Greeting from the Mayor

Dear citizens of Augsburg, dear guests,

 

Dr. Kurt Gribl, Oberbürgermeister von AugsburgEvery season is the right season for a virtual visit to our “Christkindlesmarkt,” our wonderful Christmas market in Augsburg!

It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I welcome you here to the oldest and most beautiful Christmas market in Bavaria. Set to a fascinating Renaissance background in the center of Augsburg, our market delights more than one million national and international visitors each year during the four weeks before Christmas Eve.

Here, the people of Augsburg meet frequently with friends and acquaintances to enjoy the typical and enticing aromas of hot mulled wine, juicy sausages, tasty potato dumplings, famous potato pancakes or roasted almonds and sweet glazed biscuits. With 130 booths the market’s huge assortment fulfills all the Christmas wishes of both young and old.

Stroll through the Christkindlesmarkt, rich in tradition, and you’ll marvel and see even more. The post office for Christmas mail, a witch’s cottage, a Christmas pyramid, a nativity scene and our huge Christmas tree aglow all create the frame around the paths leading to shopping and snacking.

The “Engelesspiel“ is part of our attractive complementary program: a performance of angels who appear at the opening of the market and each weekend, warming the hearts of visitors with peace and Christmas joy.

I am confident that you, too, will come to our decorative city hall square this year during the Christmas season, and in addition, discover the flair of the newly designed downtown area of Augsburg.

Enjoy and savor a relaxed visit to our romantic Christkindlesmarkt in an atmosphere of Advent reflection.

Cordially

Ihr Dr. Kurt Gribl
Mayor of the city of Augsburg