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Christmas Markets


A treasure trove of the imagination; copyright: Gengenbach Kultur- und Tourismus GmbH
Come to Gengenbach at Christmas to see a festive tradition that is larger than life. The neo-classical facade of the town hall is transformed into a giant Advent calendar. Every evening at 6pm, another of the brightly lit windows is opened. Behind each one is a picture by a famous artist, such as Marc Chagall. The ritual is accompanied by music and theatre and never fails to capture the imagination of onlookers. This year, for the first time, the town hall Advent calendar features hyper-realistic objects painted by Jan Peter Tripp along with works by his father, Franz Josef Tripp, who was the illustrator for a number of popular German children's books. As you make your way to the delightful Christmas market, take the opportunity to see the fascinating exhibitions at the museum in Löwenberg House.

Opening times
11/27/2010 - 12/23/2010
Mon - Fri 15:30 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 20:00

Window-opening ceremony: every day at 6pm, 30 Nov-23 Dec 2010 (on display until 6 Jan 2021)
Entertainment from 5pm, weekends from 3pm