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Lichterkettensterne Weihnachtsmarkt Neumarkt, Köln, © CityProjekt Veranstaltungs GmbH

Christmas Markets in NRW


Mulled wine, handicraft & a festive atmosphere

A visit to a traditional German Christmas market makes an ideal winter break! The huge choice of markets in North Rhine-Westphalia has something for everyone.

Looking for inspiration for a winter break? Then why not browse our selection of North Rhine-Westphalia’s most beautiful Christmas markets. In Aachen, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Münster and many other cities, the sparkling lights of the traditional Christmas markets are turned on just as the nights begin to draw in. Take in the convivial pre-holiday atmosphere while treating yourself to Printen cake, mulled wine and roasted almonds!

Lichterkettensterne Weihnachtsmarkt Neumarkt, Köln, © CityProjekt Veranstaltungs GmbH
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Christmas markets from A to Z

Glühendes Metalherz, © Openmind Management Service
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Christmas markets in unusual settings

Castle Moyland, © Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland, Susanne Dobler
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Christmas markets at palaces and castles

Medieval Christmas Market Siegburg, © Holger Arndt , General-Anzeiger
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Medieval Christmas Markets

“Heimat der Heinzel” (Home of the Gnomes) Christmas market, © Weihnachtsmarkt Koelner Altstadt
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Christmas ice-rinks

Aachen’s Christmas Market, © Bernd Schröder, aachen tourist service e.v.
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Christmas markets in big cities

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