Monday, 10 October 2016

Christmas Markets in Berlin

#BERLIN celebrates winter in its own unique style: Christmas shopping on the festively lit Kurfürstendamm, sipping mulled wine in the historical setting of the Gendarmenmarkt, or skiing on the grounds of former Tempelhof Airport. Those seeking relaxation will find it in the spa and wellness areas offered by many hotels, while numerous restaurants offer reinterpreted regional cuisine. Or for something completely different, snuggle under the covers of the BettBike as you tour the city.

Try one of these for a unique experience in Berlin in the run up to Christmas.

Christmas Market at Gendarmenmarkt 21 November to 31 December 2016. The Konzerthaus and the French Cathedral are lit up in bright light with a small tent city built in between. Handicrafts of the noblest kind are sold here, including hand carved cribs, mouth-blown glassware or replicas of historical steam engines. You can see the craftspeople busy in their work whilst enjoying a glass of mulled wine.

Christmas market at the Rotes Rathaus 21 November to 29 December 2016
Visitors can experience the long tradition of Berlin's Christmas markets up close. Puppeteers, storytellers, and children's carousels take Berliners and tourists back to former times. Facades with original images of the old town houses show how everything used to be at one time in Berlin.

Potsdamer Platz  4 November 2016 to 1 January 2017
It is all about winter sports: Whether hurtling down Europe’s largest mobile toboggan run, skating on the ice rink for free or joining a curling competition – fun times for young and old are guaranteed. Free iceskating lessons are available for children ages four to seven. Live music at the Schmankerl-Hüttn creates authentic après-ski atmosphere, while visitors can indulge in Austrian delicacies.

Christmas market on Alte Potsdamer Straße from 21 November to 26 December 2016
Lovingly decorated market stalls with handicrafts and culinary treats while crafts market will help put visitors into a festive mood with some seasonal crafting.

Lucia Christmas market in the historic Kulturbrauerei 
21 November to 22 December 2016 
The market is named after Lucia, the bringer of light, who is especially revered in Sweden. Even the sounds are Nordic: music from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden helps spread a festive cheer. To get another perspective on the festive bustle, take a ride on the nostalgic chairoplane.

Holy.Shit.Shopping at Kraftwerk Berlin on 3 and 4 December 2016
Young Berlin designers gather and present their latest fashion, matching jewellery and fancy artistic works. Anyone looking for a special gift will surely find something adequate – astonished faces are guaranteed on Christmas Eve. Well-known DJs will once again be bringing the beats this year.

21st Eco Christmas Market on Sophienstraße in Mitte, more than 50 traders offer their treats, textiles and art for sale.

Go Holiday news :

Picture Credit: Robert Emmerich Photography 53386035@N05/16072453662">Robert Emmerich - 10 OoF Christmas dreams out of focus in Berlin - Germany  via

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