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Heidelberg Christmas Markets 2017
During Christmas Market, Heidelberg Old Town is lightened up by the Christmas lights. The romantic, snowcovered backdrop of the Heidelberg Castle, and the expansive, world renowned Heidelberg Christmas Market, cast a spell of enchantment over the city during the season of Advent.
During this four-week period, the Christmas Market, with over 140 special stands distributed over six areas in the Old Town, is open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Heidelberg Christmas Market
27.11. – 22.12.2017
every day from 11 am to 9 pm
Press release: Heidelberg Christmas Market 2011
Heidelberg Palace Christmas Market
5.12. – 16.12.2016
noon – 9:00 pm
(except: December 5 & December 11, 2016 opened 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Heidelberg Christmas Market:
November 24 – December 22, 2016
Christmas on Ice:
November 24 – January 6, 2017
In Corn Market there is the Christmas crèche. This Square is especially laid out for the joy of children. Little stalls house a children’s zoo where the donkeys and sheep may be stroked and petted. Stands with bio-beekeeping products, wooden puzzles, pullovers, and baskets woven on site, offer their wares for purchase. A tasty alternative to Bratwurst are homemade soups and stews with fresh bread and a warm cup of mulled mead.
Only a few steps further along, the Grande Finale of the Christmas stroll is found on Karl’s Square, where an open-air ice skating rink stretches out below the majestic backdrop of the castle. Here skaters have center stage through January 8, 2012 – and ice skates may be rented for a few Euros. At the evening’s close, as one lingers over a cup of white or red mulled wine and a snack, the curtain comes down on a scene of enchantment.
The Grande Finale of the Christmas stroll is found on Karl’s Square, where an open-air ice skating rink stretches out below the majestic backdrop of the castle. Here skaters have center stage and ice skates may be rented for a few Euros.
Christmas on Ice:
until 6 Jan 2017
every day, 10am-9.30pm
Times subject to change on 24 & 25 Dec.
Heidelberg is served from Frankfurt Airport (approx 80 km)
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Heidelberg is served by the A5 A656 (Darmstadt-Karlsruhe/Basel)
To access some cities in German it is necessary to purchase a mark, the Feinstaubplakette”, to be exhibited on the windshield. This rule is now about to extend all over the country.
Further information on the driving mark, as well as a list of locations where it is required can be found on the following webpage : http://www.umwelt-plakette.de/
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