Already on thursday noon there was a lot of activity on the maxplatz in bamberg. Some of them already strolled through the rows and looked at the different stands: from honey, to handmade jewelry, to traditional nativity figures – the offer is again colorful this year. The gluhwein and bratwurst stands were also busy at lunchtime.
Eddy weib constantly put sausages on his grill. With his "bratwurst-hausla" right next to the maxbrunnen, it attracted many working people during lunch break time. "The mood is really good", he said, while packing a few sausages into a sandwich.
Already since the beginning of last week, the stands were set up on the maxplatz. Christian lange, second mayor of bamberg, also observed this from his office. Since the mayor of bamberg, andreas stark, is ill, he and the new bamberg christ child, laura haag, took over the official opening on thursday evening. But he is happy to do so: "what could be better than looking at the many expectant faces at the opening of the christmas market??" He was musically supported by the brass band don bosco and the school choir of the rupprecht school.
Additional week is well received
Again this year, the more than 60 stands at the christmas market opened their doors for one week longer – from 23. November to 23. December. "I am very grateful that the mayor gave us an extra week", says georg fischer, chairman of the bamberger marktkaufleute and showman. "Only the advent season, that would be much too short to make all the visitors happy", he explains further. Since the fourth advent is at the same time the christmas eve this year, the christmas market could take place only shortened.
Eddy woman is also happy about the extra week. Finally fall with the totensonntag on 26. November additionally one day away, because the christmas market is closed. "With the expenses we have here, it is good that we can be here a week longer", says female.
Theresia hofmann, saleswoman at the holzhutte frank, is looking forward to the next four weeks: "especially to the christmas atmosphere, the smell of mulled wine and of course to good business."
Georg fischer wishes for a calm and contemplative market, alluding to the general security situation – a rough topic that cannot be bypassed. But the police and the city will do everything to ensure that nothing happens – fischer is sure of that.
Opening hours: the bamberg christmas market is open from monday to saturday from 9 a.M. To 6 p.M.30 o'clock to 20.00 o'clock opened. On sundays it opens its doors only at 10 o'clock.