When will the Koblenz Christmas Market 2023 take place?
The Koblenz Christmas market traditionally starts with its opening at Liebfrauenkirche on 24.11.2023. The Christmas market closes on 22.12.2023.
The Koblenz winter season remains open until 07.01.2023.
What are the opening hours of the Koblenz Christmas Market?
Monday - Wednesday:
Merchant stalls are open from 10:00 to 20:00.
Bar and snack stalls are open until 21:00.
Thursday - Saturday:
Merchant stalls are open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Bar and snack stalls are open until 10:00 pm.
Merchant stands are open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bar and snack stands are open until 8:00 p.m.
The Christmas market is closed on Dead Sunday, 26.11.2023.
What makes the Koblenz Christmas market special?
The popular Koblenz Altstadtsquares are transformed into a Christmas paradise during the Advent season. Stroll through the festively decorated city center from one favorite spot to the next. A particularly contemplative sight awaits you at Jesuitenplatz. There you will find the largest Advent calendar in the city, made up of the colorfully illuminated dormer windows of the baroque town hall.
Take the Seilbahn up to the cultural center Festung Ehrenbreitstein, where the Christmas light and sound installation "Christmas Garden" is one of the event highlights in Koblenz at Christmas time. (subject to a charge)
Where can I find toilets?
The following toilets are available during your visit to the Christmas market:
|Location:||Opening hours:||Please note:|
|Forum Mittelrhein||open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m||https://www.forum-mittelrhein.com/service/oeffnungszeiten|
barrier-free WC available
|Forum Confluentes||open daily from 09:00 to 19:00||barrier-free WC available|
|Underground car park at Görresplatz||open daily around the clock|
|Am Plan||open daily from 08:00 to 20:00||barrier-free WC available|
|Münzplatz||daily during the opening hours of the Christmas market|
Are there first aid stations on the event site?
There are no first aid stations on the Koblenz Christmas Market site. In the event of a medical emergency, please call the emergency number 112!
Where can I find the police, the public order office and security staff?
The police, the public order office and the security service have patrols on the event site. A temporary guard is not provided.
Please call the emergency number 110 in an emergency!
Where can I collect/drop off lost or found items?
Please contact the municipal lost and found office for lost and found items:
Can I bring my dog with me?
Dogs are not prohibited at the Koblenz Christmas Market. However, due to the large number of visitors to the market, we recommend that you do not bring your four-legged friend with you for their own sake.
I am planning a stay of several days. Where can I stay overnight?
The range of accommodation options in Koblenz is just as varied as the Christmas market itself. Whether it's a family-run guesthouse or star hotel, youth hostel or campsite. Hospitality is a top priority in Koblenz.
You can currently book a package tour perfectly put together by us.
You can find more information here
What payment options are available at the stalls?
Food and drink stands at the Koblenz Christmas Market mainly offer cash payment.
Card payment is only possible to a limited extent.
Cash machines are available in Koblenz city center.
Is the Koblenz Christmas Market barrier-free accessible?
Accessibility with wheelchairs is possible as long as the cobblestones in the historic Altstadt do not pose a problem.
The Koblenz Christmas Market is constantly becoming more barrier-free. There is a lively exchange and an inspection of the event site with the City of Koblenz's representative for the disabled.
Photo, video and sound recordings
You are welcome to make photo, video and sound recordings for private use. Please observe the legal regulations, e.g. copyright, exploitation rights, distribution rights, etc.
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The Koblenz Christmas Market is accompanied by photographs and videos for public relations purposes. By visiting, visitors agree that images may be published on various media and output channels.
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What is the "child finder"?
Unfortunately, it happens from time to time at the Koblenz Christmas Market that children lose contact with their parents in the hustle and bustle of the market. The Koblenz Christmas Market offers child finder wristbands so that parents and children can be quickly reunited.
This is a self-adhesive and tear-proof paper wristband on which the accompanying persons, parents or grandparents write the child's name and mobile number. With the help of this information, other visitors or the authorities can contact the child's parents immediately by telephone in order to reunite child and parents as quickly as possible.
Where can I get a Child Finder bracelet for my child?
Child Finder wristbands are available from patrols of the public order office and the police as well as at of the Tourist Information Office at Forum Confluentes:
Tourist InformationKoblenz at Forum Confluentes
Zentralplatz 1, 56068 Koblenz
When and where does the opening take place?
The Koblenz Christmas market traditionally starts with its opening at Liebfrauenkirche on 24.11.2023 at 17:00. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the Koblenz Singing School Young Chamber Choir and the Pfaffendorf Tower Winds.
Forecourt of the Liebfrauenkirche
The square at Liebfrauenkirche is the smallest at the Koblenz Christmas market and therefore particularly cozy and worth a visit. In the shade of the onion domes, visitors can enjoy a delicious Feuerzangenbowle while watching the local artisans make fine gifts from wood and mammoth ivory.
At the weekend, the Koblenz original Manfred Gniffke and his son Michael entertain visitors at Liebfrauenkirche with the telling of the Christmas story and Christmas carols in Koblenz dialect. With a bit of luck, you might also meet St. Nicholas here, who hands out sweets to the youngest visitors at the weekends and is available for selfie requests.
At Münzplatz, visitors can immerse themselves in the Christmas hustle and bustle, as there is always something going on on the largest square at the Koblenz Christmas market. The Christmas mill and coin barn on site are a popular meeting place for young people, who come here to toast with mulled wine, mulled beer and the like. Apple pancakes, Baumstriezel, vegetarian vegetable pancakes, fresh potato potato chips or flamed salmon - there is something for everyone with the culinary offerings at Münzplatz. Anyone looking for special Christmas gifts can browse to their heart's content between the finest leather goods, delicious schnapps and liqueurs, ham and cheese, olive wood products and handmade glass items. Younger guests will also get their money's worth with a ride on the children's carousel.
Am Plan the Koblenz Christmas market was held for the first time over 40 years ago. Today, the beautiful pyramid in the middle of the historic square with its cozy seating huts still invites you to drink mulled wine together. At weekends, a saxophonist regularly entertains visitors with iconic Christmas pop.
Shopping fans will also find the finest Indian scarves, a wide variety of decorative items and dog cookies at am Plan. Meanwhile, younger visitors to the Christmas market can take a spin on the children's carousel. After a visit to the Christmas market, Koblenz's varied gastronomy Am Plan invites you to round off the evening in a cozy atmosphere.
At the Forum / Zentralplatz
If you want to make a stopover at the Christmas market while shopping for presents or ring in the evening there, Zentralplatz is just the place for you. Located right next to the Forum, the Christmas market at Zentralplatz invites you to discover all kinds of delicious and beautiful things - from classic crêpes, handmade knitwear and Christmas tablecloths to filigree, glass writing articles.
In contrast to the modern buildings on site, a 70-year-old giant wooden wheel makes its leisurely rounds between the blue and red huts. Magnificently illuminated Christmas trees, one real, the other a futuristic metal construction, set the square in the right light. Visitors can also find a wide range of regional specialties, souvenirs and gifts at the tourist information office at "Forum Confluentes".
At the entrance to Koblenz's historic town hall, between the large plane tree and Schängelbrunnen, the beautifully illuminated "SchaEngelbar" awaits visitors with a large selection of white and red mulled wines. In a relaxed atmosphere, (mulled) wine lovers can sample the wide range on offer and enjoy delicious sweets and freshly roasted almonds to go with it.
Opposite the "SchaEngelbar" is the entrance to the town hall courtyard, where the festive nativity scene is set up amidst atmospheric lighting. If you want to escape the Christmas hustle and bustle for a moment, you should definitely pay a visit to the town hall courtyard and enjoy the contemplative atmosphere on site.
Jesuitenplatz in the heart of Koblenz Altstadt is the starting point for many Christmas market strolls. Surrounded by beautiful half-timbered houses, there is a wide range of Christmas goods to discover here. Unique Christmas tree decorations, traditional candle arches, Christmas pyramids, smokers, nutcrackers, stollen, honey, Herrnhut stars, hats and scented oils - there is always a suitable Christmas gift to be found here.
At Jesuitenplatz it is also worth taking a look upwards. The city's largest Advent calendar lights up in 24 dormer windows on the baroque roof of the town hall. Near the Citykirche church, visitors will also find the charity house, where clubs and organizations offer information and lots of homemade items every day to raise donations and find supporters for a good cause.
The youngest of the 7 Christmas market squares has also been part of the action since 2017. Surrounded by festively illuminated buildings, an idyllic little Christmas village is created at Görresplatz. Things are a little more cozy here, which is why the square is particularly popular with families with small children. A small train makes its tranquil rounds through the Christmas forest around the historical column. In addition to confectionery, exquisite culinary products, wines from the region and woolen, decorative and olive wood items, visitors can also find the finest mulled wine from winegrowers at Görresplatz. In the cozy, heated seating huts on site, you can spend relaxing hours even in wintry temperatures.
From the beginning of December, the sounding Advent calendar also takes place at Görresplatz from Monday to Friday from 19:00. Various choirs entertain the audience with Christmas songs. On the 1st & 2nd weekend of Advent, the inclusive Christmas market also opens its doors at Görresplatz between 12:00 and 20:00. On these days, several Christmas stalls will be selling Advent items, handicrafts and handmade products from workshops for the disabled.
What is the ecumenical Advent meditation "The Other Advent"?
Every year, the ecumenical Advent meditation "The Other Advent" takes place in the Citykirche at Jesuitenplatz as part of the Koblenz Christmas market.
The twenty-minute meditations invite you to pause for a moment in the middle of the city with musical accompaniment on Mondays-Saturdays from 5:30 to 5:50 pm between
02 and 23 December.
What is the carol evening with Manfred Gniffke?
The popular Kowelenz Christmas stories with the Koblenz original Manfred Gniffke and his son Michael Gniffke invite visitors* to a cozy get-together with Christmas songs and stories in dialect on the forecourt of Liebfrauenkirche on the first three Advent weekends (Saturday and Sunday, 5:00 p.m.; exception on 02.12.2023 already at 4:00 p.m.).
What is the inclusive Christmas market?
The inclusive Christmas market, which was successfully launched last year, will take place at Görresplatz this year. Organized by the association "Der Kreis, Club Behinderter und ihrer Freunde e. V.", workshops for the disabled in the region present themselves and offer a selection of handmade products.
What is Christmas Garden?
Christmas Garden Koblenz proudly presents the sensational highlights of the 23/24 season. From November 16, 2023, after dark, the motto at Festung Ehrenbreitstein will once again be: pause, marvel at light art at the highest level and enjoy (pre-)Christmas colorful happiness. The Christmas Garden Koblenz promises a magical journey through enchanting fantasy worlds and guarantees a wonderful open-air experience for young and old.
How does the deposit system work?
When you buy your drink at the Koblenz Christmas Market, you will also receive a deposit stamp. When you return the cup/glass, you must also return the deposit stamp. This is the only way to get your deposit back.
If the deposit stamp is lost, the deposit cannot be refunded.
How much is the deposit on cups and glasses?
The deposit for cups and glasses is €4.00.
Can I take the cups and glasses home with me?
You are welcome to take cups and glasses home with you.
However, we cannot guarantee that they will be used again next year.
I have further questions about Koblenz and the Koblenz Christmas market. Where can I ask them?
If you have any further questions, please contact our tourist information office:
Tourist Information Koblenz at Forum Confluentes
Zentralplatz 1, 56068 Koblenz
Phone: 0261 1291610
Opening hours: daily 10:00 - 18:00