The Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt in der Ravennaschlucht) is known for its surreal setting and true fairytale atmosphere at the foot of a 40 meter high viaduct in Baden-Württemberg.
Featuring local artisans and musicians, a central aim of this market is preserving and showcasing local traditions from the Black Forest region… and yes, there’s plenty more to enjoy than just its famous cake!
So, if you’re currently planning your own trip, or simply curious about what Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market is like, then we’re here to help.
Read on for an overview of the Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market, with official dates, hotel recommendations, photos & more.
NOTE: This is a Christmas market we haven’t personally visited yet, so all the information below is taken from official sources for your reference! If you have any personal tips from first-hand experience to add, let us know in the comments so we can improve this guide!
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Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market Dates
Unlike larger German Christmas markets which take place every day during the festive season, the Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market is only open from Friday – Saturday.
The 2023 dates for the Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market are as follows:
- Nov 24 – 26
- Dec 1 – 3
- Dec 8 – 10
- Dec 15 – 17
Official Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market Website
For the most up-to-date information and announcements, be sure to visit the official Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market website here.
Ticket & Admission Information
While most Christmas markets in Germany are free to visit, the Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market is a unique exception.
Tickets must be booked in advance, and will be available on their official website.
Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market 2023 Hotels
Looking for a place to stay nearby while you visit the Christmas market at Ravenna Gorge?
While there are no hotels directly at the viaduct, the best places to base yourself would be Hinterzarten, Himmelreich or Freiburg, which is where the free shuttle buses depart from.
Here are some recommendations on places to stay:
- Budget: Click here to check prices and availability
- Mid-Range: Click here to check prices and availability
- Luxury: Click here to check prices and availability
Getting to the Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market
Wondering how to get to this magical Christmas market location? Here’s some important information about getting there.
BY CAR: A select number of parking spots are available for 5 euros per car. Tickets must be booked in advance on their website or at the tourism information center. Tickets are non-transferable and linked to your license plate number.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: There are free shuttle buses from the Hinterzarten, Himmelreich and Freiburg train stations to Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market. Seats must be booked in advance when buying your admission ticket.
HIKING: Hiking to the Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market is also an option for those who are more athletically inclined. According to the official website, the hike is approximately 3km from Hinterzarten. Click here for more info on the route.
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