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Christmas market doubles Dusseldorf's joy of "Longest Bar in the World"

27th November 2012 Print
Dusseldorf Christmas arket

Dusseldorf's Altstadt (Old Town) is known as the "Longest Bar in the World" - with more than 260 bars, pubs, and restaurants in under a square mile. When more than 200 Christmas-themed huts line the streets of the Altstadt for a whole month, adding candy, crafts, mulled wine and much more, the splendor multiplies and becomes a winter wonderland for adults and children alike. The city's wildly popular concept of turning its center into seven unique but inter-connected holiday theme markets make Dusseldorf's Christmas Market one of the brightest stars in Germany's holiday market landscape. The city's tourism board offers holiday walking tours and hotel and visitor packages.

Dusseldorf, Germany - Dusseldorf's Christmas Market is German holiday and shopping fun at its best. From November 22 through December 23, 2012, Dusseldorf's Altstadt becomes the site of one of the most successful concepts in traditional Christmas markets. Visitors find seven separate Christmas themes and attractions instead of one large market while strolling through the beautiful historic city center during the holiday shopping season. The city's excellent high-end shopping, primarily on shopping boulevards Konigsallee and Shadowstraße, adds even more options to the
dazzling variety for visitors.

The innovative experience takes visitors through seven separate Christmas villages, each featuring a different theme, design, vendors, and attractions.  Themes include "Angel's Market" with angels and thousands of lights turning the area into a sea of light; a village of artisans working on wrought-iron, glassblowing, and candle making; and booths that are replicas of Dusseldorf's historic town houses.

Dusseldorf's luxury shopping avenue "Konigsallee", which dazzles shoppers all year long, is ablaze with holiday cheer, thanks to thousands of lights and decorations in the giant chestnut trees that line this elegant street. The different formula for the city's historic Christmas Market has been attracting thousands more to Dusseldorf each holiday season since it was introduced several years ago, including many international visitors from the nearby Belgium, Netherlands, France, and England.

The city's tourism office offers options for visitors who like to make the most out of their Germany Christmas experience, including a new seasonal walking tour through the festive Altstadt, called "Advent, Advent," offered November 23 - December 22.

Moreover, visitors during the holiday season can add overnight stays for extended shopping and sightseeing, taking advantage of special Christmas Market hotel packages available through the city's tourism website. Specials are offered for stays between November 22 and December 23, 2012, and start at € 59 per person per double room and € 88 for a single room. All packages include breakfast, a Dusseldorf WelcomeCard (free public transportation within city limits plus 30 free or reduced admissions to city attractions), and a city information package.

The market is open November 22 - December 23, 2012.  For more information on Dusseldorf's Christmas Market, visit

For more information on special holiday hotel packages, visit

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Dusseldorf Christmas arket