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christmas evening decorations and sweets, © picjumbo.com

Christmas Markets in NRW


Mulled wine, handicraft & a festive atmosphere

Looking forward to the Christmas period? When it starts to get dark in the afternoon, you can start to get in the mood for Christmas with the Christmas markets. Whether large or small, against a backdrop of half-timbered houses or in front of castles and palaces - here we will gradually present a selection of the loveliest Christmas markets in Your NRW.

Schokoladentafeln im Kölner Schokoladenmuseum, © Tourismus NRW / Ralph Sondermann
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Delightful Christmas markets

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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Drachenfels und Schloss Drachenburg im Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, © Rheinsteig-Büro
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Excursions on the Rhine

Giraffen bei der Fütterung, © Depositphotos
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Animal Lover

Ehepaar überquert einen Baumstamm, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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Hikers

Pause am See, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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Cyclists

Ausblick in den Park, © ccvision
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Nature Fans

Winter Wonderland

Schokoladentafeln im Kölner Schokoladenmuseum, © Tourismus NRW / Ralph Sondermann
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Delightful Christmas markets

Silvester in Köln auf dem KD Schiff, © KD Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG
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