It’s true! There are Christmas markets in Berlin everywhere! What could be nicer at Christmas than strolling through a Christmas market in the evening, nibbling on speculoos and roasted almonds and drinking mulled wine?
It’s amazing that there are a lot of Christmas markets in Berlin! From the large, romantic Christmas market on Gendarmenmarkt to the many small, district Christmas markets with a long tradition, the Christmas markets and bazaars in Berlin are as diverse as Berlin itself.
Below are 4 fantastic Christmas markets in Berlin that you should visit next time you are in Berlin!
1. Christmas market at Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin
The Christmas market at Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin is one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany. Since 2008 it has been voted the most popular Christmas market time and again . This is mainly due to the romantic flair in front of the magnificent backdrop of the castle. This is illuminated by elaborate light illuminations. In the various stalls you will find everything your pre-Christmas heart desires, from traditional handicrafts to gifts, gingerbread and mulled wine.
A small children’s Christmas market with rides is directly connected to the Christmas market . Every December 6th, St. Nicholas comes to the Christmas market, accompanied by angels and distributes small treats to the children.
Opening times : November 25th – December 26th, 2021
Address : Charlottenburg Palace, 14059 Berlin
2. Christmas market at the Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
In a Christmas setting, the Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt combines visual arts, handicrafts, shows and animation as well as culinary delights. In the large artisan tent you can watch the craftsmen making their products . You can also marvel at various exhibitions by photographers, wood sculptors and painters.
Various culinary delicacies ensure your physical well-being while strolling through the Christmas market. If it gets too cold while eating, you can retreat to the well-heated catering area and warm up. Fire artists , choirs , dance groups and acrobats provide entertainment . You have to pay 1 € entrance fee, which is for a good cause.
Opening times : November 25th – December 31st, 2021
Address : Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin
3. Christmas market in the old town of Spandau, Berlin
It used to be an insider tip, but now Berliners in particular appreciate it, the Christmas market in Spandau’s old town . Definitely one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany, because the streets and alleys become a single Christmas world with a medieval market and a large fir tree. You will find around 250 stalls here with artisans, gift items and of course many goodies. There is also a crib with live animals, which is always an eye-catcher.
Particularly popular with families as it is always family day on Wednesdays. Then Santa Claus comes and takes the children’s wishes and most stalls have family prices on certain products.
Opening times : November 25th – December 22nd, 2019
Address : Carl-Schurz-Straße 29, 13597 Berlin
4. Chrismas market at Domain Dahlem, Berlin
The Christmas market on the Dahlem domain, once a manor, is also very popular because of its particularly beautiful atmosphere . Here you will find very special artisans such as glassblowers, goldsmiths, silk painters, hat makers and dollmakers. And the workshops with barrel painting, pottery and wood restoration also opened their doors at that time. Various delicacies such as handcrafted marzipan, honey and chutney or other delicious rural food ensure your physical well-being.
The cow and horse-drawn carriage rides as well as the crackling fire basket, where you can warm your hands in between, create an even more Christmassy atmosphere . Entry is € 3.
Opening times : Every Advent weekend
Address : Königin-Luise-Straße 49, 14195 Berlin
Corona has been a challenge and we are all looking forward t better times. 2020 was a year to think and rethink. You will soon get to travel to a much more quieter Berlin but the Christmas markets in Berlin will still be there, albeit a bit calmer than yester years. Enjoy your trip to Berlin in 2021!