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Heidelberg Christmas Market

Experience one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany

During the Advent stroll, you can discover numerous Christmas stalls in addition to the picturesque alleys and sights, which sell enchanting gift ideas in various places in the old town. Anyone looking for a sporting activity will find one of the most beautiful ice rinks in Germany with a view of the world-famous castle ruins on Karlsplatz.

Opening Hours 

Heidelberg Christmas Market:
November 27 - December 22, 2023
Sunday - Friday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Official opening on November 27 at 6 p.m. on the Market Square

Winterwäldchen (Kornmarkt):
November 27, 2023 - January 1, 2024
December 24 cosed

Heidelberg Ice Rink:
27 November 2023 to 7 January 2024
Daily 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
24 December: closed
25 and 26 December: 12.00 p.m.- 10.00 p.m.
31 December: 10 a.m. - 01.00 a.m.
1 January: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Christmas market tours
On Advent Saturdays at 5.30 p.m., registration you can find here.

The places of the Heidelberg Christmas Market

As the entrance to the old town, Bismarckplatz with its pre-Christmas flair sets the mood for an unforgettable visit to the Christmas Market.

In front of the monument for chemist Robert Bunsen festively decorated huts invite for a visit.

You will find everything that makes you happy on the largest square of the Heidelberg Christmas Market. While the little ones have fun on the antique carousel, the parents treat themselves to a little break from the hustle and bustle with mulled wine and bratwurst.

The highlight of the square is the Heidelberg barrel. A large wooden barrel with a capacity of 120,000 liters. This makes it about half the size of the original, namely the large barrel in Heidelberg Castle. Inside the barrel, there is a room above the sales booth with a wonderful view of the box overlooking the market.

Illuminated fir trees and illuminated pointed tents create an atmospheric atmosphere.

Framed by the romantic castle backdrop, one of the most beautiful ice rinks in Germany. 

Sustainable energy saving concept:

At the Heidelberg Christmas Market, the transition was made early on to replace conventional lighting technology with LED, etc.! Meanwhile, no stand uses conventional light sources anymore. 
The ice rink has been running exclusively on green electricity since 2017 and the other market locations are now supplied with this tariff. Since the lighting has been converted to energy-saving technology, it consumes 75 to 80 percent less electricity.

Would you like to become part of the Heidelberg Christmas Market? We look forward to receiving your application:
- Application form Christmas market

Please note the following information:
- Decoration guidelines
- Award criteria

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69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 5840269

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