Heidelberg Christmas Market

Heidelberg Christmas Market

Nov 18, 2021Dec 22, 2021
Free admission

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. 

This year, masks are required across all of the Christmas market squares in Heidelberg, and many areas will be fenced off and operating a 2G policy, so be prepared to present proof that you are vaccinated or have recovered from coronavirus

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 in the lead-up to the national holiday

Plan your visit to the Christmas market in Heidelberg

With the coronavirus situation in Germany quite dynamic at the moment, it is possible that things could change last-minute and entry conditions to the market, including 3G rules, put in place. For up-to-date information, head over to the Heidelberg tourism page.