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The traditional Koblenz Christmas market takes place in several alleys and squares in the picturesque ambiance of the historic old city centre. In over 100 booths there is everything your heart desires at Christmas time. A varied supporting programme with live concerts, an ice rink on Zentralplatz and lots of more attractions turn a visit to the Koblenz Christmas market into an experience that you won't forget so quickly. To get your bearings more easily, we have summarised the range of activities on the individual streets and squares for you.
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On the seven squares of the historic city centre, Zentralplatz, Münzplatz, Am Plan, Jesuitenplatz, Rathausplatz, the square in front of the Liebfrauenchurch and on the Josef-Görres-Platz, allure numerous booths with culinary delicacities as well as a all-round offer of christmassy present ideas.

 

Am Plan
This beautiful square entices you to stroll through the Christmas village complete with Christmas pyramids to linger around.

Forecourt of the Liebfrauenkirche
Father Christmas’s stage, a Christmas bakery and small artisan market: ‘Learn and experience handmade crafts’. Ivory carvers and woodcarvers showcase their craftsmanship and allow visitors to actively participate in the creative process.

Willi-Hörter-Platz
Schaengelbar – a glittering Christmas wonderland and the starting point for the nostalgic 30-minute carriage ride through the festive city of Koblenz. Directly next to this, the courtyard of the city hall serves as a place for reflexion, featuring a large nativity scene surrounded by a sea of lights.

Münzplatz
‘Münzscheune’ and ‘Windmühle’ offer cosy get-togethers even for larger groups.

Jesuitenplatz
Have a nosh under the advent calendar on the roof of the historic city hall.

Zentralplatz
Enjoy skating around in the icy cold on a 400-square metre rink surrounded by the northern ambiance of the Zentralplatz (central square). Ice-skate rentals: €3.50. Nearby in the ‘Forum Confluentes’, you will find a large Christmas tree and ROMANCTICUM – an interactive exhibit on Rhine romanticism.

Josef-Görres-Platz
A train ride for kids circles around the History Column fountain and a wide variety of culinary delights, such as regional wines and mulled wine, speciality game dishes, vegetarian offerings and high-quality gifts in a twinkling atmosphere. Moreover, there’s a Christmas forest with Christmas trees decorated by the primary schools in Koblenz.

SPECIAL: the photo booth at the Koblenz Christmas market
Create personalised postcards either alone or with your nearest and dearest – a memento with festive designs and greetings in line with the spirit of the Christmas market. You can share your snapshot online or chose to print it out for an unforgettable visit to the Christmas Market. The photo booths can be found in the following squares: Zentralplatz, Jesuitenplatz, Münzplatz, Am Plan, Vorplatz Liebfrauenkirche and Josef-Görres-Platz.



Christmas cribs in the Rathaus-Innenhof II

Surrounded by a sea of lights, the large christmas crib in the inner courtyard of the town hall  offers an island of relaxation. Here you can take a break of the christmas stress and hectic.

 

 

 

Experience and understand craftsmanship

"Experience and understand craftsmanship" is the motto on the forecourt of the "Liebfrauenkirche". A number of craftspeople, such as glassblowers, foremen, ivory makers and wood sculptors, show their skills and allow the visitors to  participate directly in the development process.The main focus is on preformance, not only the finished product. For example, with a little help by glassblower Hans Harder, you will be able to make your own glass and discover the fundamentals of glass art.Traditional bakery is shown in the traditional old town bakery "Klein's Backstüffje", in the heart of Koblenz