Christmas Markets in Berlin
Undoubtedly, when you imagine Christmas markets, traditional German markets come to mind. Berlin has a long history hosting some of Europe’s finest Christmas markets, and it remains one of the most popular cities to visit for its stunning markets during the winter months.
The Berlin Christmas markets are spread out all around the city, transforming some of its most iconic squares and landmarks into magical Christmas wonderlands. Explore hundreds of stalls selling handmade souvenirs, Christmas decorations, and local goods. Some artisans even set up small workshops and make their crafts right before your eyes! There’s a reason why Berlin is such a famed destination- the Christmas markets in Berlin are exceptional.
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There are over 70 Christmas markets in Berlin!
The Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market is decorated with over 1,000 fairy lights.
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Top Christmas Markets in Berlin
With over 70 Christmas Markets in Berlin, it's not hard to stumble across one. These are our favourite and some of the most popular Christmas Markets you can visit in Berlin:
- Christmas Magic at the Gendarmenmarkt: Here you’ll find one of the largest Berlin Christmas markets with over 600,000 visitors each year. The picturesque market is ideally situated between three gorgeous buildings, The Deutscher Dom, the Konzerthaus, and the Französische Friedrichstadtkirche. The market hosts vendors from all over the world, upbeat live performances, and no shortage of Christmas treats like apple strudel and mulled wine. Christmas Magic at Gendarmenmarkt runs from 23 November to 31 December 2020.
- Winter World at Potsdamer Platz: Surrounded by beautiful Linden trees decorated in twinkling lights, the Winter World at Potsdamer Platz is a magical Christmas market. At this market, you’ll find all your traditional Christmas goods, gifts, and sweets, but you’ll also experience something you wouldn’t find in any other Christmas market in Europe. This market houses the largest toboggan slide in Europe!
- Christmas Market on AlexanderPlatz: With an astounding history dating back to the 16th century, this Christmas market in Berlin is not to be missed. Browse over 100 stands selling the finest German goods and treats. This market’s claim to fame is its huge pyramid decorated with over 5,000 lights. Here, you can go inside and get some mulled wine or bratwurst and take in sweeping views of the market and city. There is also an ice rink and carousel to enjoy. This market is running from the 23rd of November to the 27th of December 2020.
- Christmas Market at Charlottenburg Palace: Perhaps one of the most stunning Christmas markets in Europe, the glittering, regal Charlottenburg Palace is the backdrop for this one of a kind market. Over 250 vendors from all around the world set up stalls here to sell their diverse crafts and goods. The remarkable palace gardens further add to the enchanting, storybook feel. This market will also run from the 23rd of November to the 27th of December 2020.
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