Heavenly Post Office, Manger Scene, Domsingknaben (Boys' Choir), ...

The Augsburg “Christkindlesmarkt” is known as one of Germany’s favorite Christmas markets today boasting around one million visitors each year. It’s no wonder when you consider the specialties of the Augsburg “Christkindlesmarkt,” including not only the angel performance but also an extensive program throughout the entire event.

Manger Scene with original Figures of famous Wood Carvers of Oberammergau

Located just under the Christmas Tree is the nativity scene sponsored by the Alt Augsburg Gesellschaft. The large wooden figures were once carved in Oberammergau and they are still a highlight to visit at the Augsburg Christmas market.

“Heavenly Post Office”

Next to the manger scene at the Christmas market there is another attraction: There is the “heavenly post office,” the “Himmlisches Postamt”. Directly under the huge Christmas tree children (and adults) will find the heavenly post office in Augsburg. Mail sent from here is delivered to the recipient with a postmark from the village Christkindl (Christ child) in Austria. The heavenly post office in Augsburg is open
Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m

Augsburg Domsingknaben (boys’ choir)

Augsburger DomsingknabenIn the Golden Hall of City Hall on:
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 at 3 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The boys’ choir “The Augsburg Domsingknaben” has performed before the pope in the Vatican and for the president of Germany on a number of occasions. This year once again the popular Christmas concerts in the Golden Hall of City Hall provide a meeting place for music lovers.

Gabentisch 2016 sponsored by the society for historic Augsburg

The annual “Gabentisch,” or table of gifts, sponsored by the society for historic Augsburg (Altaugsburggesellschaft), is a fundraising event for preserving, refurbishing and supporting Augsburg’s cultural monuments, museums and other cultural projects. Enthusiasts of precious objects, antiques and oddities can choose from a wide selection of gifts and, at the same time, contribute to a good cause with each purchase.

Opening
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, 10 a.m.
in the Sparda-Bank foyer of the Maximilian Museum

Viewing and purchasing
through Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016
daily, excluding Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information at www.altaugsburggesellschaft.de

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