Every year, Bonn's Christmas fair conjures up a festive atmosphere on Münsterplatz and Bottlerplatz, on Windeckstrasse, Vivatsgasse, Friedensplatz and Poststrasse. Especially the atmospherically illuminated facades around the Münsterplatz form a festive scenery for the market booths.
Bonn’s Christmas Markets attune everybody to the coming festive days. An unmistakable smell enchants Bonn’s centre, a mixture of gingerbread, potato pancake, fried sausage, burnt almonds, Koelsch beer and Glühwein - mulled wine.
Not only the fragrances of the central and district Christmas markets make them so attractive, but also the hustle and bustle of people and the good mood that reigns in these nicely decorated "Christmas Villages”. Somehow, people seem to be in a friendlier frame of mind towards the end of the year, you meet with friends and acquaintances, or simply come across them. And it is also a feast for the eye: in addition to their admittedly commercial background, the markets have also an emotional impact and even people with less romantic inclinations like them.
Every year Bonn’s central Christmas market attracts visitors from all over Germany and from neighbouring countries.
The Fair is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. It will remain closed on Sunday, 23 November, as this holiday is devoted to the commemoration of the dead.
Last update: December 22, 2014