Christmas Market Duisburg


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blightly lit Christmas Tree in the city

Christmas is about light. Whether through the recreation of the star, kitsch colours or magical installations, the power of light positively influences the senses during the dark Advent period.

The Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Duisburg is accompanied by beautiful, brightly lit trees, light creations and strings of lamps. One hundred wooden stalls create a somewhat smaller market than some in Ruhr, yet a more intimate feel awaits visitors to the town centre. Everything from mulled wine (Glühwein) to tasty delights are on offer.

The big wheel invites both young and old to view the scenes from above and the famous ice skating rink opens a world of fun for more active personalities. And finally, towards Christmas, the snow flakes projected on the theatre wall create inspiring impressions.

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.


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.




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