Christkindlesmarkt — Nuremberg, Germany from 15 Christmas Markets Around the World (Slideshow)

15 Christmas Markets Around the World (Slideshow)

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Christkindlesmarkt — Nuremberg, Germany

One of the oldest and most notable Christmas markets in the world, the Christkindlesmarkt is an ethereal event for both kids and adults. Young ones can bask in the wonder of the Christmas City at the Hans-Sachs-Platz where they can ride the Ferris wheel and write wish lists to the Christkind; after that, they can frolic at the Sternenhaus (located in the newly refurbished Heilig-Geist-Saal) and listen to an array of holiday stories. Grown-ups will also have childlike awe coursing through them as they pass by the twinkling, tinsel-decked trees, wooden nutcrackers and ornate, handmade ornaments, and the scent of gingerbread cookies (and the effects of mulled wine) will further fuel the fervor.