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Essen – Christmas Markets in Germany

Frohes Weihnachtsfest

Dates : 15th November – 23rd December 2019

Opening times :

  • Sun. – Thurs. 11:00 – 21:00
    Fri – Sat 11:00 – 22:00
    Totensonntag 24.11.2019 the market remains closed

Location: Willy-Brandt-Platz

Christmas traditions from 23 different countries and many regions of Germany will present the International Christmas market throughout the centre of Essen. Well over 250 festively decorated stalls come together over the weeks of Advent. Visitors will find the unexpected: Unusual gift ideas of other nations and Christmas crafts from many countries. There is something special to discover anywhere. This also applies to the selection of the numerous food and drink. The International Christmas Market offers a wide culinary variety. And one thing is certain: Whether Christmas Glühwein, vin chaud or Glogg, it smells of hot spices, it looks festive, and it feels like Christmas everywhere. Enjoy a ride in the “Bellevue”. At 56 meters, the “Bellevue” the tallest Ferris wheel in the mobile world. In enclosed gondolas you can enjoy in the evening the lights of the city and by day the view extends to the Essen Zollverein World Heritage Site.

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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