Nuremberg's Christmas market, the Christkindlesmarkt, attracts some two million visitors a year. It's one of the biggest and best-known Christmas markets in the world. Today's market draws on a tradition that's more than 400 years old.
Welcome to the realm of Christmas markets. Nowhere in the world are there as many as in Germany - the choice is huge. We'd like to introduce 10 markets that stand out.
The German capital admittedly is usually a tough place. But at Christmas time the mood in Berlin becomes more friendly. Festive lighting also turns its streets into magical locations.
Around 100,000 people are expected to attend Dresden’s stollen party on the second advent weekend. A huge stollen, over four metres long, will be driven through Dresden.
Amidst the twinkle of fairy lights and aromas of mulled wine and bratwurst, the terrorist attacks in Paris seem a long distance away. But its effects were felt during the first weekend of the Nuremberg Christmas market.
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