Christmas Market

Opening hours

Our Christmas market is open from Friday to Sunday. The Christmas market is closed on the Sunday of the dead.

  • Friday

    2 pm - 9 pm

  • Saturday

    11 am - 9 pm

  • Sunday

    11 am - 8 pm

ENJOY A PEACEFUL PRE-CHRISTMAS SEASON

in front of the Palace

Atmospheric lights, cozy wooden huts and soft Christmas music enchant the palace forecourt during Advent. The festive ambience sets the mood for the pre-Christmas season and inspires individual gift ideas. Elaborate handicrafts such as warming wool products and sheepskins, amber jewelry, filigree wooden articles or high-quality natural cosmetics invite visitors to browse in the huts. For the first time this year there are also sweet granola pastries, the finest truffle oil and candles in a variety of shapes and colors to discover.

The Benrath Palace Christmas Market also invites visitors on a culinary journey from sweet to savory: From Flammlachs to Curly Fries, classics such as dumplings or Reibekuchen to Japanese dishes, roasted almonds and candied chocolate fruits - there is something for every taste.

But the trip is not only worthwhile for the unique Christmas market in front of a dreamlike backdrop; special tours and concerts also invite you to get to know the palace from the inside and observe the winter hustle and bustle from inside.

Site Map

Click here for the map of our Christmas market.

Directions and Parking

We recommend you use public transport.

Public Transport

Underground train U71: from Düsseltal via city centre to Benrath, exit at “Schloss Benrath”

Underground train U83: from Gerresheim via city centre to Benrath, exit at “Schloss Benrath”

Trains: S6, RE1, RE5, exit at “S-Bahnhof Benrath”, it’s only a ten-minute walk
 

By Car

A59, A46, exit at “Benrath”
 

Parking

Parking is available in every public lot around the museum, e.g.: at the Orangery on Urdenbacher Alle, on Hildener Straße, Meliesallee and on Benrodestraße as well as on Benrather Schlossufer next to the Rhine. You can also use the nearby car parks on Cäcilienstraße and Schlossgarage on Paulistraße.

Special Opening Hours

Museum Corps de Logis

    Fr | 2pm - 5 pm
    Sat - Tue | 11am - 5pm

Museum Shop

    Mon - Tue | 11am - 5pm
    Fr | 2pm - 9 pm
    Sat | 11am - 9pm
    Sun | 11am - 8pm

Palace Café

    Fr | 2pm - 7pm
    Sat | 1pm - 7pm
    Sun | 10am - 7pm (with Breakfast)

Pre-Christmas Period at Benrath Palace

The trip to Benrath Palace is not only worthwhile for the unique Christmas market in front of a dreamlike backdrop, festive concerts also invite you to get to know the palace from the inside and watch the winter hustle and bustle.
You can get an overview of what we have to offer here.

Impressions from our Christmas market

Many people at the Christmas market, a small iron cock in front, illuminated huts in the background.
Decorative tea light glasses brightly lit.
Children's railway in front of Christmas market huts.
A family rides on a children's railway at the Christmas market

Glowing paper stars
Two children in front of a lit fireplace
Glow balls in daylight, Benrath Palace in the background
Light balls in the dark, illuminated Christmas market huts in the background