Dates : 23rd November – 22nd December 2018
Mon – Thu 10am-8pm
Fri – Sat 10am-9pm
During Advent one of the oldest cities in Germany is turned into a Christmas paradise for romantics. Koblenz, in the four weeks before Christmas,attracts more than 300,000 visitors from around the world – seeking Glühwein, Gingerbread and Stollen with authentic and original attractions in a special festive atmosphere: In the 24 windows of the Baroque town hall a new advent door opens daily , each day in the period from 01 to 24 December. There are Christmas carols from around the world to set the festive mood and for the more energetic a large ice rink is set up.
Six tranquil places in the old part of Koblenz (Münzplatz, Plan, Rathausplatz, Liebfrauenkirche, Jesuitenplatz, Zentralplatz) , more than 100 glittering, festive, cottage-style stands – and “Lebkuchenherzen”, traditional gingerbread hearts, a blaze of lights and literature classics: one of Germany’s oldest cities is turned into a Christmas paradise in the Advent season, ideal for romantic strolls around the city.
Koblenz alone expects more than 300.000 visitors from all over the world in the four weeks before Christmas – visitors looking for magical festive charm, mulled wine and Riesling fruit loaves as well as authentic and novel attractions in a unique atmosphere. On the weekend, popular cappella choirs and music societies guarantee a cheery and at the same time reflective atmosphere at the “Christmas Vocal” Festival when they sing Christmas carols from all over the world in the City Church on Jesuit Square. Retail stores are open until midnight on 14 December for “star shopping”, inviting visitors to take a leisurely shopping stroll.
New: Winter forum, the new Christmas ice-skating spectacle at Zentralplatz!
Every year the roof of the historic town hall next to the Jesuitenplatz changes in to a specific Advent calendar. Day-to-day, from the 1st December till the 24th December, another dormer will be lighted in romantic colours.
Nostalgic approx. 30-minute carriage ride through festive Koblenz, then enjoy a glass of Yuletide mulled wine (or children’s punch) at the Christmas market.
dates: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the Christmas market. from 1 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (last departure)
Departure: Gymnasialstraße / entrance schoolyard Görres-Gymnasium Tickets can be purchased on 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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