There is nothing quite like spending a crisp winter's evening at a Düsseldorf Christmas Market to get a feel for the festive season. Sip mulled wine or warm cider as you buy artisan-crafted trinkets at stalls strewn with fairy-lights. Or skate under the stars at an open-air ice rink after eating warm pretzels or gingerbread.
Unlike other towns which have a Christmas Market in just one square, Düsseldorf has more than six charming markets spread across the city center, so the whole city is brimming with goodwill and festive cheer. The Radisson Blu Media Harbour Hotel, Düsseldorf is no more than 30 minutes walking from most Düsseldorf Christmas Markets.
Our guide to Düsseldorf’s Christmas MarketsKönigsallee
Come Christmas time, this stylish and exclusive street, Königsallee, becomes even more enchanting with fairy lights sparkling between the boughs of chestnut trees. Explore the artisan stalls on both sides of the mile-long walkway for gifts and treats.
Dedicated to artisan craftwork, you will be able to find and buy the finest trinkets and painted houses, as well as a carver of nativity statues who comes all the way from Bethlehem each and every year.
Engelchenmarkt, the Angel Market
Located at Heinrich-Heine-Platz, in Düsseldorf's Old Town, you’ll find arts and crafts and some beautiful angel-shaped carvings and light-displays.
Sternchenmarkt, the Little Star Market
Located, in the courtyard of the Wilhelm-Marx-Haus, each stall owner paints their roof blue and covers it with fairy lights to create a sea of stars.
The Flinger Straße
Another mile-long shopping street which stretches through Dusseldorf's Old Town. This market features a large nativity window and a pyramid of mulled wine.
For something a little more active, head to Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz and the large open air ice rink to skate with the locals.