Christmas Market in Koblenz

Grafik zum Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt mit Darstellung der Altstadt und diversen Sehenswürdigkeiten in Koblenz ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
24.11.23 - 07.01.24

For 6 weeks, the Koblenz Old Town is transformed into a wintery sea of Christmas lights. Opening Hours

Christmas Garden

The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress shows off a special light and sound experience.
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Koblenz at Christmas Time

Every year during Advent, the Rhine-Moselle city is transformed into an atmospheric pre-Christmas paradise: The scent of freshly roasted almonds, mulled wine and gingerbread wafts through the streets. At the arts and crafts market, numerous stalls with handmade individual items invite visitors to a cozy gift hunt.

You can stroll through the festively decorated city center from one favorite spot to the next. A particularly contemplative sight awaits you on Jesuitenplatz. There you will find the city's largest Advent calendar, composed of the colorfully lit dormer windows of the baroque town hall.

A perfect day in Koblenz naturally includes a detour to the Deutsches Eck. From there, take the cable car up to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Cultural Center, where the Christmas light and sound installation "Christmas Garden" is one of the highlights of the Christmas season in Koblenz. The Christmas Garden invites you to a magical journey through Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in the open air. Experience unique light designs with individually composed worlds of sound on a circular path approximately two kilometers long.

The Christmas Market on 6 Town Squares
The square in the heart of Koblenz's old town received its name from the Jesuit community, which worked on this site from 1580 to 1773. The Jesuits took over a Cistercian convent founded in the 13th century and rebuilt it.
Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem Jesuitenplatz ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Henry Tornow
Am Plan
The square "Am Plan" was formerly used as a market, tournament and event square.  Originally laid out in the Baroque style, the square was eventually modernized by Elector Clemens Wenzeslaus of Saxony, who also had the Koblenz Castle built. The square got its name "Am Plan" because it was the first square in Koblenz to be paved "plan" (level).
Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem Platz "am Plan" ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Henry Tornow
The area of today's Görresplatz in Koblenz's old town--as proven by archaeological finds--was already settled by the Romans. In the Middle Ages, it belonged to the property of the Kastorstift and later to the Jesuit order. In the 19th century, it was gradually built on and became municipal property. From 1827 to 1872, the publishing house of Carl Baedeker, who became famous for his travel guides, was located at Görresplatz.
Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem Görresplatz ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Henry Tornow
The Münzplatz is located in the old town of Koblenz and its name refers to the former electoral mint. The coins of the electors of Trier were minted in Koblenz since the middle of the 11th century with few interruptions. In the 15th century, Koblenz even became the prince-bishop's main mint, replacing Trier.
Zwei Besucher des Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt schauen handgefertigte Artikeln an ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Henry Tornow
Willi-Hörter-Platz / Rathaushof
On Willi-Hörter-Platz, today the town hall courtyard, is the famous Schängelbrunnen fountain. The Schängelbrunnen, surrounded by the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of the Jesuit ensemble, is a landmark of the city of Koblenz. 
Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem Rathausplatz mit dem Schängelbrunnen im Vordergrund ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Henry Tornow
The Zentralplatz was first built during the reconstruction of Koblenz after the second World War and is, therefore, not a historical square like the others in the old town. In addition to the Forum Mittelrhein, one of the most modern shopping centers in the region, art and culture have also found a new home here within the Forum Confluentes.
Koblenzer-Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem Zentralplatz ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Henry Tornow
Frau in Winterpullover arbeitet mit Holz ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Henry Tornow
Weihnachtlicher Bogen beschriftet mit "Sternenmarkt" ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Henry Tornow
Kinder fahren mit einem Minizug auf dem Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Henry Tornow
Man auf Bühne erzählt Weihnachtsgeschichten vor Zuschauern ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Henry Tornow
Zwei Menschen reden mit einander auf dem Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Henry Tornow