Event - Festival - Nuremberg - Germany
Christmas Magic in the "Little Town from Wood and Cloth"

Every year, by Christmas Eve, more than two million visitors from all over the world will have sampled the delights of the Nuremberg Christmas Markets.

About 180 wooden stalls, festooned with red-and-white cloth, have given the Christmas Markets its name of "Little Town from Wood and Cloth". Each year 200 stall holders present their traditional wares: Nuremberg spicy gingerbread, fruit loaves, bakery goods, sweets and typical Christmas articles such as Christmas tree angels, cribs, Christmas tree ornaments, candles, toys as well as many arts and craft products.

Favorite souvenirs include the "Nuremberg Plum People", little figures made from prunes and Nuremberg roast sausages and mugs of mulled wine. Absolutely forbidden is any kind of modern art, such as plastic fir garlands, mass-produced toys or non-stop taped Christmas music and carousels.

Nuremberg Christmas Market with its traditional image has been a model for many other German Christmas Markets and its called "Little Town from Wood and Cloth".