Christmas markets opening across Hamburg

Reopening amid pandemic offers showmen ray of hope
18 November 2021
Weihnachtsmarkt Rathausplatz

The first Christmas markets in Hamburg including the Santa Pauli on St. Pauli are reopening in mid-November after the pandemic forced their closure last year. Other Christmas markets will open in the next days offering showmen and women, who have been badly hit by the pandemic, a ray of hope. Retail in Hamburg also stands to benefit from the increased footfall from near and far.

2G areas

Several Christmas markets are enforcing 2G rules meaning only those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 will  be admitted. Some markets are offering a mix of freely accessible and 2G areas. The markets remain charming despite the security and hygiene concepts, according to Hamburg Tourismus GmbH. This year, the focus will again be on the historic Christmas market outside Hamburg's City Hall (free access, 2G rules in the catering area), which will be open from November 22 to  December 23, 2021. 

Christmas markets in city centre

The Christmas markets on Jungfernstieg, Fleetinsel (free access with 2G rules in catering area), Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz and in Grindelviertel and the brand new "Hafenzauber" market will open on the grounds of "Hamburg Del Mar" at Landungsbrücken (2G rules) this Thursday (November 18, 2021). The Gingerbread Village on Gänsemarkt (2G rules), the Christmas market in HafenCity (free access, 2G rules in the Christmas lounge) and Winter Pride in St. Georg (2G rules) will open on November 22, 2021. An overview of Christmas markets can be found on the website of Hamburg Tourismus GmbH.