Heidelberg Christmas Market

Heidelberg Christmas Market

Nov 25, 2019Dec 22, 2019
Free admission
Guided tour for adults from 9 euros

Heidelberg Christmas Market

The Christmas market in the romantic city of Heidelberg offers the perfect blend of tradition, winter wonderland and enchantment. Covering seven different locations in the Old Town, Heidelberg’s Christmas market radiates pure festive magic. 

Heidelberg Christmas market

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One of the most romantic Christmas markets in Germany

The scent of hot roasted almonds mulled wine and cinnamon fills the winding streets of the Old Town in Heidelberg as the Christmas Market takes over the quarter. Traditional and festively decorated wooden houses fill Bismarckplatz, Anatomiegarten, Universitätsplatz, Marktplatz and Kornmarkt, offering everything from Christmas baubles and decorations to hand-made crafts and German culinary specialities.

Over on the Kornmarkt, the Winter Woods (Winterwäldchen) offers visitors a magical, wintry paradise of peace that will rival any fairytale setting. The inner courtyard of the city’s castle, one of the many castles in Germany, acts as a picturesque backdrop for the Christmas market, where the Advent excursion is unforgettable. 

Underneath the castle, on Karlsplatz, one of most beautiful ice-skating rinks is set up, where visitors can listen to lively festive music and skate to their heart’s content. 

Heidelberg Christmas Market square

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Fairytale setting at Heidelberg Christmas market

One of the best ways to fully explore all of what Heidelberg’s Christmas markets have to offer is by going on an entertaining and contemplative walking tour. Taking place every Saturday evening in the run-up to the holiday season, this magical tour shines a light on the region’s Christmas traditions, taking you to the most enticing attractions and ending with a mug of Glühwein at a select booth in the Old Town.

Heidelberg Christmas Market stands

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Plan your visit to the Christmas market in Heidelberg

Why not combine your visit to the magical Christmas market in Heidelberg with a winter dream escape? For all the details on the Christmas market, or to book your walking tour tickets, head over to the Heidelberg tourism page.

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