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.
What is a Christmas Market? Christmas markets are street markets during the weeks of Advent. These kind of markets are really typical for Germany, but also Austria, South Tyrol (Northern Italy) and some eastern regions in France. The history goes back to the Late Middle Ages of German-Speaking parts in Europe. Christmas markets have a lot of different stalls which sell all kinds of things, also typical Christmas dishes as German gingerbread (“Lebkuchen”), candied almonds, a variety of sausages (“Bratwurst”) and hot mulled wine (“Glühwein”).
The Christmas market is really large and has one little section especially for children with different carousels, a little roller coaster and a special train.
However, the market has also a lot of different stalls where the (international) holders sell Christmas decorations, candles, accessories as well as arts and crafts. You will also find an offer of a variety of food. Germany is really famous for its large selection of sausages, you should give it a try. Though, the market offers even more particular Christmas dishes as German gingerbread (“Lebkuchen”), bread from a wood stove, of course, hot mulled wine and pan-fried mushrooms.
Beside a Christmas pyramid, the market has also a crib and of course a castle, which will be illuminated the whole night in different colours.