Christmas Garden Köln

Get aboard to experience a magical journey and let yourself be enchanted by Christmassy splendor at the Christmas Garden Köln.

Visit us from 19 November 2020 to 10 January 2021, from 5 pm to 10 pm at the Kölner Zoo.

Stay healthy! With our COVID-19 Hygiene Concept

Christmas Garden Köln

Get aboard to experience a magical journey and let yourself be enchanted by Christmassy splendor at the Christmas Garden Köln.

Visit us from 19 November 2020 to 6 January 2021, from 5 pm to 10 pm at the Kölner Zoo.

Stay healthy! With our COVID-19 Hygiene Concept

About Christmas Garden Köln

As twilight falls, the magic begins …

It will not be dark and gloomy in Köln this winter. The Christmas Garden brings light into the dark season – both actually and figuratively – and invites you to take a deep breath and enjoy the anticipation of Christmas in peace and quiet. In contrast to the usual, crowded Christmas markets, the Christmas Garden Köln is a pre-Christmas oasis where friends, couples and the whole family can spend an evening in an atmospheric and festive atmosphere. The Christmas Garden takes you on an approximately 2 km long circular walk through the popular Kölner Zoo with numerous glittery illuminations into a magical Christmas world.

Last winter, around 950,000 visitors came to this winterly, enchanting highlight in Berlin’s Botanical Garden, Schloss & Park Pillnitz in Dresden, Münster’s all-weather zoo, the Wilhelma in Stuttgart and the Royal Botanical Garden in Madrid. The Christmas Garden is now also coming to the Kölner Zoo as a Christmas destination. Anyone who wants to end the magical winter walk in comfort can treat themselves to delicious hot food and drinks on the romantic circular path or take a winter ride on the nostalgic carousel.

FAQ

Admission Times

To allow you an experience full of atmosphere, the admission is limited for visitors per 30 minutes. Please show up at the admission time shown on your ticket and pass the entrance within the half hour mentioned on your ticket. Example: if you have bought a ticket for 5 pm, you can show up for admission between 5 pm and 5.30 pm.

The evening box office closes at 9 pm. Last admission to the Christmas Garden Köln and to the trail is at 9 pm. We ask for your understanding that the security services will inform the visitors still on the trail from 9.45 pm onwards that the Christmas Garden will close at 10 pm.

Opening Hours

The Christmas Garden Köln is open from 19 November 2020 to 10 January 20210, from 5 pm to 10 pm.

The Christmas Garden is closed on the following days: 23, 24, 30 November, 01, 24 and 31 December 2020.

Public Security and COVID-19 Hygiene Measures

With an increased security and steward staff as well as a professional admission organisation, we take the security requirements which have been tightened over the past years into due account on the basis of current standards as well as the hygiene and distancing recommendations (more information). In the interests of a quick admission, we kindly ask you not to take along large bags. 

Ticket Information and Return of Tickets

Children (under the age of 43) have free access to the Christmas Garden. The children receive, however, a free-of-charge ticket so that the precise number of visitors can be checked.
In our online ticket shop you have the possibility to acquire print@home tickets. You can buy these until shortly before the event and take them along with you as a PDF on your mobile phone or as a printout. At the evening box office admission tickets may be acquired as well.

Please note that in the event of loss of the ticket, no replacement or additional printout will be possible. In the same way a return or exchange of tickets is not possible. In accordance with § 312g Para 2 Sentence 1 No. 9 BGB (German Civil Code) there is no right to revocation when acquiring tickets despite the basic existence of a distance selling transaction. This unfortunately also means that when buying tickets the two-week right of revocation and return is completely excluded.
If you have any questions about tickets you have already purchased, please contact the ticket provider myticket.de.

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Highlights at Christmas Garden

Many unique highlights and the appropriate musical accompaniment were designed exclusively for the Christmas Garden 2020 and can only be experienced here. Let the “Glockenspiel” enchant you – take a fun walk along a sparkling path with countless fairy lights and real, ringing Christmas bells. Or marvel at the “Field of Lights”: on a large meadow, thousands of points of light are animated to a perfectly coordinated melody, creating the illusion of a moving, shimmering picture motif.

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Tips for your visit

Book your tickets for the Christmas Garden Köln already in advance sales and save unnecessary queueing at the evening box office. To allow every visitor a moody strolling without hustle and bustle, admission is limited to a certain number of persons per 30 minutes. Experience has shown that the Christmas Garden Köln has a high number of visitors in particular during the weekends and in the time windows before 7.30 pm. We, therefore, recommend that you plan your visit during the week and slightly later in the evening. 

Tickets – easy to buy online

Let yourself be enchanted by the most beautiful light extravganza of North Rhine-Westphalia and get your tickets already in advance sales.

You can purchase tickets conveniently online.