Wiesbaden Christmas

Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas Market

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27 November – 23 December 2018
Monday – Thursday 10:30 – 21:00;
Friday – Saturday 10:30 – 21:30;
Sunday: 12:00 – 21:00

The picturesque Schlossplatz forms the fascinating setting for the Wiesbaden Christmas Market. The colours of blue and gold and the golden lilies taken from the city‘s coat of arms are the stylish decorative elements for this Christmassy arts and crafts market. Four gates decorated with stars grant access to this fairytale like scene, where young and old will find desirable and beautiful items. Not only will the ambience provide for a cheerful mood, but so will the accompanying program comprising choirs, nativity plays, wind quartets, concerts, storytelling and much more. A further highlight is the public ice skating rink “ESWE-Eiszeit”, which is located at Warmer Damm behind the Hessian State Theatre. A varied programme attracts its visitors.

From 27 November 2018 to 13 January 2019, you also can ascend to 45 metres above the city of lights in the Ferris wheel every day and then taste Hessian treats in the “WinterStubb”. The New Year’s Eve celebrations in the historic Kurhaus are then the final highlight of the year. Ring in the New Year in a stylish atmosphere with a varied programme and breath-taking fireworks display.

The Historic Carousel

The historic carousel on the Schlossplatz is a popular destination for families, kindergarten groups and school parties. A special feature is the fairy-tale motifs on the ceiling of the carousel, whose outside predominantly features illustrations of historic Wiesbaden. Every single detail, every ornament and image is lovingly painted by hand: Biebricher Schloss, Nerobergbahn, Kurhaus … as well as Frankfurt’s Eiserner Steg, Basel’s Rathaus and the Siegessäule in Berlin. Each year sees countless visitors both young and old, flocking to the carousel to take a spin, their eyes shining.

The Ferris Wheel

The Ferris wheel on Mauritiusplatz carries its guests to an impressive height of over 45 meters, promising extraordinary views and impressions during their Christmas shopping. Experience the busy pre-Christmas period in Hessen’s capital from an entirely new perspective.

Visitors to the Ferris Wheel are invited to stop by the “Winterstubb” where they’ll find a large selection of delicious typical Hessian specialties to tickle the tastebuds. The Winterstubb will be open until the 13th of January.

Christmas in Wiesbaden walking tours

During the Twinkling Star Christmas Market a short walking tour “Christmas in Wiesbaden” is offered that takes the visitor to the most beautiful places the city has to offer. Starting from the impressive backdrop of the Marktkirche, the tour passes the large pyramid and continues to the Kurhaus and casino, whose foyer is home to the city’s most extraordinary Christmas tree: over 2,000 poinsettia amaze young and old. On past the Hessian State Theatre with its “Eiszeit” on the Warmer Damm, across the festively illuminated Wilhelmstraße and back to the Twinkling Star Christmas Market – there is plenty to find out and discover about Wiesbaden during Advent. The tour starts Fridays and Saturdays at 3 p.m. at the front door of Market Church.

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