Dusseldorf Christmas Market

Have a gluhwein at the Altstadt, walk along Königsallee, enjoy the Ferris wheel by the river Rhine and have fun at the ice rink!

Here is a (really) short video, just to get a idea!

There are many Christmas markets in Dusseldorf. All have a unique character. You can start from the Ferris wheel and walk all the way to the Shadow Markt. You will be essentially Christmas-market hopping!

Here is all you need to know for Dusseldorf during Christmas (there is a post coming soon on what to do in Dusseldorf too)

Ferris wheel
Handwerker Markt
Altstadt Markt
Sternchen Markt
Engelchen Markt
Ice rink
Königsallee
Märchen Markt
Schadow Markt
Kö-Bogen Markt
Practical stuff

Ferris wheel

It’s always a great way to see the city from a different point of view! The Ferris wheel is right next to the Freunde und Förderer des SchifffahrtMuseums im Schlossturm, a museum on ship building in a tower. The St. Lambertus Church is a bit further away and in-between a few steps, where people gather, have a drink and admire the sunset

You can see all the way to the Rhine Tower from the Ferris wheel! You can also walk along the Rhine river all the way to the tower. There is a restaurant and a great view there (post on what to do in Dusseldorf coming soon)

Wheel of vision
Burgpl. 28, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
https://goo.gl/maps/JZYSw2NyreB1i3o89

Handwerker Markt

This is where the Rathaus is, the Old Town Hall. It was built in 1570 and the atmosphere of the Christmas market there is amazing! This is a good place to find handmafe gifts as well, as it is called Craftsman market

Weihnachtsmarkt am alten Rathaus
DüsseldorfMarktpl. 3, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
https://goo.gl/maps/MT7ktCCiseU3d34SA

Altstadt Markt

Altstadt means old city in German. The market consists of beautiful stalls along Flinger Straße, that resemble facades of old houses. We really enjoyed walking around and stopping at different stalls

There is also this well-known carousel at the Old Town market (this is a photo from before the pandemic, it was not that crowded now!)

Flinger Str.
40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
https://goo.gl/maps/VosiKmrKZmQ8R9wz8

Sternchen Markt

This market is in the courtyard of a 1920s building!

Sternchenmarkt am Stadtbrückchen
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 53, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
https://goo.gl/maps/eZER5pV5UvGz7ZkV8

Engelchen Markt

This is a very small but charming market. Engelchen means little angel in German, so the decoration is mainly (drum roll!)… little angels. Good stop for a gluhwein on your way to the ice rink!

Weihnachtsmarkt Pavillion
40213, Altstadt, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
https://goo.gl/maps/dc5gELwoGKKNZEMz9

Ice rink

The ice rink is lots of fun, as always. There is a café/restaurant right next to the ice rink

Eislauffläche zur Adventzeit
40212 Düsseldorf, Germany
https://goo.gl/maps/QsFaDFUXjnx5e8jn7

Königsallee

Walk along the beautifully decorated Königsallee. This is a lively shopping street with high-end boutiques. If you stand on the bridge near the statue of Triton, you can see the ice rink on one side and the Lichterdom (a light dom) on the other side

Tritonenbrunnen
Königsallee, 40212 Düsseldorf, Germany
https://goo.gl/maps/UEf3NJk2FrYJ2gzr6

Märchen Markt

This market is named ‘fairy-tale’, because there are fairy-tale wooden figures on top of the stalls. There is also a carousel

Schadowplatz
40212 Düsseldorf, Germany
https://goo.gl/maps/ZMWTauq9YU6GLZdFA

Schadow Markt

This market is along Schadowstrasse, another high-end shopping street where you can combine shopping with enjoying the Christmas market

Schadowstraße
Düsseldorf, Germany
https://goo.gl/maps/SNNbwaCxpUSrRTzS9

Kö-Bogen Markt

This is one of the least crowded markets. There are stalls with food, where you can enjoy gluhwein and bratwurst

Weihnachtsmarkt Kö Bogen
40212 Düsseldorf, Germany
https://goo.gl/maps/yfjCSeCDd6tezbXz5

Just walking around Dusseldorf is worth it this time of the year

Here is a map with all Christmas markets and points of interest from the Tourism office of Dusseldorf. As alwats, all these are also gathered on the map here
https://worldwildschooling.com/world-wild-schooling-map/

This is one of the best Christmas markets in Europe. We love the variety and the different character each of these markets has! You can check the post below to see more Christmas markets

Best Christmas markets in Europe

We love gluhwein and trying a local delicacy at a Christmas market! It is one of our favorite holiday traditions and we are so happy these are taking place in 2021 again

Practical stuff

*When: 18.11-30.12.2021
*Where: There are 7 (!) Christmas markets in Dusseldorf and some attractions like the Ferris wheel and the Lichterdom. See above for details
*Cost: Free entrance
*Covid regulations: accessible with proof of vaccination or proof of recovery only (2G regel, geimpft oder genesen – 2G rule, vaccinated or recovered). Random checks will be performed, according to their site. Covid measures follow the sanitary crisis and might change rapidly. Please verify before going. You can see the latest Covid measures here or contact the Tourism Office at +49 211 17 202-867
*You can find more info on the official site of the Christmas market here
*Parking: we usually park here, as it is centrally located
Road Patrol Parking GmbH
Grabbepl. 4, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
https://goo.gl/maps/7PeNfyt8L8iynvY79

Dusseldorf is about 2 hours drive from Schuman, Brussels (or 3 hours by public transport). It is best to go for the weekend rather than making a day trip. This year kids under 12 need to quarantine for 5 days upon arrival if you stay more than 24 hours, so it is not possible

Map

All places mentioned above are also gathered on the map: outdoor and indoor activities, kids friendly cafés/ restaurants and hotels under separate layers
*Tip: if you want to see a specific layer, you need to tap the upper left corner of the map and unselect the other layers
https://worldwildschooling.com/world-wild-schooling-map/

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