Christmas Market Osterstraße is THE Christmas market in my neighbourhood in Hamburg. I meet my friends here each year and stand around the open bonfire to chat about things that have happened during the year and to talk about the wishes for the next one to come. The market is small and easily reachable, as the metro just stops under the little square (the stop is called Osterstrasse).
German Christmas markets are all a little bit alike, and here you can get the typical “Glühwein” of course (it is hot red wine with spices) as well as the typical sweets which are made of dough baked in hot oil and powdered with sugar (a little like donuts but smaller and fluffier and not round shaped). It has a space for children and a little old-school caroussel and I like it as there are usually no tourists around but locals who go there after work when they end their days with groceries from around the corner. Osterstrasse itself is the shopping street of the district of Eimsbüttel so everything is just around the corner.
The last day it’s open is 30.12. and it is open that day until 14:00.