The Best Christmas Markets in Berlin
If you’re spending Christmas in Berlin you could shop on Wittenbergplatz or buy souvenirs at the Europa Centre, but for a truly special Christmas gift why not visit one of Berlin’s markets? Some of the best Christmas markets in Berlin can be found in the heart of the city. But where else can you go?
There are 60 Christmas markets in the city, so determining the best Christmas markets in Berlin comes down to personal taste. If you’re interested in the biggest one, you will need to visit the market located at the base of the Gedächtniskirche, a memorial church which was only partially restored after it was bombed out during World War Two.
The market at Charlottenburg Castle has been operating since 2007. For the 35 days leading up to Christmas the castle and its grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland with soft Christmas lights illuminating the 150 stalls. Temporary exhibitions inside the castle and a range of arts and crafts outside make this a market you must visit.
Each year the most beautiful of Berlin’s many squares is transformed into a Christmas market. The Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market offers entertainment from jugglers and acrobats. Classical music, jazz groups and gospel music fill the night’s air with song whilst exhibitors sell their wares in a unique atmosphere of festive joy.
This could be the market for you if you’re looking for a modern and warm environment in which to shop, as the Potsdamer Platz Christmas Market is housed within the Sony Centre’s 4,000 square metre area. Here handcrafted ornaments and specially produced delicacies reflect the Christmas spirit like no other market.
There are 56 other Christmas markets in the city, so you may have to visit more than one a day if you would like to experience them all. They run from November 22nd to Christmas Eve. For further information on the best Christmas markets in Berlin websites like Germany-tourism.co.uk and dertour.co.uk are worth visiting.