„Rhine in Flames“
„Pützchens Markt“, Bonn's giant fair in September
Saint Martin's Parade
Atmospheric Christmas fairs - from November 22 - December 23, 2019
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 fairs 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 eyes: 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 opens on 22 November 2019, the opening hours are daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. It will remain closed on Sunday, 24 November 2019, as this holiday is devoted to the commemoration of the dead.
Besides the central market there are also district Christmas fairs:
- "Nikolausmarkt" in Bad Godesberg: Open from 25 November to 23 December 2019, from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- "Nikolausmarkt" in Beuel: Open on Friday, 29 November 2019, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Saturday, 30 November 2019, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, 1 December 2019, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- "Adventsmarkt" in Duisdorf: Open from Friday, 29 November 2019, to Sunday, 1 December 2019, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.