Christmas Markets in Berlin

This is a little series about Christmas markets in Berlin:

Japanese Chrismas Market in Berlin

In Japan live about 2 per cent Christians. So for sure, it would not be the first country you would associate with Christmas. But this fact doesn’t keep Berlin from organising a Japanese Christmas market. What you can find there? Please scroll down …

Christmas Markets at Alexanderplatz

Two other famous Christmas markets are the one at Alexanderplatz and just a few metres from there at Rotes Rathaus. I will tell you where you find a rink for ice skating, real snow, which doesn’t depend on the weather and meet Santa Clause.

City-Christmas Market at Gedächtniskirche

The next Christmas market I visited was the one around the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at the Breitscheidplatz in Charlottenburg. The Christmas market is right next to the famous shopping street of Kurfürstendamm. You can reach it by subway getting out at “Zoologischer Garten” or “Kurfürstendamm”.

Winterworld Market at Potsdamer Platz

Berlin has over 50 Christmas markets, one of them is the “Winterworld” at Potsdamer Platz. Potsdamer Platz is one of the most famous places for tourists to visit in Berlin because it is close to the Brandenburger Gate and therefore to the former Berlin Wall. It also offers one of the first traffic lights in Europe (1924), two huge malls, and the Sony Centre nearby. In the Christmas season, there is a huge market – or actually two because they are separated. You can reach the markets really easy with trains and the subway (the station names are also “Potsdamer Platz”).

Christmas Market at the Charlottenburg Palace

Berlin has over 50 Christmas markets, one of them is at the Charlottenburg Palace. Charlottenburg is one of the most expensive districts in Berlin, however, in my opinion also one of the fancier ones. It has different Christmas markets, the one in front of the castle is reachable by a ten minutes walk from the train station “Westend” or there is also a bus stop right in front.

Lucia Christmas Market

Berlin has over 50 Christmas markets, one of them is the Scandinavian Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt with Glögg, Feuerzangenbowle and the “Open-Air-Mantel-Heizung”.