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Kiel Christmas markets


Christmas has a new home in the north!

Look forward to the Christmas atmosphere in Kiel from 23.11. to 23.12.2020/ 02.01.2021. Stroll by foot through the city centre and discover the four Kiel Christmas markets and the Stadtwerke Ice Festival!


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

The magical charm of the cosy huts

Experience the Christmas market at the foot of St. Nikolai Church in Kiel's historic quarter.
Historic Center Details

The four Christmas markets and the Stadtwerke Ice Festival are within walking distance of each other, connected by short, welcoming routes:

  • Alter Markt
  • Asmus-Bremer-Platz
  • Bernhard-Minetti-Platz
  • Holstenplatz
  • Hörnspitze
  • Rathausplatz

Stadtwerke Ice festival – Cancelled

The Ice festival, which is organized by Stadtwerke Kiel, will not be happening this year, due to the Corona-pandemic.   


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!

Hotel Berliner Hof

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)