Weimar / Eisenach (dpa / th) - In order to promote a festive atmosphere despite the Christmas markets that have been canceled in many places, some Thuringian cities have announced alternatives.

Due to the corona pandemic, many cities and municipalities are foregoing Advent and Christmas markets this year.

For example, the weekly market in Weimar is to be expanded to include stalls offering Christmas items and Advent cookies.

In addition, festive music from the tape should be heard on the market, as the press spokesman for the city announced.

A digital Christmas market is also planned with some partner cities, such as the Polish Zamosc.

This should be available at the beginning of December at the latest.

Products can then be ordered from the partner cities via the website.

Details are to be announced.

The city is also relying on Christmas decorations: With a wooden nativity scene and additional Christmas lights in the city.

There will be a Christmas tree sale on Goetheplatz from December 1st.


A Christmas tree has already been set up on the market in Eisenach.

In addition, decorative elements and fairy lights are hung in the city center.

New this year are special LED lights on the city palace and the town hall, the city administration said.

For further planning, the city administration wants to wait and see what will be legally possible.

The state capital Erfurt, whose Christmas market usually attracts visitors from all over Germany, is preparing for Advent with fairy lights and a Christmas pyramid on Domplatz.

After the cancellation of the Christmas market, Bad Frankenhausen is planning a light show on the market square.