Nostalgic Christmas market on the church square
Christmas atmosphere, security, a feeling of warmth, delicious scents – all of this is offered by what is probably the most beautiful place in the Ruhr area: the church square.
In these days of Christmas anticipation, Alfred Schulte-Stade's Nostalgic Christmas Market underlines the very special atmosphere of the square surrounded by half-timbered houses with Christmas delicacies, various mulled wine varieties and culinary delights from Schultenhof.
In the splendor of the magnificently decorated Nordmann fir from a Hattingen forest, various Christmas trees offer magical Christmas ideas. Anyone who would like to combine this with a good cause will certainly find what they are looking for in the Sparkasse bank hut of non-profit organizations and associations. The eco-hut offers environmentally conscious shopping with regional and local products. It's worth having a browse.
Festive highlights around St. George's Church
You can feel the breath of history around St George's Church. The splendidly illuminated St George's Church with its tower bell, chiming daily at 5.30 p.m., creates the sense of a special and memorable moment.
The historic St. George's Church with the leaning tower and the magnificent Roetzel organ characterizes the image of the church square and the entire old town. It makes sense to see the impressive building especially in the run-up to Christmas
to stage. Enjoy the special atmosphere right in the heart of the historic old town.
The interior of the church invites you to spend a moment of peace and contemplation. Behind the organ is the historic Kalkantenstube. It is the oldest corner of the 800-year-old church. This place can be reached via a historic staircase from the early 19th century. There, a permanent exhibition (can only be viewed with a guided tour) shows the sophisticated mechanics of the organ with its 2,000 pipes (only 45 can be seen from the front), on which five organ builders worked.
Opening hours for visiting the church:
02.12. – 21.12., 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (except December 10th)
12.22 – 26.12. and 31.12. until 01.01. closed for visits
27.12. – 30.12., 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Registration for the pilgrimage and Kalkantenstube: www.stgeorg-hattingen.de
Meditation – time for you!
Experience Advent: Beautiful texts and live music
02.12. – 21.12. daily from 6:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., except December 10th.
The sound of Advent: Carol singing for everyone
Sunday 03.12 and Saturday 09.12
every 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m
Christmas gospel concert
Friday 01.12, 7:00 p.m.
Happy Singers conducted by David Thomas
Admission: pre-sale €15, general admission €19
Church at night: pilgrimage by candlelight
Wednesday 06.12, 7:00 p.m.
Festive Christmas concert
Sunday 10.12, 6:00 p.m.
Admission 16 €
A Ceremony of Carols
Collegium vocale Bochum
Collegium instrumentale Bochum
Management: Hans Jaskulsky
Rotary organ concert
Sunday 17.12, 4:00 p.m.
5 barrel organs and the historic Roetzel organ get you in the mood for Christmas
Sounding Christmas church – breathe deeply with organ music
Friday 22.12, 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The smallest organ museum in the world
Guided tours of the historic Kalkantenstube
Saturday 02.12, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 09.12, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 16.12, 3:00 p.m.
Admission 3,50 €
We build our manger little by little following the nativity story.
After Eternal Sunday: The Franciscan Forest under the Herrnhut Star
1st Advent: The ox at the manger
2nd Advent: The shepherds on their way to the manger
3rd Advent and 4th Advent: Mary, Joseph and the donkey at the manger
Holy Night: The Birth of Jesus