Tourists from Japan look at Christmas decorations at opening day of Germany’s oldest Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg

Tourists from Japan look at Christmas decorations on a stall at the opening day of Germany’s oldest Christkindlesmarkt (Christ Child Market) in Nuremberg November 29, 2013. The first official record of this pre-Christmas market dates back to 1628. A list of notices for stall holders from 1737 shows that almost all of Nuremberg’s craftsmen were represented. Every year, Germany’s traditional markets, such as the centuries-old Christkindlesmarkt in medieval Nuremberg, draw millions of visitors, both local and foreign. They open before the first Sunday of Advent and usually continue until December 24 at noon. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY – Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)