rathausplatz Weihnachtlich

Romantic. Nordic. Genuine. - the Town Hall Square

Under this motto, the new Kiel Christmas Village welcomes all visitors! The cozy huts evoke the flair of a colorful village square in the neighbouring Scandinavian countries.

The Kiel Christmas Village with the flying Christmas elf "Ki(e)lian"

The Kiel Christmas Village impresses with its authenticity, originality and hospitality. The huts, designed according to Scandinavian wooden house architecture , turn the historic square into a festive village. On the historic carousel from 1900, everyone can find a seat on one of the lovingly designed horses, carriages or figures.

Three times a day, a mini cog, pulled by six reindeer, flies over the Christmas market on Kiel's town hall square. Ki(e)lian the elf tells his very personal story about why presents are distributed by ship instead of sleigh in Kiel. 

NEW this year: Immediately after the first elf flight (4 p.m.), elf "Ki(e)lian" will tell a fairy tale from his Scandinavian homeland. The procession of little listeners will then move under the weatherproof roof of the Feuerzangenbowle for "fairytale time". The exciting stories are accompanied by hot chocolate for one euro.

This year there will also be chimes with an elf parade. Every hour on the hour, the elves make their rounds from door to door - together with the wooden Hein Daddel, the THW mascot. The elves round is accompanied by music from the chimes.

The Kiel Christmas Village generally complies with accessibility requirements and the site is accessible for wheelchair users. Appropriate sanitary facilities are available.

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Site plan at Town Hall Square

site plan for the Christmas market at Rathausplatz

Opening hours

27.11. to 23.12.2023
Sun. - Thurs. 11:00 - 21:00
Fri. and Sat. 11:00 - 22:00

The Wichtelflug takes place daily at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Fairytale time with the Wichtel is daily after the first Wichtelflug, which starts at 4 p.m. Readings take place in the covered area by the Feuerzangenbowle, admission free, cocoa 1 euro.



from 21.11.23
The Christmas voucher booklet

The Christmas voucher booklet is back this year. For €9, you will receive 40 vouchers that you can redeem at the three Christmas markets in Kiel city centre and save 20% or 50% on culinary and craft offers. 

Available from 21.11.2023 at the Welcome Center, at kiel-souvenirs.de or from 27.11.23 at our Kiel-Souvenirs Christmas market stall at Rathausplatz.



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Contact: www.weihnachtsdorf-kiel.de/kontakt


Town hall tower ride

Enjoy the incomparable panorama of Kiel from a height of 67 meters. After the guided tour of the city's landmark, you will climb to the platform of the building, which was erected between 1907 and 1911. From this bird's eye view, you have a unique view from the city center to the cruise port - an ideal starting point for individual exploration of the city.

KIELGUTSCHEIN wird in Schleife eingepackt

Gift tip for Christmas!

With the KIELGUTSCHEIN voucher you don't just make Kiel residents happy. Visitors to the city can also redeem the KIELGUTSCHEIN at over 80 of Kiel's stores, restaurants and service providers.

Kiel themed Christmas ornament

Exclusive Kiel Christmas Souvenirs

You can find a selection of exclusive Kiel Christmas souvenirs and gift items 'made in Kiel' at our Kiel Souvenirs stall at Town Hall Square. You can discover even more items in our online shop, at the Welcome Center Kieler Förde and at the Tourist Information Heikendorf. Take a piece of your holidays home with you!

Stay overnight in our partner hotels:

Take a little time out and combine your stay at the Kiel Christmas markets with an overnight stay in one of our partner hotels: