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Wiesbaden's Dazzling Gem: Unveiling Germany's Shooting Star Christmas Market! ๐ŸŒŸ

Updated: Dec 5, 2023


I was lucky enough to catch the magic of opening night this week! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… Imagine this: a celestial dancer gracefully moving to enchanting music, vibrant hues dancing across the town hall through mesmerizing video mapping. And then, in a burst of brilliance, the entire market illuminates in a spectacle of sparkling magic. Pure enchantment! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŽ‡



Essential Information when planning your visit:


๐ŸŒ Official Website:


๐ŸŒ Marktplatz Google Maps Link (main market):


๐Ÿ“„ A Full Guide (pulled from website):

Wiesbaden's Christmas Market Guide
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Download PDF โ€ข 10.32MB

If you need to translate, remember that you can use your Google Translate Camera option to take a photo, which will translate the text on the image for you!


The guide includes:

โœ… A market map.

โœ… Event/Activity information, including date and time.

โœ… Opening hours and dates.

โœ… Food hut types.

โœ… Different kinds of shopping options.

โœ… Entertainment.


This is a goldmine of informationโ€”don't miss out when planning your visit! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ”



Now that we have the essentials down, letโ€™s start from the beginning: parking. Hello it's Jasper was kind enough to suggest a couple of parking garages for me, and the one I decided on was perfect for my needs.


๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ Parkhaus Luisenplatz (Einfahrt): This is the one we used. It is directly next to the children's market and about a 10-minute walk to the primary market. We were there from around 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm, which was about 12 euros.


Another suggested parking garage (parkplatz) brought to you by Hello its Jasper:


๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ Parkhaus Markt: Right under the market and pricey. Keep in mind that depending on how busy things are, traffic & crowds may be bad near the market itself.


Please enjoy the slideshow below โฌ‡๏ธ


An exclusive sneak peek! ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ I'm saving all the details for a separate blog, but before the market, we squeezed in this gondola dining experience at Lumen! Stay tuned for the full scoop! ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‹



A tiny taste of the magic with this quick snippet! ๐ŸŽฅโœจ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ



Now, back to the market itself!


We arrived early before the grand opening ceremony that was scheduled for 6:00 pm. You can't miss the main market. Just look for the Marktkirche (church) which provides a stunning towering backdrop over the market squareโ€”a perfect canvas for your photography needs! ๐ŸŒ‡โœจ๐Ÿ“ธ



Here is where things went wrong. Lesson learned, and I should've done better research. Little did I know, the opening ceremony was a grand spectacle! Picture this: a luminous angel dancing, captivating video mapping, spotlight magic, all leading up to the crescendo of the tree lighting up alongside the entire market. My advice? Next year, secure a prime spot about an hour early for a front-row experience. We ended up on the outskirts with a less-than-ideal view, battling the crowds. Quite the disappointment. Learn from my unfortunate mistake and make the most of your visit in the years to come. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ„โœจ



Behold the heart of the festive actionโ€”the sparkling tree stands tall, by the town hall market, and it's not alone in stealing the spotlight! Beneath the branches of the tree you'll find a nativity scene, adding a heartfelt touch to the holiday magic! Lastly, don't forget this entrance sign, setting the stage for an enchanting journey into holiday wonder. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿฐ



Prepare to be captivatedโ€”the main attraction of the Marktplatz Market is none other than this dazzling two-tiered carousel. Its beauty is so irresistible that, truth be told, I nearly snagged a ticket for a whirl myself! ๐ŸŽ โœจ๐Ÿ˜ I kind of wish I did. Regrets are a terrible thing!


Please enjoy the slideshow below โฌ‡๏ธ


This is the official mug, but you can also find others present throughout! โ˜•๐Ÿ”ฅ



Such as this frosted mug found at the Mauritiusplatz! โฌ†๏ธ



Above, you can see the dazzling stage at Marktplatz! โœจ Donโ€™t forget the PDF linked above to find upcoming performances for your visit! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“„๐ŸŽค



Navigating the market is a breeze! ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ Beyond the handy online maps, these brilliant signs are peppered throughout the market, ensuring a lack of confusion. Kudos for the thoughtful touch. I love when they have helpful features like this! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŸ


Please enjoy the slideshow below โฌ‡๏ธ


Next we have the Mauritiusplatzโ€”where the festive vibes are in full party mode! ๐ŸŽ‰โœจ The atmosphere is lively, and I found myself dancing and singing along to the tunes. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿฅณ


๐ŸŒ Mauritiusplatz Google Maps Link:



A wonderful world of festive huts and cozy covered wooden stations dot the landscape of the Mauritiusplatzโ€”a truly charming haven to explore and unwind! ๐ŸŽ„โœจ๐Ÿก



Ice skating is offered at the Bowling Green. I confess, I missed the memo in the informational program (silly me), which makes me sad, because I do love to skate. Even more noteworthy, it's not just any old rinkโ€”it's the largest mobile ice rink in all of Germany! โ›ธ๏ธโ„๏ธ


๐ŸŒ Mauritiusplatz Google Maps Link:



And for the grand finale, a treat for the little ones! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ The Kindersternshnuppenmarkt, (Children's Market)โ€”yes, it's a bit of a tongue-twister! Amidst the enchantment at the Luisenplatz, discover a mini maze, a charming mini train, delightful food huts, and a few other rides. It's a serene haven away from the main market's hustle and bustleโ€”a perfect escape for your little adventurers! ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿญ


Spotted a bit of a holiday chuckle while there (see above)! ๐Ÿ“ฌ๐ŸŽ…

Check out the mailbox above.

"Samta" mail anyone? ๐Ÿ˜„โœ‰๏ธ


๐ŸŒ Luisenplatz Google Maps Link:



Transportation Advice:


โœˆ๏ธ The nearest major airport is Frankfurt (FRA):


๐Ÿš‰ The Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof is about a 16-minute walk away from the Main Market:


๐Ÿš— I already listed parking options above. The only warning I would give is that I hit traffic every time I drive to Wiesbaden from the KMC area. It may or may not happen to you, but just a forewarning!



Dive into a shopping spree extravaganzaโ€”Plenty of shopping is available with a special spotlight on dazzling holiday ornaments. ๐Ÿ›๏ธโœจ There was quite the varietyโ€”I'm even tempted to start my own collection now. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒŸ



Missed foodie moment. ๐Ÿด Due to our earlier dining, I regrettably passed up the chance to sample any of the market food. However, fret not! The handy-dandy PDF linked at the beginning spills all the delectable details on this market feast! ๐Ÿ“„๐Ÿฒ


The photo above is the only one captured, but as you can see, it's pretty awful! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ˜… Let's call it "uniquely candid" and move right along. ๐Ÿ“ท



A great local treat, worth a visit at least once! โœจ



For all you fellow KMC residents, this one's a local treasure waiting to be explored! ๐ŸŽ„


Hello it's Jasper also has done her own review. Click on the link to see her most recent post!



Last but not least, I created a small video from our visit. Enjoy! ๐ŸŽฅ


Are you embarking on your first Christmas Market adventure? Feeling a bit lost? ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ I have my Christmas Market Tips & Tricksโ€”your ultimate guide. Available for $2.99 in my website shop! Let me help make your holiday season a success. โค๏ธ


๐ŸŒ Official Website Link:


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