Nearly 40 Christmas markets, mostly found in big cities, of Germany such as Munich , Stuttgart , Berlin and Hamburg , and in midsize and small towns ranging from Affing and Aichach to Zweibrücken and Zwingenberg.
These markets offer baked goods, sweets and toys and feature local and regional specialities. Augsburg: This "Christkindlesmarkt" is one of the most atmospheric markets in Bavaria . Dresden: "Striezelmarkt", the oldest Christmas market founded in 1434 offers Hand carved Erzgebirgsfiguren (figurines from the Iron Ore Mountains) are the specialty there, miners, pyramids, nutcrackers and Rauch- (Räucher-) männchen (smokers).
Leipzig: one of the oldest and most traditional in Germany. Stuttgart: also known as one of the oldest Christmas markets but one that is the biggest and most atmospheric in all of Europe and Rothenburg o.d.T. Christmas market is open throughout the year.