Christmas Market in Bochum


Written by Garry and last edited by Garry on

Flying Santa Claus and his sleigh at Bochum Christmas Market
© Ingo Otto

One of the best Christmas markets in the Ruhr region of Germany is in Bochum. The medieval market square around the Pauluskirche (church) with its crafts stands and various delights is just one reason that hundreds of thousands of visitors return year after year.

Almost two hundred stalls standing between sprigs of fir, Christmas pyramids and bright, shining lights. create the perfect environment for good cheer.

Daily entertainment is provided on the stage and many stalls are run by artisans who make some of their wares at the market themselves. Tree decorations, ceramics, glassware, candles and wooden toys are amongst the gifts available for purchase in Bochum.

Helping to get people into the mood for Christmas is the Ruhr region’s one and only Flying Santa. Artists soar above the heads of kids and adults alike on a wonderful sleigh drawn by reindeer. Every day between 5pm and 7pm.

Christmas Markets in the Ruhr, Germany

Christmas market with wooded beamed houses in Hattingen, Germany
© Ruhr Tourismus

Fortunately for expats, the Ruhr Metropolis reveals probably the highest density of Christmas markets in the world. A delightful, highly popular German tradition. A flying Santa, the world’s largest Christmas tree, woodland Christmas village, impressive illuminations and diverse events are highlights.


Ruhr Meeting

Outdoor view of the structures of the Zeche Zollverein
© Ruhr Tourismus / Lueger

Meetings, incentives, conferences, events, MICE, is a global industry constantly in search of the right destination. The fascinating Ruhr Metropolis a short distance from the state capital of Düsseldorf is a big player offering unlimited locations and opportunities.


Christmastime Trip to the Ruhr Region

© Ruhr Tourismus / Thomas Winkler

Experience the true German Christmas tradition this year at a marvellous Christmas market in the Ruhr Metropolis. Stand below an imposing 45 metre high tree and taste the scent of Yuletide a mere one hour flight from many of Europe's airports. All possible on a magical Christmastime trip to the Ruhr.




Bochum Marketing GmbH

Huestrasse 9

44787 Bochum

Phone: +49 234 904 960

Fax: +49 234 904 9621

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