Koblenz Weihnachtsmarkt

The beautiful Christmas market is a must-see for the winter visitor
The Roman town transforms itself into an atmospheric pre-Christmas paradise as Koblenz's traditional Christmas market arrives every year from late November until just before Christmas (typically finishing on 22 December). It is held in Koblenz's stunning old Town close to the main shopping district, whilst festive skaters are in full flow in front of the impressive glass façade of the "Forum Confluentes".

Over 130 festively decorated wooden stalls are dotted along the streets each offering different hand-made toys, sweets, pottery items, Christmas decorations and a wealth of other seasonal foods and gift ideas. Perhaps the most memorable element is the wonderful scent of the market; it is a mix of fresh roasted almonds, mulled wine and gingerbread which envelopes the streets.

In addition to the stalls which are ever-present, organisers arrange for other entertainment, displays and singing for the enjoyment of the market's visitors. These normally include concerts (classical, as well as more modern gospel and jazz) and nostalgic carriage rides through the picturesque Koblenz streets.

To add to the festive spirit, the town hall displays 24 advent calendar windows on it's elegant baroque roof each year which are opened during the Christmas market period.

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Getting to Koblenz Weihnachtsmarkt by train

Koblenz lies on the train line that runs along the river Rhein, which takes in the cities of Cologne, Bonn, Koblenz, Bingen and Mainz. It is therefore very well connected within Germany and also further afield.

From Koblenz's main station (Hauptbahnhof), it is approximately 1,5km to the centre of the Old Town where the Weihnachtsmarkt is largely to be found. It's easy enough to walk, or there is a good bus service leaving directly outside the station.

Transport connections near to Koblenz Weihnachtsmarkt

Koblenz Stadtmitte Transport: Trains 0.6 km
Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein Transport: Trains 0.9 km
Koblenz-Lützel Transport: Trains 0.9 km

Visitor information table

AddressKoblenz Old Town, 56068 Koblenz
Telephone+49 (0) 261 129 1610
Dates November to December