17.11.2023 to 23.12.2023all dates
The scent of roasted almonds, potato pancakes and mulled wine fills the icy air. The squares and shopping streets of Essen's city centre are aglow with lights. Welcome to the International Christmas Market Essen! With around 200 stalls, it is one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany and has already won several awards for its diversity and beauty. Spread throughout the entire city centre, the huts stand under a sea of twinkling lights - an atmosphere that makes a visit contemplative and dreamlike. It is not for nothing that Essen was voted Germany's "Best Christmas City" in 2022 on the "European Best Destinations" portal and 6th in Europe.