Christmas market season 2023

Christmas markets in the Moselle and Eifel region

Christmas Garden
Fortress Ehrenbreitstein Koblenz

16.11.2023 – 07.01.2024

The winterhighlight of the year!
The magical journey into a glittering, resounding winter wonderland begins at dusk. The Christmas Garden is a glowing oasis in the open air that invites you to slow down and enjoy the cosy atmosphere. A visit to the Christmas Garden Koblenz is an experience that offers everything that makes a Christmas outing special for adults and children alike!

The most popular light spectacle in Rhineland-Palatinate!

This winter, the imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress will once again be transformed into a sparkling fairytale landscape along a circular route of around two kilometres. New, unique light designs and dreamlike soundscapes have been specially created for the Christmas Garden 2023 and can only be experienced here. The Christmas Garden Koblenz will also delight visitors from previous years with over 30 new attractions. Exclusively at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress: Madonna exhibition with 300 unique exhibits from the last 400 years.

Visitor information
Opening hours: 16 November 2023 to 07 January 2024 16:30 – 22:00, last admission at 20:30
Closing days: 20/21/22/27/28/29 November 2023, 04/11/24/31 December 2023
Tickets from €13.00 (unchanged from last year)
Dogs are permitted.
Combined tickets for the cable car and Christmas Garden available.
10% discount for annual pass holders (fortress, cable car) and members of the Friends’ Association on presentation of their membership card at the box office.
Info & tickets at

Koblenzer Christmas Market

24.11.2023 – 07.01.2024

Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the cosy alleyways of the picturesque old town and be enchanted by the atmospheric sea of poinsettias and garlands of lights. The atmosphere of the festively decorated streets and squares with numerous decorated Christmas trees will instantly put you in the holiday mood.


Christmas Market


Bernkastel-Kues · Mosel

Attractions such as torchlight floats and fireworks, unusual events such as the largest Advent calendar in the region, active activities such as the St Nicholas hike and gourmet treats such as the unmistakable Riesling mulled wine – you can find it all at the Christmas market in Bernkastel-Kues. More than 40 festively decorated Christmas stalls are dotted around the medieval old town of Bernkastel. From traditional arts and crafts to jewellery and candles to nostalgic bric-a-brac, everything is on offer. The gastronomic offerings also leave nothing to be desired: whether tarte flambée, stews, waffles, crêpes or mulled wine.

Icy waters with a chocolatey reward!
The torchlight swim through the icy Moselle has been a highlight for years. Over 100 divers accompany St Nicholas on his way from Kues harbour to the banks of the Moselle in Bernkastel. After arriving safely on the banks of the Moselle, St Nicholas hands out presents to the young visitors.

Larger than life and beautiful to look at!
The largest Advent calendar in the Moselle region is located on the market square in Bernkastel. Every evening during Advent, a little door opens in the windows of the historic half-timbered house of the Adler pharmacy, accompanied by a Christmas art performance, a song, a poem or a reading …

Cast off!
A boat trip on the Moselle at Christmas time? Of course! Cosy trips on the White Fleet are on the programme at weekends. Of course – in keeping with the season – with hot mulled wine and


Mosel-Wein-Nachts-Markt 2023/24

24.11.2023 – 01.01.2024

Traben-Trarbach · Mosel

International and national artisans and exhibitors will be presenting high-quality decorative items, gift ideas, culinary specialities, wine and wellness products, antiques and creative fashion and jewellery design in a Christmas atmosphere in various cellars from 24 November 2023 to 1 January 2024 at weekends and on special opening days.

This underground Christmas market, the only one of its kind to date, is all about wine, indulgence and culture and not only invites visitors to linger in a cosy atmosphere and enjoy Christmas fun underground. The varied supporting programme with cultural, traditional and musical highlights and the events around the ice skating rink also put guests in the Christmas spirit outside the Traben-Trarbach underground world.

Underground Christmas market: Hotel Moselschlösschen, Altes Rathaus/Alte Zunftscheune, Weingut Axel Emert, Keller Galerie Bogner, Keller Villa Nollen
Christmas tree exhibition: Brückenkeller


Wittlicher Christmas Days 2023

24.11.2023 – 19.12.2023


The Wittlich Christmas Days begin on Friday 24 November. The stalls are open from Monday to Thursday from 11.00 am to 7.30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11.00 am to 8.30 pm and on Sunday from 1.00 pm to 7.30 pm. Please note that the market stalls will be closed on the Sunday of the Dead, 26 November 2023. Far away from the hustle and bustle, the small but exquisite Wittlich Christmas Days offer visitors mulled wine, mulled cider, sweet and savoury treats in addition to a Christmas-inspired supporting programme. The atmospheric square on the Lieser invites you to linger under illuminated chestnut trees at lovingly decorated bar tables or in small, cosy wooden huts.


Cochemer Chrismas Market

ab 24.11.2023

Cochem / Mosel

Cochem on the Moselle invites you to its new Christmas market. Not only the squares in the old town centre, but also the winding alleyways are included in the market activities. The lighting along the river promenade and in the town centre creates a Christmassy atmosphere. Visitors to the Christmas market can discover numerous stalls on a tour of the Old Town. The culinary offerings are also impressive. The supporting programme includes themed weekends such as the Fairytale Weekend for children on the first weekend in Advent, the Medieval Weekend with historical traders and jugglers on the second weekend in Advent and the Castle Christmas with a nativity play in the courtyard of the majestic Reichsburg on the third weekend in Advent.

Quelle: Rheinland Pfalz Tourismus

Winningen im Lichterglanz

01. – 03.12.2023

Winningen / Mosel

As the Christmas season approaches, Winningen is transformed into a winter wonderland that immerses its visitors in the heart of Christmas magic and is waiting to be discovered! Seductive scents, handcrafted treasures, twinkling lights: a fairytale Christmas world unfolds around the courtyards and small wooden stalls. Take your time, savour the moment and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the moment! The Christmas lights with more than 600 fairy lights and countless vine balls bathe the historic backdrop of the pretty half-timbered houses in a magical light and let the town shine in a warm glow.


Manderscheider Burgenweihnacht

02.12. – 03.12.2023


On the 1st weekend in Advent, the historic castle gate of Niederburg Manderscheid opens for the Castle Christmas.
Enjoy the unique setting and atmosphere of this one-of-a-kind Christmas market. Against the backdrop of the medieval fortifications, enchanting little stalls are waiting to be discovered by you. Candles, floristry, jewellery, honey products – everyone will find a beautiful gift here to delight their loved ones at Christmas. There’s also plenty of food and drink on offer. All kinds of delicacies such as mulled wine, hot grape juice, waffles and roasted almonds spoil body and soul.

Look forward to a real living nativity scene. Mary and Joseph enjoy the colourful life of the Christmas market together with their animals by the warm fire. Achim and his Christmas friends will get you in the mood for the Advent season with Christmas tunes on both days On Saturday, as dusk falls, the castle grounds will be impressively bathed in soft light from flaming bowls. Experience an incomparable moment in the historic setting of the illuminated castle. Visit the Castle Christmas, a very special Christmas market in the ambience of Niederburg Manderscheid with a living nativity scene. Perhaps the little ones will also discover St Nicholas and coax a small gift out of him.

Christmas Market in Niederscheidweiler



We cordially invite you to visit us at our Christmas market in Niederscheidweiler on 9 December from 2.00 pm. A wide range of festive flower arrangements, creative decorative items and beautiful gifts awaits you. Almost 30 exhibitors will be on site. You can also look forward to delicious food and drinks in an atmospheric setting.

We look forward to seeing you there! ‘

Gemeinsam für’s Gute e.V.

Adventszauber im Kloster

16.12. – 17.12.2023

Kloster Himmerod

On the third weekend in Advent, the former Himmerod Monastery invites you to a very special Christmas market:

The historical ambience of the monastery makes the anticipation of Christmas particularly sensual. With high-quality arts and crafts and delicacies from the region, the medieval cloister, the refectory and the palatorium are transformed into a setting straight out of a Christmas storybook.

Inside the monastery, Advent is celebrated the way Christmas romantics of all ages dream of. Small and large gifts for loved ones are available at the stalls of blacksmiths and weavers, woodcarvers and stonemasons, florists and nativity scene makers. “We were able to attract wonderful artisans from the region, all of whom offer high-quality products, from Christmas decorations to home accessories or fashion for all seasons,” says co-organiser Michael Moll from Manderscheid. The fresh, authentic delicacies for the palate also set the mood for the festive season. Hearty dishes from the wood-fired oven, vegetarian specialities, stews or fragrant baked apples – indulgence is the name of the game. There is mulled wine, of course, but also hot mead from our own apiary or children’s punch: everything that warms and cosies you up in winter.
The festive illumination of the rooms and the inner courtyard create a heart-warming Christmas atmosphere that nobody can resist. This is certainly a visual highlight.
The perfect family experience


Opening hours: sat, 16. december from 12 to 21; sunday, 17. december, 11 to 18


//pic: © Ferienland Cochem

Our special advice

Weihnachtsmarkt der Alfer Baachspouzer

Plakat Weihnachtsmarkt Alf 2023

Christmas market in Alf an der Mosel Baachspoutzerplatz (market square) near the roundabout on the B49 15 festively decorated stalls with 25 market traders in changing line-ups offer decorations, handicrafts, everything for the four-legged friends, jewellery, game products, honey, Asian specialities, chutneys, jam, coffee, wine, sparkling wine, mulled wine, Viez, beer, various culinary specialities and much, much more!

sat 02.12.2023 from 15:00 to 21:00 Weihnachtsmarkt in Alf an der Mosel

19:15 Luuk & Bailey: 80er/90er live on guitar
19:00 Ceremonial lighting of the Advent candle by the local mayor Christian Bömer
Culinary delights: fried fish, mushroom pan, bung cheese, venison sausage, hot dogs, oxtail soup, chestnut soup, spring rolls, Asian dishes, waffles, crêpes

sat 09.12.2023 from 15:00 to 21:00 Weihnachtsmarkt in Alf an der Mosel

15:30 Primary school Alf performance
16:30 Baachspoutzer Musicians
18:00 St Nicholas comes and brings all the children a small gift
19:00 Ceremonial lighting of the Advent candle by the local mayor Christian Bömer
Culinary delights: Spundekäs, venison sausage, fried fish, mushroom pan, hot dogs, Pullfleck, cheese and leek soup, spring rolls, Asian dishes, waffles, crêpes

sat 16.12.2023 from 15:00 to 21:00 Weihnachtsmarkt in Alf an der Mosel

17:00 Martin-Singers: The large choir from Ediger-Eller
19:00 ceremonial lighting of the Advent candle by the local mayor Christian Bömer
Culinary delights: potato pancakes, beef and bean soup, tarte flambée, Spundekäs,
venison sausage, hot dogs, chestnut soup, waffles, crêpes

Samstag 23.12.2023 von 15:00 bis 21:00 Weihnachtsmarkt in Alf an der Mosel
The end of the Christmas market – looking forward to Christmas Eve!
19:00 ceremonial lighting of the Advent candle by the local mayor Christian Bömer
Culinary delights: potato pancakes, beef and bean soup, tarte flambée, Spundekäs,
venison sausage, hot dogs, chestnut soup, waffles, crêpes