In search of the true Christmas spirit...

On all 4th Advent weekends, the Christmas market at Glücksburg Castle offers a unique Christmas romance and transports young and old into a very special fairytale world.

The mixture of colourful market hustle and bustle and highlights planned down to the smallest detail make the Märchenweihnacht an incomparable experience.

A variety of events and offers make the Busuch a unique experience in the run-up to Christmas.

The Christmas post office, a crispy castle competition, life-size storybooks, storytellers in the castle’s registry office, artists, a romantic light park and our artisans as well as Christmas concerts in the castle chapel make the Märchenweihnacht what it is – one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany.

There are many special offers for children and families at our Christmas market.

Santa Claus comes to the castle courtyard and hands out presents to the children. There is a Christmas post office, a children’s carousel and various other attractions

Offers for groups

For bus groups, we are happy to create an individual offer. On site, we offer groups a straightforward process so that you can go straight through at the checkout. Feel free to contact us!

Opening hours

All 4 Advent Weekends 2023

1st Advent weekend: 1 – 3 December 2023
2nd Advent weekend: 8 – 10 December 2023
3rd Advent weekend: December 15 – 17, 2023
4th Advent weekend: December 22 – 23 (closed on Christmas Eve)

Friday: From 4 to 9 pm
Saturday: From 2 to 9 pm
Sunday: From 12 to 7 pm


Your dogs are also very welcome at our Christmas market.

But unfortunately dogs are not allowed inside the castle.


Magical light park

Our light art installations will take you to a special world. Thousands of lights transform the castle park into a unique fairytale landscape.

Christmas concerts

Christmas concerts in the castle chapel - immerse yourself in a romantic Christmas atmosphere for young and old.

Secret Santa workshop

In the Secret Santa workshop in the white hall of the castle, handicrafts are made.

Attention to detail

Auf der Märchenweihnacht finden Sie nur besonders kreative, handgefertigte und originelle Produkte. Produktvielfalt

Variety of products

Exceptional specialties and handicrafts.

Christmas flair

Experience it yourself: Glücksburg Castle becomes a very special Christmas world.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, we offer individual packages for groups – whether for bus groups or the Christmas party of your company. Feel free to contact us. We will prepare everything so that they can arrive and go straight through without waiting at the check-in.

The entrance fee for the Christmas market includes the castle entrance fee and all attractions at the market, such as light part, concerts, etc.


Children from 0 – 3 years: free of charge

Children from 4 to 14 years: 2,00 €

Adults from 15 years: 8,00 €


Family ticket: 2 adults + 3 children: 18,00 €


Disabled persons receive a ticket on presentation of a disabled person’s card with the

with the signs aG, B, BL receive free admission.

No. Tickets can easily be purchased at the event. However, it is worth using our online ticket system to avoid waiting times.

Yes! At the Märchenweihnacht families will find a varied and lovingly designed program for all ages. A Santa Claus on the market grounds, talking fairy tale characters, Christmas concerts and much more make the visit a unique experience.

The Christmas market will take place at Glücksburg Castle. The historic moated castle becomes a unique backdrop and a very special Christmas world is created around the castle. Experience it yourself! Parking spaces are available in sufficient number. Information on accessibility can be found under Google Maps in the right Sidebar.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Glücksburg for the Christmas market.

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