Interesting facts

All the interesting facts to do with the Stuttgart Christmas Market at a glance? Or do you know that the market has a 300-year old tradition? Answers to this and many other questions can be found here. But take a look yourself.

First official mention:

The Stuttgart Christmas Market was first officially mentioned as such in 1692.


Stuttgart city centre (Schlossplatz, Schillerplatz, Karlsplatz and Marktplatz squares)  

Duration 2018:         

26 days or 271,5 hours

Opening times 2018:        

Wednesday, 28 November to Sunday, 23 December 2018

Monday - Thursday: 10.00 am - 9.00 pm

Friday - Saturday: 10.00 am - 10.00 pm

Sonntag: 11.00 am - 9.00 pm

Special opening times:

Wednesday, 28 November: 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Saturday, 15 December: 10.00 am - 10.30 pm (late night shopping)

Visitor figures:               

3.5 to 4 million visitors annually

People employed directly and indirectly:                    

1,500 persons over a period of approx 6 weeks

Number of stalls:

About 290 stalls (market traders and operators of fairground rides)

Number of applications:

About 1,500 applications annually

Stall space:

About 4,200 m²

Stall frontage:

About 1.6 kilometres

Power consumption:           

7,500 kilowatt hours per day

All the stalls are supplied with green electricity provided by the city’s own power company.

Power cables laid:            

15 kilometres

Coaches per year:

About 5,000 coaches from home and abroad


More than 60 music groups perform within the Christmas Market’s official programme.