Berlin Christmas Markets

Berlin Christmas Markets city breaks

If you fancy getting into the spirit of the season, book a Berlin Christmas Market break! There are more than 60 festive markets peppered throughout the city during November and December, so you won’t be short on things to see and do this winter. It may be a modern metropolis and the culture-packed capital of Germany, but Berlin still makes space for a sparkling season of traditional celebrations.
Alexanderplatz Market

Alexanderplatz Market

Enter the extensive platform for all things festive at one of the best of Berlin’s Christmas markets. Potters, blacksmiths and craftspeople all showcase their unique wares, so really take time to wander around. Sip mulled wine as you soak up the air of excitement and you’ll be treated to far-reaching scenes of the city too. You’ll find the massive Ferris wheel as well, so be sure to check it out!

Charlottenburg Palace

Charlottenburg Palace

You’ll be instantly met with a stunning festive display against the baroque building. There’s a pyramid at the front, with glitzy stalls and huge hanging lights framing the market. You’ll be in a magnificent bubble of fairy lights, kitted out with arts, crafts and a carousel for children. When you’re feeling peckish, dine in heated tents or even just meander with roasted chestnuts in hand.

Klunkerkranich Rooftop

Klunkerkranich Rooftop

Experience something different in Berlin – get the celebrations started from the Neukölln rooftop! You’ll find market stalls offering products that ooze Christmas, as well as fantastic food, paintings and clothing. Combined with its guaranteed panoramic views of Berlin, this Christmas market will be an occasion to remember.

Lucia Market at Kulturbrauerei

Lucia Market at Kulturbrauerei

As a nod to the Lucia Festival and the Feast of Lucy that takes place on 13th December, this family-friendly market is a really fantastic affair. The event is big across Scandinavia, so feast your eyes upon the Nordic traditions as you make your way around. As the music hums in the background, explore the market and its individual charm.

WeihnachtsZauber, Gendarmenmarkt (Nov - Dec)*

WeihnachtsZauber, Gendarmenmarkt (Nov - Dec)*

The most enchanting of Berlin’s Christmas markets is nestled between Französischer Dom, the Konzerthaus and Deutscher Dom. The popular spot features more than 150 glistening stalls, so it’s a real hit with all ages. You’ll find typically festive trinkets, as well as origami and other unique items to purchase. It’s a haven for glassblowers, candle makers and tents serving stellar haute cuisine.

Weihnachtszeit (Nov - Dec)*

Weihnachtszeit (Nov - Dec)*

Feel the festive warmth as you explore the romantic, nostalgic nature of the market. As you peruse the wooden stalls, you’ll see a canvas of old streets and you might even get to meet Santa himself! Youngsters can ride ponies or skate on the ice rink, while you enjoy a mulled wine as the nativity gets underway. It really is full-on fun!

No.20 – TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations
With art galleries, shopping districts and atmospheric bars, Berlin’s got the winning combination – it’s made number 20 in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations in Europe.
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

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NH Collection Berlin Friedrichstrasse

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1. Time to explore
Take a break from the festivities for a few hours of discovery in the German capital. Get out of the cold and spend an entire afternoon on Museum Island. This is where you’ll find the famed ancient exhibitions at the Pergamon, as well as the Neues Museum with its ancient Egyptian treasures. The island is also home to the masterworks that make up the National Gallery.
2. The beauty of Berlin
Wandering around Berlin is an elegant experience during Christmas. A giant fir tree adorns the night sky in front of the famous Brandenburg Gate, while you may even see a dusting of snow across the Tiergarten. Unter den Linden is even more beautiful as golden lights line the lime trees along this prestigious boulevard.
3. A slice of history
Step back in time as you stroll the streets of Berlin. You’ll see amazing architecture and symbols of Germany’s past, including the impressive 17th-century Charlottenburg Palace and the graffitied remnants of the Berlin Wall. Hop on a bus to Checkpoint Charlie and learn about where the Allies would make a crossing. It’ll look even more dazzling snow-topped.
4. Warming treats
Berlin has just the food to warm you up on a chilly winter day. Try a steaming bowl of Berlin Potato Soup, densely flavoured with vegetables, cream and bacon. Currywurst is also a Berlin classic – it’s a delicious Bratwurst hot dog layered with curry sauce. For something more festive, look out for mulled wine (known as Glühwein). You can keep the decorative cup as a special souvenir!
5. Walking in a winter wonderland
Feel the magic in Potsdamer Platz. When you’re all marketed out, head over to Winter World for festive fun in the alpine ambience. The ice rink is ideal for testing your skating skills, while there are plenty of winter sports to check out – including Bavarian curling! The kids will go mad for the toboggan run too, with its over-spilling views of the mighty Brandenburg Gate.
6. Bright lights, big wheel
Gaze in awe at the neon wheel twirling 50m above buzzing Berlin. It boasts staggering illuminated views of the city below, in all of its tinsel-draped glory, and it’ll certainly get you into the festive spirit. You really can’t miss it – not only is it fabulous fun for everyone, but it’s just in Alexanderplatz, making it really easy to reach.
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