Christmas Markets in Berlin

Christmas Markets, Berlin, Germany

I have a golden rule: “no visiting European cities in December”. Unless it’s some important event that is somehow connected with my friends or family. Or it’s Berlin.

In some previous post I already bragged about my love for this superb city. Any time is good time to enjoy it! Especially the end of November and December. Those are perfect months for all Christmas and Christmas markets lovers. Which includes me.

I love Christmas Markets!

You want to experience the mesmerising charm of Christmas or winter magic? Berlin is the place to be! ‘Christmas Markets’ are scattered across the city. You can stroll around and explore them on cold winter days.

These christmas markets magically tune me in to the Christmas atmosphere. Every single time I visit. And that is exactly what I needed four days before Christmas Eve. After spending a week in sunny Israel, where Santa Clauses stands next to palm trees.

There are about sixty Christmas markets in the whole of Berlin. Few I adore and few ‘an absolute must visit’.

The most delicious roasted almonds and chestnuts can be found at the market close to Europa Centre in east Berlin. They always have huge nutcracker sculptures there too.

Charlottenburg Castle Christmas Market

My favourite of christmas markets is the Charlottenburg Castle Market. It goes without saying that this is thanks to its surroundings. The castle and the park are beautifully lit up.

Apart from the stands with exceptional craftwork. Handicrafts and all kinds of glass pieces, one can enjoy great temporary and permanent exhibitions at the palace. It might be a little farther away from the strict tourist centre but it is worth coming all the way out there.

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market

Another great one of christmas markets is the Gendarmenmarkt Market. It is situated in the prettiest square in the city. Always filled with festively decorated cabins. One can get basically everything here. From spicy glühwein to Christmas tree decorations. 

Fire artists, jugglers, acrobats, choirs, classical, jazz and Gospel ensembles perform every evening. Singing Christmas carols in all possible languages. Even ‘Silent Night’ in Polish! Culinarily, it’s the best market in town. Hosting high-end temporary restaurants like Lutter & Wegner is the best prove.

Potsdamer Platz Christmas Market

The Christmas atmosphere emanates very strongly from the Potsdamer Platz Market which opens up already in early November. The ice rink and snow slope, are the main attractions here. And the Clock Tower from the Ore mountains is this market’s trademark.

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church Christmas Market

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church Market is famous for its amazing 20 meter high Christmas tree! Known for great range of drinks. From cocoa, mulled wine to punch. It’s a place not to miss.

Spandau Christmas Market

Spandau Market is the biggest in the city. It hosts a Christmas Manger with live animals. It owes its main charm to amazing St. Nikolai Church.

More than Christmas and markets I have always loved all the preparations. Such as baking ginger cakes. Long conversations with my mum and sister and making hundreds of ‘pierogi’ together.

Maybe that is why Christmas Markets make me feel so happy. My heart and mind filled with joy andChristmas cheer. Not to mention a significant amounts of glühwein always make me ready for Christmas. Like what you read? Love Christmas Markets?

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11 thoughts on “Christmas Markets in Berlin

  1. I love Europe in the winter. I visited the Christmas markets in Berlin before two years and it was magical! My favorite one was the Charlottenburg Castle Market.
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  3. Michelle W.

    I love Berlin and spent a lot of time there, never during winter though. You’ve inspired me to come back in December!

    • My Travel Affairs

      Berlin has its special flavours every season, but Christmas is just magical and jolly :)

  4. Chels

    I am absolutely in love with Berlin! I have never been during Christmas but I can only imagine how beautiful it can be. I still have yet to try a ginger cake…that will be next on the list :)

    • My Travel Affairs

      Chels Berlin is truly superb and over Christmas is a must! :) I’m there every year few times!

  5. My Travel Affairs

    Berlin is too great indeed!

  6. Berlin is my favourite city on the planet…and the Weihnachtmärkte are the best!!

  7. My Travel Affairs

    Indeed we have :) Love your blog will be coming back for sure.

  8. I found your blog after your post on TBEX. Great job! I look forward to more of your posts. (We have lots of the same things on our bucket lists too!)

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