Christmas markets

During Advent, Maximiliansplatz square in the pedestrian zone is transformed into a Christmas market, featuring among others, a large Franconian half-timber nativity scene depicting various scenes from the Christmas story. In the Sand - Bamberg's oldest district - arts and craftsmen and -women congregate around the mediaeval Church of St. Elisabeth on the first weekend of Advent. Three crafts Christmas Markets offer high quality goods on the third and fourth Advent weekends.