Heidelberg Christmas Market Weihnachtsmarkt.

Heidelberg’s weihnachtsmarkt or Christmas market, has been my first and only Christmas market so far. The last 3 months have been a little crazy for me, trying to balance school & social/home life. The latter includes spending time with my husband, exploring Germany since we just moved here and the big one ( making our house feel like home).

I decided to take a Saturday off from studying and went to Heidelberg’s weihnachtsmarkt. I did some research beforehand and had a friend joining me, so it was easy to navigate and plan on what to do without wasting too much time.

Should you drive or take public transport?

If you live close, public transport can be quicker, cheaper and stress-free. Go to DB.com and get a ticket/ you can also get a ticket at the train station.

If you live farther & haven’t booked your ticket way in advance (at least 30 days out) it may be more convenient, faster and cheaper to drive.


Heidelberg city has a website with all the parking garages there. Map whichever is closest to your destination and go there.

The Christmas markets are spread out on the Main Street in the old town. We took our time and strolled leisurely trying different food, gluhwein and window shopping in all the little shops.

If you want to get away from the crowds like we did, go to the old bridge or the castle and stroll around. You can also get a great view of the old town and even see all the lights on Main Street.

I hope you enjoyed this post and are looking forward to your trip. I have posted a link below to my Heidelberg Christmas market trip.

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