The Christmas market in Münster is probably one of the best known and most popular Christmas markets in the area. When the old town shines in golden splendour, the gabled houses and churches are discreetly illuminated and the shops are festively decorated and the scent of almonds, cinnamon as well as mulled wine wafts through the streets, the Advent season in Münster has begun. Here you can almost feel the Christmas anticipation with your hands.
Six Christmas markets with around 300 stalls invite you to stroll, shop and enjoy. The great thing is that they are all only a few minutes' walk from each other. So take some time to explore them. This will make Münster's Christmas market an unforgettable experience!
Well sheltered in the inner courtyard of the town hall, this Christmas market welcomes its guests. The radiant sky of lights makes the atmosphere that little bit more festive. The selection of handicrafts, gift ideas and small delicacies is large here. Merry-go-rounds provide amusement for little visitors. By the way: The Christmas market at the town hall is not only the largest, but also the oldest Christmas market in the city.
In the heart of the city, at the foot of the Lamberti Church, the next Christmas market is already waiting for you. The arched houses around the Lamberti Church form a particularly atmospheric backdrop for the Christmas market. The Christmas houses stand close together and, together with the lighting, create a particularly cosy atmosphere. It is not for nothing that the Christmas market is also known as the"market of lights". Another highlight of this Christmas market is the large Christmas fir tree with its many lights.
The market closes on 22 December.
The wooden pyramid at the Christmas market on the Aegidii Market is a proud six metres high. Here, too, Münster shows its most beautiful pre-Christmas side. Brightly lit market stalls, a magnificent nativity scene and chimes spread good cheer. No one can pass by the many delicacies at the Aegidii Market anyway.
The Giebelhüsskesmarkt may be the youngest Christmas market in Münster, but in terms of glittering lights, culinary temptation and romantic Advent atmosphere it is in no way inferior to the other Christmas markets. In front of the walls of the Überwasserkirche, the Giebelhüüskesmarkt is a popular starting or ending point for a short "Christmas walk" through Münster. The Giebelhüüskesmarkt also closes on 22 December.
On the Harsewinkelplatz directly at the sculpture "Kirschensäule" you will find the X-MS Christmas Market. Under the motto "From Münster for Münster", the focus is on regional and sustainable offerings. From arts and crafts to gastronomy, you will only find vendors with a Münsterland connection. In the course of Advent, the Christmas market changes its face again and again with different Christmas huts.
The small Christmas village at the Kiepenkerl monument radiates contemplation and is a good end to a stroll through the Christmas markets in Münster. You'll find high-quality arts and crafts and Christmas gift ideas at the quaint stalls. The Kiepenkerl Christmas market is also known for its delicious culinary offerings. Fancy a Westphalian speciality?
A little history lesson on the side: the Kiepenkerl is a well-known sculpture in Münster. It is a symbol of both the city of Münster and the Münsterland region. In the past, the term "Kiepenkerle" was used to describe wandering traders who belonged to the travelling community.