Dates : 15. November – 30. December 2018
Opening times :
- Sunday – Thursday 11:00 – 21:00
- Friday and Saturday 11:00 – 22:00
- Christmas Eve 24.12.2018, and Christmas Day, 25.12.2018, Closed
- 26.12.2018, 11:00 – 21:00
- Saturday, 30.12.2018, 11:00 – 20:00
- Totensonntag (last Sunday before Advent) – 6pm – 9pm
The centre of Duisburg comes alive at Advent with the pretty wooden stalls which invite visitors to come and stroll along and see the displays of traditional Christmas decorations and gifts. The very smart shopping district which is the Königstrasse is also festively decorated and is a great place to spend time shopping. Look out for the “snowflake” illuminations on the Municipal Theatre each evening from 17:00.
There are also the food and drink stands with the spicy, warming Glühwein, sizzling sausages, aromatic Gingerbread, definately not to be missed!
There will be an outdoor Skating rink where you will be able to skate under the stars, it is about 400 sq.metres of winter fun! Friday nights are “disco-on-ice” and Sundays are “classic-on-ice” with waltzing and other musical hits.
Christmas Markets – Weihnachtsmarkt – Marche de Noël – Mercatino di Natale – Mercados de Navidad
German Christmas Markets or Weihnachtsmarkt,have now become popular and are a welcome and familiar sight in many of the cities, towns and villages throughout Europe during the season of Advent.
Whether visiting a local Christmas Market or taking a Christmas Market Tour, the wonderful festive atmosphere will be sure to lift your spirits and bring the Christmas cheer a little closer.
Wrap up warm and wander along the rows of pretty wooden chalets taking in the rich, warming aromas associated with Christmas such as hot roast chestnuts, grilled bratwurst sausages, crepes or pancakes, hot doughnuts, gingerbreads and Gluhwein or Mulled wines or ciders. You can sample the marzipan figures, chocolate covered fruits or one of the many festive delicacies on offer from around the world. There are all kinds of Christmas gifts and decorations, especially traditional things such as tree decorations, wood carvings, crib figures, traditional toys, candles, hand-knitted jumpers, lambskin slippers and glassware, you will be able to find that special little something that will be a unique gift for someone to treasure. Children will be excited to meet with Santa Claus and maybe, just maybe!! there will be a little present for them too!
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