The program

Romantischer Weihnachtsmarkt auf Schloss Thurn und Taxis Regensburg

Cultural Program

The exceptional cultural program is a highlight at the “Romantic Christmas Market at Thurn und Taxis Castle in Regensburg”. Singers and musicians from Regensburg and the surrounding area add to the cheerful pre-Christmas atmosphere. Concerts are given daily by internationally recognized orchestras, choirs and groups. Certain selected theme evenings also provide entertainment for the visitors. For example, “Original Old Bavarian Christmas” and “Oberpfälzer Christmas in the Forest”. At the end of every evening, a trumpeter plays a live solo version of the classic Christmas carol “Silent Night” on the castle’s balcony.*


Alpacas at the "Romantic Christmas Market"

The atmospheric arts and crafts village has its own enclosure with alpacas. Alpacas are the beautiful, proud, and good-natured camel species from the highlands of the South American Andes.*


Saint Nicholas

In the Bavarian tradition, St. Nikolaus, the patron of the well- being for children, arrives on December 6th and grants children of all ages wishes and rewards them for good behavior. Therefor he regularly visits the "Romantic Christmas Market" on weekends and on December 5th and brings small gifts to the youngest visitors.*



The organizer reserves the right to change the cultural program. Short-term information: Tel. 0941 280 2180 or, as well as on our Facebook page.

Ecumenical Service

Every Wednesday starting at 6pm we host an ecumenical service in the castle grounds of the „Romantic Christmas Market at Thurn and Taxis“ castle. We’d like to offer all visitors of the Christmas Market the opportunity to add a little normality and reflectiveness in their daily lives with Corona. Many churches are only allowed to host a very limited number of believers and therefore, we want to offer a space under the stars for those seeking strength in their faith. Please consider that space in the castle grounds is limited to a certain number of people. First come – first serve!*


Visitors of the Christmas Market can bring a lantern to ignite a light of hope for themselves and for others. In addition we offer our last year’s tradition of “wishes for the world” balloons. Every service participant can take a balloon and write their particular “wishes for the world” on a postcard. All participants will together let those rise in the night sky.*

There’s a special treat for all finders of those balloons: They can send the postcard in addition with their contact information to the “Veranstaltungsservice Regensburg”. Who sent those wishes of, as well as the finder will get free entry for themselves and one additional person to the “Romantic Christmas Market at Thurn and Taxis Castle”!*

We are happy to be able to offer with this service a piece of quiet and spirituality to all visitors of the “Romantic Christmas Market at Thurn and Taxis Castle”.*


To be announced

Please consider:

There is only limited space in the castle grounds. To enter after we reached the maximum of visitors won’t be possible. It pays off to be early!*


The "Kinderzauberwald" opens its doors

The "Kinderzauberwald" at the "Romantic Christmas Market at Thurn and Taxis Castle" invites the younger children into the fantasy world of a homely pre-Christmas season: Under age-old maple trees, surrounded by the sweet smell of roasted almonds and cotton candy, the young guests can expect old, beautiful, nostalgic amusement rides!

A ride on the steam locomotive, a round on the swing boat or a ride on the historic ferris wheel will make every child's heart beat faster. Around the nostalgic amusement rides, the "Kinderzauberwald" also offers a contemplative place to stay for the adults! With a hot cup of "Fürstenkelch" or "Blaublut" you can always keep an eye on your children.*



Puppet theater and mosaic workshop in the "Kinderzauberwald"

For children and for those who feel like children, the puppet theater in the "Kinderzauberwald" regularly offers entertaining hours. The theater will shorten the long wait for the Christkind. Important is active participation of the audience. The children should help the puppet, warn and protect him. The performances are cheeky, loud and sometimes chaotic but these are central elements of the performances. The self-confidence and the imagination of the children will be strengthened.

In addition, they are taught that even in the supposedly worst situation there are ways and means for everything to end well and that wit and intellect often lead to the best solution.

Funny, exciting and educational!*


Dates puppet theater:

Monday to Friday:

4.30 pm and 5.30 pm


3.30 pm and 4.30 pm


2.30 pm, 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm


Mosaic workshop

For all children, the "Romantic Christmas Market" will once again offer the mosaic workshop this year. At the mosaic workshop the young visitors have the opportunity to be creative. The workshop will take place in the tent of the puppet theater during the show free times. The host asks if possible to subscribe in advance via phone (0171/1060799)*


Mosaic Workshop Dates:

Friday to Sunday:

From 12 pm and to the show free times of the puppet theater