Nothing gets more festive than a German market in Germany at Christmas. The smell of mulled wine, cinnamon and hot chocolate and the sound of choirs and merry crowds, it’s enough to set your heart alight. Berlin Christmas markets are some of the best in Europe and with so many to choose from you can’t really go wrong.
Which Markets Should You Visit?
The Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt (€1 entry) is one of the biggest and gives you the most festive vibes whilst Berliner Weihnachtszeit in Alexanderplatz is fun for everyone with a carousel, ice rink and ferris wheel. Both are surrounded by beautiful architecture and open almost all day.
Shopping at Berlin Christmas Markets
All of the cities christmas markets are lined with beautiful little wooden chalets selling everything from Christmas decorations to wooly hats and scarfs to wrap up in. As most of the shops sell similar goods at the same prices it’s worth buying there and then if you fall in love with something as shopping around won’t really pay off.
WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt is particularly good if you’re looking for gifts or little decoration or souvenier.
Food and Drink at Berlin Christmas Markets
Isn’t this what we all come to an authentic German market for!? There is an abundance of food and drink choices at Berlin’s Christmas markets with everything from liquer hot chocolates, to roasted chestnuts, hog roasts, german candies, crepes and mulled wines and ciders. You’ll be so spoilt for choice you’ll just have to try everything!
- Most of the major markets have ATM’s inside so you don’t need to worry about running out of cash
- Toilets are available at most toilets but be prepared to pay a cents at some markets as they might charge
- Wrap up warm. Berlin gets extremely cold at Christmas time and you won’t want to freeze!