Heinzels Winter Fairytale


Christmas market
Located in the heart of Cologne's old town, spread over the Alter Markt and Heumarkt squares, the cosy Heinzels Winter Fairytale focuses on the legend of Cologne's brownies (friendly household spirits called “Heinzelmännchen”). In addition to various themed alleys and presentations by skilled craftsmen from all over Europe, the spectacular ice rink on the Heumarkt is a special highlight of this Christmas market.

By the way: The Heumarkt is open until 7th January 2024!



  • Target Group Teenager

  • Target Group Adult

  • Target Group Family

  • Target Group the Elderly

  • for Groups

  • for Class

  • for familys

  • for individual guests

  • Pet allowed

Payment Options

Entrance Free


We recommend using public transportation.
Stop: Rathaus & Heumarkt
Lines: U 1, 5, 7, 9 and bus lines 106, 132, 133

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Price info

Christmas market: free admission
Ice skating: adults from € 7,50 (Köln-Pass), children from € 4,50 (children’s day)

Rent of skates costs a fee.


KölnTourismus GmbH

Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Köln

+49 221 34643 0


Dates overview

Sunday, the 10.12.2023

11:00 - 22:00

Monday, the 11.12.2023

11:00 - 22:00

Tuesday, the 12.12.2023

11:00 - 22:00

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