A huge number of events invite you to the Castle Road throughout the year. They awaken long-gone times, continue ancient traditions and fill historical places with life. Our calendar of events lists them - from "Master's Draught" (historical theatre) up to castle concerts, from knight tournaments to christmas markets - and shows you when it is especially worthwhile to "target" the Castle Road.

Please note: Even in 2022, not all events can be implemented as usual. Please contact the event organizers directly before the start of the event for information on currently applicable measures, regulations and instructions. All information is subject to change and without guarantee.

Please select among the listed options below:
For Example: month "July" in "Nürnberg" und category "concerts".

17.11.2022 - 04.12.2022Roth Christkindlesmarkt SalvatoreGiurdanella  Christmas Market © Stadt Roth, Foto: Salvatore Giurdanella
Christmas Market © Stadt Roth, Foto: Salvatore Giurdanella.

Christmas Market Roth

The smell of mulled wine, Christmas music and a festive atmosphere: from Thursday to Sunday, numerous associations and organisations from Rother present themselves in lovingly decorated stalls. Of course, a visit from the Rother Christkind is not to be missed!


17. - 20.11
24. - 27.11
01. - 04.12

You can get all the information here

19.11.2022 - 08.01.2023Bamberg Krippenstadt-Grosskrippe am Schoenleinsplatz ©BAMBERG Tourismus Service  Large nativity scene at Schönleinsplatz
Large nativity scene at Schönleinsplatz.

Christmas Miracle Nativity City - Christmas guided tours

During special guided tours through the festively illuminated Bamberg at Christmas, guests learn about various traditions or enjoy Bamberg's culinary side in an entertaining way. The topics range from Bamberg's Advent and Christmas traditions to the play tour "Herbergssuche in Bamberg". More about topics and dates (only in German)

21.11.2022 - 22.12.2022Heidelberg weihnachtlicherUniverstitaetsplatz CR HeidelbergMarketingGmbFoto-TobiasSchwerdt  Heidelberg Christmas Market - University Square
Heidelberg Christmas Market - University Square.

Heidelberg Christmas Market

Every year, at 5.00 pm, on the last Wednesday in November, the Christ child solemny opens the Christmas Market at the marketplace. Over 140 stands at Heidelberg's large and small places, offer an endless variety of what makes the season so special. 

Further information

21.11.2022 - 01.01.2023Heidelberger Weihnachtsmarkt Winterwaeldchen Kornmarkt Thorsten Assfalg  Heidelberg winter woods on the christmas market (c) Thorsten Assflag/ Heidelberg Marketing GmbH
Heidelberg winter woods on the christmas market (c) Thorsten Assflag/ Heidelberg Marketing GmbH.

Heidelberg Winter Woods

At the Heidelberg Winterwäldchen on Kornmarkt, illuminated fir trees and pagoda tents enchant visitors. The event continues beyond Christmas until New Year's Day; the stalls are closed on Christmas Eve. Further information

21.11.2022 - 23.12.2022Bayreuth-Christkindlesmarkt-c-Stefan-Doerfler  Bayreuth Christmas Market © Stefan Dörfler
Bayreuth Christmas Market © Stefan Dörfler.

Bayreuth Christmas Market

At the Christkindlesmarkt and along festively decorated streets and squares in Bayreuth's city centre, visitors can stroll to their heart's content in the Christmas atmosphere and marvel at the festive illumination of the over seven-kilometre-long chain of lights. Further information

21.11.2022 - 01.01.2023
Start: 10:00 Uhr
End: 22:00 UhrHeidelberg Weihnachtlicher Karlsplatz ©Heidelberg Marketing GmbFoto Tobias Schwerdt  Heidelberg - Christmas on Ice
Heidelberg - Christmas on Ice.

Ice-Skating Rink at "Karlsplatz" - "Christmas on Ice"

Daily from 10 am to 10 pm one of the most beautiful open-air ice rinks in Germany is open at "Karlsplatz". Residents and guests glide over the ice in front of the romantic caslte backdrop with Christmas music.

Further information

21.11.2022 - 23.12.2022
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 21:00 UhrMannheim Weihnachtsmarkt am Wasserturm ©MnnheimerWeihnachtsmarktGmbH  Christmas market at the water tower © Mannheimer Weihnachtsmarkt GmbH
Christmas market at the water tower © Mannheimer Weihnachtsmarkt GmbH .

Christmas market at the water tower

Mannheim's Christmas market at the water tower is one of the oldest and largest Christmas markets in Germany. In the heart of the square city, you can stroll with family and friends through Hirtenpfad and Engelsgasse and enjoy the diverse offerings of the approximately 160 lovingly decorated huts around Mannheim's landmark. Further information (only in German)

22.11.2022 - 23.12.2022Bamberg Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem Maximiliansplatz ©Bamberg Tourismus Foto Sonja Krebs  Christmas Market Bamberg © BAMBERG Tourismus & Kongress Service
Christmas Market Bamberg © BAMBERG Tourismus & Kongress Service.

Bamberg Christmas Market

At Christmas time, Maximiliansplatz in Bamberg's pedestrian zone is transformed into a pre-Christmas festive square. Further information

22.11.2022 - 22.12.2022Heilbronn Weihnachtsmarkt  Heilbronn - Käthchen Christmas Market
Heilbronn - Käthchen Christmas Market.

Christmas Market Heilbronn

The Christmas market is dedicated to the "Käthchen of Heilbronn" with Christmas "Käthchen products" such as Christmas stollen or mulled wine, Käthchen Christmas decorations and Käthchen Christmas lighting.

Further information

24.11.2022 - 23.12.2022Ansbach Weihnachtsmarkt 001   Ansbach - Christmas Market on Martin Luther Square
Ansbach - Christmas Market on Martin Luther Square.

Ansbach Christmas Market

Baroque facades and the two large churches form the atmospheric and distinctive backdrop for the Christmas market on Montgelas-Platz and Martin-Luther-Platz in the middle of the old town. The old town and its centuries-old traditions in a modern form. 

Further information

Lauf an der Pegnitz
24.11.2022 - 24.12.2022Weihnachtsmarkt ©Michaela Moritz   Christmas Market
Christmas Market.

Lauf Christmas Market

The atmospherically decorated stall city is set up around the lovingly designed nativity scene on the Upper Market Square. The accompanying programme includes performances for young and old, including a visit by Nuremberg's Christ Child, guided tours of the historic rock cellars and an Advent raffle. Further information (only in German)

Schwäbisch Hall
24.11.2022 - 22.12.2022
Start: 11:00 Uhr
End: 20:00 UhrSchwaebischHall Blick-ueber-die-weihnachtliche-Altstadt Foto NicoKurth  Schwäbisch Hall - View over the Christmassy Old Town (Photo: Nico Kurth)
Schwäbisch Hall - View over the Christmassy Old Town (Photo: Nico Kurth).

Christmasmagic in Schwäbisch Hall

One of the most beautiful market squares in southern Germany and St. Michael's Church with its imposing flight of steps form the historical backdrop for Schwäbisch Hall's Christmas market. Lovingly decorated huts, many different types of mulled wine, Christmas treats and handicrafts delight visitors.

The supporting programme includes activities for children, Christmas music performances and public themed city tours.

Program and further information

25.11.2022 - 27.11.2022Bamberg Adventsmarkt-im-Sand  Advent market on the Sand
Advent market on the Sand.

Advent market on the Sand

The square around the medieval Elisabethenkirche (Obere Sandstraße) provides the historical backdrop for the small, atmospheric Advent market in the sand. Around 30 exhibitors present regional products and handicrafts as well as high-quality commercial products. Further information

25.11.2022 - 27.11.2022Ebermannstadt Weihnachtsmarkt  Christmas Market in Ebermannstadt
Christmas Market in Ebermannstadt.

Ebermannstadt: Christmasmarket on the market place

The colourful Christmas market will offer handicrafts, Advent floristry, decorative items and much more.

On the first Sunday in Advent there will be an open Sunday from 12.30 to 17.30.

Programme and further information (only in German)

25.11.2022 - 24.12.2022Nuernberg-Christkindlesmarkt Foto FlorianTrykowski  Christkindlesmarkt on the Main Market Square with Church of Our Lady
Christkindlesmarkt on the Main Market Square with Church of Our Lady.

Christmas Market Nuremberg

At one of Germany's oldest Christmas markets, traditional goods such as handmade Christmas decorations and culinary delicacies are still on sale in 180 wooden stalls on the main market square.

A Christmas town especially for children is set up on Hans-Sachs-Platz. The market of Nuremberg's 14 twin towns brings international flair to the Christkindlesmarkt. Nuremberg's churches and museums invite you to Christmas concerts, guided tours and exhibitions with a colourful programme.

Opening hours:
Mon - Sun: 10 am to 9 pm, Christmas Eve: 10 am to 2 pm.

Further information

25.11.2022 - 18.12.2022Oehringen Weihnachtsmarkt Marktplatz1 CR GrosseKreisstadtOehringen01  Christmas Marketplace
Christmas Marketplace.

Winter, Wonder, Christmas Glory - Christmas Market Öhringen

The Christmas market takes place on all four Advent weekends on the historic market square and in the castle courtyard right next door.

For children, there is once again the popular fairy tale trail through the old town with scenes from well-known fairy tales. In addition, there is a fairy tale wagon at the entrance to the castle courtyard where stories are told. The steam train will also be making its rounds and there will be a model railway exhibition in the Blue Hall of the town hall.

Further information (only in German)

Stein b. Nürnberg
25.11.2022 - 27.11.2022Stein Weihnachtsmarkt Stand-mit-Kindern  Christmas Market
Christmas Market .

Christmasmarket Stein

The small, festively decorated stalls tempt visitors with bratwursts, steaks and mulled wine to relax and get in the mood for Christmas.

Friday: 5 - 9 pm
Saturday: 3 - 9 pm
Sunday: 14 - 19.30 h

You can find all further information here.

25.11.2022 - 27.11.2022Kulmbach-Adventsmarkt001  Kulmbach - Advent Market
Kulmbach - Advent Market.

Advent Market Kulmbach

In addition to the "magical hustle and bustle" in the old town of Kulmbach, there is an arts and crafts market in the rooms of the castle estate in Waaggasse and the Advent market of the Diakonie at the "Alte Villa".

Further information

25.11.2022 - 27.11.2022Eberbach Weihnachtsmarkt ©Orgateam Weihnachtsmarkt  Eberbach - Christmas Market (c) Orgateam Christmas Market
Eberbach - Christmas Market (c) Orgateam Christmas Market.

Christmas Market Eberbach

Eberbach's Christmas Market around the New Market.

Further information

25.11.2022 - 24.12.2022Forchheim Rathaus-als-Adventskalender001

Forchheim: Christmas Market

From December 1, a window of the Advent calendar opens punctually at 6:30 pm. Visitors will be enchanted by a Christmas light show projected upon the facade of the Imperial Palace. Dreamlike light illuminations with a suitable musical setting will set the mood for the Christmas Angel.

Further information

Schwäbisch Hall
25.11.2022 - 27.11.2022SchwaebischHall KunsthandwerklicherWeihnachtsmarkt

Arts and Crafts Christmas Market

This market heralds the Advent season with a diversity never before achieved: From the Stone Age workshop to traditional crafts and original artists to modern 3D printing, the range of offerings extends. Textile designers, glass artists, wood sculptors, instrument makers, scissor cutters and potters will be on hand to show how their works of art are created.

An extraordinary supporting programme awaits visitors on two stages.

Venue: Hospitalkirche and courtyard of the Goethe-Institut, Kornhausstraße, Schwäbisch Hall

Further information

25.11.2022 - 23.12.2022Kronach Winter Luftbild ©DrOtmarFugmann  Kronach Christmas
Kronach Christmas.

Kronach Christmas

The smell of mulled wine, festively decorated huts and a varied supporting programme enchant visitors around Hussitenplatz. Especially in the evening, when the Upper Town and Rosenberg Fortress are aglow with lights, the picturesque backdrop and the festive market are well worth seeing.

25 to 27.11.2022 | 02 to 04.12.2022 | 09 to 11.12.2022 | 16 to 18.12.2022 as well as and additional 22. and 23.12.2022

Opening hours: Friday 14.00 - 21.00 h | Saturday 12.00 - 21.00 h | Sunday 12.00 - 21.00 h

Further information (only in German)

Bad Wimpfen
25.11.2022 - 11.12.2022Bad Wimpfen Weihnachtsmarkt010  Bad Wimpfen - Old German Christmas Market
Bad Wimpfen - Old German Christmas Market.

Old German Christmas Market

The Wimpfener Kaiserpfalz forms the background for one of the most traditional Christmas markets in Germany. Its beginnings date back to 1487, when Emperor Friedrich III granted the city the privilege of holding a market before Christmas, the Katharinenmarkt.

In the narrow alleys of the old town, about 120 stalls offer handicraft, high-quality goods for the upcoming festival.

The Christmas market takes place on the first three Advent weekends:
- 25.-27.11.2022
- 02.-04.12.2022
- 09.-11.12.2022

Further information

25.11.2022 - 18.12.2022Oehringen Krippenweg-indonesischeHolzkrippe  Nativity walk - Indonesian wooden nativity scene
Nativity walk - Indonesian wooden nativity scene.

Nativity walk

During Advent, many shops display nativity scenes from all over the world in their shop windows. If you follow the contribution of the Protestant parish "Folget dem Stern - seeket die Krippen" (Follow the star - seek the nativity scenes), you will discover wonderful variations on this ancient theme at various stations along the Nativity Scene Trail. Weitere Informationen

25.11.2022 - 27.11.2022

25.11.2022 - 29.01.2023Bamberg Ausstellung-Krakatuk

Christmas Exhibition "The Magic Nut Krakatuk"

The exhibition in the Historical Museum on Bamberg Cathedral Hill invites visitors on a fantastic journey through E.T.A. Hoffmann's Christmas fairy tale "Nutcracker and Mouse King".

Visitors immerse themselves in the fairytale world with the help of multimedia presentations, large-scale animations and scenic re-enactments. Further information

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
25.11.2022 - 23.12.2022Rothenburg Reiterlesmarkt1 ©Rothenburg Tourismus Service Pfitzinger  Rothenburg o.d.T. - Christmas Market on the marketplace
Rothenburg o.d.T. - Christmas Market on the marketplace.

Old-Rothenburg Christmas Market

At the end of the year, the city for romantics presents itself from its most beautiful side. Embedded in the picturesque scenery between the town hall and St. Jakob, the Reiterlesmarkt is considered one of the most charming Christmas markets in Germany.

Further information

26.11.2022 - 06.01.2023Bamberg Krippe-Geburt-Jesu Sammlung-Exner  Nativity scene
Nativity scene "Birth of Jesus" from the Exner Collection .

Cribs and crib paths

An incredible variety of nativity scenes can be admired throughout the city of Bamberg - large and small, historical and modern, Franconian or those from all over the world. All together they invite you to a contemplative stroll. Special Christmas guided tours provide insights into traditions and history. For discovery tours on your own, the "Nativity map" is a helpful companion.

26.11.2022 - 27.11.2022Weihnachtsmarkt Stadt Sinsheim  Christmasmarket (c) Stadt Sinsheim
Christmasmarket (c) Stadt Sinsheim.

Christmas Market Sinsheim

Christmas magic at the Kirchplatz - Christmas shopping in the city centre until 8.00 pm. Every year it smells like fir trees, Christmas cookies, mulled wine, cinnamon and cloves around the evangelic town church and in the streets of Sinsheim during the first advent weekend.

Further information

26.11.2022 - 08.01.2023Bamberg Krippe-Krippenmuseum  Cot in the Crib Museum
Cot in the Crib Museum.

22nd Christmas Exhibition in the Crib Museum

In this exhibition, the museum shows a wide variety of cots and nativity scenes. The exhibition ranges from the largest Bohemian glass cot in the world to testimonies of Bamberg cot art and numerous objects from all over the world. Further information

26.11.2022 - 15.01.2023Bamberg Ausstellung-Huscher LetztesAbendmahl Max Huscher PriesterseminarBamberg ©DioezesanmuseumBamberg  Max Huscher - Last Supper (Priestly Seminary Bamberg © Diözesanmuseum Bamberg)
Max Huscher - Last Supper (Priestly Seminary Bamberg © Diözesanmuseum Bamberg).

The exhibition in the Diocesan Museum on the Domberg offers insights into the life and work of the famous Bamberg nativity carver Max Huscher (1905 - 1993).

It illustrates his models and sources of inspiration as well as the way the figures are made. Among other things, a figurine-rich annual nativity scene, which came to the Diözesanmuseum as a private donation, is on display for the first time. Further information

26.11.2022 - 27.11.2022Sesslach Adventsmarkt

Advent Market Sesslach

Traditional Advent market on the market square and Maximiliansplatz in Seßlach's old town. Atmospheric ambience within the historic town wall with regional market stalls.

For more information click here

26.11.2022 - 27.11.2022Abenberg Burg-Weihnachtsmarkt ©Foto Hiltl 2018  Abenberg - Castle Christmas Market (Photo: Karlheinz Hiltl)
Abenberg - Castle Christmas Market (Photo: Karlheinz Hiltl).

Castle Christmas Abenberg

The Christmas market takes place around the thousand-year-old Abenberg Castle, whose silhouette framed by lights is visible far into the country. The highlight of the supporting programme is the annual visit of the Original Nuremberg Christmas Child. Further information

26.11.2022 - 23.12.2022Coburg Weihnachtsmarkt

Coburg Christmas Market: Christmas magic and aroma of baked apple

In December, the market square in Coburg's old town is transformed into a glowing city of stalls, a kind of pre-Christmas oasis that is open daily until December 23. Most of the stalls offer regional products.

Further information

26.11.2022 - 27.11.2022
Start: 14:00 Uhr
End: 19:00 UhrCadolzburg Adventsmarkt  Cadolzburg - Advent Market
Cadolzburg - Advent Market.

Advent Market with Handicrafts

Romantic Advent market in the historical town centre of Cadolzburg, supplemented by an artisan market in the atmospheric backdrop of the outer castle courtyard of the Hohenzollern Fortress Cadolzburg.

Further information

26.11.2022 - 06.01.2023
Start: 17:30 Uhr

Christmassy Bayreuth Tour

The Christmas city walk takes you through the historic city centre to the New Palace, the Hofgarten and Haus Wahnfried, among other places.

Meeting place: Tourist Information, Opernstraße 22
Duration:         approx. two hours
Dates:            Advent Saturdays 26.11., 03.12., 10.12. 17.12. as well as daily from 26.12.2022 to

Further information

27.11.2022Ebern Weihnachtsmarkt ©Rainer MG001

Christmas Market / Crib Exhibition

Market, Sunday shopping, music, crib exhibitions.

Further information (only in German)

Start: 15:30 UhrHeidelberg Queertour SchlossHeidelberg-mit-regenbogen-logo-c-daniel-giesler  Heidelberg Castle © Daniel Giesler
Heidelberg Castle © Daniel Giesler.

QueerTour Heidelberg to Pink Monday

In the run-up to Pink Monday, a QueerTour Heidelberg - a walking tour of the old town with a focus on "Heidelberg and homosexual history" - will take place, starting at Karlsplatz (entrance to underground car park) and ending at Marktplatz in time for the opening of Pink Monday.

Information on the QueerTour Heidelberg at www.queertour-heidelberg.de, registration at queertour-heidelberg@gmx.de. The "pay-what-you-want principle" applies, all proceeds go to AIDS-Hilfe Heidelberg e.V.

Start: 18:00 UhrHeidelberg PinkMonday-Marktplatz-GrossesFass ©SteffenSchmid  Pink Monday - Market Place with Big barrel © Steffen Schmid
Pink Monday - Market Place with Big barrel © Steffen Schmid.

Pink Monday on the Market Square

At this cult Christmas market event, Heidelberg's market square shines completely in pink for one evening. Residents and guests meet with the queer community to celebrate together.

The Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Spirit) opens its doors in the evening and, out of solidarity and as a sign of tolerance, shines in bright pink not only on the outside but also on the inside. Admission is free.

Further information

02.12.2022 - 08.12.2022Neckargemuend Weihnachten-am-Fluss  Neckargemünd - Christmas market at Neckarlauer
Neckargemünd - Christmas market at Neckarlauer.

Christmas Market "Christmas by the River"

Christmas market on the Neckar River. With an attractive supporting programme, handicraft and culinary offers and music. Special attraction is the ship "Europa" of the white fleet which stays temporarily at the dock.

Further information (only in German)

02.12.2022 - 21.12.2022Mosbach Weihnachtsmarkt  Christmasmarket (c) Stadt Mosbach
Christmasmarket (c) Stadt Mosbach .

Christmas Market Mosbach

During the Advent and Christmas season, the historic half-timbered town of Mosbach presents itself in an exceptionally atmospheric ambience. With the pedestrian zone, the market square and its cozy alleys, it offers the perfect setting for the "Mosbach Christmas Market" experience.

You can find all further information here.

Kirchberg an der Jagst
03.12.2022 - 04.12.2022Kirchberg Weihnachtsmarkt01

Christmas Market Kirchberg

Each year on the 2nd Advent weekend the Christmas Market in the old town of Kirchberg takes place - within the town walls, in the palace courtyard and on the streets. In front of the backdrop of Kirchberg Palace about 90 market stands and offer goods and delicacies.

Further information (only in German)


St. Nicholas market around the town church

Small but nice - Around the protestant town church the stands of some local associations and other vendors are set up.


Christmas Market Maroldsweisach

A small, romantic Christmas market around the church, gets visitors in the mood for the holiday.

03.12.2022 - 23.12.2022
Start: 19:00 UhrHirschhornLichter  (c) Stadt Hirschhorn
(c) Stadt Hirschhorn.

Hirschhorn Advent

A short intermezzo with the smell of mulled wine and Christmas spirit with live music and Christmas carols to sing along.

On December 03 / 10 / 17 and 23 at 7 pm in front of the Langbein Museum Hirschhorn.

All further information you will get here

04.12.2022Weihnachten  Christmas tree (c) Stadt Waischenfeld
Christmas tree (c) Stadt Waischenfeld.

Christmas Market Waischenfeld

The Christmas market in Waischenfeld offers all kinds of beautiful, decorative and tasty things in a very special atmosphere.

You can find all further information here

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Heiligenstadt: Christmas Market

Christmas Market at the marketplace and in the pedestrian zone.

Further information (only in German)

10.12.2022 - 11.12.2022Waldenburg-Weihnachtsmarktverschneit

Christmas Market Waldenburg

The charming Old Town is the setting for the romantic Christmas market with over 40 lovingly decorated market stands. Friends from the partner town Sierck-les-Bains/France and from the towns Waldenburg/Switzerland and Waldenburg/Saxony please the visitors with regional delicacies. In the town hall the basket maker and the coupler present their skills and their handcrafted works. Further information (only in German)

10.12.2022 - 11.12.2022Wolframs-Eschenbach Sternlesmarkt001   Visit of Santa Claus © Stadt Wolframs-Eschenbach
Visit of Santa Claus © Stadt Wolframs-Eschenbach.

Wolframs-Eschenbach: Christmas Market "Sternlesmarkt"

Stall town in the churchyard in front of the Liebfrauenmünster (cathedral) and art and handicraft in the community center. Since 1995 it has been the Christmas market with a special cultural programme, like a living manger, carriage rides, gospel choir, guided tours through the church and the museum, Santa Clause, a fire brigade for children, book market and Christmassy baroque fireworks on Saturday.

Further information (only in German)

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Christmas Market Langenzenn

The entire Old Town of Langenzenn smells like roasted almonds, gingerbread and mulled wine in all variations. Small, festively decorated and illuminated stalls line the streets. A reflective and pre-Christmassy framework programme provides a pleasant stay. Besides that the numerous light chains around the marketplace create a magical atmosphere. In front of the historical backdrop you will be able to snugly stroll across the market.

Further information (only in German)

26.12.2022Wolframs-Eschenbach Traditionelles Weihnachtskonzert001  (c) Stadt Wolframs-Eschenbach
(c) Stadt Wolframs-Eschenbach.

Wolframs-Eschenbach: Traditional Christmas Concert

Traditionally, the Christmas concert takes place on 26 December. The choir and the instrumental music play Christmas music from different epochs and thus conjure up a festive atmosphere. A concert for the whole family. Entrance is free.

For more information click here