6 fantastic Christmas markets!

Where can I have the best mulled wine? Where is the most beautiful atmosphere? And where do you get the best ‘Mutzen’? Get out and let the testing begin! At times winter can be beautiful after all 😉

Largest Christmas Market in the North

26 November to 22 December 2018 – Rostock


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The Rostock Christmas Market is not considered the largest in Northern Germany without reason – only here you will find the largest walk-in Christmas pyramid in the world! In addition, another highlight will be presented to you at the historical Christmas market at the monastery.


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Daily little programs with fairytale tents, archery, axe throwing or dragon killing make this place very special and attract with extraordinary treats.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 10:00-20:30 / Fri-Sat: 10:00-21:30 / Sun: 11:00-20:30

Christmas Market of the provincial capital

26 November to 30 December 2018 – Schwerin


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The Schwerin Christmas Market, also called “The Star in the North”, stretches almost over the entire old town to the Pfaffenteich pond with a small ice-skating rink. On the market square and the slaughter market (not as creepy as it sounds) there is a small programme almost every day. The scenery in the background with the Schwerin Cathedral and other timber-framed buildings make the setting even more cozy.
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs: 11:00-20:00 / Fri-Sat: 11:00-21:00

Advent in castle and barn

1st , 2nd & 3rd  Advent weekend – Ulrichshusen & Röbel at Lake Müritz

Weihnachtsmarkt in der Feldsteinscheune vom Ulrichshusen Castle © Schloss & Gut Ulrichshusen

On the first two December weekends, these two Christmas markets lure everyone into a very festive Christmas mood. In the old and heated Feldsteinscheune (barn) of Ulrichshusen castle, this time no concerts of the MV festival take place, but here a mixture of romantic café ambience and Christmas market with traditional suppliers from the local region is created – e.g. potters, jewellery manufacturers and hatters.
Opening hours: Sat & Sun: 11:00-20:00

The ‘Barn of Bollewick’ on the Müritz, on the other hand, shows artistic craftsmanship first-hand. In addition to pralines and chocolate, wood, amber, silver and glass jewellery are also manufactured here. But also handmade knives, candlesticks or wooden toys must not be missing.
Opening hours: Sat & Sun: 10:00-18:00

‘Engel, Licht & Meer’ – Angel Light & More

13 to 16 December 2018 – Binz


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The island of Rügen is also a must-see in terms of charming Christmas markets. The Kurpark in Binz will be decorated with enlightening ornaments and in the ‘Engelscafé’ you can get warm drinks.
Opening hours: Daily, 13:00-20:00

Historic old town of Greifswald

29 November to 20 December 2018 – Greifswald

Arrival of Santa Claus at the Museum Harbour © Greifswald Pressestelle Greifswald

Naturally, the Christmas market with its historical market place offers a fantastic atmosphere. But the real highlight, as in every year, is the arrival of Santa Claus on a 100-year-old shark vessel. The Museum Harbour alone and the Christmas spirit attract around 50,000 guests every year in the Hanseatic city of Greifswald.
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs: 11:00-21:00 / Fri-Sat: 11:00-22:00


26 November to 22 December 2018 – Neubrandenburg

The Weberglockenmarkt in Neubrandenburg © Veranstaltungszentrum Neubrandenburg GmbH

If you get lost in the snowstorm or don’t find the city at all – just follow the bell ringing of St. Mary! In the old days, weaver Matthias Gerling did not freeze to death in front of his hometown thanks to the sound of the bell. He safely found the way home to his family – true story. The Christmas market is shaped by this leitmotif and attracts all those who are interested in individual Christmas gifts such as wood, glass, candles or other materials.
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs: 10:00-20:00 / Fri-Sat: 10:00-21:00

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You can find all Christmas markets in MV at one glance on our Event page.

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