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Freiburg Christmas market – Beauty from the Black Forest

Freiburg Christmas market
Freiburg Christmas market is all about magic, traditional Black Forest crafts, glass blowing, and colorful wooden toys.
TypeChristmas market
LocationBaden-Württemberg, Germany, Europe
Getting there

Airport: “Euroairport” Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg (IATA: BSL, MLH, EAP)

Train: Freiburg Hauptbahnhof

Freiburg is an Intercity Express-station between Frankfurt and Basel.

Car: Freiburg is connected to the German autobahn system via autobahn A 5

Bus: and connect Freiburg with the rest of the country and other European cities.

Freiburg Tourist Office

Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG
Rathausgasse 33
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
Tel: (0761) 388101
Fax: (0761) 3881398

Freiburg Christmas market location

Located in the very heart of Freiburg’s beautiful old historical quarter, the Freiburg Christmas Market is held on the Rathausplatz, the Franziskanerstraße, the Unterlindenplatz, and on the Kartoffelmarkt.

Opening times

19th November – 23rd December

Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 8.30 pm
Sunday: 11.30 am – 7.30 pm

What to buy

The Freiburg Christmas Market offers visitors a wide range of traditional arts and crafts from the Black Forest region, including straw shoes and colorful wooden toys.

straw shoes black forest


Freiburg Münster (Minster of Our Lady | Cathedral of Freiburg) 

Freiburg Münster, with its towering height and Gothic architecture, is the city’s most distinctive landmark.

LocationMünsterplatz, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

OpenMonday–Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 1pm to 7pm


Surrounding the minster is a pedestrian square, surrounded by historic monuments and scenes of a market that trades every day of the week except Sundays. There are 96 regional produce stalls on the north side, and 65 on the south side selling anything from exotic spices to handicrafts.


One of two remaining old city gates

Historical Merchants’ Hall

Also on the south side of Münsterplatz is a magnificent Renaissance building constructed as a market storehouse.

Freiburg Bächle

Small canals with crisscross the streets of the inner city

Augustiner Museum

On Augustinerplatz a former Augustinian monastery has been converted into a stylish gallery for art from the Middle Ages to the Baroque.