A Lutheran church in Germany, the Ulmer Munster, is the tallest church in the world. Building began in the 1300s but was not completed until the 19th century. It is the tallest church in the world, with a steeple measuring 160.9 metres (528 ft) and containing 768 steps.
The Christkind opens Nuremberg’s famous Christkindlesmarkt on the Hauptmarkt square in the old quarter. Soak up the medieval charm and the aroma of gingerbread, Nuremberg bratwurst and glühwein. The Nuremberg Kinderweihnacht is the children’s market and has an old-fashioned carousel, Ferris wheel and steam train. The Nativity scene trail runs between the two markets.