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Experience pure magic: Unforgettable holidays at Heidelberg Christmas Market, nestled near the castle

heidelberg christmas market
Prepare to be spellbound: Welcome to the enchanting Heidelberg Christmas Market, a magical wonderland that beckons with its captivating charms! Nestled within the timeless old quarter, this extravaganza of yuletide joy unfurls its delights across seven enchanting locations, each an exquisite gem in the crown of holiday magic.

Tourist Information

TypeChristmas Market
Getting there
  • By air: Heidelberg is located in the Rhein-Neckar region, about 90 km south of Frankfurt.
  • By train: Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof/Heidelberg main station
  • By car: Heidelberg can be approached from the A5, A6, A7, and A656 motorways.
LocationHeidelberg, Germany
Official Site


Craftsmen and artists in Heidelberg at Christmas

Immerse yourself in the warm spirit of the season as you wander the cobbled streets, adorned with twinkling lights and decorations, evoking a sense of nostalgia and wonder. Feel the cold winter air as you savor the aromas of roasted chestnuts, spiced Glühwein, and local delicacies, tempting your taste buds to embrace the joys of the season.

At every turn, you’ll be greeted by the warm smiles of local artisans and craftspeople eager to share their handcrafted wonders, from beautiful ornaments and unique gifts to intricately carved wooden creations. This market is not just a place to shop, it is an opportunity to witness the artistic unfolding and heritage of Heidelberg before your eyes.

Heidelberg Christmas Market

Heidelberg Christmas Market is spread out across seven locations in the old quarter: in the pedestrian area and on Bismarckplatz, Anatomiegarten, Universitätsplatz, Marktplatz, and Kornmarkt.

Heidelberg Christmas Market
23rd November – 22nd December
Sunday – Friday 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday 11 am – 10 pm

“Winterwaeldchen” (winter woods) at Kornmarkt
23rd November – 1st January
closed on 24th December

Heidelberg’s Open-Air Ice-Skating Rink (Karlsplatz)

November 23 – January 10
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 – 22:00
December 24 – Closed
December 25 and 26: 12:00 – 22:00
December 31: 10:00 AM – 1 AM

January 1: 12 AM – 10 PM

What you will find: Christmas cakes, Christmas decorations, Christmas lights, Christmas ornaments, cookies, gingerbread, punch

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