Winter in Mainz

In winter, Mainz is as charming and lively as ever! Visit the large Christmas market in front of the cathedral, or explore one of the smaller, cosier Mainz WinterZeit markets all over the city. They are guaranteed to put you into the mood for Christmas! During Advent, the city offers tourists a range of events such as guided tours and wagon trips and exclusive city break packages.


Christmas market around the cathedral

Every year, hundreds of festive stalls offer their wares at the Mainz Christmas market on the squares surrounding the city's Cathedral of St. Martin. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, there are concerts and stage events to enjoy, among them the traditional fairy tale production at the State Theatre beloved by generations. On demand and with existing capacities there is the possibility to print Christmas motifs in the print shop of the Gutenberg-Museum.

23 November - 23 December 2019
Sunday to Thursday 11 am to 8:30 pm
Friday and Saturday 11 am to 9 pm

For more information on individual events, click here.


Mainz winter markets

The Mainz WinterZeit markets take place in front of the city's main station, on Schillerplatz and on Neubrunnenplatz, where shoppers find lovely Christmas presents and meet up with friends. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine or punch and sample Christmassy food in a seasonal market atmosphere. Thanks to a special arrangement with the city authorities, the three markets with around 40 stalls remain open until New Year's Eve.

Date Time
Schillerplatz 28 November - 23 December 2019
27 December - 30 December 2019
Sunday to Thursday:
11 am to 8:30 pm
Friday to Saturday:
11 am to 9 pm
Neubrunnenplatz 28 November - 23 December 2019
27 December - 30 December 2019
Sunday to Thursday:
11 am to 8:30 pm
Friday to Saturday:
11 am to 9 pm
Bahnhofsplatz 28 November - 23 December 2019
27 December - 30 December 2019
Monday to Sunday:
11 am to 10 pm

More information

Tourist Service Center

Brückenturm, Rheinstraße 55
Mo.-Fr. 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Summer: Easter Saturday to All Hallows' Day
Sa. 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Winter: All Hallows' Day to Easter Saturday
Sa. 10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Tel.: +49 (0)6131-242888

Landesmuseum, Große Bleiche 49-51
Di. 10:00-20:00
Mi.-So. 10:00-17:00
Tel.: +49 (0)6131-2857-191/190

tourist(at)mainzplus.com