We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Christmas Market (Christkindelsmarik)

Neighbourhood: Mairie Nord
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Place Broglie | Cathedral Square, Strasbourg, France
Event dates:
25 Nov 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
Closed now

This German-style Christmas Market specializes in hand-made decorations and...

This German-style Christmas Market specializes in hand-made decorations and Christmas designs.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 405 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
  • 2
  • 2
What Fun!

Even though the Christmas markets seem to be wonderful places for families and friends to gather, being a solo traveler wasn't a problem. I had a GREAT time. I visited four... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Barre, VT
Add Photo Write a Review

405 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 97: English reviews
Barre, VT
Level Contributor
129 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Even though the Christmas markets seem to be wonderful places for families and friends to gather, being a solo traveler wasn't a problem. I had a GREAT time. I visited four different markets and still had time to explore some of the side streets. The four markets were very different. One was just OK and one was really disappointing, but... More 

Thank Neegi
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
385 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 408 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I've been to Christmas markets all over Europe but Strasbourg has so many that it's a market lover's dream! There are so many different markets that I was overwhelmed when my hotel concierge handed me a map that listed most (but not all!) of the locations in town. Just wander around and you'll stumble upon many markets, all with a... More 

1 Thank moviegal226
Magny-le-Hongre, France
Level Contributor
47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Christkindelsmarik is one of the most famous Christmas market in Europe. It is located near the cathedral. The Christmas tree on place Kleber is traditionally of imposing height (about 30m height)

1 Thank Stephthestew22
Paris, France
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017

One of the most beautiful Xmas market that I've seen in Europe. The shops are well decorated with lights. The hot wine tastes so well. It's worth visiting here

Thank guardmartinez
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
124 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The shops in Strasbourg were very decorated and some of the best that I have seen. The markets were ok but nothing compered to the German ones. They were quite busy but nothing different most stalls the same thingsWe did enjoy it as it was a change But will go back to the German ones

2 Thank gandhifan
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Strasbourg goes all out to decorate for Christmas and it is beautiful in the evening when all the lights are on. The Cathedral looks majestic. There are eleven different markets but the best one is in front of the Opera House. Lots of locals there and at the one in front of the Cathedral. Stop by some of the smaller... More 

Thank LeeMK64
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This as a disappointing experience. We went in December 2016. All the big places were empty. The Christmas market was scattered across the old town with very small and narrow alleys at different locations. Rather than being able to walk around the stalls, one had to go through the very narrow inside of the stalls (both rows only opened to... More 

1 Thank traveliman
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
127 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Christmas markets in Strasbourg, Munich and Zurich. I enjoyed these markets the most based on a number of factors including layout, atmosphere, food and drink offerings, etc. Lots of small to medium markets spread out throughout the city.

Thank aperry932
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
256 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The old town is beautiful but the market itself is just average. The best attraction would be the large X-mas tree in the town square. Visit the 1 in Colmar instead.

Thank goncalves
Paris, France
Level Contributor
54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Heard so much about it, had to see it, but must say not that special. There are better ones in Germany. What is amazing is the decoration of the shops, some shop owners must spend a small fortune on decorating their businesses. And obviously the old town is lovely, which makes this a very nice experience.

Thank LeTeuton

Travellers who viewed Christmas Market (Christkindelsmarik) also viewed


Been to Christmas Market (Christkindelsmarik)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Christmas Market (Christkindelsmarik) and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Christmas Market (Christkindelsmarik) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?