Christmas markets
Christmas markets

Christmas markets in the Ruhr region – experience a contemplative mood in the region

At the Christmas markets in the Ruhr region you can celebrate the anticipation for the forthcoming festival together with your loved ones. In addition to warming glühwein, fascinating magic lights and culinary delights, the markets captivate with all types of crafts on the prettily decorated stalls. Choirs, stories and other items on the programme of the Christmas markets in the Ruhr region round off the pre-Christmas atmosphere perfectly.

Highlights of the Christmas markets in the Ruhr region

The Christmas markets in the Ruhr region with their diverse attractions invite you to take a Christmas stroll in a comfortable atmosphere. In Bochum, you experience the flying Father Christmas and a medieval Christmas market. Whereas Dortmund presents the world’s biggest Christmas tree with an imposing height of 45 metres. In Hattingen, every day Frau Holle opens a door of the advent calendar and gives out gold coins which she shakes from her pillows. If you want to shop in the open air, you should pay a visit to the Christmas market in Duisburg.

Many markets are already open in the middle of November - so there is sufficient time for you to submerge yourself in the cosy atmosphere of the pre-Christmas period. Overall, all of the Christmas markets in the Ruhr region provide special high points which put you in a contemplative mood.