Market of Ideas

Handicrafts from all over the world and international dishes

Tollwood’s „Market of Ideas“ stands for organic culinary delights and artisan craftwork from all over the world. It belongs to Tollwood like the theater, concerts, art and environmental activities.

At lovingly designed stalls, visitors can discover fascinating crafts and try organic certified food from around the world. 50 food stalls offer organic food and drinks from over 20 nations, including many vegetarian and vegan treats. Visitors can buy international handicrafts and local goods with a clear conscience: goods that come from the so-called developing countries bear the “fair trade” seal.


Tollwood’s offer of food stalls is as diverse as the festival itself. Since 2003, all 50 restaurateurs at the “Market of Ideas” offer 100 per cent organic food. Starting with Indian Thali, to homemade burgers and sweet Baumstriezeln: there is something for each taste and also a vast variety of vegetarian and vegan organic food.

Tollwood Weihnachtsmarkt

Fair Trade

More fairness

Organic Certification

Great taste with a good conscience

Indischer Mann

Raj Dhani

Food and drinks just like in the Indian village

Tollwood Marrakesch

Marrakesch Zelt

Journey to dreamland Morocco


Information for exhibitors and restaurateurs:

Application process

for Market of Ideas

Application process

for restaurateurs

Market of Ideas

All enterprises, exhibitors and restaurateurs alike, who sell products at Tollwood are independent and have their own personel planning. Tollwood is not offering jobs for market or food stalls. Regarding data protection laws, it is not allowed to pass on contact information.

The exhibitors publish current job offers at Tollwood-Marktforum. On this platform it is also possible to publish a job application and to get in touch with the exhibitors directly.


The exhibitors at Tollwood Festival are independent enterprises, who sell their products at the festival. in case of refund or compensation claims, we kindly ask you to contact the exhibitor directly.

At Tollwood-Marktforum you can find information on all exhibitors of the past festivals, including a detailed description.

The “Market of Ideas” is open Monday to Friday from 2 pm and on weekends and public holidays from 11 am.

In winter, the market closes Mon & Sun at 10.30pm and Tue – Sat at 11.30pm.

Please note that during the Winter Festival – like any other Christmas market – the “Market of Ideas” is only open until 10pm on 23 December.

Tollwood makes an effort to construct the festival grounds with its market stalls, toilets, entrances, pathes, areas of movement and encounters as accessible as possible. All tents as well as restrooms and many food stalls are accessible for wheelchair users. However, for safety reasons there are some restrictions (i.e. number of wheelchair spaces) which are determined in cooperation with the official authorities according to the technical data of each tent.

Read more on how to buy a ticket and reduced ticket prices, admission and spaces for wheelchairs at our events, as well as on our disability-friendly toilette [>>].