24.11.2023 to 24.12.2023all dates
A singing shepherd in the centre of Monschau – A Christmas spectacle
The magical Christmas market in the small Eifel town of Monschau offers plenty of highlights. In the heart of the Old Town, you can immerse yourself in a fairy-tale Christmas world. The romantic backdrop of timber-frame houses is a guarantee for pure festive cheer! Advent concerts by the local music clubs add to the legendary Christmastime atmosphere. The festive performances by the tower trumpeters on the market square, which take place on Saturdays and Sundays, are also highly recommended.
Sparkling, light-decked trees and garlands in every street, a historic carousel and decorated wooden huts exclusively selling Christmas-themed products invite you to do a spot of Christmas shopping. From hand-crafted wooden toys to hand-made Christmas decorations, there’s something here for everyone: jewellery and accessories, antiques and much more. Here you can find beautiful rarities.
And you should of course also try some Glühwein (mulled wine) or eggnog. Indulge your palate on a pre-booked foodie tour and Glühwein tour. Try out our tour tips for romantic strolls and walks on remote paths.
And last but not least, you can see a singing shepherd at the Landschaftskrippe (literally ‘manger landscape’) Monschau-Höfen. At 30 metres in width and 10 metres in height, the manger landscape is unique. Over 250 stuffed animals from great tits to martens create a wonderful atmosphere, and the oxen and donkeys are almost life-sized. The singing shepherd performs every 15 minutes with his panpipes, mouth organ and guitar, exuding festive cheer.
And Santa stops by every Saturday to talk to the little ones.