Christmas markets 2020 despite Corona: in which cities they take place – and where not

  • fromFranziska Kaindl


Many Christmas markets in 2020 have already been canceled due to the corona pandemic. We’ll show you which ones they are – and which ones take place according to current planning.

Due to the corona pandemic, numerous events with a long tradition have already been canceled this year – just think of the prominent example of the Oktoberfest. But numerous Christmas markets are also on the brink this year or have already been canceled. We give you an overview.

Christmas markets 2020 despite Corona: is there a ban?

Currently exists no ban on the part of the federal government, was Christmas markets concerns. The federal states and cities are currently deciding for themselves whether the local level of infection allows such events. If the incidence value is high, however, a cancellation is inevitable. In addition, there is still the “Lockdown light” * until the end of November – if this is extended, Christmas markets have no chance. The lockdown measures prohibit any events that are used for entertainment.

The 2020 Christmas market has already been canceled in these cities

Here you will find a list of definitely canceled Christmas markets – without claim to completeness (as of November 12):

  • Baden-Württemberg: Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe, Constance, Reutlingen, Ludwigsburg, Esslingen, Lörrach, Villingen-Schwenningen, Forchtenberg, Schöntal, Schwetzingen, Brühl community, “Advent at the Castle” in Künzelsau, Überlingen, Weil am Rhein
  • Bayern: Allersberg, Bad Hindelang, Dachau, Fraueninsel im Chiemsee, Freising, Fürth, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Hilpoltstein, Lindau, Munich, Nuremberg Christmas Market, Roth, Rothenbuch, Scheidegg, Tegernsee Advent Magic, St. Englmar
  • Berlin: Christmas market in front of Charlottenburg Palace, Christmas market in the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg, Christmas market at Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt
  • Brandenburg: Neuzeller fairytale Christmas market, “blue lights” in Potsdam, Babelsberg, Hennigsdorf, Lübbenau, Strausberg, Spreewald Christmas, Cottbus
  • Bremen: all canceled
  • Hamburg: Hamburger Winterdom 2020, Santa Pauli
  • Hessen: Wiesbaden shooting star market, Kassel fairy tale Christmas market, Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Offenbach
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: Boltenhagen Winter Market, Rostock Christmas Market, Stralsund
  • Lower Saxony: Christmas market and Christmas forest in Goslar, Osnabrück, Göttingen
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: Bielefeld, Bonn, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Leverkusen, Münster, Christmas market at Cologne Cathedral, Dortmund,, Paderborn, Wuppertal
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: Koblenz, Mainz, Trier, Kaiserslautern, Traben-Trabach
  • Saarland: Dillingen / Saar, Rohrbach, St. Wendel, Saarlouis, Saarbrücken
  • Saxony: Christmas market in front of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Wenzelsmarkt in Bautzen, Leipzig
  • Saxony-Anhalt: Aschersleben, Dessau-Roßlau, Magdeburg, Wernigerode
  • Schleswig-Holstein: Kiel, Flensburg, Neumünster, Lübeck
  • Thuringia: Altenburg, Erfurt, Heringen Castle in Nordhausen, Christmas market on the Wartburg, market in Eisenach, Gotha, Jena, Neustadt an der Orla, Nordhausen,
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Corona year 2020: Christmas markets take place in these cities

Some cities have their Christmas markets not yet canceled – or at least want to monitor the further development of the pandemic. These include Christmas markets in the following cities (as of November 12):

  • Baden-Württemberg: Mannheim, “Royal Advent Magic” instead of the Christmas market at Hohenzollern Castle
  • Bayern: Augsburg Christkindlesmarkt, Amberg, Aschaffenburg, Bamberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bayreuth, Regensburg
  • Berlin: Christmas market at the Gedächtniskirche, Advent on Alexanderplatz, Christmas market at Spandau Citadel, Christmas market at the Rotes Rathaus, Christmas hype on Landsberger Allee
  • Brandenburg: Bornstedt Crown Estate, Brandenburg an der Havel, Missen
  • Hamburg: Historic Christmas market on the Rathausmarkt, Wandsbeker Winterzauber, Eimsbüttel Christmas Market, St. Petri, Winter Pride, Eppendorf Christmas Market, HafenCity Christmas Market, Jungfernstieg Christmas Market, Bergedorf Christmas Market
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: Schwerin, Wismar, Ludwigslust
  • Lower Saxony: Hanover, Braunschweig, Wolfsburg
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: Essen, Mönchengladbach
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: Christmas village Waldbreitbach in the Westerwald, “Winter Magic” in Ludwigshafen
  • Saarland: Merzig
  • Saxony: Striezelmarkt in Dresden, Chemnitz
  • Saxony-Anhalt: Halle an der Saale (without serving alcohol), Magdeburg Christmas World (without serving alcohol)
  • Schleswig-Holstein: “Heider Winterwelt” Christmas market, Rendsburg, Bad Bramstedt
  • Thuringia: Gera, Ilmenau, Meiningen, Saalfeld, Weimar

* is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.

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