Rüdesheim Christmas Market of Nations Rüdesheim am Rhein

| Christmas market in Rüdesheim

The Rüdesheim Christmas Market of Nations is an annual event held in the idyllic town of Rüdesheim am Rhein. Each year during the contemplative Advent season, up until December 23rd, the heart of the town transforms into a meeting place filled with the enchantment of Christmas. First launched in 1993 with its unique international focus, the market has since attracted visitors from around the world..

Nestled among the picturesque vineyards of the Rheingau region, Rüdesheim, with its historic charm, provides the perfect backdrop for the Christmas market. The romantic alleys, medieval buildings, and location directly on the Rhine make it an ideal setting for an event of this kind. A particularly impressive structure that lends a special atmosphere to the market is the Brömserburg Castle, the oldest preserved castle complex in Rüdesheim.

The festive event is organized by WM Weihnachtsmarkt Der Nationen GmbH, a company dedicated to the meticulous planning and execution of this event. They ensure that the Christmas market is an unforgettable experience year after year.

The market stalls are set up in the centrally located marketplace and extend along the winding alleys and squares of the old town. It is this combination of international influences and regional coziness that offers visitors a fascinating variety.

A distinctive feature of the Rüdesheim Christmas Market of Nations is its international orientation. Over 120 stands from 12 nations present their goods and invite visitors on a culinary and cultural journey around the world. From handmade artwork to traditional Christmas items – the selection is extensive and diverse.

What makes the market so worth visiting is not just the unique atmosphere but also the comprehensive accompanying program. From concerts and nativity plays to parades – there's something for everyone. A special highlight of the market is the "Christmas Course," which guides visitors through the history and customs of Christmas.

Culinary delights are also a significant part of the Rüdesheim Christmas Market. Traditional delicacies, such as Rüdesheimer Coffee, a local specialty where the coffee is enriched with Asbach Uralt and whipped cream, or the famous mulled wine from the winemaking village, invite visitors to indulge. International specialties, ranging from Finnish flame salmon to French crêpes, also tantalize the taste buds of visitors.

The market is accessible by public transport as well as by car. Parking is signposted, and a shuttle service is often available to comfortably transport visitors to the market.

In conclusion, the Rüdesheim Christmas Market of Nations is a place of meeting, joy, and international friendship that draws people from all over the world to the heart of the Rheingau region during the pre-Christmas season. It is an experience that remains in the memory and invites new discoveries and enjoyment year after year.

The Rüdesheim Christmas Market of Nations takes place annually, and therefore for the twenty-seventh time previsibly in December 2024 in Rüdesheim am Rhein.

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Local time:
09:47 h (UTC +01:00)

Fair location:

Marktstr. 23, 65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein, Hesse, Germany


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Fair organizer
WM Weihnachtsmarkt Der Nationen GmbH
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65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6722 49110
Fax: +49 (0)6722 3183
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Past editions:
  • 20 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2023
  • 21 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2022
  • 21 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2019
  • 22 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2018
  • 23 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2017
  • 24 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2016
  • 23 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2015
  • 24 Nov. - 21 Dec. 2014

Fair location:

Marktstr. 23, 65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein, Hesse, Germany


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Product groups: candles, christmas cribs, christmas decorations, christmas lights, christmas ornaments, christmas pastries, cookies, drinks, food, gingerbread, mulled wine, nativity scenes, punch, tree hangers, wooden decorations, …

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