Christmas market in Heidelberg 2023

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The Christmas market in Heidelberg 2023

The Christmas market in Heidelberg is worth a trip to in 2023 Baden-Württemberg. There is Christmas romantic. Heidelberg is one of the university cities in Germany. With its old town, the location on the Neckar and the castle in Heidelberg on the hill behind the old town, it offers a backdrop that romantics like. This comes into its own during the Christmas season. You can experience them at the Christmas market. From November 27nd to December 22nd, 2023, Heidelberg will shine in the splendor of the Christmas market. This is open daily from 22 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. until December 21.00nd. On Saturday it is open until 22 p.m.



Book the Heidelberg Christmas market with overnight stay

The following hotels are located near the Heidelberg Christmas Market:

Just a stone's throw from Universitätsplatz, this hotel impresses with its historic architecture. The rooms are comfortable and the breakfast is rich. Ideal for exploring the Heidelberg Christmas market.

This hotel is located near Bismarckplatz and offers modern rooms. The good connection to public transport is particularly practical. This means you can reach all the places at the Christmas market in no time.

Located directly on the Neckar and near the Kornmarkt, this hotel offers a great view. After a stroll through the Christmas market, you can relax here with a hot tea.

You can find more hotels in Heidelberg’s Old Town here*.


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The smell of Heidelbär mulled wine at the Heidelberg Christmas market

With the scent of Heidelbär Mulled wine, Christmas cookies as well as almonds flow through the city. The best thing to do is to try all the variations of the blueberry mulled wine from the Heidelberg Christmas market. Because it's even available in white and pink. Buy a cup full and stroll past the wooden huts. There are handicrafts, Christmas decorations, Christmas tree decorations and possibly a Christmas present for the family. Maybe you would like to try baked apples instead? Or are you more in the mood for a bratwurst? In any case, the selection of delicacies is large. The Heidelberg Christmas market is spread across the city's squares.

  • The Bismarckplatz, which is located at the entrance to the old town and at the same time gets you in the mood for the Christmas market.
  • Am Anatomy Garden with the statue of Robert Bunsen, who taught in Heidelberg. There are also huts decorated for Christmas here.
  • The University Square with the old one Karussell is the largest square in the Heidelberg Christmas market. Children will definitely love the historic jumping horse carousel.
  • The grain market our Winter forest, where fir trees, pointed tents and a Christmas nativity scene spread the atmosphere. There are also culinary delights, handicrafts and a children's railway.
  • Am Marketplace Finally, the Christmas town is located with the Big barrel, on whose roof the Heidelberg symbolic figure rotates. It also says this there Santa Claus' house, where children can have their photo taken with Santa Claus for €5,00. (The money goes to Heidelberg children's projects.)

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The Heidelberg barrel has been on the market square since 2019. Despite a capacity of 120.000 liters, it is only half the size of the original barrel in Heidelberg Castle. There is a sales room in there. Don't miss the room above. From there you have a beautiful view of the Christmas market.


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Christmas market Heidelberg

When strolling through the Advent market in Heidelberg, you shouldn't miss the attractions on the city's squares. A merry-go-round awaits visitors on Universitätsplatz. This makes children's eyes light up. Children can ride a train at the Kornmarkt. There is also a nativity scene to admire. In the marketplace of Heidelberg finally stands the Christmas pyramid. At Karlsplatz in Heidelberg, visitors can rent ice skates and try out their skills on the ice rinks.


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It's not just the children who get into the Christmas spirit when strolling through the Advent market in Heidelberg. Adults like it too.

Opening times Christmas market Heidelberg 2023:

The Heidelberg Christmas market takes place from November 27 to December 22, 2023.

Heidelberg Christmas market:

27. November to 22. December 2023
Sunday - Friday 11.00 a.m. - 21.00 p.m.
Saturday 11.00 a.m. - 22.00 a.m.
Official opening on November 27 at 18.00 p.m. on the market square.
Pink Monday December 4th, 18.00 p.m

Heidelberg Winter Grove:

November 27, 2023 to January 1, 2024
Closed December 24th

Heidelberg ice rink:

November 27, 2023 to January 7, 2024
Daily 10.00:22.00 a.m. – XNUMX:XNUMX p.m
December 24: closed
December 25th and 26th: 12.00pm - 22.00pm
December 31: 10.00 a.m. - 01.00 a.m.
1 January: 12.00:22.00 p.m. – XNUMX:XNUMX p.m

Christmas market tours:

On December 2nd, 9th and 16th, 2023 at 16.30:XNUMX p.m.
Price: €14 per person
A cup of mulled wine or a cup of children's punch is included in the price of the Christmas market tours.
Duration: 1,5 hours
Meeting point: Neckarmünzplatz, in front of the Tourist Information.
Or do you fancy one Sightseeing boat trip with mulled wine*?

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If you have more time, you will find additional tips here what you can do in Heidelberg. (in English)


Christmas market in Heidelberg


Experience Christmas in Heidelberg

Christmas in Heidelberg is an experience you shouldn’t miss. Here are some reasons why you should experience Christmas in Heidelberg.

Historical backdrop

The Christmas market in Heidelberg takes place against the backdrop of the old town and the castle. This historical setting gives the market a very special flair.

Stands of all kinds

Whether handicrafts, decorations for the Christmas tree or delicacies – the selection of stands is large. You'll find everything your heart desires here, from mulled wine to homemade gifts.

fun for kids

For younger visitors, for example, there is a carousel and a small train. Various workshops and events are also offered that inspire children.

Cultural events

In addition to the stands, there is also a program full of culture, ranging from choir performances to theater performances.

Regional cuisine

Another highlight is the regional cuisine. From bratwurst to chestnuts to student kisses - the variety is definitely great.

Questions and answers about the Christmas market in Heidelberg

When does the Christmas market in Heidelberg take place and how long does it last?

The Christmas market in Heidelberg usually starts at the end of November and runs until just before Christmas Eve. Enjoy the festive atmosphere during the four weeks.

Where exactly is the Christmas market in Heidelberg?

The Christmas market stretches along the main street, from Bismarckplatz to Universitätsplatz. The entire pedestrian zone will be transformed into a Christmas village.

Are there special attractions or activities for children?

Yes, there is a stage for fairy tales and other events for the little ones. They can also have fun on the carousel or visiting Santa Claus.

What delicacies await me at the Christmas market?

There are a variety of delicacies at the Heidelberg Christmas market. Be sure to try the stollen, cookie, bratwurst, roasted almonds and warm yourself up with mulled wine.

What is the best way to get to the Christmas market and is there parking nearby?

The easiest way to reach the Christmas market is by public transport. The train station is also not far away. If you come by car, you can find parking spaces in the parking garages around the city center. However, be careful that they can fill up quickly during Advent.


Travel organization for the Heidelberg Christmas market:

Parking at the airport

Here you can reserve your parking space at the airport.

Anyone arriving from outside should also plan a night in Heidelberg:

You can book hotels in Heidelberg here*

Arrival by plane, bus or train*. It can be reached by car or by train.

Also get the Heidelberg Card. You can save money with this.





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Christmas market in Heidelberg 2023

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.