Discover one of Germany’s most beautiful Christmas markets in Augsburg. Some even say it is one of the best. One thing’s for sure: it’s worth seeing. Not only because the “Christkindlesmarkt” in front of the Renaissance city hall is founded on more than 500 years of tradition. Christmas carols, the scent of spruce, golden lights, the aroma of hot mulled wine and sausages, gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, nativity scenes, Christmas decorations, toys for children and more entice visitors into the glistening “village” of quaint booths. The Augsburg “Christkindlesmarkt” appeals to all the senses. What fascinates visitors? The charming and impressive scenery of the Renaissance city hall and the Perlach “tower,” the gables of decorated patrician homes, a huge Christmas tree and an angels’ pyramid eight metres high all create a delightful and unique setting. Augustus, founder of Augsburg, takes the Christmas city under his wing: In reference to the Christmas story, the newly restored nativity scene is placed next to the statue of the emperor of Rome who ordered the census of that time.