Experience one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany
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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
Pink Monday4 December, 6.00 pm
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 2, 9 and 16 December 2023 at 4.30 pm.
The price includes the guided tour and a cup of mulled wine or a cup of children's punch per person at the Christmas Market.
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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.
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.
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.
Santa's House on the Market Square
Experience Father Christmas live in Heidelberg!
For a minimum donation of € 5.00, visitors young and old can visit Santa and take a photo or video via smartphone.
The Lions Club Heidelberg-Altstadt uses the donations to support Heidelberg children's projects.
Why not combine your stay at the Christmas market with an overnight stay?
- Advent experience package
- Winter dream package
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.