Aachen Christmas Market - Aachener Weihnachtsmarkt

Entrance on the market square
Christmas Market of Aachen City Hall seen

The Aachen Christmas market , which takes place annually during Advent , was founded in the 1970s. The Printenmarkt , as it used to be called, was only located around the Elisenbrunnen , whereas today the Christmas market takes place on the Aachener Markt and the Katschhof , because otherwise there would not be enough space.

With an annual number of more than 1.5 million visitors from large parts of Europe [1], the Aachen Christmas market is one of the larger in Germany , although in 2008 it was only served by 117 [2] exhibitors and restaurateurs .

As a major event, it takes place every year in Aachen's old town around the Aachen Cathedral and the town hall , where the backdrop creates a special atmosphere.

Culinary specialties are above all the Aachener Printen , gingerbread , dominoes , speculoos and marzipan breads .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ City of Aachen: Christmas market ( Memento from December 14, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  2. Website of the Aachen Christmas Market: Aachen Christmas Market ( Memento from December 24, 2008 in the Internet Archive )


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Coordinates: 50 ° 46 ′ 32 ″ N , 6 ° 5 ′ 2 ″ E