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The magic of Christmas

Festively decorated Christmas stalls illuminated by glittering lights can only mean one thing: it’s time for Aschaffenburg’s Christmas market, which opens every year on the Thursday before the first Advent Sunday.

Weihnachtsmarkt Aschaffenburg ©Till Benzin

Christmas Market Aschaffenburg

The aromas of glühwein, roasted almonds, potato fritters and bratwurst fill the air, adding a touch of magic to a stroll in front of the picturesque palace. On Schlossplatz square, a life-size Nativity scene in the Franconian style and Christmas pyramids set the scene.

Stiftskirche Aschaffenburg ©Till Benzin

Apfel, Nuss & Mandelkern – Festival-themed tour of Aschaffenburg

Guided tour of the old quarter exploring Christmas traditions (only during the festive season)

There are all kinds of delicious treats to enjoy at this special time of year. What was on offer at the Christmas market in the old days, and how was Christmas celebrated back then? On a walk around the festively decorated old quarter, you will find out where the Christmas market used to be, and visit the Nativity scene in the Church of St Peter and Alexander. You will hear how familiar Christmas customs came about and learn the meaning of well-known festive symbols.

Contact us for further information and booking options:
Tel.: +49 6021 395-800 or Tel.: +49 6021 395 801


Christmas concerts

To get you in the mood for Christmas, Aschaffenburg offers a wide range of concerts during the festive season. Venues include Stadthalle civic hall, Stadttheater theatre and the town’s churches, such as the Church of St Peter and Alexander and the Church of Christ.

Stadthalle events calendar


Stiftsbasilika - Church of St Peter and Alexander

Christuskirche Aschaffenburg - Church of Christ