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Travel: Best Christmas Markets in Dusseldorf

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Travel: Best Christmas Markets in Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf is a city located in western Germany. It is known for its vibrant fashion industry and art scene. It is divided by the Rhine River with the best of both worlds on either side. Altstadt (Old Town) sits on one side of the river while its modern and commercial centers sit on the other.

It is home to significant historic buildings such as St. Lambertus Church and Schlossturm (Castle Tower) as well as famous shopping streets like Konigsallee and Schadowstrasse.

The exciting atmosphere Dusseldorf provides makes it the perfect place for Christmas markets to take place and there are plenty hosted in the city during the holiday season. This article will review the ones you won’t want to miss.

Engelchen-Markt

German for little angel’s market, the Engelchen-Markt is located at the Heinrich-Heine-Platz. It’s a tiny market that’s full of charm and some consider it the best in the city. It offers several unique goods including tasty Aachen Printen (a German treat similar to gingerbread), handcrafted slippers, rainbow tins of tea and more, all sold from golden, angel topped stalls.

A music pavilion sits in the center of the market making the perfect setting for guests to watch the local entertainment while sipping on warm mugs of mulled wine.

Handwerker-Markt

Located in Markplatz, this market sits in front of the scenic City Hall. It is set up to look like a Christmas village complete with a tall, glittering tree and a variety of red huts selling all sorts of goodies including handmade items like kitchenware and candleholders. You can also view the life sized, hand carved nativity scene.

Vegans will not want to miss out on this market that offers a booth selling all types of veggie friendly and gluten free treats including cannolis, fudge, pralines and more.

Alstadt Market

This market consists of a few stalls scattered on the Fliger Strabe between the Engelchen and Handwerker markets. The stalls are painted like Dusseldorf burgher houses, and they sit in front of Old Town’s colorful facades.

The vendors offer many beautiful items, but a favorite may be the handmade ornaments sold by one seller. Made of pinecones and other natural elements, they are the perfect addition to a rustic décor.

You will also pass by a Christmas pyramid stall selling mulled wine with spinning figurines rotating around them. These are recreations of public Dusseldorf figures. For example, one is Mutter Ey, a woman who once owned a coffee kiosk near the local art school.

Sternchen Markt

Tiny and cozy, this market sits tucked in the inner courtyard or Wilhlem Marx Haus. It features sky blue huts topped with fluffy white snow. You will find a mix of items being sold including jewelry, handicrafts and seasonal treats. It is not far to the Engelchen Markt so be sure to make it a stop on your market tour.

The market may look adorable during the day, but it’s said to be especially appealing at night when it is illuminated with dramatic displays.

Marchen Markt

Huts in this market are topped with Grimm Brother’s fairy tale characters providing a magical vibe. It features a Christmas Tower where holiday story readings take place. Santa even comes to visit on Fridays.

Schadow Markt

This isn’t so much a market as a line of stalls lines set up along one of Dusseldorf’s main shopping streets, Schadowstrasse. Although it doesn’t provide as much of a vibe as some of the other markets, it makes a great addition to the existing shops and boutiques along the stretch. A trip here will ensure you get a good chunk of your holiday shopping done.

Ko-Bogen Market

This market takes place at Jan-Wellem-Platz & Joachim-Erwin-Platz. It offers a scenic view overlooking Hofgarten. It features beautiful wooden huts selling a variety of unique goods. There is also a children’s activity tent which is ideal if you plan to bring the young ones along.

Another attraction is the Lichterhimmel where a variety of musical performances are featured. The program is available in advance so you can find out exactly what to expect.

If you plan on visiting Dusseldorf, Christmas is the perfect time to do it. Its markets fill the streets with excitement and a festive air that’s simply unforgettable. Which will you be checking out when you’re in the city?


Read more of A Christmas Blog or Shop Now at Schmidt Christmas Market

Travel: Best Christmas Markets in Dusseldorf

Travel: Best Christmas Markets in Dusseldorf

Posted by Hedi Schreiber on

Dusseldorf is a city located in western Germany. It is known for its vibrant fashion industry and art scene. It is divided by the Rhine River with the best of both worlds on either side. Altstadt (Old Town) sits on one side of the river while its modern and commercial centers sit on the other.

It is home to significant historic buildings such as St. Lambertus Church and Schlossturm (Castle Tower) as well as famous shopping streets like Konigsallee and Schadowstrasse.

The exciting atmosphere Dusseldorf provides makes it the perfect place for Christmas markets to take place and there are plenty hosted in the city during the holiday season. This article will review the ones you won’t want to miss.

Engelchen-Markt

German for little angel’s market, the Engelchen-Markt is located at the Heinrich-Heine-Platz. It’s a tiny market that’s full of charm and some consider it the best in the city. It offers several unique goods including tasty Aachen Printen (a German treat similar to gingerbread), handcrafted slippers, rainbow tins of tea and more, all sold from golden, angel topped stalls.

A music pavilion sits in the center of the market making the perfect setting for guests to watch the local entertainment while sipping on warm mugs of mulled wine.

Handwerker-Markt

Located in Markplatz, this market sits in front of the scenic City Hall. It is set up to look like a Christmas village complete with a tall, glittering tree and a variety of red huts selling all sorts of goodies including handmade items like kitchenware and candleholders. You can also view the life sized, hand carved nativity scene.

Vegans will not want to miss out on this market that offers a booth selling all types of veggie friendly and gluten free treats including cannolis, fudge, pralines and more.

Alstadt Market

This market consists of a few stalls scattered on the Fliger Strabe between the Engelchen and Handwerker markets. The stalls are painted like Dusseldorf burgher houses, and they sit in front of Old Town’s colorful facades.

The vendors offer many beautiful items, but a favorite may be the handmade ornaments sold by one seller. Made of pinecones and other natural elements, they are the perfect addition to a rustic décor.

You will also pass by a Christmas pyramid stall selling mulled wine with spinning figurines rotating around them. These are recreations of public Dusseldorf figures. For example, one is Mutter Ey, a woman who once owned a coffee kiosk near the local art school.

Sternchen Markt

Tiny and cozy, this market sits tucked in the inner courtyard or Wilhlem Marx Haus. It features sky blue huts topped with fluffy white snow. You will find a mix of items being sold including jewelry, handicrafts and seasonal treats. It is not far to the Engelchen Markt so be sure to make it a stop on your market tour.

The market may look adorable during the day, but it’s said to be especially appealing at night when it is illuminated with dramatic displays.

Marchen Markt

Huts in this market are topped with Grimm Brother’s fairy tale characters providing a magical vibe. It features a Christmas Tower where holiday story readings take place. Santa even comes to visit on Fridays.

Schadow Markt

This isn’t so much a market as a line of stalls lines set up along one of Dusseldorf’s main shopping streets, Schadowstrasse. Although it doesn’t provide as much of a vibe as some of the other markets, it makes a great addition to the existing shops and boutiques along the stretch. A trip here will ensure you get a good chunk of your holiday shopping done.

Ko-Bogen Market

This market takes place at Jan-Wellem-Platz & Joachim-Erwin-Platz. It offers a scenic view overlooking Hofgarten. It features beautiful wooden huts selling a variety of unique goods. There is also a children’s activity tent which is ideal if you plan to bring the young ones along.

Another attraction is the Lichterhimmel where a variety of musical performances are featured. The program is available in advance so you can find out exactly what to expect.

If you plan on visiting Dusseldorf, Christmas is the perfect time to do it. Its markets fill the streets with excitement and a festive air that’s simply unforgettable. Which will you be checking out when you’re in the city?


Read more of A Christmas Blog or Shop Now at Schmidt Christmas Market


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