Heidelberg Christmas Market
November - December
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.