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17 November - 23 December 2016

Free Entry!!

Opening Times

Sunday to Thursday: 11.00 to 20.00.
Friday + Saturday: 11.00 to 21.00.

Closed 22nd November (Bank Holiday)

As one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany, Düsseldorf's Christmas market casts a spell on the city centre and turns it into a unique experience for visitors.

The Christmas magic will be individually staged at seven locations simultaneously:

Visitors to the new “Christmas Market at the Kö-Bogen” will be able to enjoy the sight of traditional wooden huts set against modern architecture and a panoramic view of Hofgarten.

Town Hall / Marktplatz
Just a magical setting! Metal smiths, glassblowers and candle makers offer their hand-made wares in front of the Town Hall.

Little Angels Market
The Engelchenmarkt is distinguished by its Art-Nouveau setting and its romantically lit Pavilion.

Flinger Street
(linking Marktplatz & Heinrich-Heine-Platz) A Christmas Market with huts modeled after historic Düsseldorf town houses. The traditional Glühwein pyramid serving spiced hot wine has become a distinctive, popular meeting point over the years.

"Little Star Market"
Giant crystals and sparkling stars on sky-blue stalls create a dreamy winter landscape.

On and around Schadowstraße, the visitors will be offered craftworks, snacks and seasonal beverages. Children will be able to enjoy the merry-go-round.

On Schadowplatz, visitors can experience a wintry white Christmas village with the cosy and at the same time stylish flair of Scandinavia.

Coach Parking:
Perfect service for coach companies

The Düsseldorf Tourist Board offers a convenient option at
To reserve a parking space directly online. Use this practical and convenient tool and download or print your park ticket.and display your ticket to ensure you are perfectly prepared for your trip to Düsseldorf!
Every coach driver will receive a food voucher worth five euros (while stocks last) donated by Düsseldorf's catering businesses.

All vehicles must display an environmental badge when entering the low emissions zone in the city centre.
Information at:
More Information & Bookings:
Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH ( Düsseldorf Tourist Board)
Our advisory and booking service is FREE
Tel: +49 (0) 211 / 17 202 854
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Christmas at Königsallee

Christmas Market at Carsch house

Christmas Market on Düsseldorf's market square

How to say "Merry Christmas" in German

Fröhliche Weihnachten

Tip: A stroll along world-famous Königsallee is a must. The giant chestnut trees along the boulevard sparkle with thousands of lights, radiating a wonderful Christmas atmosphere.

Destination Düsseldorf: Fascinating Metropolis on the Rhine

Düsseldorf on the Rhine is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, the largest German Federal State in population. As far as, life quality is concerned, Düsseldorf belongs to the leading cities worldwide (place 6 on Mercer Human Resource Consulting study 2012). That is why not only more and more inhabitants (597,000) enjoy the city, but also a growing number of tourists do. With more than 4 million overnight stays and several million day-visitors, Düsseldorf is a popular all-year city destination in Germany.

Düsseldorf is known worldwide for its unique shopping possibilities on the Königsallee and in its historic centre Altstadt (Old Town). By night, the Altstadt is full of events: the "Longest Bar of the World", with more than 260 restaurants, bars and taverns is homeland of the Alt Beer - a real Düsseldorf specialty. In the last years, the fancy MedienHafen (MediaHarbour), with its leaning Gehry Buildings and many hip restaurants and bars, became the second nightlife area.

Something is always going on and celebrated in Düsseldorf. At the annual Carnival, from February 4th to 10th in 2016, millions of masqueraded people swing and sway, sing and dance. Parades promenade through the streets with impressive wagons from which sweets "rain",.

The Biggest Funfair on the Rhine (from July 17th to 26th 2015) attracts with thrilling roller coasters, amusement rides, lots of family attractions and a major fireworks display. This enormous outdoor spectacle transforms the banks of the river and enthuses more than 400.000 visitors per day.

Discover Düsseldorf a la Card

Stay at an attractive hotel and compose your individual city programme from more than 50 offers contained in the Düsseldorf Card. We will book a centrally located hotel in the city centre within the chosen category. You will receive the hotel details with the booking confirmation.

Please contact or +49 (0)211 / 17202-854 for further information and booking.


Heavenly Christmas shopping in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf is one of the most elegant fashion and shopping destinations worldwide. This is exemplified and reinforced by the elegant Königsallee with its famous fashion labels and special flair of luxury. Scene shops and boutiques with young and trendy fashion can be found in the Altstadt (Old Town) and in the Flingern district.

Lovingly decorated shop windows, illuminated shopping streets ablaze in a sea of lights, and magnificently decked-out shopping arcades promise a very special shopping feel in Advent.

Sunday shopping
On 11 December 2016, stores in the city centre will be open from 13:00 to 18:00 to give shoppers time to hunt for presents.

Ho-Ho-Ho-Hopping -Tour of the Christmas markets
Let us invite you to a merry stroll through the festively illuminated Old Town in the Advent season.

The Ho-Ho-Ho–Hopping Tour is from the 20. November till the 19. December. Friday & Saturday at 16:00h in German & English. It is also on Saturdays at 14:00h, but in German only.

Savour the fragrances of cinnamon and gingerbread, of mulled wine and hot chestnuts lingering in the narrow lanes, and listen to the stories and poems your well-informed guide tells you.

The round tour ends with a deliciously spiced mulled wine (a cup of steaming hot chocolate for the little ones) and scrumptious Christmas biscuits.

approx. 120 min.

Price for groups from 15 persons onwards
€10 per person, incl. guided tour, biscuit and mulledwine/hot chocolate

You can book this tour also without food and beverage:

approx. 90 min.

Price for groups of max. 25 persons
German €99/other languages €115

Information + Booking:
Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
Postfach 10 21 63
40012 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 17 202-8 54
Fax +49 211 17 202-13 20

The night-watchman tour
Taking place Oct 2016 to Mar 2017 every Friday & Saturday at 18:00 & 20:00h

With the nightwatchman through the Altstadt (Old Town)
"Hear ye! Hear ye!"
A trip around the historic Altstadt (Old Town) as the day draws to its end and the street lamps come to life. The nightwatchman has all kinds of interesting and saucy tales to tell about local customs and everyday life in the past.
Group prices from €155.00
(Max. 25 persons/group)
Information and booking
T +49 211 17 202-854
Attractive Christmas Market hotel package

Why only spend one day exploring the Christmas Market?
Düsseldorf has so much to offer. That's why we've put together an attractive hotel package.
From €62.00 per person
Our hotel package includes:
  • 1 night's accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Düsseldorf Card with a variety of free admissions to other museums and recreational facilities as well as free travel on public transport
  • 1 Düsseldorf info package
  • 1 MERIAN travel guide
Information and booking
T +49 211 17 202-851
Or book directly online
Free hotel information and booking service is available from Monday to Friday, 8.00 a.m. to 6 p.m. (see contact below).

More Information & Bookings:
Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
Our advisory and booking service is FREE
Tel: +49 (0) 211 / 17 202 854
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