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 5th January 2025!

Dates overview

Monday, the 25.11.2024

11:00 - 22:00

Tuesday, the 26.11.2024

11:00 - 22:00

Wednesday, the 27.11.2024

11:00 - 22:00

Useful Information


  • 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

Parking facilities

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.


Heinzel GmbH
Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a
50678 Köln


KölnTourismus GmbH
Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Köln

Our offers

Cologne Old Town
Historic town centre


Getting there
Heumarkt and Alter Markt
Heumarkt und Alter Markt
50667 Köln
Heinzel GmbH
Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a
50678 Köln