Christmas Market Düsseldorf

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Written by Philipp Schiwek and last edited by Garry on

 
The pretty Christmas market stands in front of Carschhaus department store in Düsseldorf
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The unique atmosphere of traditional German Christmas casts locals and visitors from all over the world under its spell every year. Several historic Christmas Markets in Düsseldorf are highly popular due to the enchanting festive atmosphere they evoke.

Various themed collections of small booths can be found across the city centre. Traditional German gingerbread, marzipan, roasted chestnuts (Kastanien) and mulled wine (Glühwein) all tease the palate.

Artisan crafts such as crib figures, toys, wood carvings, marionettes and candles make perfect individual Christmas presents as do other merchandise and produce on offer.

A Christmas market for every taste

Seven Christmas markets in central Düsseldorf are located on a few open spaces and along several streets. A children’s roundabout forms part of the Marktplatz market at city hall. Traditionally, many locals come here after work. Meanwhile, the stylish Engelchenmarkt (little angel) market beside Carschhaus includes the popular bar in the historic bandstand. Flingerstrasse Christmas market in the old town presents a medieval flavour again. Many people gather for Glühwein at the towering stand close to Carschaus.

In contrast, the lenthy Schadowstrasse is more open and appears more Scandinavian. Sternchenmarkt (little star) behind Germany’s first highrise with the delighful Bazzar cafe offers a cosy, family feel and the Märchenmarkt (fairy tale) on Schadowplatz presents a southern German influence with the brothers Grimm. Finally, the more recent Kö-Bogen reveals a unique atmosphere next to the Hofgarten park and still waters of the Düssel.

A Christmas market recommendation

This editor’s favourite of white mulled wine (less sweet than red) and a variety of pizza from Alsace (Flammkuchen) can be found in front of the town hall (Rathaus) along with other specialities.

Don’t miss the Königsallee, which wears a stunningly beautiful robe of lights at this time of year too.

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The big wheel by night with bright lights in Düsseldorf
© Oscar Bruch

The "Wheel of Vision" is an impressive structure placed on the Burgplatz next to both the Rhine promenade and the old town (Altstadt). Forty two capsules offer spectacular views across the river, the town as well as the Christmas markets and decorations during the dark evening hours.

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Düsseldorf Tourismus GmbH

Benrather Strasse 9

40213 Düsseldorf , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 211 172 020

Fax: +49 211 172 023 220

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