From December 1st to 24th, every evening at 5 pm  Cancelled

Every evening at 5 p.m., the street lighter comes down the main staircase of the town hall to open an Advent calendar window.

Then he lights a candle from the Advent wreath erected there.

A mysterious voice then tells a short story appealing to the Saint of the day or the image hidden behind the window that has just opened.

Thus, each showcase makes you discover the religious heritage, the rites and customs of Alsatian Christmas as well as the legendary characters of our region.


From November 27th to 18th December:

Monday to Thursday from 2 pm to 7 pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm

From the 19th to the 30th December: 10am to 7pm

On the 24th: 10am to 6 pm. – Closed on 25th/12

Place de l'Hôtel de Ville.

In TURCKHEIM, from December 1 to 24, the goblins will open the doors of their Christmas market. Throughout the Advent season, a small imaginary world will take the place of the Town Hall: a magical village, made of original wooden houses and all different from each other, built by the little hands of the goblins.


It is by going to the traditional Advent Calendar that you will now discover this magical decor dedicated to children. You will be able to appreciate the work of the local or regional craftsmen distributed in this village made up of about twenty houses, where the children will be able to have fun by helping the goblins during an investigation through the City, but also to share with them their dreams. , through the wishing well.


Every evening at 5 p.m., young and old will attend the opening of the Calendar shutters, by the street light, which will make you discover every day an image from the historical and religious heritage, rites and customs and legendary characters of our region.

For twenty-four days, the "Décapole" and "Brand" rooms located under the Hôtel de Ville are transformed into "Wiehnacht's Stewala", a real Christmas café.


Make the most of your visit and extend your evening in Turckheim by joining our unique and authentic night porter. Every evening at 9 pm, from the “Corps de Garde” building, our night watchman continues a tradition dating from the 16th century. Dressed in period costume, wearing a tricorn, halberd, horn and lantern, he invites you to accompany him on his round through the alleys of our medieval city to tell you stories and legends of Turckheim.

In partnership with the City of Turckheim, the Artisans and Service Providers and the Tourist Office, come to discover this wonderful world as well as the courtyards and shops of the city center.

Visitor friends take the time to let yourself be carried away by the magic of the goblins Christmas market.

by the Association '' Noël à Turckheim ''.


(Christmas coffee)

From November 27th to 18th December:

Monday to Thursday from 2 pm to 7 pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm

From the 19th to the 30th December: 10am to 7pm

On the 24th: 10am to 6 pm. – Closed on 25th/12

 “Brand” and “Decapole” Halls - Turckheim City Hall

The “Décapole” and “Brand” rooms of the Town Hall are transformed into “Stewala”, a café to welcome and warm you.


The local associations serve you a coffee, hot chocolate and mulled wine, accompanied by our traditional "bredele" (Christmas cookies) and the sweetness of the season. All in a warm and friendly atmosphere, and allow you to take a pleasant break.


You will be able to admire magnificent fir trees, kings of our forests, with the traditional decoration of yesteryear.

An entire showcase is devoted to the wonderful glass balls of "Meisenthal", made available to us by the International Glass Art Center, and discover an exhibition of old toys from your childhood


From December 1st to 23rd and from December 26th to 30th: every evening at 9 pm - 31th december at midnight. Corps de Garde

Come participate and discover the unique and authentic Night Watchman who dressed in period costume wearing halberd, tricorn, lantern and horn, performs his round every night at 9 pm evoking the history of the city while punctuating the anecdotes and its song in Alsatian, thus perpetuating a tradition whose written traces go back to 1540.

Spend the New Year's Eve with the night watchman who will make an exceptional round on December 31st at midnight. He will present his wishes to you and the authorities of the City and invite you at the end of the round to share the glass of friendship in the hall of the “Decapole”


Turckheim Tourist
Information Center

Rue Wickram - Corps de garde
68230 Turckheim

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The Colmar Tourist Office is closed until further notice due to Covid-19
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