Which German Christmas Markets Have Been Cancelled for 2021? An Updated List

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2020 was no doubt a rollercoaster of a year, with pretty much all of Germany’s Christmas Markets cancelled in light of… well, I’m sure you know.

This article was originally published back in 2020 as a centralized place to find up-to-date news on all the Christmas market cancellations in Germany, but if you’re reading this right now, odds are you’re looking towards 2021’s Christmas Market Season.

And while Christmas market plans for 2021 were in full swing leading up to November, plans are now very uncertain due to case numbers in Germany soaring to record high numbers.

Just as many German Christmas markets were cancelled pretty last-minute last year, prospects are starting to look bleak, with the first major Christmas market (Munich’s Christkindlmarkt) announcing its cancellation with only a week’s notice.

It is likely other markets will follow.

In this post, I’ll be sharing a list of confirmed Christmas market cancellations in Germany so far that I’ve been able to find for 2021, along with the scheduled dates for markets that have not yet announced their cancellation.

Do note that things change quickly and with thousands of Christmas market across the country, it is possible that I will miss a few. If you have any updates for me, let me know in the comments, and make sure you check the official websites of each event before making any plans.

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German Christmas Market Dates for 2021

Let’s start with the positive news first! As I mentioned, many large cities are still planning their Christmas markets.

Below you’ll find a table with confirmed dates (via ChristmasMarketsInEurope.com) for some of the bigger Christmas markets in Germany. Do note that things can always change though, and with short notice!

CityChristmas Market Name2021 DatesOfficial WebsiteHotels
AachenAachener WeihnachtsmarktNov 19 - Dec 23Official Website
AltöttingAltöttinger ChristkindlmarktCancelledOfficial Website
AnsbachAnsbacher WeihnachtsmarktNov 25 - Dec 24Official Website
Anwanden (Zirndorf)Romantischer Weihnachtsmarkt Gut WolfgangshofDec 3 - 5
Dec 10 - 12
Dec 17 - 19
More Info
AugsburgAugsburger ChristkindlesmarktNov 22 - Dec 24Official Website
Bad GodesbergBad Godesberger NikolausmarktNov 22 - Dec 23Official Website
Bad HindelangBad Hindelanger Erlebnis-WeihnachtsmarktNov 26 - Dec 5Official website
Baden-BadenBaden-Badener ChristkindelsmarktNov 25 - Dec 4 (Ended Early)Official Website
BerlinWeihnachtsZauber GendarmenmarktNov 22 - Dec 31Official Website
BielefeldBielefelder Weihnachtsmarkt Nov 22 - Dec 23
Dec 27 - Dec 30
Official Website
BochumBochumer WeihnachtNov 18 - Dec 23Official Website
BraunschweigBraunschweiger WeihnachtsmarktNov 24 - Dec 29Official Website
BremenBremer WeihnachtsmarktNov 22 - Dec 23Official Website
CelleCeller WeihnachtsmarktNov 25 - Dec 26Official Website
ChemnitzChemnitzer Weihnachtsmarkt
Nov 26 - Dec 23Official Website
CoburgWeihnachtsmarkt CoburgNov 26 - Dec 23Official Website
CologneWeinachtsmarkt am Kölner DomNov 22 - Dec 23Official Website
CologneHeinzels WintermärchenNov 22 - Dec 23 (Christmas Market)
Nov 22 - Jan 9 (Skating Rink)
Official Website
CologneHeavenueNov 18 - 23Official Website
CologneMarkt der EngelNov 23 - Dec 23Official Website
CologneNikolausdorfNov 22 - Dec 23Official Website
CologneKölner Hafen-WeihnachtsmarktNov 19 - Dec 23Official Website
CologneWeihnachtsmarkt im StadtgartenNov 18 - Dec 23Official Website
DonaueschingenFürstenberg Weihnachtswelt Donaueschingen
Nov 26 - Nov 28Official Website
DortmundDortmunder WeihnachtsstadtNov 18 - Dec 30Official Website
DresdenDresdner StriezelmarktCancelledOfficial Website
DuisburgDuisburger Weihnachtsmarkt Nov 11 - Dec 30Official Website
DüsseldorfEngelchen-Markt
Handwerker-Markt
Altstadt-Markt
Sternchen-Markt
Märchen-Markt
Schadow-Markt
Kö-Bogen-Markt
Nov 18 - Dec 30Official Website
ErfurtErfurter WeihnachtsmarktCancelledOfficial Website
EssenInternationaler Weihnachtsmarkt Essen Nov 12 - Dec 23Official Website
EsslingenEsslinger Mittelaltermarkt
Esslinger Weihnachtsmarkt
CancelledOfficial Website
Europapark (Rust)Europapark Winter MagicNov 27 - Jan 9Official Website
FlensburgFlensburger WeihnachtsmarktNov 22 - Dec 31Official Website
FrankfurtFrankfurter WeihnachtsmarktNov 15 - Dec 22Official Website
FreiburgWeihnachtsmarkt FreiburgNov 18 - Dec 4 (Ended Early)Official Website
FreudenstadtFreudenstädter WeihnachtsmarktDec 10 - Dec 19Official Website
FriedrichshafenBodensee-WeihnachtNov 26 - Dec 22Official Website
GelsenkirchenBueraner WeihnachtsmarktNov 18 - Dec 23Official Website
GeraGerarer Märchenmarkt CancelledOfficial Website
GoslarGoslar Weihnachtsmarkt & WeihnachtswaldNov 24 - Dec 30Official Website
GöttingenGöttinger WeihnachtsmarktNov 22 - Dec 29Official Website
HamburgHamburger WeihnachtsmarktNov 22 - 23Official Website
HamburgWeihnachtlicher GänsemarktNov 22 - Dec 24Official Website
HamburgWeihnachtsmarkt St. PetriNov 22 - Dec 30Official Website
HamburgFleetweihnachtsmarkt Nov 22 - Dec 30Official Website
HamburgWeihnachtsmarkt OsterstraßeNov 18 - Dec 30Official Website
HamelnHamelner WeihnachtsmarktNov 24 - Dec 23Official Website
HannoverWeihnachtsmarkt HannoverNov 22 - Dec 22Official Website
HeidelbergHeidelberger WeihnachtsmarktNov 18 - Dec 4 (Ended Early)Official Website
HeidelbergWeihnachtsmarkt BismarckplatzNov 18 - Dec 4 (Ended Early)Official Website
HeidelbergWinterwäldchen auf dem KornmarktNov 18 - Dec 4 (Ended Early)Official Website
HeilbronnKäthchen-WeihnachtsmarktCancelledOfficial Website
HildesheimWeihnachtsmarkt Hildesheim
Nov 22 - Dec 29Official Website
HockenheimHockenheimer Advent
Nov 26 - Nov 28Official Website
IngolstadtChristkindlmarkt IngolstadtCancelledOfficial Website
KaiserslauternLautrer AdventNov 22 - Dec 23 (Weihnachtsmarkt)
Dec 27 - Dec 30 (Silvestermarkt)
Official Website
KarlsruheKarlsruher ChristkWeihnachtsmarkt OsnabrückindlesmarktNov 25 - Dec 4 (Ended Early)Official Website
KasselMärchen­weihnachtsmarkt KasselNov 22 - Dec 30Official Website
KemptenWeihnachtsmarkt KemptenCancelledOfficial Website
KleveKlever WeihnachtsmarktNov 26 - Dec 5Official Website
KoblenzKoblenzer WeihnachtsmarktNov 18 - Jan 9, 2022Official Website
KonstanzWeihnachtsmarkt am See KonstanzNov 25 - Dec 22Official Website
LeipzigLeipziger WeihnachtsmarktCancelledOfficial Website
LindauLindauer HafenweihnachtCancelledOfficial Website
LübeckLübecker WeihnachtsmarktNov 22 - Dec 30Official Website
LudwigsburgLudwigsburger Barock-WeihnachtsmarktCancelledOfficial Website
LüneburgLüneburger Weihnachtsmarkt. Nov 25 - Dec 31Official Website
MainzMainzer WeihnachtsmarktNov 25 - Dec 23Official Website
MannheimMannheimer WeihnachtsmarktNov 22 - Dec 4 (Ended Early)Official Website
MunichMünchner ChristkindlmarktCancelledOfficial Website
MunichChinesischer Turm WeihnachtsmarktCancelledOfficial Website
MunichSchwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt CancelledOfficial Website
MunichMittelalterlicher Weihnachtsmarkt MünchenCancelledOfficial Website
MunichPink ChristmasCancelledOfficial Website
MünsterWeihnachtsmarkt
*Rund um das Rathaus* Münster
Nov 22 - Dec 23Official Website
NurembergNürnberger ChristkindlesmarktCancelledOfficial Website
OsnabrückWeihnachtsmarkt OsnabrückNov 15 - Dec 5 (Ended Early)
PaderbornPaderborner WeihnachtsmarktNov 19 - Dec 23Official Website
PassauPassauer ChristkindlmarktCancelledOfficial Website
PlauenPlauener WeihnachtsmarktNov 27 - Dec 22Official Website
Ravenna GorgeRavenna Gorge Christmas MarketNov 26 – 28
Dec 3 – 4 (Ended Early)
Official Website
RegensburgChristkindlmarkt auf dem NeupfarrplatzCancelledOfficial Website
RegensburgRomantischen Weihnachtsmarkt auf Schloss Thurn und TaxisCancelledOfficial Website
RegensburgLucrezia MarktCancelledOfficial Website
RegensburgAdventsmarkt im St. Katharinenspital CancelledOfficial Website
RostockRostocker WeihnachtsmarktNov 22 - Dec 22Official Website
RüdesheimRüdesheimer Weihnachtsmarkt der NationenCancelledOfficial Website
SaarbrückenSaarbrücker Christkindl-Markt
Alt-Saarbrücker Weihnachtsmarkt
Mittelalterliche Weihnachtsmarkt
Nov 22 - Dec 23Official Website
Schwäbisch HallSchwäbisch Hall WeihnachtszauberNov 25 - Dec 22Official Website
SiegenSiegener WeihnachtsmarktNov 19 - Dec 23Official Website
StralsundStralsunder Weihnachtsmarkt Nov 22 - Dec 22
(Some locations until Jan 9, 2022)
Official Website
StuttgartStuttgarter WeihnachtsmarktCancelledOfficial Website
TrierTrierer WeihnachtsmarktNov 19 - Dec 22Official Website
TübingenTübinger Weihnachtsmarkt CancelledOfficial Website
ÜberlingenWeihnachtsmarkt ÜberlingenDec 9 - Dec 19Official Website
UlmUlmer WeihnachtsmarktNov 22 - Dec 4 (Ended Early)Official Website
VelenVelener Waldweihnachtsmarkt[Weekends Only]

Nov 26 - Nov 28
Dec 3 - Dec 5
Dec 10 - Dec 12
Dec 17 - Dec 19
Official Website
WaldshutWaldshuter Weihnachtsmarkt Nov 27 - Dec 22Official Website
WeimarWeimarer WeihnachtsmarktNov 23 - Jan 4, 2022
WernigerodeWernigeröder Weihnachtsmarkt
CancelledOfficial Website
WiesbadenWiesbadener WeihnachtsmarktNov 23 - Dec 23Official Website
WismarWismarer Weihnachtsmarkt
Nov 22 - Dec 22Official Website
WolfsburgWolfsburger WeihnachtsmarktNov 22 - Dec 23Official Website
WürzburgWürzburger WeihnachtsmarktCancelledOfficial Website
ZwickauZwickauer WeihnachtsmarktNov 23 - Dec 23Official Website

Here are some other pages with confirmed dates for Christmas markets in Europe, broken down by country:

Confirmed German Christmas Market Cancellations for 2021

Before we dive into the list, here are a few things you should know:

  • Most places have multiple Christmas markets that are organized by different groups, hence the cancellation of one specific market does not necessarily mean all the events in that city are cancelled. I’ve done my best to clarify specific markets where these exceptions apply
  • Even in cities that will still be hosting Christmas markets, the markets will look very different to what they have looked like in the past, likely with significant spacing between stalls, restrictions on pedestrian traffic flow, limitations on programming and food/drink, etc.
  • Any plans for Christmas markets in Germany are contingent on the current situation being controlled. Any spikes in cases are likely to result in plans changing, so be wary of this!
  • Lastly, the situation is changing daily, so be sure to check direct sources like tourism board websites before making any plans

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Bavaria

Bavaria (known as Bayern in German) is Germany’s largest state, with a roster of famous Christmas markets that are among the best known in the world (like Nuremberg and Munich).

Unfortunately, as of November 20, 2021, all Christmas markets in Bavaria have been cancelled for the year, as confirmed in this article.

NOTE: I will also be posting updates as I find them on Instagram here.

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is Germany’s most populous state. It’s home to some of the most famous Christmas markets in the entire country, including the ones in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Dortmund, as well as lesser-known gems like the ones in Essen.

Here were the Christmas markets that have been cancelled for 2021 in North Rhine-Westphalia:

  • Harsewinkel: The Harsewinkeler Weihnachtsmarkt has officially been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.
  • Kempen: The Christmas market here has been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed in this article.
  • Lüdinghausen: The Christmas market for hobby artists at Lüdinghausen Castle, the Seppenrade Christmas market, the Lüdinghausen Advent market, and the Special evening market have all been cancelled, according to this article.
  • Monschau: The Christmas market in Monschau has been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed on their official website.
  • Nettetal: The Christmas markets in Breyell, Lobberich and Kaldenkirchen have all been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.
  • Solingen: The Christmas markets at Schloss Grünewald and Schloss Burg have been cancelled, as confirmed by this article.
  • Unna: The Massener Weihnahtsmarkt has been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed in this article.

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg is both Germany’s third most populous state and also its third largest.

Not only does it have several well-known Christmas markets like the ones in Stuttgart, it also borders Alsace, a region in France that has (honestly) some of the most magical Christmas markets in the world, like the ones in Strasbourg and Colmar.

You can read my full list of amazing Christmas markets in the Alsace here.

Unfortunately, due to statewide regulations, all Christmas markets in Badem-Württemberg had to shut down early after Dec 4, 2021.

These were the Baden-Württemberg Christmas markets that had already been cancelled for 2021 prior to that announcement:

  • Bad Krozingen: The Christmas markets here have been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.
  • Bad Wildbad: The Weihnachtsmarkt am Kurplatz von Bad Wildbad has officially been cancelled, as of October, as confirmed here.
  • Böblingen: The Christmas markets in Böblingen have officially been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.
  • Eberbach: The Eberbacher Weihnachtsmarkt has officially been cancelled as of November, as confirmed here.
  • Esslingen: The Christmas markets in Esslingen have officially been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.
  • Ettlingen: The Christmas markets here have officially been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Freiburg: The Christmas market here decided to end their season early, and is now closed as November 25, 2021, as confirmed in this article.
  • Freudenstadt: The Freudenstädter Weihnachtsmarkt has officially been cancelled, as of October, as confirmed here.
  • Gaiberg: According to this news article, the market here has been cancelled for 2021.
  • Göppingen: The Christmas markets in Göppingen have officially been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.
  • Heilbronn: According to this news article, the market here has been cancelled for 2021.
  • Herrenberg: The Herrenberger Weihnachtsmarkt has officially been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Karlsruhe-Durlach: The Christmas market in the Karlsruhe district of Durlach has been canceled, as confirmed here.
  • Laupheim: The Christmas market in Laupheim has been canceled for 2021, as confirmed here.
  • Leimen: According to this news article, the market here has been cancelled for 2021.
  • Leonburg: The Christmas markets in Leonburg have officially been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.
  • Ludwigsburg: The Christmas markets in Ludwigsburg have officially been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.
  • Mauer: According to this news article, the market here has been cancelled for 2021.
  • Meckesheim: According to this news article, the market here has been cancelled for 2021.
  • Mühlacker: The Christmas markets in Mühlacker have officially been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.
  • Neckargemünd: According to this news article, the market here has been cancelled for 2021.
  • Neckarsteinach: According to this news article, the market here has been cancelled for 2021.
  • Nussloch: According to this news article, the market here has been cancelled for 2021.
  • Ochsenhausen: Weihnachtsmarkt im Himmelreich des Barock has officially been cancelled for 2021, according to this article.
  • Ötigheim: The Christmas market here has been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed here.
  • Pforzheim: The Christmas market here decided to end their season early, and is now closed as November 25, 2021, as confirmed in this article.
  • Rheinfelden: The Christmas market here has been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed in this article.
  • Sandhausen: According to this news article, the market here has been cancelled for 2021.
  • Schönau: According to this news article, the market here has been cancelled for 2021.
  • Schorndorf: The Christmas markets in Schorndorf have officially been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.
  • Sinsheim: The Sinsheimer Weihnachtsmarkt has been cancelled as of November 2021, as confirmed here.
  • Spechbach: According to this news article, the market here has been cancelled for 2021.
  • Stuttgart: The Christmas markets in Stuttgart have officially been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.
  • Weil-am-Rhein: The Weiler Weihnachtsmarkt has officially been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed here.
  • Wiesenbach: According to this news article, the market here has been cancelled for 2021.
  • Wilhelmsfeld: According to this news article, the market here has been cancelled for 2021.

NOTE: Even in some places where markets haven’t been ordered to close, some stall owners are packing up and dismantling early as they don’t think participation is worth it, as detailed in this article.

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Rhineland-Palatinate

Rhineland-Palatinate is a state located on the western side of Germany, along the borders with France, Luxembourg and Belgium. Some of the country’s most beloved Christmas markets (like Mainz and Koblenz) can be found here.

Here were the Christmas markets that have been cancelled in Rhineland-Palatinate for 2021:

  • Bobenheim-Roxheim: The Christmas market here has been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed here.
  • Grünstadt: The Christmas market here has been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed here.
A Christmas market in Mainz

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Berlin

Berlin (which yes, is a city-state in Germany) has the unique honour of hosting over 70 different Christmas markets during the festive season.

This sheer variety is made all the more confusing when you consider that each market has its own set of dates, locations, organizers, etc.

Here are the Berlin Christmas markets that have cancelled their markets so far this year, according to this published list:

  • Schloss Charlottenburg
  • Dänischer Weihnachtsmarkt
  • Naturschutzzentrum Ökowerk
  • Schloss Hohenschönhausen
  • Rathaus Lichtenberg
  • Alt-Kaulsdorf
  • Alt-Marzahn
  • Freizeitforum
  • Green Market
  • Opernpalais
  • Klunkerkranich
  • Neu-Buckow
  • Dorfkirche Rudow
  • Alt-Rudow
  • Buch
  • Monopol
  • Forstamt Tegel
  • Kirmes auf altem Postgelände
  • Bahnhof Lichterfeld-West
  • Schlachtensee
  • JVA Düppel
  • Breslauer Platz
  • Lichtenrade
  • Malzfabrik
  • Arena

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Brandenburg

Unfortunately, all the Christmas markets in Brandenburg have been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Bremen

Bremen is another city-state that (in a regular year) would offer a great deal of gorgeous Christmas markets to visit.

So far (knock on wood), it seems like the Christmas markets in Bremen are going ahead as planned. Here is the latest article I was able to find on updates.

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Hamburg

Last year, Hamburg waited a long time to officially cancel their markets.

So far in 2021, it doesn’t seem like any official cancellations have been made so far for Christmas markets in Hamburg, but we will be updating this post when we know more.

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Hesse

The state of Hesse (AKA Hessen in German) is home to some really well-known Christmas markets including the Christmas markets in Frankfurt and Kassel.

Here were some of the Christmas markets that have been cancelled for 2021 in Hesse:

  • Wächtersbach: The Christmas market here has officially been cancelled, according to this article.

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Lower Saxony

Lower Saxony (known as Niedersachsen in German) is home to several large cities with prominent Christmas markets, including Hannover, Braunschweig and Oldenburg.

Here are some of the Christmas markets that have been cancelled in 2021 in Lower Saxony:

  • Aerzen: The Aerzener Weihnachtsmarkt has officially been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Bockhorn: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Bückeburg: The Christmas market at Bückeburg Castle has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Cloppenburg: The Cloppenburger Weihnachtsmarkt has officially been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Duderstadt: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Gleidingen: Der Weihnachtsmarkt der Gleidinger Vereine is cancelled for 2021 as confirmed in this article.
  • Goslar: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Hankensbüttel: The Hankensbütteler Weihnachtsmarkt has officially been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Hann. Münden: The Christmas market here has been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed here.
  • Kirchhatten: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Königslutter: The Christmas market here has been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed in this article.
  • Neuchâtel: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Nörten-Hardenberg: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Northeim: The Christmas crib market here has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Nienhagen: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Ostercappeln: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Peine: The Christmas market here has been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed here.
  • Quakenbrück: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Rodenberg: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Sandkrug: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Schöningen: The Christmas market here has been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed in this article.
  • Sögel: The Christmas markets at Clemenswerth Castle and Heimathof have been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Wittmund: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Lehrte: The Lehrter Weihnachtsmarkt has officially been cancelled as of November 2021, as confirmed here.

I will update this post when I find out more about Christmas market cancellations in Lower Saxony.

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a state in Northern Germany that is home to some of the largest Christmas markets in the northern part of the country (the Christmas markets in Rostock being a particular highlight).

Here were some of the Christmas markets that have been cancelled for 2021 in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern:

  • Bad Doberan: The Christmas market at Marktplatz has been cancelled, according to this article.
  • Neustrelitz: The Christmas market at Tiergarten has been cancelled, according to this article.
  • Nienhagen: The Nienhäger Christmas Market has officially been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed here.
  • Röbel: The Röbeler Weihnachtsmarkt has officially been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed here.
  • Ulrichshusen: The Christmas market at the Schloss has been cancelled, according to this article.

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Saarland

Saarland, located in West Germany, is (apart from city states like Berlin, Bremen and Hamburg) the country’s smallest state in terms of both area and population.

The capital of Saarland is Saarbrücken, where the state’s most well-known Christmas market takes place.

Here are some of the Christmas markets that have been cancelled in 2021 in Saarland:

  • Burg Kirkel: The Christmas Market at Burg Kirkel has been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Neunkirchen District: The Christmas markets in Wiebelskirchen, Dirmingen and at Illingen Castle have been canceled, as confirmed here.
  • Saarbrücken: The Christmas market in the Nauwieserviertel, Heidstocker Christkindelmarkt and in Friedrichsthal have been canceled due to the increasing number of corona cases, as confirmed here.
  • Saarlouis District: The Christmas markets in Körprich, Wadgassen, Schmelz, Rehlingen-Siersburg, Wallerfangen-Giesen and Nalbach have been canceled, as confirmed here.

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Saxony

The German state of Saxony (AKA Sachsen in German) is home to some of the oldest and most respected Christmas markets in the country, including the Striezelmarkt in Dresden.

Unfortunately, as of November 20, 2021, all Christmas markets in Saxony have been cancelled for the year, as confirmed in this article.

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Saxony-Anhalt

Saxony Anhalt (AKA Sachsen Anhalt in German) is a state in West Germany bordered by Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia and Lower Saxony.

Here are the Christmas markets in Saxony-Anhalt that have been cancelled so far in 2021:

  • Aschersleben: The Christmas market in Aschersleben has officially been cancelled, according to this article.
  • Wernigerode: The Christmas market in Wernigerode has officially been cancelled, according to this article.

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein is Germany’s northernmost state (bordering Denmark).

So far, no major cancellations have been announced for the Christmas markets in Schleswig-Holstein for 2021.

Christmas Market Cancellations 2021 in Thuringia

Thuringia is a state located in central Germany, bordered by Bavaria, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Saxony.

As of November 24, all Christmas markets in Thuringia have been forced to close. However, as confirmed in this article, some prominent local figures such as the mayor of Erfurt intend to pursue legal action in an attempt to re-open the markets. I will update this post when more details become known.

Prior to the blanket ban, the following Thuringia Christmas markets had already been cancelled for 2021:

  • Artern: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.
  • Bad Berka: The Christmas market here has been cancelled, as confirmed in this article.
  • Eisenberg: The Christmas market here has officially been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Gera: The Christmas market in Gera has officially been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Jena: The Christmas market in Jena has officially been cancelled, as confirmed here.
  • Nordhausen: The Christmas market in Nordhausen has officially been cancelled for 2021, as confirmed here.

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Do you have any updates or tips on Christmas market cancellations I missed? Let me know in the comments!

I’ve tried my best to research and stay up to date on Xmas market cancellations, but with everything changing daily, it’s easy for some news to slip between the cracks. Let me know in the comments below if there are any cancellations I missed in this list that you know about! Thanks in advance.


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8 thoughts on “Which German Christmas Markets Have Been Cancelled for 2021? An Updated List”

  1. What a comprehensive list!! I can only imagine all the time and dedication it has taken you to comply/update this list–thank you so much for this, such a big help:) Hopefully we will be able to enjoy some of Germany’s magical Weihnachtsmärkte this year, albeit with some medications!

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  2. I read yesterday that the christmas market at Rudesheim am rhein. Hessen as also been cancelled,Thought you might like add it to your list

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  3. Thank you very much for putting this list together. As an EXPAT it is sometimes difficult to find these details in the local news. Very much appreciated!!!

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  4. Maybe it might be easier to start a new list tracking what is open in Germany for Holiday Season 2020? Thanks again for all your work. I am checking your site multiple times a month to see what will be open this December. Fingers crossed!

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