Stuttgart Christmas Market

Stuttgart Christmas Market

Nov 29, 2023Dec 23, 2023
Schloßplatz and surrounding area, 70173,
Free admission

Glistening Christmas stalls with festively decorated roofs, glowing lights and a warm atmosphere carrying smells of roasted chestnuts, Glühwein and sausages can only mean one thing - the Christmas Market has returned to Stuttgart

For 25 days a magnificent Christmas Market is set up in the city centre of Stuttgart - one of the oldest and biggest in all of Europe!

Photo: in.Stuttgart / Thomas Niedermueller Stuttgart Chrismas tree market

A Christmas market with a long tradition 

The Stuttgart Christmas Market is the ideal place to do some holiday shopping ahead of the merry national holiday this year. The array of timbered houses stretches all the way from the Neuen Schloss and Königsbau to Karlsplatz and Schillerplatz, around the Alten Schloss and then on to Marktplatz via the Stiftskirche.

The Christmas Market is officially opened on November 29. Afterwards, all the stalls open, offering various holiday goods, from Christmas decorations to artisanal goods and traditional dishes. The picturesque antique market on Karlsplatz is an integral part of the Christmas market, with over 20 dealers offering rarities and curiosities.  

Photo: in.Stuttgart / Thomas Niedermueller Stuttgart Christmas Market entrance

Celebrate Christmas time in Stuttgart

In addition to the hundreds of magical winter stalls offering everything from chocolates and beer to knitted scarves, the Stuttgart Christmas market also sees the town hall transformed into a giant Advent calendar. From December 1 on, one little window is opened each day to show a coat of arms from one of the 23 Stuttgart districts. 

Photo: in.Stuttgart / Thomas Niedermueller Stuttgart Christmas market stand

Plan your visit to the Stuttgart Christmas Market 

As one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe, with roots going back further than 1692, the Stuttgart Christmas Market should be on your list of markets to visit this holiday season. With its magical lights, traditional atmosphere and impressive offerings, you will not be short on Christmas cheer! For more information on the event and how to get there by public transport, head over to the Stuttgart Weihnachtsmarkt website.

Photo: in.Stuttgart / Thomas Niedermueller