Berlin Christmas Markets

Berlin Christmas Markets city breaks

Incredibly, Berlin offers up more than 60 Christmas markets over the festive season. It may be a modern metropolis and the culture-packed capital of Germany, but it still makes space for a sparkling season of traditional celebrations.

Alexanderplatz Market

Alexanderplatz Market

Enter the place for all things Christmas. Potters, blacksmiths and craftspeople all showcase their unique wares, so 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. You’ll find the massive Ferris wheel as well too.

Charlottenburg Palace

Charlottenburg Palace

You’ll be instantly met with a stunning display against the baroque building. There’s a pyramid at the front, with glitzy stalls and huge hanging lights framing the market. When you’re feeling peckish, dine in heated tents or even just meander with roasted chestnuts and a warm mug of cider 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 panoramic views, this 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 markets is nestled between Französischer Dom, the Konzerthaus and Deutscher Dom. The popular spot has over 150 glistening stalls, so it’s a hit with all ages. You’ll find typical trinkets, as well as origami and other unique items. It’s a haven for glassblowers and candle makers.

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

Berlin City, Berlin Christmas Markets

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Berlin City, Berlin Christmas Markets

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NH Collection Berlin Friedrichstrasse

NH Collection Berlin Friedrichstrasse

Berlin City, Berlin Christmas Markets

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  • Great for friends and couples
  • 190m from the nearest bus stop
  • 450m from 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.
2. The beauty of Berlin
Wandering around Berlin is an elegant experience over 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.
3. A slice of history
Step back in time as you traverse the streets of Berlin. You’ll see amazing architecture and symbols of Germany’s past, including the impressive 17th century Charlottenburg Palace and the boldly-decorated and graffitied remnants of the Berlin Wall.
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.
5. Walking in a winter wonderland
Feel the magic in Potsdamer Platz. When you’re all marketed out, head over to Winter World for some festive fun in the alpine ambience.
6. Bright lights, big wheel
Gaze in awe as the neon wheel twirls 50 metres high above buzzing Berlin. It boasts staggering illuminated views of the teeming city below, in all of its tinsel-draped glory, and it’ll certainly get you into the festive spirit.
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