Dusseldorf is the capital of the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. It’s a busy commercial centre known for its fashion industry and cultural scene. It has a lovely Christmas market that is popular with both locals and visitors. Dusseldorf Christmas Market is held in the Altstadt, the historic Old Town, where you’ll find Christmas huts decorated in various historic themes.
Dusseldorf Christmas Market 2021
There are 8 Christmas markets in Dusseldorf that are held in various central locations throughout the city.
The main market is known as Altstadt Markt and it’s a lengthy market that lines two main thoroughfares in the Old Town, Flinger Straße and Marktstraße. In this market, the Christmas huts resemble Düsseldorf’s old burgher houses.
Handwerker-Markt is a smaller market that takes place in front of the City Hall on Marktplatz (Weihnachtsmarkt am alten Rathaus). The Christmas stalls in this location are modelled on those of the brick Renaissance-style Rathaus (city hall).
The third main Christmas market in Dusseldorf is named Schadow-Markt. It takes place on Schadowstraße, the city’s main shopping street that crosses the city canal past the famous Tritonenbrunnen, a fountain and statue depicting the Greek god Triton.
Dusseldorf Christmas Market dates: 18th November to 30th December 2021.
Opening times: 11am to 8pm, closes at 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The markets are closed on Sunday of the Dead and Christmas Day.
Location: Altstadt Markt is located on Flinger Straße and Marktstraße.
Reason to visit: The cosy Old Town with great shopping for all budgets including handmade Christmas gifts. The Dusseldorf ice rink is one of the most popular attractions during winter. The longest bar in the world is something different. The largest Japanese community in Germany is at home in the Little Tokyo district.
Specialities: Mulled wine, locally brewed beer, roasted nuts, Japanese cuisine, themed Christmas chalets.
Travel tips: Note that Dusseldorf is a popular destination for conferences and at certain times of the year hotel rooms can be on short supply. Be sure to book as early as possible.
Hotels near Dusseldorf Christmas Market: The Ruby Luna Hotel is centrally located in the Altstadt near the Christmas markets. It’s a modern, boutique hotel that is excellent value for money.
Hotels near Dusseldorf Christmas Market
Dusseldorf is a busy cultural and commercial centre. Hotels can book out early at certain times of the year and Christmas is one of those times. Read our list of recommended hotels near Dusseldorf Christmas market to find a highly-rated hotel before they book out.
Things to do in Dusseldorf in Winter
Highlights of a visit to Dusseldorf in winter include taking a tour of the old town, shopping on the world-famous Königsallee shopping street and paying a visit to the Kunstakademie (Art Academy), the city’s most prominent museum.
The local cuisine is rich in tradition but is more often influenced by international flavours. You can find a huge variety of cuisines and specialty restaurants in all areas of the city. Not to be forgotten is the afternoon tradition of coffee and cake and the after-work beer scene.
Outside of the Old Town, MedienHafen is one of the most vibrant districts in the city. This harbour and warehouse district is a great area for exploring. Here you can see the State Parliament, Rhine Tower, and the Gehry Buildings.
One of the most popular tours in Dusseldorf is of the MedienHafen district. Click here to book the MedienHafen Tour.
If you’re interested in sweet treats and the German tradition of coffee and cake, this popular walking tour is recommended.
Finally, for beer connoisseurs, a Brewery Tour might be to your liking.
Dusseldorf Christmas Market Map
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