Engelkemarkt in Emden

Engelkemarkt in Emden

Nov 25, 2019Dec 23, 2019
Ratsdelft, Am Delft, 26721
Free admission

Engelkemarkt in Emden

The seaport city of Emden is transformed into a floating Christmas market each holiday season, enchanting locals and visitors alike with its unique festive experience on the water. The Engelkemarkt, which gets its name from the eagle that flies over the city wall on the Emden coat of arms, is sure to enchant everyone in the family, young and old alike.

Engelkemarkt Emden

 © Hinrich Wilken

Germany’s floating Christmas market: Engelkemarkt

Rather than covering the meandering cobblestone streets, the Engelkemarkt in Emden sees the harboured ships in the old inland port get a festive makeover. Visitors can explore the ships and see what they have to offer.

The museum ship and traditional sailing ships are lit up with thousands of lights, which cast a warm glow over visitors, while the aroma of mulled wine, cinnamon and cloves fill the air. The MS Groningerland will host live music performances on Tuesdays and Thursdays, next to an extensive breakfast buffet on the weekends and a Christmas menu in its cafe. 

Engelkemarkt Christmas tree

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Engelkemarkt: Not just another Christmas market

The rest of the cosy Christmas market is set against the picturesque backdrop of the illuminated city hall of Emden, where visitors can wander among the festively decked out stalls, offering local delicacies like Mendeln, handmade gifts and traditional decorations. Don’t forget to stop by the big Christmas pyramid for a glass of punch, or a German beer

It wouldn’t be a Christmas market without a visit from dear old Santa Claus. From December 1 onwards, he visits the city garden daily, bringing little gifts for all the children. 

Christmas market Emden star

Visiting the Engelkemarkt in Emden 

Soak up the best Christmas cheer - and a bit of salty air at the same time - at the Engelkemarkt in Emden. For all the details on the Christmas market in Emden, please visit the Emden tourism page.

Thumb: © Hinrich Wilken