, to Moritzplatz and the catholic church of Saint Moritz, and then to Martin-Luther-Platz, where traditions will clearly be more protestant.
During our visit you will also learn about the founding of this roman city, of the protestant reformation movement and the resulting 30 Years War. In addition to navigating, your guide provides anecdotes about top landmarks and historical gems, including Elias Holl, the world’s oldest social housing complex, and locations associated with both Martin Luther and Marie Antoinette.
Duration: 10 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Service animals allowed"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duración: 2 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Rathaus, 86199 Augsburg, Germany
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.