St. Nicholas market Rheine

| St. Nicholas market on the market square

The Nikolaus Market in Rheine takes place annually on the second weekend of Advent, from Thursday to Sunday. This enchanting market spreads across the historic marketplace, offering a feast for the senses and heart. It is organized by Rheine. Tourism. Events. e. V., an organization responsible not only for the market's organization but also for promoting local tourism and hosting other events in the city..

A distinctive feature of the Nikolaus Market in Rheine is the breathtaking backdrop of the marketplace, surrounded by historic buildings and the St. Dionysius Church in the background, creating a unique atmosphere. Visitors can look forward to a wide range of stalls offering everything from traditional handicrafts to modern gift ideas. Among the exhibitors are local artisans and artists, presenting products made with love and passion – from handcrafted Rheine saline salt by the Saline Gottesgabe Association to honey products from the Beekeepers' Association.

A highlight is the traditional visit of Saint Nicholas, who arrives at the marketplace at 5 PM on Sunday in a spectacular production, accompanied by torch divers, angels, musicians, and many children, traveling via the waterway. The atmosphere is further enhanced by festive lights and a diverse culinary offering, including winter treats like sausages, waffles, jams, and mulled wine.

For visitors arriving by car, there are parking options near the marketplace, making the visit convenient and accessible. Besides the market, the city of Rheine also offers historical insights, particularly through its long history of salt production, which can be experienced at the Saline "Gottesgabe."

Other attractions in Rheine include various historical buildings and museums reflecting the city's rich history and culture. In conclusion, the Nikolaus Market in Rheine is not only distinguished by its unique offerings and special atmosphere but also by its deep roots in local culture and history, making it an unforgettable experience.

The St. Nicholas market take place annually, and therefore presumably in December 2024 in Rheine.

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

Fair location:

Marktplatz, 48431 Rheine, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Rheine. Tourismus. Veranstaltungen. e. V.
Bahnhofstr. 14
48431 Rheine, Germany
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Past editions:
  • 07. - 10. December 2023
  • 08. - 11. December 2022

Fair location:

Marktplatz, 48431 Rheine, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Product groups: beeswax products, candles, candles, christmas cookies, christmas decorations, christmas lights, christmas tree decorations, drinks, food, gloves, hats, honey, jackets, knitwear, leather jewelry, mulled wine, nativity scenes, nativity scenes, pottery, scarves, self-carved nativity figures, tree pendants, wooden decorations, …

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