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

For six weeks, Koblenz's Altstadt will be transformed into a wintery, Christmassy sea of lights.Opening hours

Christmas Garden

The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress shows off a special light and sound experience.
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Program highlights
Christmas tour
Explore the romantic Koblenz Altstadt at Christmas time with experienced tour guides* and follow the Herrnhut Star.
The Christmas market is located in the middle of the Altstadt at seven historic sites.
You will listen to Christmas anecdotes and gain insights into the exciting history of the city, from Schängelbrunnen to the German Corner.
Pärchen trink Glühwein auf dem Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Henry Tornow
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In good time, you will find full details of the complete 2023 / 2024 programme here.

The inclusive Christmas market
On the 1st and 2nd weekend of Advent (Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 8 pm), the inclusive Christmas market will take place at Görresplatz. It is organized by "Der Kreis, Club Behinderter und ihrer Freunde e. V." Disabled workshops in the region offer a selection of handmade products.
Personen auf dem Görresplatz mit Weihnachtsmarktbuden im Hintergrund ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
Ringing Advent calendar
The musical highlight is the sounding Advent calendar, which invites you to enjoy the festive sounds of choirs from Koblenz and the surrounding area at Görresplatz between December 1 and December 22, 2023, Mondays to Fridays from 19:00. The musical Advent calendar is organized by the Koblenz District Choir Association.
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Klingender Adventskalender  ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
Song recital with Manfred and Michael 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 p.m.; exception on 02.12.2023 already at 4 p.m.).
Zwei Männer auf einer Bühne in weihnachtlichem Ambiente und mit einer Gitarre und einem Liederheft ©Henry Tornow
Ecumenical Advent meditation "The Other Advent"
Every year, as part of the Koblenz Christmas market, the ecumenical Advent meditation "The Other Advent" takes place in the Citykirche at Jesuitenplatz.
The twenty-minute meditations invite you to take a moment to pause in the middle of the city with musical accompaniment on Mondays-Saturdays from 5:30 to 5:50 p.m. between
on December 2 and 23.
Rathausplatz mit der Citykirche und dem Rathaus, blauer Himmel im Hintergrund ©Koblenz-Touristik
The crib tour with Manfred Gniffke
"We start watching Krebbcher"
On Saturday, 30.12.2023 at 4 pm, it's "Mir ginn Krebbcher gugge" again with Manfred Gniffke.
This special nativity scene tour in the Koblenz dialect starts at Basilika St. Kastor. From there, the nativity scenes at Florinskirche and Liebfrauenkirche are visited. The Koblenz music orchestra, the Pfaffendorf tower brass band, organists, the Three Wise Men and other performers will be present.
The tour ends at around 6 pm. Admission is free.
Manfred Gniffke bringt Führungsgruppe zum Lachen ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Thomas Frey
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