Due to the pandemic, the Christmas Market in Nuremberg is cancelled this year. The number of new infections in the Bavarian city is approaching the threshold value of at least 100 infections within seven days.
The world-famous Christmas market in Nuremberg is cancelled this year due to the Corona pandemic. This was announced by the city of Nuremberg on Monday in view of the rising number of corona cases. “We find this decision very difficult. The Christkindlesmarkt with its great tradition belongs to Nuremberg,” said Lord Mayor Marcus König (CSU).
The number of new corona infections in Nuremberg is also moving towards the threshold of 100 and more infections within seven days. According to the Bavarian Ministry of Health, this is currently 76.01. “It is to be assumed that the threshold will rise above 100 in the near future and the Ministry’s corona traffic light will change to dark red,” said König.
Originally, the city had planned to have the traditional Christmas market more decentralized and with a strict hygiene concept. But in view of the rising numbers, the city now considers this to be the wrong signal, said König.
Together with the Dresden Striezelmarkt, the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany. Traditionally the Christkind opens this market with the prologue, which is usually heard by thousands of visitors on the main market square. The city is still considering what role the Nuremberg Christ Child could play this year, they said.