Heidelberg Christmas Market
November 22 - December 22, 2021
The scents of roasted almonds, cinnamon and hot chestnuts waft through the winding alleyways of the Old Town. Against the romantic backdrop of the castle, couples glide hand-in-hand on skates, and the gaily decorated Christmas stalls murmur with the international confusion of voices. It is Christmas time in Heidelberg – the Heidelberg Old Town radiates in Christmas magic. Hardly have the five squares in the Old Town and “Germany’s most beautiful ice-rink” opened against the impressive setting of the Castle, when the market is quickly filled by the people of Heidelberg and regional and international guests. The atmosphere is unique – the stalls nestle idyllically amongst the historic squares of the Old Town, offering a warming glow of light along one of the longest pedestrian zones in Europe. In the fairy-tale winter woods at the Kornmarkt, the Advent stroll is transformed into a sensual experience.