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Kiel Christmas markets


Christmas has a new home in the north!

Visit the four christmas markets of 2021 and let the smell of mulled wine, roasted almonds and christmassy atmosphere put a spell on you. You can find festive and maritime souvenirs on the markets, in our online shop or at the Welcome Center Kieler Förde.

We are looking foreward to see you at Kiel's christmas markets 2021. Stay safe!



Christmassy experiences

Guided city walk

Before strolling down Kiel's christmas markets, you can discover the fjord city by foot! Gaze at the scenic mixture of modern architecture and traditional buildings in wonder. An exciting city walk, also during christmas time!

Dates: 27.11. to 18.12.,
every Saturday at 11 a.m.

A ride up the town hall tower

Kiel's christmas markets put a spell on you! Discover the nordic christmas world from a bird's eye view by taking a ride up Kiel's town hall tower. Enjoy the breathtaking view on the city and the town hall square.

Dates: 25.11. to 18.12.,
every Thursday & Saturday, each between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Kiel's christmas markets

Romantic. Nordic. Genuine. – Rathausplatz

With this slogan, the new Kiel Christmas Village wishes all visitors a warm welcome! The cosy huts evoke the charm of a colourful village square in one of the neighbouring Scandinavian countries.
Rathausplatz details

Holstenplatz - The original since 1973

The traditional Christmas market on Holstenplatz entices visitors with a completely new construction. The area is illuminated by a great light concept and is a perfect choice for shopping expeditions or some after work relaxation. Holstenplatz details

Asmus-Bremer-Platz-central & in the thick of it

In the geographic center between the markets, Asmus-Bremer-Platz shines in a new splendor and presents itself with more stalls than ever. Enjoy the diverse high-quality gastronomy and be surprised by the quality of your stay. Asmus-Bremer-Platz Details

Heavenly in the Holtenauer Street

In loving green and white pavilions at Bernhard-Minetti-Platz, seasonal specialities are offered and invite you to linger after a shopping spree. Bernhard-Minetti Details


Stadtwerke Ice Festival

The Stadtwerke Ice Festival arrives this year at the Ostseekai! The blades will be glowing here once again from 18th November 2021 till 16th January 2022. This year's skating rink will be in the open, so that you can enjoy a wonderful view on the harbour and the Kiel fjord. All offers and opening times (Ger)


Great success at "Best Christmas City" voting

Kiel was voted "Best Christmas City" second place in Germany by the trade magazine Public Marketing, the Bundesvereinigung City- und Stadtmarketing and Messe Frankfurt. And Kiel not only convinced the jury, it was also voted second in the Audience Award. The Sailing City convinces with its five maritime Christmas markets connected by foot. Further information (Ger)


Accomodation in our partner hotels

Treat yourself to a Nordic and genuine Christmas experience and take two or more days to discover your personal favourite market. We are happy to provide individual advice and offer suitable accommodation options by the Kiel Fjord in our partner hotels Berliner Hof and ATLANTIC Hotel.

more partner hotels and directions

Exclusive Kiel Christmas souvenirs

Our online shop, the Welcome Center Kieler Förde and the Heikendorf  Tourist-Information office offer a range of exclusive Kiel Christmas souvenirs and gifts. Take a piece of your holiday home with you or increase the thrill of anticipation.

Visit the online store (Ger)