Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Dortmund 2024

When: From mid-November until end December 2024
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Christmas market
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Dortmund is the seventh city in Germany in its size. It is located in the center of west Germany.
Dortmund traditional Christmas Market is held, yearly; from end November till the day after Christmas (during Advent – In the Christian calendar, the first season of the church year, a period of preparation for the birth of Jesus.

Advent begins on the Sunday nearest to November 30 and continues until Christmas). Dortmund market contains more than three hundred various stands that offer handcrafts and presents for the coming holiday.

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 visitor can enjoy the delicious taste of the traditional hotdogs, warm chestnuts and hot wine(Gluhwein), cider and punch that warm the body and soul of the visitors in the cold winter nights of December.

The giant Christmas tree of the city is known due its height. It is 45 meter (147 foot)high and it is illuminated by more than 13,000 lamps.

The decorated stands and the Christmas songs create the atmosphere that is typical to Christmas markets.

Opening hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-9pm
Sun 12am-9pm

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Dortmund and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Contact details:
Dortmund Tourist Information
Phone: +49 230 1899 9222

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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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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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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