Christmas Market

Charles Dickens at Schloss Drachenburg

Also in 2018, Schloss Drachenburg in Königswinter offers its visitors the Christmas market - on the four Advent weekends. With the theme "Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol" visitors will embark on a journey through time into the 19th century. On Saturday, 1st December, the castle opens its doors and invites visitors to a special pre and Christmas time.

The approximately 50 proven and new exhibitors inspire the guests with culinary delights, regional products and a few surprises. Visitors are invited to get in the mood for Christmas and escape from mass consumption. In the wonderful castle ambience, visitors are taken by the hand and accompanied by the Christmas world of Ebenezer Scrooge. The staging of Charles Dickens's classic brings to life the spirits of Christmas and the many figures of the Christmas story.

In addition to the Christmas story, the special market also offers a variety of entertainment. The children are expecting some surprises again this year. The exclusive Christmas exhibition of the specialist for special interior design "Heider Wohnambiente" is a proven highlight of the event. In the castle, selected gift and living ideas can be found in a pre-Christmas atmosphere.

Please note that dogs are not allowed in the castle rooms for insurance reasons!


First Advent weekend
Saturday, 1st December and
Sunday, 2nd December 2018

Second Advent weekend
Saturday, 8th December and
Sunday, 9th December 2018

Third Advent weekend
Saturday, 15th December and
Sunday, 16th December 2018

Fourth Advent weekend
Saturday, 22nd December and
Sunday, 23rd December 2018

Saturdays from 12 to 9 p.m.
and on Sundays from 12 to 8 p.m.

Entrance fees

Combined ticket
including trip with the Drachenfelsbahn and castle entrance:
Adults: 12,00 Euro
Children from 6 years: 6,00 Euro

With the combination tickets no further reductions are possible!

For pedestrians, the usual admission prices for the museum apply:

Adults: 7,00 Euro
Children / Reductions *: 5,00 Euro
Family ticket **: 17,00 Euro

* Reduction allowance: children (from 6 years), pupils, students, severely handicapped, Federal volunteers, groups (from 20 persons)
** Family ticket: 2 adults + 2 children (6 - 17 years)

The combined tickets can be booked on the respective dates on site at the valley station of the Drachenfelsbahn
or in our online shop. Tickets for pedestrians are available at the box office.

How to get to Königswinter:
The directions can be found here
For the journey by car, you will find here the plan of the parking guidance system for the unique Christmas season.