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Düsseldorf Christmas Markets – Festive German Group Tour

  • Düsseldorf, Germany - Media Harbour with Rheinturm and Neuem Zollhof building, architect Frank O'Gehry © Tourismus NRW e.V., Plan B,Kiel

    Düsseldorf, Germany - Media Harbour with Rheinturm and Neuem Zollhof building
  • Düsseldorf, Germany - Rhine Tower and Neuer Zollhof building, architect Frank O'Gehry © GNTB, Francesco Carovillano

    Düsseldorf, Germany - Rhine Tower and Neuer Zollhof building, architect Frank O'Gehry © GNTB, Francesco Carovillano
4 day tour
From £219 per person - minimum 25 passengers

Düsseldorf in the run-up to Christmas – the air is filled with the scent of roasted almonds and hot mulled wine. Many visitors have been coming to Düsseldorf for years to buy gifts for their loved ones and visit the spectacular Christmas markets. The splendid Christmas world is far more than just a Christmas market. There are a line-up of markets, all with different themes so when you take a stroll through the markets you will be astonished again and again by the imaginative designs of the huts and the huge variety of goods on offer. As well as this, Königsallee is world-famous as a luxury-shopping street. The department stores in Schadowstrasse and the Altstadt (Old Town) boutiques are just a stone’s throw away from the markets making it ideal to do some Christmas shopping whilst on holiday.

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Düsseldorf Christmas Markets

In Düsseldorf the markets are located all over town and each one is unique and worth exploring. Below you will find some information about each one and their location…

We would definitely start by discovering the markets of Altstadt (Old Town). The Christmas Market huts at the Altstadt Market are modelled on Düsseldorf’s old burgher houses. Between the Altstadt (Old Town) and Königsallee on Heinrich-Heine-Platz, the  Engelchen Market has a broad spectrum of delicious culinary treats – from the traditional to the avant-garde – so dig in and try some.

The Märchen (Fairytale) Market is located between Schadowstraße and Königsallee. The Märchen Market is the ideal place to explore the enchanting world of German fairy tales. 15,000 LEDs bathe the square in a glowing, magical light – creating a fairy-tale world for all ages. The wooden silhouettes on the huts were produced from illustrations specially created by an artist.

Right in front of the Düsseldorf Rathaus (city hall), you will find the Handwerker Market on Marktplatz, at the foot of the equestrian statue of Jan Wellem, with its huts and kiosks whose colours and designs are modelled on those of the brick Renaissance-style Rathaus (city hall).

The Schadow Market is on one of Düsseldorf’s leading shopping streets, very close to the Schauspielhaus theatre and you’ll find virtually everything there, and something for every budget. As you walk past the festively decorated huts, you will also find lots of other shops that will fulfil just about every wish.

The Kö-Bogen Market has moved and, from 2021, will dazzle visitors on Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz. This area has changed more than any part of Düsseldorf in recent years. Known as Kö-Bogen II, it is a truly unique sight. This building not only improves the air quality in Düsseldorf, but also houses businesses, restaurants and cafés and it is Europe’s biggest greened façade. It has quickly become one of the city’s most photographed spots.

The Sternchen (Little Star) Markt is slightly hidden away in the inner courtyard of Wilhelm Marx House, between Heinrich-Heine-Platz and Kasernenstraße. This little market is a world of its own, far removed from the busy shopping streets.  The dramatic lighting design, the snow-covered huts, and the countless crystals and glittering stars gives this area a distinctive winter feel.

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Dates

December 2022


Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Germany

Make your way to your hotel in Düsseldorf . Depending on your arrival time, begin exploring this wonderfully festive city.

Day 2

Düsseldorf Christmas Markets

Make your way around the city, exploring the different markets and be sure to see them all, as each one has a different feel and well worth a visit.

Day 3

More Markets? Or explore Cologne Christmas Markets

Spend today exploring more of the markets by visiting Cologne. Cologne’s Christmas markets are a veritable Mecca for Christmas market lovers and one of the most popular destinations in Germany. With at least eight separate markets, there is the perfect blend of the traditional, creative and fun.

Day 4

Departure

It’s time to leave Düsseldorf behind. If time permits, enjoy a final stroll through the city before beginning your return journey to the UK.


Featured hotels

Nikko Düsseldorf ****

This hotel is located only a 3-minute walk from Oststraße U-Bahn stop and 900 meters from the upscale shops on bustling Königsallee and 8.5 km from Düsseldorf Airport. The hotel restaurant offers Japanese cuisine. There’s also a cocktail bar. Other amenities include a modern spa with city views, an indoor pool, a steam bath and a gym. Massages and beauty treatments are available. Rooms have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and soundproof windows, along with tea and coffeemaking facilities. Parking is available.


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