Medieval Christmas Market in Durlach Karlsruhe

| Christmas market in Durlach at Karlsburg

The Medieval Christmas Market in Durlach, a picturesque district of Karlsruhe, is an annual highlight traditionally held from the last week of November until just before Christmas. Since its inaugural event in 2002, the market has established itself as a unique experience that transports visitors back to a bygone era..

The historic setting of the Karlsburg provides the ideal backdrop. This impressive castle endows the market with a special atmosphere through its medieval charm. The market extends around the Karlsburg area, offering a comprehensive Christmas experience with its various stalls.

One of the market's standout features is its lively medieval enactment. Bonfires, candlelight, jesters, and musicians from ancient times create an authentic ambiance. Craftsmen, traders, and the knights of the Baden Sword Players provide insights into medieval life, including mock battles and demonstrations of knightly armor.

For children, the market is a true paradise. Archery, storytellers, and a mesmerizing fire show offer an unforgettable experience. The culinary offerings are also diverse: from hearty sausages, Schupfnudeln, flatbread, and pork roast to festive drinks like mulled wine and mead, there is something to suit every taste.

A special highlight is the daily musical program performed by local clubs and groups. The market is rounded off with stalls selling Christmas items, handicrafts, and medieval goods.

In summary, the Medieval Christmas Market in Durlach offers a fascinating mix of historical setting, vibrant medieval performance, culinary delights, and a rich cultural program, making it an indispensable part of the pre-Christmas season.

The Medieval Christmas Market in Durlach in Karlsruhe took place from Wednesday, 29. November to Friday, 22. December 2023.

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Local time:
22:17 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Karlsburg Durlach,
Karlsburgstr. 6, 76133 Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany


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Arbeitsgemeinschaft Durlacher + Auer Vereine e.V.
Raiherwiesenstr. 20
76227 Karlsruhe, Germany
Fax: +49 (0)721 9118982
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Past editions:
  • 29 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2023
  • 25 Nov. - 21 Dec. 2022
  • 26 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2019
  • 27 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2018
  • 28 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2017
  • 24 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2016
  • 26 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2015
  • 27 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2014

Fair location:

Karlsburg Durlach,
Karlsburgstr. 6, 76133 Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany


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Product groups: candles, ceramics, Christmas biscuits, Christmas decorations, Christmas lights, Christmas tree decorations, cookies, drinks, food, gingerbread, hats, heat pads, jewellery, knitwear, lamps, mulled wine, nativity scenes, nativity scenes, pastries, punch, soaps, spices, tree pendants, wooden decorations, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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