North German Christmas atmosphere: Hamburg Town Hall
On the front of the imposing City Hall in Hamburg, the probably most popular Christmas market in Hamburg is located.
Nostalgia & sociability: Christmas market "Rathausmarkt"
You want something to eat or drink, great buy, and sometimes unusual gifts such as wooden toys or antiques? You just want to breathe pure Christmas spirit and nostalgic atmosphere mixed with a crowd of people? Then the Christmas market at the Hamburg Town Hall (the Christmas market "Rathausmarkt") - definitely is the place for you!
The orientation is easy. The individual lanes are arranged thematically (for instance the toy street or the "alley of specialties" german: "Spezialitätengasse!"). But you probably will have to push no matter what time of day something through the crowds. The Christmas market at the Hamburg Town Hall Square is probably the most popular and most visited of the city. Anyone who loves socializing, will find here exactly the right thing! If you want to come as a visitor but with a large group for mulled wine, you could get into some space constraints. However, you should have seen this beautifully designed Christmas Bazaar necessarily.
Design & Location of the Christmas market in frnt of the Town Hall
Already the thematic division of the Christmas market, its decor, the crib or Santa Claus who is flying over the heads of the visitors at 4 pm, 6 pm and 8 pm usually makes fun.
Prices are moderate - especially concerning food and drinks. The accessibility is very good. You can on the one hand take one of the many buses which control the town hall.
The easiest way is with the S-Bahn (lines S1 and S3). Get off at Jungfernstieg and take the exit "Rathaus". Who still wants to shop properly can also do this in the adjacent shopping centers in close proximity for example in the Hanseatic Quarter (Hanseviertel), the "Alte Post" or the "Bleichenhofpassage").
Opening times (2017):
November 27th till December 23rd
Daily open from 11 am - 9 pm, Friday & Saturday til 10 pm
Bus & Rail:
S1/S3 station "Jungfernstieg" (exit: "Rathausmarkt"!)
Public toilets in the station (S-Bahn)