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Lautrer Advent Program 2022

Tuesday, 06 December

  • 15:00 to 17:00, Collegiate Church*: The petting zoo presents itself – Kaiserslautern ZOO
  • 16:00, Fruchthalle: The Lautrer Christkind and St. Nicholas visit the the culture market – sweet surprises for young and old
  • 16:00 to 18:00, Stiftskirche: Christmas activities for children
  • 17:00 to 18:00, festival area: NIKOLAUS ON TOUR, the Lautrer Christkind and Santa Claus and St. Nicholas have more than just sweets!
  • 18:00 to 21:00, Stiftskirche stage: Rick Cheyenne with Rock’n’rolly Christmas

Wednesday, 07 December

  • 16:00 to 18:00, Collegiate Church: Christmas activities for children & teenagers
  • 17:00 to 18:45, on the festival grounds: USAFE Band “Five Star Brass” Sound of Christmas
  • 17:30, Fruchthalle: “Feel the Music” of the MGV “Liederkranz” 1849 e. V. Otterberg;
    Conductor: Vladimir Gerasimov
  • 18:00 to 21:00, Schillerplatz stage:
    Christmas Beatz with IZZO BEATZ

Thursday, 08 December

  • 15:00 to 17:00, Collegiate Church*: The petting zoo presents itself – ZOO Kaiserslautern
  • 18:00 to 21:00, Stiftskirche stage: Rick Cheyenne with Rock’n’roll Christmas

Friday, 09. December

  • 18:00 to 21:00, Stage Schillerplatz:
    Hansi Schitter – Hansi presents an entertaining program of international groovy, exciting music with rock, pop, Swing, Schlager to alpine rock.
  • 20:00, Fruchthalle: German State Philharmonic Orchestra Rhineland-Palatinate
    Conductor: Pavel Baleff; Alexandra Conunova,
    violin; works by Glinka, Saint-Saëns
    and Glasunov

Saturday, December 10

  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Christmas Bakery: In the children’s Christmas bakery, children can bake their own cookies for free. Pre-registration is not required.
  • 14:00 to 15:00, Schillerplatz Stage: Tanzerlebniswelt Dance School Metzger rocks Santa Claus
  • 15:00 to 15:45, Schillerplatz stage: “abraKIDabra” the children’s interactive magic show! with Christian Fremgen-Hein
  • 15:00, Fruchthalle: Children and family concert
    “Max and Moritz”
    Palatinate Philharmonic Orchestra Kaiserslautern
    Conductor: Anton Legkii Music by Gisbert Näther
  • 18:00 to 21:00, Stage Schillerplatz: Eden Noel – Vocal & Keys – a pianist with a velvety voice!

Sunday, December 11

  • 14:00 to 18:00, Christmas Bakery: In the children’s Christmas bakery, children bake their own cookies for free. Pre-registration is not required.
  • 16:00, Fruchthalle: Musikverein Kaiserslautern 1840 e. V.; Conductor: Christoph Schuste
  • 17:00 to 20:00, Collegiate Church: Concert: Christmas Oratorio I-II by J.S. Bach with the Protestant Kantorei Kaiserslautern, project choir “Christmas Angels”, Kammerphilharmonie Mannheim and soloists
  • 20:00, Fruchthalle: The Beasts

Tuesday, December 13

  • 15:00 to 17:00, Stiftskirche*: The petting zoo presents itself – Kaiserslautern ZOO
  • 16:00 to 18:00, Stiftskirche: Christmas activities for children
  • 18:00 to 21:00, Stiftskirche stage: Rick Cheyenne with Rock’n’roll Christmas

Wednesday, December 14

  • 16:00 to 18:00, Collegiate Church: Christmas activities for children & teenagers
  • 18:00 to 21:00, Schillerplatz Stage: Christmas Beatz with IZZO BEATZ

Thursday, December 15

  • 15:00 to 17:00, Collegiate Church*: The petting zoo presents itself – Kaiserslautern ZOO
  • 17:00, Fruchthalle: “First Strings,” string group of the Emmerich-Smola Music School and Music Academy;
    Direction: Wolfgang Bach
  • 17:00 to 19:00, Schillerplatz stage: “Traditional turkey raffle” presented by Globus and hosted by 96.9 Antenne Kaiserslautern. Participation is worthwhile: At 18:00 clock 30 Christmas night turkeys will be raffled among all participants. The participation cards
    are available at all booths and can be handed in to Santa Claus at the stage from 17:30 hrs. at the stage.
  • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Collegiate Church Stage:
    Rick Cheyenne with Rock’n’roll Christmas

Friday, December 16

  1. 17:00, Fruchthalle: “Happy Voices” Erzenhausen;
    Direction: Carina Würt
  2. 18:00 to 21:00, stage Schillerplatz: Kolping Wind Orchestra Kaiserslautern 1912 e.V.; Conductor: Andreas Vicinus
  3. 20:00 to 22:30, Stiftskirche: Concert: Engelrausch – Winter Jazz

Saturday, December 17

  • 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Christmas Bakery:
    In the children’s Christmas bakery, children can bake their own cookies free of charge.
    Pre-registration is not required.
  • 12:00 to 12:45 p.m., Collegiate Church: Market music with Christmas flute music and the ensemble “pian e forte”.
  • 14:30, Fruchthalle: S(w)ing! choir Mehlingen; conductor: Angelika Rübel
  • 18:00 to 21:00, stage Schillerplatz: Sarah and the Swing Herr’n This good-looking band can make the time-leap into the 20s and 30s. And they can swing, too!


Christmas tree market at the Messeplatz

Looking for a Christmas tree ?
From December 10, you’ll find a wide selection of trees at two stands.

The Christmas tree market at the corner of Bismarckstrasse and Barbarossaring will open its doors on December 10 and will then be open daily until December 23, from Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A wide selection of different species will be for sale at two stands, including spruce, Douglas fir, noble fir and many more.

Advent tours in Kaiserslautern

Join us for an Advent walk through downtown
How cute are bishops? Is Santa Claus a Palatine? The tour leads through pre-Christmas Kaiserslautern and explains Advent and Christmas customs. During the walk through the city, there are many surprising, but also miraculous things to learn about this special time of year. You can also try some of the food!
Saturdays, each at 16.00 o’clock
10.12. / 17. 12.
Price 10,00 €
Group and children tours on request.

Unless otherwise noted, the meeting point is in front of the Tourist Information. The Tourist Information (phone: 0631/365-4019) asks for pre-registration for all tours. Tours are German language unless indicated otherwise.

A pre-Christmas guided tour through Kaiserslautern, dedicated to the history of the city and leading to the various sights.

Dates: Wednesday, 07.12. and Friday, 16.12. both at 4.30 p.m.

Price: 5,00 EUR / 4,00 EUR reduced

Duration of the guided tours 1.5 hours each, meeting point in front of the tourist information office
Tourist Information, Fruchthallstrasse 14, 67655 Kaiserslautern. Tel.: 0631 365-4019
(registration desired)

The Lautrer Advent!

The Kaiserslautern Christmas Market: A very special event in this contemplative pre-Christmas period! A wonderful harbinger of Christmas and a cherished tradition, invites you to stroll and linger.

Experience coziness and hospitality and let yourself be seduced by the smell of roasted almonds and hearty delicacies from the grill. Entertainment is also provided! A varied supporting program with lots of music awaits you!

Let yourself be inspired while looking for gifts: Whether traditional handicrafts, fine Christmas tree decorations or fine Christmas ornaments, there is something for every taste here.

The Lautrer Christmas Market: A great opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and soak up the Christmas atmosphere.

From December 27 to December 30, the New Year’s Eve market invites all visitors to look forward to the turn of the year in a cozy atmosphere.

30th Christmas Market in the Edith-Stein-House

For the 30th time, a Christmas market with exclusively handmade products will take place in the Edith-Stein-Haus, right in the heart of the old town. From 26.11. to 04.12. the varied offer of creative artisans will again attract many visitors to Engelsgasse 1. The charm of the loving decorations, also the smell of cinnamon waffles, you can hardly escape, with Christmas sounds.

In the cafeteria, the parishioners of HL. Martin parish look forward to meeting friends, old acquaintances and many “new faces”. On offer are, among other things, the much sought-after cinnamon waffles, homemade cakes and snacks. A hot lunch is offered daily.

Opening hours:
Monday through Friday: 12:00 to 18:00
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Culture market in the Fruchthalle

For the 40th time the culture market in the Fruchthalle opens its doors! Experience with us arts and crafts, cozy hours with coffee and cake and a great musical program.

What makes the Kulturmarkt in Kaiserslautern unique is that over 70 exhibitors present themselves over a period of almost four weeks. Some of the participants stay for the entire period, but for the most part there is a lively change in the range of offerings. For the visitors a true paradise! You can see and buy for example ceramics, jewelry, light objects, candles, soaps, leather goods, bags, children’s clothing, products made of wood, glass and paper, fashion and textiles, handmade cuddly animals as well as various accessories and decorative items.

Opening hours:
The cultural market is open daily from November 25 to December 18 from 12:00 to 19:00, on Saturdays already from 10:00.
On concert evenings the market is open until 20:00.

“In the Christmas Bakery…
… there’s many a treat …”

The Christmas bakery opens its doors again on December 22.

The little bakers can bake their own cookies in the bakery on Stiftplatz and decorate them according to their imagination. Supported by Barbarossa Bakery, Sparkasse Kaiserslautern, Monte Mare and Party & Tents Service Knörr, the children can bake creative treats to their heart’s content on 75 square meters.

On weekdays, children from local schools and kindergartens bake, and on weekends, all children are welcome to participate without pre-registration. The colorful baking fun is of course free of charge for everyone.

The Christmas bakery is open on weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from November 22 to December 18, 2022.

Kaiserslautern Zoo

Kaiserslautern Zoo

The Kaiserslautern Zoo is a popular destination located in Siegelbach in the northwestern outskirts of the city’s suburbs: an oasis of tranquility where you discover nature, and learn interesting details about the kingdom of animals.

More info

Zoo Kaiserslautern


Photo: © Stadt Kaiserslautern

Wadgasserhof, Steinstrasse 55,
67653 Kaiserslautern
Tel: 0631 365-2326

Open: Tuesday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm; Closed Monday

KAMMGARN Kaiserslautern

The Kammgarn is one of the top venues in Germany and for years has been an internationally respected, first-call concert hall for pop, rock, hip-hop, rap, indie, jazz, blues, comedy, cabaret, punk, goth, infotainment and more.

Fruchthalle Kaiserslautern

Photo: © Stadt Kaiserslautern

Tickets for concerts at the Fruchthalle Kaiserslautern are available from:

Tourist Information Office, tel. 0631 365-2316, Pop Shop, tel. 0631 64725, Thalia Ticket Service, tel. 0631 36219-814 and at all further ticket online advance sales points (Ticket hotline: 0180 5170517), in the Internet at and from home via “print@home” via, as well as from Rheinpfalz Ticket Service (hotline 0180 5003417), in all offices, service points and advance sales points of the Rheinpfalz.

Fruchthallstr. 10, 67655 Kaiserslautern
Tel.: 0631 – 3653450

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 09-12 noon, Wednesdays: 09-16:00, Fridays 09-13:00


Photo: © Stadt Kaiserslautern

Pfalzgalerie, Museumsplatz 1, 67657 Kaiserslautern
Tel.: 0631 3647201
Tuesday: 11:00 – 20:00, Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00, Closed Mondays

The Museum Palatine Gallery in Kaiserslautern was founded in 1874 as a museum of Trades and Crafts. The museum building was constructed from 1875 to               z1880. Today, its main focus is on painting and sculpture from the 19th to 21st centuries.

The permanent collection includes: nos amis. Abstrakte amerikanische Kunst aus französischem Privatbesitz (our friends. Abstract American Art from a Private French Collection)

Theodor Zink Museum

Photo: © Stadt Kaiserslautern

Theodor Zink Museum, Steinstr. 48, 67657 Kaiserslautern
Tel. 0631 365-2327
Tuesday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm;
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm;
Closed Monday
Guided tours by telephone arrangement

Permanent Exhibition: Kaiserslautern – Time Pictures from Ten Millennia

Times of Opening: Wednesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 6pm, Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Documentation – Stations of a Municipal Museum
From the History of the Theodor Zink MuseuEmmerich Smola School of Music and Music Academy

K1 HIGH ROPES Course Fröhnerhof

The attraction in the Palatinate forest

Climbing Fun – Up the trees

A wonderful piece of nature, healthy trees, a few loads of building wood, many meters of steel and the enthusiasm you bring along – discover for yourself the purest joy of climbing! The courses consist of exercises which make the way from one platform to the next a genuine adventure, with obstacles made from cables, swings, rope bridges and wooden bridges.

  • Family tours
  • School trips
  • Team-Events
  • Club and company excursions
  • Birthday parties
  • … and of course also for you!

Download the English language brochure for more info

“The SNUG” Irish Pub

Kaiserslautern’s newest and funnest place to be

Opened in August 2013 in the location of former Irish Pub, Thursty Nellys, it has been totally transformed by new manger, Lisa Muehlberger.

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