St. Nicholas in Bielefeld!

If you're visiting the Bielefeld Christmas Market this year, just plan in a little extra time. St. Nicholas has set up his house in the heart of Bielefeld's old town, and it's a wonderfully cosy place to be!


Everybody knows and can see that he is a noble man who also likes a good time. But the fact that he chose the old town of Bielefeld, of all places, to build his house just goes to prove that he has good taste! And you can be sure of one thing – St. Nicholas is also very particular about living comfort. He has an entire village made from the finest woods with lovingly decorated, snug rooms!

Take a peek inside the House of St. Nicholas – have a seat in his fireside lounge and enjoy an authentic ‘Feuerzangenbowle’ or ‘Fire Tongs’ punch. Schneider’s famous specialities from the beech wood grill cater for everyone’s culinary needs and a diverse side programme provides entertainment each day.

So, if you want to offer friends, acquaintances or your family something special, then you are at the right place! It will make your Christmas outing quite an event. We look forward to seeing you in a unique place and offering you what we do best – total quality and bags of fun! By the way, for Christmas parties and other events in a Christmassy atmosphere, St. Nicholas will gladly make his house available for you. Your party will be unforgettable!

St. Nicholas comes at 6 p.m.!

Every day is of course ‘St. Nicholas Day’ in the House of St. Nicholas.

St. Nicholas comes home every day around 6 p.m. and is already waiting for the wish lists of the little visitors and hopes that they are already practising their singing so he can also deliver lots of presents.

Food and drinks are of course also provided – the spicy ‘Krakauer’ sausage, juicy steaks and top-class Feuerzangenbowle are among just some of the items on the programme.

Schneider’s Original Feuerzangenbowle

Freshly made Feuerzangenbowle will be available at the House of St. Nicholas throughout the day and evening.

It is prepared with cloves, cinnamon, star anise, lemon and orange peel according to the Schneider secret recipe.

Steak tonight!

Have you ever tried our delicious steaks from the swinging grill?

You don’t want to miss out! Kissed by flames, tasty and juicy. That's exactly how a steak has to taste!

Your Christmas party in the House of St. Nicholas

Be it a sports club, a group of friends or family, we have the perfect setting for your Advent get-together. In a festive Christmas atmosphere in our cosy fireside lounge, you can eat, drink, play Secret Santa, sing and laugh in good company – in short: Everything that makes a ‘successful’ celebration.

On top of that, our St. Nicholas has an exciting side programme ready for you, which will transform every celebration into a unique event.


Send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Haus vom Nikolaus
Fam. Ewald Schneider

Please note that reservations are not possible for Fridays and Saturdays.

Introducing the Schneiders

Schneider & Co. oHG – that's Ewald and Christina Schneider and their children Victoria, Ewald Jr. and Walter, a showman family brimming with love and passion for the profession.

The family-run company, with head offices in Munich and Bielefeld, operates at all major fairgrounds in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and in London. These include, for example, Munich’s Oktoberfest, Kieler Woche, Cannstatter Wasen or the ‘Largest fair on the Rhine’ (Düsseldorf Rheinkirmes). With its spectacular free-fall towers Power Tower II and Hangover the Tower, the brand-new rollercoaster Heidi as well as the Christmas village, the House of St. Nicholas, which has been popular for many years, the showman family Schneider guarantees top entertainment all year round.

family history

Did you know?

There are two versions of the House of St. Nicholas. For a few years now, an identical installation has also been creating a Christmassy atmosphere as the House of St. Nicholas at Winter Wonderland in London's Hyde Park.

You can find the whole story at