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A Festive Guide To Berlin Christmas Markets

December 11, 2017

WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt

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.

Berliner Weihnachtszeit

Which Markets Should You Visit?

As you explore Berlin, little Christmas markets will appear around every corner. If I were to pick my favourites it would have to be WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt and Berliner Weihnachtszeit.

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.

Berliner Weihnachtszeit Berliner Weihnachtszeit

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. 

Decorations at WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt Decorations at WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt Pretzel at Berliner Weihnachtszeit

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!

Potsdamer Platz christmas market Cheese balls at WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt Bratwurst at Potsdamer Platz christmas market Hot chocolate at WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt Fries at Potsdamer Platz christmas market

Useful Tips

  • 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!

WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt

Have you visited Berlin at Christmas? Let us know your favourite markets and if you’re planning a trip have a wonderful time! Merry Christmas!

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