When the Prinzipalmarkt glows golden, Advent wreaths in arcades sparkle, the smell of Glühwein and roasted almonds moves through the streets and the boutiques are decorated with a festive touch, the city of Münster enters its most beautiful time. Five Christmas markets open their doors and transform Münster’s old town into a winter’s tale. Only a minute’s walk apart from each other, the markets are tucked away in the old town like pearls on a necklace and invite visitors for a comfortable Christmas stroll. Beneath the romantic lights, within the inner yard of the town hall and around it, lies the oldest and largest Christmas market. Here, booths and stalls with decorative, artful assortments and plenty of culinary offerings can be found. At the bottom of the impressive St. Lamberti Church and surrounded by historic gabled houses, the Lichtermarkt St. Lamberti with its blue pointed roofs and 20-metre-high light tree makes for a glamorous setting.