12/09/2019 12:00 AM
12/09/2019 12:00 AM
For a truly over-the-top holiday extravaganza, look no further than Nuremberg, which boasts the largest and grandest Christmas market in all of Germany—and that's really saying something. The "Gingerbread Capital of the World" pulls out all the stops during the holidays, as you'll see for yourself on a panoramic tour guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. You could not ask for a more perfect place to begin an exploration of Christmas traditions than Nuremberg. The people of Nuremberg hold their Christkindlesmarkt very close to their hearts. The iconic Christkind, with her white-and-gold dress, long blond curls, and golden crown has been the symbol for the Christmas market for many decades. During Advent, she is the most important representative of the city; every year she opens the Christmas market by declaring: "Welcome, young and old, to my little community of wood and cloth. While this market's splendor is fleeting, the joy it brings is eternal". And with that declaration, the market festivities begin in a town that is famous for its gingerbread and its long toy-making tradition.
Optional Private Excursions available for purchase
Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!
Nuremberg River Cruise Shore Excursion
- Walking/Driving tour of the historic city center
- Cultural Highlights
- Nazi Party Grounds and documentation Center
- Visit to the oldest brewery
- Insider Shopping opportunities
Tour can operate:
Morning or afternoon
Wheel Chair Access:
Physical Activity Level:
- Nuremberg Cultural Expert