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Christmas market

Tourist-Information Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6
54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Tel. (0049)6531 500190
Fax (0049)6531 5001919



More than 40 festively decorated stands offer everything a Christmas heart desires: high-quality craftsmanship, colourful toys, glittering Christmas tree decorations, delicious gingerbread and fragrant mulled wine.
The bright lights of the lovingly decorated stands and the special flair of a medieval old town create a magical, dreamy ambience. Many are infected by it - every year people flock to one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany. The Bernkastel-Kueser Christmas Market has been a magnet for visitors for years with a varied supporting programme.

On Sunday 22.11.2020 the Christmas Market will not take place!

Torchlight swimming with Santa Claus
On 5 December, at 17:30, this unique sea of lights shines from numerous torches. The torchlight swim through the icy Moselle has been a highlight for years. More than 100 recreational divers accompany St. Nicholas on his way from the Kueser harbour to the Bernkasteler banks of the Moselle. After the safe arrival at the Mosel shore Santa Claus distributes presents to the small visitors.

Survival Advent Calendar
The largest Advent calendar in the Moselle region is on the market square in Bernkastel. In the windows of the historic half-timbered house of the Adler Pharmacy, a little door opens every evening during the Advent season, accompanied by a Christmassy-artistic performance, a song, a poem or a reading ...

1 December to 23 December: 17.30 hrs
24 December: 11.00 a.m.

Musical Christmas
A Christmas market without music? Not in Bernkastel-Kues! Especially on weekends, visitors can enjoy live Christmas music. At striking locations in the old town, such as the market square, the Bear Fountain or Karlsbader Platz, chapels and music clubs cast a spell over visitors.

St. Nicholas' walk around the city
On the 6th of December the annual Nikolauswanderung takes place. Traditionally this starts at the market place, supported by the "drummer and trumpeter corps of the Landshuter knighthood". The approximately ten kilometer long route runs around the city. Hot drinks such as tea and mulled wine, a warm meal and a chocolaty surprise await the participants ...

Cosy Moselle round trips with mulled wine and Christmas stollen as well as entertaining city and night watchman tours round off the programme of the Christmas market in Bernkastel-Kues.


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Mo–So11:00–19:00 Uhr