FROM 29.11.2023



Opening hours

The "Romantic Christmas Market at Merode Castle" is open every Advent week.*

(Attention: on Monday, 04/12/2023 and Tuesday, 05/12/2023 the market is closed)


Monday: 3 - 8 p.m. 

Tuesday: 3 - 8 p.m. 

Wednesday: 3 - 8 p.m. 

Thursday: 3 - 8 p.m. 

Friday: 3 - 10 p.m. 

Saturday: 2 - 10 p.m. 

(Attention: on Saturday 23/12/23 the market is open from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

Sunday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.


After the end of the market, the Almdorf with its gastronomy remains open.

*The organizer reserves the right to change the opening hours.



Tickets can be purchased in our online shop.

It is also possible to purchase tickets at the entrance of the market (as longs as the stocks last).


Monday to Wednesday:                                                   7,00 Euro

Thursday to Friday:                                                        11,00 Euro

Saturday and Sunday:                                                    12,00 Euro

Children (aged 6 to 16):                                                   4,00 Euro

Disabled persons with valid card*:                                   4,00 Euro

*The accompanying adult is free when the need for constant company is marked on the card with a “B”

Children under the age of 6 have free admission.


Happy hour from 6 pm

Monday to Thursday & Sunday: 

4,00 Euro


Happy hour from 7 pm

Friday & Saturday:

5,00 Euro


Group discounts:

Groups of 10 will get 1 free ticket (9+1)*.

 *not combinable with other discounts

Monday to Wednesday:                                                     63,00 Euro

Thursday to Friday:                                                            99,00 Euro

Saturday and Sunday:                                                     108,00 Euro

For tour operators and bus companies

We are delighted to organise the Romantic Christmas Market at Merode Castle again and even celebrate our 15th anniversary this year!

Merode Castle is one of the most impressive Renaissance water castles in the Rhineland and is, along with its park, open to visitors during Advent season. Over the past 15 years, the "Romantic Christmas Market", which is based on the roots of the traditional, contemplative Christmas, has gained an international reputation. With its successful mix of traditional handicrafts and selected gastronomy, romantic light installations, open fireplaces and the impressively illuminated castle, the market offers a unique atmosphere.


Your advantages at a glance:
- Signposted coach parking spaces are located near the ticket office
- Early booking discount secured with voucher system
- Tour guide and coach driver receive free admission (valid for groups of 25 or more)

For further information you can reach us at +49 (0)2423/4085511 or by mail to