Christmas Market in Essen 2024

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When: From end November until end December 2024
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Christmas market
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The international Christmas market in Essen (Internationaler Weihnachtsmarkt), in contrary to other Christmas markets has an international character.
Exotic products and unique food from various countries is sold.

The market takes place during Advent, from the second half of November till Christmas day. In the colorful stands, the visitors can buy presents for the holiday, handmade crafts, needlework, lacework and decorations for the Christmas tree.

On the Christmas Market days accommodations can be fully booked, hence it is recommended to make a room’s reservations in advance in order to find a room in a reasonable price.

The holiday music which is heard all around and the colorful lights create a calm full atmosphere.
The special attraction of Essen market is Santa House where unique dresses of Father Christmas, from various countries, are present.

Opening hours
Sun-Thu: 11am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm
Sunday before Advent: 6pm – 10pm


For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Essen and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Event Related Information

Contact details:
Essen Tourist Office
Am Hauptbahnhof 2, 45127 Essen
Tel.: +49 / 201 / 19433
Tel.: +49 / 201 / 88-72041up to -72049
Fax: +49 / 201 / 88-72044

For your attention !

As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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Euro (EUR)
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230V 50Hz
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Time Zone:
UTC+1 , (Summer (DST) UTC+2)
German .
Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark.
Temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm mountain (foehn) wind.
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Information address:
German National Tourist Board (GNTB) Beethovenstraße 69 60325 Frankfurt/Main Fax: +49 (0) 69/75 19 03
Germany background and overview
As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

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