The best five Christmas markets in Berlin 2016

The best five Christmas markets in Berlin 2016

During the last months of the year, Germany is extra popular because of its Christmas markets. The German Christmas-atmosphere is different from most other countries in the world. The German people simply love Christmas and this can be observed on the streets, in the shopping-centers and even around touristic attractions. One of the greatest things you can visit in November/December are the christmas-markets. Also in the city of Berlin you can visit many great christmas-markets and most of them already start in the end of November.

Update: Terroristic Attack 19.12.2016

On Monday the 19th of December, there was an attack on the Christmas Market at the Gedächtniskirche (number 5 in this list). We are very shocked and sad about all that happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Almost all Christmas markets have been closed for a couple of days but were opened again on the 21st of December. The people in Berlin clearly want to make a stand again Terrorism and are visiting the Christmas markets to show that their way of living will not be influenced by attacks like this. Extra precautions have been taken to make the Christmas markets more safe.

The Brandenburger Tor after the terroristic attack (© mdr.de)

The Brandenburger Tor was colored like this a few days after the attack (© mdr.de)

Christmas Markets all over Berlin

Because there are almost hundred different Christmas markets in and around Berlin, it might be helpful to do some research before you decide which market you want to visit. It can help to know a bit more about the opening-hours, available specialities and which kind of activities the markets have to offer. We have good news: The list below should help you out if you want to know more about the best Christmas Markets in Berlin. The Christmas markets are spread out all over the city and every one of them has its own benefits. After reading this article it should be a lot easier to decide which one fits best to your preferences.

Below my five favorite christmas markets in Berlin can be found. Suggestions are always welcome, leave a comment or send me a mail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

1. Weihnachtszauber at the Gendarmenmarkt

Christmas-Market Gendarmenmarkt (Berlin-enjoy.com)

Popular attractions like Brandenburger Tor and Reichstag attract millions of tourists throughout the year. But during the months November and December these highlights have to share a part of their fame with Christmas markets like the Weihnachtszauber at the Gendarmenmarkt. Every year more than 600.000 people visit this Christmas market in Berlin-Mitte. The market is located in front of the Konzerthaus on the Gendarmenmarkt and can be reached by foot from several stations like Stadtmitte and Französische Straße.

Unique products
The Weihnachtszauber am Gendarmenmarkt is especially popular for its unique handmade-products. All kinds of manufacturers come from all over the world to show their talent on this market in the middle of Berlin. You can visit this Christmas market for products like origami, ivory and also many different sorts of art. Furthermore, there are many special delicacies to be found: A cup of white chocolate-milk, a bite of a fried apple or special cheeses from different parts of the world are just some examples. A great thing is that most of the stalls will allow you to try for free so it is great to walk around and enjoy all the special products.

Christmas Market Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
Christmas Market Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
The Weihnachtszauber at the Gendarmenmarkt is an impressive Christmas Market

The best Christmas market in Berlin
In my opinion the Weihnachtszauber at the Gendarmenmarkt is the best Christmas market in Berlin. This is partly because of its great location: The market is located between three impressive buildings: The Deutsche Dom, the Konzerthaus and the Franzozische Friedrichstadtkirche. It is not without reason that the Weihnachtszauber has been called the Mercedes S-Klasse of the markets after it was compared to the other Christmas markets (quote from the Berliner Zeitung). Besides the location this market offers a cosy atmosphere with a gigantic Christmas tree, tasty products and daily live-plays to give the audience the real Christmas feeling.

Although some other Christmas markets in Berlin are for free, the Weihnachtszauber costs 1 Euro entrance. But this is a very small investment if you want to enjoy one of the real Berliner Christmas markets. And if you really do not want to pay entrance: During weekdays entrance is for free until 14.00 (except from 24,25,26 and 31 December). By the way: Dogs are not allowed on this christmas market.

Christmas Market Gendarmenmarkt
Christmas Market Gendarmenmarkt
It can be quite crowded at the Christmas market Weihnachtszauber

As mentioned, the Weihnachtszauber is located in the middle of Berlin. It is quite easy to reach this market, the closest stations are Stadtmitte and Französische Straße but you can also decide to have a walk from station Friedrichstrasse. The shopping street near Friedrichsstrasse is also decorated with lights, so it will be a pleasant walk.

Interesting addition: There is also a New Years Eve Celebration at the Gendarmenmarkt. The entrance for that is 12€ and it will take from 7 pm till 1 am (obviously starting on the 31st of December).

Extra tip: This christmas market also offers a special New Years Eve party. If you want to read more about this, you can read the full article about the New Years Eve parties in Berlin.

Name: Weihnachtszauber (Gendarmenmarkt)
Address: Leipziger Strasse 65
Entrance:
1 Euro (Working days till 14.00 = free entrance)
Public Transport:
station Stadtmitte/Hausvogteiplatz or Friedrichstrasse (S-Bahn)
Dates:
21 november till 31 december 2016 (also open on 24,25,26 December)
Opening-times:
Every day from 11.00 till 22.00 (24 & 31 December only till 6pm)
Website:
www.gendarmenmarktberlin.de
 

 

2. Berliner Weihnachtszeit at Roten Rathaus

Kerstmarkt Berlin Roten Rathaus

Alexanderplatz is often referred to as the central meeting point in Berlin. Every day more than 300.000 people visit the square and another 500.000 travel use its train and subway-station during that same time-period. But in December there is an additional reason to visit Alexanderplatz: There are three christmas-markets within walking-distance. On the square of Alexanderplatz itself you can already enjoy some music, Glühwein, stalls and food but it really gets exciting once you walk about 400 meters in the direction of the Fernsehturm. This is where you can find another christmas-market in front of the Roten Rathaus. The market is called Berliner Weihnachtszeit and it will not be hard to spot this christmas market because you just have to look for its massive Ferris wheel (50 meters high).

Kerstmarkt Roten Rathaus (berlin-enjoy.com)
Christmas Market Berlin Rotes Rathaus
The Berliner Weihnachtszeit with its massive Ferris Wheel

The Berliner Weihnachtszeit is one of the most famous and also oldest Christmas markets in Berlin and attracts many visitors throughout the winter. The different stalls at this market are decorated in the style of the early 1900s, which gives the market a very unique and special look.

Ice Skating
Besides the gigantic Ferris wheel and the unique stalls, the Berliner Weihnachtszeit also offers a large iceskating-ring. With a total surface of 600 square meter, this is the largest of its kind in Berlin. You can enter the ice for free but you will have to pay 4 euro if you want to rent skates. This Christmas market in the center of Berlin has a lot to offer for both the young and old.

Christmas Market Berlin Roten RathausThe historical style of the stalls at Berliner Weihnachtszeit

As mentioned above, the Berliner Weihnachtszeit is also a very popular Christmas markets for children. Besides the Ferris wheel there is small farm with some friendly animals which children can ride and feed. If you are planning to visit this market with children, make sure you check the website below because a real Santaclaus visits this Christmas market several times a day and obviously this is a highlight for many children (Last year his visits were scheduled at 16.30, 18.30 and 20.30).

Name: Berliner Weihnachtszeit
Address
: Spandauer Straße/Jüdenstraße
Entrance: Free
Public transport: U or S-Bahn to station Alexanderplatz
Dates: 21 November till 29 December 2016 (closed on the 24th but open on 25 & 26 December)
Opening-times: 12.00 – 22.00 (during weekends 11.00-22.00)
Website: www.berlinerweihnachtszeit.de

 
 

3. Wintertraum am Alexa (incl. fair)

Christmas Market Berlin ALEXA themepark

Not very far from the Berliner Weihnachtszeit, on the other side of Alexanderplatz, you can find a Christmas market called Wintertraum am Alexa. Between shopping center Alexa and station Jannowitzbrucke you will not have a hard time to spot this market, which is definitely the most modern Christmas market in Berlin. A large Ferris wheel, a rollercoaster, spinning attractions and bumper cars: Wintertraum am Alexa offers it all.

Alexa christmas market berlin
Wintertraum am Alexa Weihnachtsmarkt
Photos from Wintertraum, the right one is taken from the Fernsehturm (© www.blume-service.de)

Mix of tradition and excitement
Besides the attractions, you can also find the traditional stalls with food, Glühwein and other German delicacies at the Wintertraum-market. In the typical, small, wooden huts you can recover from a bumpy ride in rollercoaster the “Wilde Maus” or a freefall from the “Voodoo Jumper”. It is not without reason that the Wintertraum is a very popular Christmas market in Berlin for teenagers.

If you are looking for a mix between tradition and excitement, the Wintertraum is the christmas market to visit. There are activities for all ages so also the younger children will have fun at the more innocent attractions. The best thing is: While the children are running around enjoying themselves, the parents can enjoy their beer and have some time for themselves.

Coca Cola Truck
The last couple of years, just before Christmas, you could also spot the famous Coca Cola Truck at the Wintertraum am Alexa. The massive truck, which is known from the Coca Cola commercials around Christmas, was parked on the surface of the Weihnachtstraum and attracted a lot of visitors. It is not completely sure that the Truck will be presented in 2016 again, but we will try to update this article as soon as get more information.

Name: Wintertraum
Address
: Alexanderstraße
Entrance: Free
Public Transport: U or S-Bahn station Jannowitzbrucke/Alexanderplatz
Dates: 21 november till 23 december 2016
Opening-times: 14.00 – 22.00
(during weekends 12.00 – 22.00)
Website: www.blume-service.de

Christmas Market Alexa

 

 

4. Winterwelt am Potsdamer Platz

Weihnachtsmarkt Hearts

Another great location, which cannot be ignored in a list of Christmas markets in Berlin, is Potsdamer Platz. This Christmas market is often referred to as the Winterwelt and is located directly between the immense buildings of Potsdamer Platz. Every year an incredible amount of 2,5 million people visit the Winterwelt Christmas market in Berlin.

Einstockschießen and Luge
One of the reason many people visit Winterwelt is the giant rodelbahn. After buying a tickets (1,50€) you can slide down a large snowy mountain sitting on a tire. It might sound like something which is not possible in the middle of the Berlin, but if you go there you will be able to see it with your own eyes. Besides this, the Winterwelt-market is also known for some other activities: You can go iceskating or play a game called Eisstockschießen. This last thing can best be explained as a game which is a mix between bowling and curling. Even for Berlin this is quite an unique activity and that is why many people want to give it a try. Eisstockschießen costs between 20 and 30 euro per hour (depending on the time). More information can be found on the website below.

Winterwelt Potsdamer Platz Weihnachtsmarkt
Winterwelt Potsdamer Platz Weihnachtsmarkt
Examples of the activities at Winterwelt am Potsdamer Platz

The Winterwelt am Potsdamer Platz is the only Christmas market in Berlin which is already open in the beginning of November. Besides that it will stay open till the 1st of January 2017 so it is open for almost two months. So if you love Christmas and already want to get in the right mood in November: The Winterwelt might be just the place for you. Enjoy the stalls, the different activities and live-music during the weekend.

Name: Winterwelt am Potsdamer Platz
Address
: Potsdamer Platz
Entrance: Free
Public Transport: U-bahn (U2) en S-Bahn (S1, S2) to station Potsdamer Platz
Dates: 4 November 2016 till 1 January 2017 (open during christmas)
Opening-times: 10.00 – 22.00 (24 December only till 14.00)
Website : www.potsdamerplatz.de/entertainment-kultur/events/winterwelt/

 

5. Weihnachtsmarkt am Gedachtniskirche

Christmas Market Berlin Kurfurstendamm

Also in the west of Berlin you can find some good Christmas markets. Compared to the other markets in this list, the Weihnachtsmarkt am Gedächtniskirche is a bit further away from the center of Berlin, but this does not mean that the market is hard to reach. Besides that you can combine this christmas market with many other activities which makes it worth the small trip: The Gedächtniskirche is an attraction with a very rich history and also Kurfurstendamm is nearby so why not combine this Christmas market with an afternoon of shopping.

Weihnachtsmarkt berlin The entrance of the Christmas Market at the Gedachtniskirche in Berlin

The Weihnachtsmarkt am Gedächtniskirche will be organized for the 33rd time this year. Last year around 175 stalls could be found between station Zoologischer Garten and the Gedächtniskirche and most of them are quite unique and have versatile products. Things like Christmas decorations, toys, presents and handmade art can all be bought here. Also for different kind of food and drinks you came to the right place, a nice Glühwein or some fried mushrooms taste delicious after a tough day of shopping!

Name: Weihnachtsmarkt am Gedachtniskirche
Address: Kantstraße
Entrance: Free
Public Transport: U or S-Bahn to station Zoologischer Garten
Dates: 21 November 2016 till 1 January 2017 (open during christmas but different opening-hours)
Opening-times: 11.00 – 21.00 (Friday and Saturday: 11.00 – 22.00)
Website: No Official Website
 

 

Summary: Christmas Markets in Berlin

Altogether we can conclude that everybody should be able to find a suitable Christmas market in Berlin. If you are looking for excitement you probably like to visit the “theme park” at Alexa and when you love iceskating it is a good idea to go to the christmas market at Roten Rathaus. On the other hand, if you want to combine the market with a nice afternoon of shopping it might be better to visit Potsdammer Platz or Kurfurstendamm. Then, last but not least, if you want the real traditional Christmas market at a gorgeous location: Visit my favourite Christmas market in Berlin: the Weihnachtszauber am Gendarmenmarkt.

If you are looking for some great parties on New Years Eve, you can check out our article with 8 great locations in Berlin. We even give away some free tickets!!!



Job van Hardeveld
Written by Job van Hardeveld

My Name is Job and I moved to Berlin in January 2012. Since a couple of years I am writing about cool spots, great parties and awesome places in Berlin. Hope you like my blog, leave a comment if you have a question!

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    December 28, 2016

    Hi, we are arriving on the 31st December for HYTE berlin. Staying at the holiday inn berlin city east side, which Christmas markets are close and what is the best public transport to get there? Thanks!

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      December 29, 2016

      Hi Sarah,

      great choice, the line-up of the HYTE-Party is incredible.

      Not all christmas-markets will still be open on the 31st. You can use public transport and visit Potsdamer Platz or the market at the Gedachtniskirche.

      Have fun!

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    December 19, 2016

    Love to go but Germany is way to dangerous to visit and probably will be for a next decades. Christmas Markets are ripe for Terrorist attacks and Merkel has assured the end of your Christmas markets. Frankly, I’m surprised that they haven’t been vilified long before this as the word “Christmas” has no place in Muslim Caliphates.

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      December 22, 2016

      Hi Glenn,

      Thanks for your comment. I am not sure if this is the right place to have a discussion about this but obviously you are allowed to have your own opinion.

      The christmas-markets are something special and most people here are making clear that nobody can take them away from them. All the christmas markets are open again, also to take a stand against terrorism.

      I do not know how it will look the next couple of years, but really hope we can enjoy these markets for a very long time.

      Have a merry christmas!

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      December 25, 2016

      Nah. It’s safe.

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    December 17, 2016

    I have just returned from your beautiful city and its worth saying that there are amazing historical tours just 25 euros per person for a 2 day hop on hop off ticket as well as the markets well worth the money

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      December 18, 2016

      Hi Cheryl,

      Thanks for the tip, we will check it out and maybe even write an article about it.

      Have a nice sunday!

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    December 17, 2016

    Alright Job,

    On for a mad one 29-1st looking for some weird places to have the night of our lives any ideas?

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      December 18, 2016

      Hi Collo,

      the parties in our calendar are the one we would recommend. If you like it extreme, you can always try to get into the Berghain!

      Have a nice Sunday!

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    December 15, 2016

    hi job h r u?
    your article is very interesting, i will visit berlin from Dec. 30th till Jan. 6th. to spend NYE there.
    is any chritmas market available between these dates?.
    In addition, can you tell me what should i wear as outfit and shoes?
    regarding new year, it is going to be very crowded, any additional tip?
    thanking u in advance

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      December 15, 2016

      Hi Sandy,

      there are still a few christmas-markets which are open around New Years. The dates are written in this article.

      If you are visiting a christmas market, I would wear comfortable shoes because you might walk a lot.

      Visiting during the weekend is not smart if you do not like crowded places.

      Have fun!

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    December 11, 2016

    Thanks for your blog some good information, we are having 3 days in Berlin at the end of this week and this cuts out all the guess work.

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      December 12, 2016

      Thanks Alexander!

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      December 12, 2016

      we are stopping by Alexander i take it that’s where the main attractions are for the c’mas market?

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        December 13, 2016

        Hi Nikki,

        at Alexanderplatz you can find 3 Christmas-Markets. One on the square itself but it is a bit smaller. The other two are described in the article.

        Have fun!

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    December 11, 2016

    Hi Job

    Please can you share which Christmas markets are open on 25th Dec? Also we will be at Hotel Amano so pls can you share which markets are in walking distance or closeby?

    Thanks
    Swati

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      December 12, 2016

      Hi Swati,

      The opening hours are written in the article. Have a look on the websites for more information.

      Your Hotel is about 10 minutes by train from Alexanderplatz. Walking would be a bit far. Market 2 and 3 can be found there.

      Have fun!

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    December 10, 2016

    A great blog and so informative. I am staying at the Novotel Mitte. I wondered if you could tell me the best way to get to Schoenefeld airport from there. I have been told to take a taxi to Ostbahnhof station and get a direct train to the airport from there. Does this sound right?

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      December 12, 2016

      Yeah, there are direct trains going there. The public transport is quite clear so you will find your way. Just plan enough time for the ride , just in case 🙂

      Good luck!

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    December 09, 2016

    Great post with plenty of useful info! I am coming to Berlin this Sunday and can’t wait! 🙂 Thanks

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    December 08, 2016

    Great Blog thanks. Which market is closest to Heydenstrabe 15?

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      December 08, 2016

      Hi Bella,

      If you mean the Haydenstraße, it does not really matter which one you will visit. You will have to travel into the city and both Alexanderplatz and Friedrichstraße are easy to reach.

      Number 2 and 3 are close to Alexanderplatz.

      Have fun!

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    December 06, 2016

    Hi great information my friend and I are coming on the 16th December and studying at the Iverbergs premium schoneberg. what’s the best market to visit and any other attractions thanks for your help Laura

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      December 06, 2016

      Staying not studying 😆

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      December 07, 2016

      Hi Laura,

      you are not really near to one of the markets in this list but you can reach all of them with public transport within 30 minutes.

      Have fun!

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    December 06, 2016

    How many chalets do you think are at Potsdamer Platz? Also about the first market mentioned in your blog. Is it walking distance to Potsdamer Platz?

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      December 07, 2016

      Hi Patricia,

      Potsdamer Platz is one of the smaller markets, I would estimate about 50 chalets. Walking to the Gendarmenmarkt is a bit far, I would take a cab or public transport.

      Have fun!

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    December 03, 2016

    Hi I have just booked to stay at holiday inn east landsberger. Please can you tell me which markets are nearby. Thank you – can’t wait!;

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      December 04, 2016

      Hi Wendy,

      You will not be able to walk to any of the christmas markets in this list but you can easily reach Alexanderplatz with public Transport. There are 3 markets located there.

      Have fun!

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    December 02, 2016

    Is Berlin safe if I travelled alone? (Female) I have flights and accommodation booked near Tiergarten/Zoo 4-9 December to visit the Christmas markets and sights but my friend can’t make it now and I don’t know whether to go by myself or not bother and just forget it. I’ll be travelling from Schonenfeld to Zoo station around 10-11pm at night to get to hotel Luetzow.

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      December 04, 2016

      Hi Clareb,

      Berlin is relatively safe if you ask me. My female friends always walk around at night alone and never have problems. But obviously there are also bad people in Berlin and there are some bad neighborhoods as well. Therefore I would recommend taking a taxi from the Airport to your hotel just to be sure. Also do not walk around alone in the dark. My friend are from here and know the city which is a good thing. You do not know the city so do not take any risks and better try to make some friends in the hotel/hostel and ask them to join you at night.

      Skipping your trip would be a waste of your money I guess. But in the end it is up to you.

      Have fun and stay safe!

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    December 02, 2016

    Hi )
    Thanks a lot for this article. We are planning our visit to Berlin for Dec 22-28 and your tips helped a lot in our schedule 🙂
    Just one question – will be the cafes and etc open on 24th eve?
    merry Xmas and Happy New Year ! 🙂

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      December 04, 2016

      Hi Aynur,

      thanks for the compliment, we appreciate it.

      Not all cafes and restaurants will be open but some of them definitely will be. Best would probably to check their website before the visit.

      Good luck!

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    December 02, 2016

    Hi,
    my name is Karen and i’m visiting Berlin in the middle of Dec, staying at the ABBA hotel.
    which market can you recommend that have lots of trinkets/toys for kids in a reasonable price close to our hotel and that is not to crowded.
    What will the best time of the day to visit the markets when considering how crowded & cold it will be?
    Thanks!

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      December 02, 2016

      Hi Karen,

      your hotel is close to the fifth option in this list, the market at the Gedachtniskirche. There are some toys for sale there as well.

      The prices at the markets are always higher than the prices in the normal shops.

      Best time to visit the markets will be during working-hours: So between 10.00 – 16.00.

      Good luck!

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    November 23, 2016

    From the info given, it seems that all the Christmas Markets are open through Xmas day and Boxing Day. It that correct?

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      November 23, 2016

      Hi MK,

      The times which are written in the article were found on the websites of the Markets so they should be correct.

      Most of them do have changed opening-hours on the described days, though.

      Have fun!

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    November 20, 2016

    Hi Job!

    I’ll be spending few days in Berlin with my wife ( from Dec 27 till Dec 29 ).
    We’ll be staying in Best Western Plus Amedia Berlin Kurfürstendamm.Which one of the above markets are close by? What is else is worth to visit and see during the Christmas time in Berlin?Thanks a lot for swift reply.

    Regards
    Konstantin

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      November 23, 2016

      Hi Konstantin,

      the last market in the list is quite close from your hotel. But the public transport in Berlin is great so you can also easily visit the other markets.

      Have fun!

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    November 19, 2016

    Hi we are travelling to Berlin on the 6th of December and are staying at the novum winters hotel Berlin mitte which I think is in zimmerstrausse kreuzberg. Could you please tell me which Christmas markets are easy to get to many thanks Richard

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      November 23, 2016

      Hi Richard,

      You could easily reach alexanderplatz and visit the christmas markets at Alexa and Roten Rathaus.

      Have fun!

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    November 19, 2016

    Hi! I’m 69 and am taking my 26 year old son to Berlin for 4 days from 30 November to see the architecture and the Christmas markets. We’re staying on Alexanderplatz. Can you recommend any restaurants with traditional German food?

    thank you!
    Carol S.

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      November 23, 2016

      Hi Carol,

      We are not that much of a specialist on the field of German Restaurants but you could visit Zur Gerichtslaube in Poststraße 28.

      Guten Apetit!

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    November 17, 2016

    Hi
    I’ll be visiting 25/11/16 staying near check Point Charlie, could you please let me know which are the closest markets
    Thanks
    Yvonne

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      November 18, 2016

      Hi Evie,

      you are lucky, the first christmas market in this list will be very easy to reach from your destination.

      Have a good time!

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    November 17, 2016

    Hi there, when do the markets start. I’m coming over this weekend and have a feeling I’m just too early? We arrive tomorrow Friday 18/11 – thanks!

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      November 17, 2016

      Hi Rox,

      most christmas markets start in the last week of November.

      The one at Potsdamer Platz already already started so you can go there.

      Have fun!

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    November 16, 2016

    Hi
    We are visiting Berlin from Monday 21st Novemember to Weds 23rd Novemember.
    I was wondering which would be the best Christmas market for us to visit. We are staying at the Best Western hotel at Kantstrasse.
    Thanks

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      November 17, 2016

      Hi Inch,

      you can easily reach the christmas market at the Gedachtniskirche.

      But the other markets are also easy to reach and the list are my personal favorites.

      Have fun!

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    November 15, 2016

    Hi! I’m staying in Berlin from 28/12 to 02/01. I’m from Argentina and it’s summer here in Christmas so Christmas Markets are rare.. that’s why I’d like to visit as many Christmas Markets as possible (Just read some of them are operable during those dates!) so thank you SO MUCH for the info…
    Would you recommend to go to the Brandeburg Gate at an early hour? It’s my first time there!
    Thanks 🙂

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      November 15, 2016

      Hi Vanesa,

      do you mean going to Brandenburger Tor on New Years Eve? Yes, you should definitely go there as early as possible.

      Here is the link to the full article with New Years Eve parties, I explained a bit more over there.

      Have fun!

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        November 16, 2016

        Hi I’m heading to Berlin staying at Ivbergs Hotel on 1/12/16 can you tell me where the best Christmas markets are??? Thanks in advance

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          November 17, 2016

          Hi Kathy,

          you are not far from the Weihnachtsmarkt at the Gedächtniskirche. You can also visit the one at Schloss Charlottenburg, it is really cool as well.

          Have a great time in Berlin!

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    November 13, 2016

    Hi we are coming to Berlin in December for two nights to visit the sights and Christmas Markets. We are staying at the Hotel Come in, where are good Markets from there and best travel method.

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      November 14, 2016

      Hi Bart,

      the christmas market at the Gedachtniskirche would be the easiest to visit for you. You could walk there.

      Have fun!

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    November 10, 2016

    Hi Job, I am visiting mid December, Do you know of any markets with mainly adults, more alcohol orientated? Also, any good Bier Kellers around?

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      November 10, 2016

      I am stopping at MEININGER Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof if this helps. Thanks

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      November 10, 2016

      Hi Kylie,

      I know that at the market at “Roten Rathaus” many people sit and drink till late and there is some music at the christmas market at Potsdamer Platz.

      Regarding the Bier-Kellers: If you visit the first christmas market you could also visit Augustiner at Gendarmenmarkt, it is not really a beer-keller but you will like it.

      Have fun!

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    November 08, 2016

    Good post! Can you tell me where is located the biggest christmas tree in berlin? And please also give me advice which area is better ro stay thank you

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      November 08, 2016

      Hi Anna,

      I am not sure what the biggest of all is but there is a very large one at Gendarmenmarkt (number one in this list).

      Have fun!

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    November 08, 2016

    So is there only one chirstmas market open winterwelt this time 11.11-15.11? I booked flights one week too early 🙁 Do you have anyt tips what chirstmas things we can do when we come berlin 11.11-15.11? Girlfriend is crazy about christmas 🙂 And also if you have some tips what we should do at Berlin first time there. Greetings Toni Salo Finland.

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      November 08, 2016

      Hi Toni,

      yeah, you really booked the trip one week to early but the Winterwelt is a cool christmas market so you could at least spend some time over there.

      Furthermore you will get in the christmas atmosphere because all the shopping-centers will also be decorated in November. For other activities you can just check out some of the articles on this blog.

      Have fun!

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    November 08, 2016

    hello im going to berlin in december and my hotel is NOVUM HOTEL FRANKE AM KURFURSTENDAMM . is this good location? and which christmas market is near?

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      November 08, 2016

      Hi Nia,

      yeah the location is fine. You can walk to the Christmas Market at the Gedachtniskirche.

      Have fun!

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    November 08, 2016

    Hi Job,
    Just stumbled upon your blog and I’ve enjoyed browsing through your blog post! I’m visiting a friend in Berlin (who just moved there) on 1st-2nd January. A bit awkward timing to catch the tail end of festive season, and I was wondering if Winterwelt at Potsdamer Platz would be the only place we can go ice-skating on New Year’s Day? Thanks!

    Mel

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      November 08, 2016

      Hi Mel,

      as far as I know that is the best place to visit on these days.

      You could of course google and try to find normal iceskating-rings (which have nothing to do with Christmas).

      Good luck!

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    November 07, 2016

    Hi was just wondering what are the prices like at the Berlin xmas market as I travelling with few friends 28 November til 4 December

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      November 08, 2016

      Hi Bernadette,

      the entrance is mostly free or just 1 Euro.

      The drinks and food are a bit more expensive than in normal restaurants and bars in Berlin.

      A beer would be 3-4 Euro and food will be between 3-6 Euro. So still very reasonable.

      Have fun!

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    November 04, 2016

    Hi, I will visit Berlin 23rd to 26th Dec with mom. May I ask that will the public transport open daily? As I read, it looks like the first Christmas market is very popular. Any suggestion where should I stay is close to this market and is close to center city but not expensive? Or Berlin Hbf? As I will travel with mom so I have to make the trip less hassle for her. ideal is close to the station which allow us to transport to and from airport. I can’t read German and I am worry I am gonna be get loss.

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      November 06, 2016

      Hi Mimi,

      the public transport in Berlin is easy to understand and also running during the holidays.

      If you want to stay close to the first Christmas Market you can best stay around Friedrichstraße. There are some large hotels there, just google “Hotel Berlin Friedrichstraße”.

      Have fun in Berlin!

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    November 02, 2016

    Hi.. thankyou so much for listing this… A really great help.
    I don’t suppose you could show the locations on a map?.. I want to book a hotel in a suitable location for walking to the Christmas markets? I’ve never been to Berlin yet.. looking forward to it though

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      November 06, 2016

      Hi Neil,

      I actually showed them on the map in the beginning but the website got a lot slower and it did not look good on mobile devices.

      I will consider a photo where you can see the locations.

      Thanks for the tip!

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    October 30, 2016

    i love your Berlin guides, but I wish you hadn’t featured ivory as a specific attraction at your favorite Christmas market. I’m sure there are plenty of other handicrafts you could popularize without controversy (and without promoting cruelty to wildlife). Thanks for all the other info you provide!

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      October 31, 2016

      Hi Emi,

      thanks for your comment.

      I didn’t look at it that way and just got that information from the official website of that christmas-market. I totally agree with your point of view and deleted that part from the post.

      Have a nice day!

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    October 28, 2016

    Hi me and my boyfriend are visiting Berlin for the first time for 3 days on 6th December. We are staying at the titanic hotel, as well as the Christmas markets what shouldn’t we miss 🙂

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      October 31, 2016

      Hi Kelly,

      there are several Titanic-Hotels in Berlin so I am not sure how long it will take you to the markets.

      But the public transport is awesome, you will most likely not need that much time to reach the markets.

      Have a good time!

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    October 26, 2016

    Hi – I am travelling to Berlin 1st-3rd December to take my girlfriend to some Christmas markets. She loves Christmas!! We are staying in Charlottenburg, whilst I’ll certainly take her to the number 1 in the list could you recommend other markets that are close by? Also, would you recommend anything specific to do? There’s so much we couldn’t possibly fit everything in!! Many thanks

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      October 31, 2016

      Hi Martin,

      you should also visit the christmas market at Schloss Charlottenburg. It is very beautiful.

      There are many articles about other activities in Berlin on this blog: Just have a look 🙂

      Cheers!

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    October 25, 2016

    hi
    a group of siz adults want to come to berlin for the xmas markets/bars/restaurants we want to stay very central so we have minimal travelling as we only have 2 days. Where would you recommend staying?
    thanks

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      October 31, 2016

      Hi Kim,

      that all depends on your preferences: It is probably best to use google or a website like Booking.com.

      Good luck!

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    October 24, 2016

    Hi thanks for the detailed description you gave us about Christmas markets in Berlin. Together with my wife we will be visiting Berlin in dec between the 7th abd 11th. This is my wife’s dream as she loves Christmas decorations. Which market do you most suggest to visits for these decorations

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      October 31, 2016

      Hi Sin,

      it is probably best to visit the first one in this list.

      Hope you can find what your wife is looking for.

      Have fun!

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    October 21, 2016

    Hi there my daughter and I are staying at the Melia Berlin from 18th-21st December we are hoping to be within walking distance of most markets can you tell me if our hotel is in a good location and what markets it is near please? Thanks for your great blog so informative 🙂

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      October 21, 2016

      Hi Dondays,

      you will be able to walk to the number one in this list. The walk will be fun as well because there are many shops etc. on the way.

      Also the other markets are easy to reach by train (S-Bahn).

      Have fun!

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    October 21, 2016

    Hi I will be visiting berlin with my kids and staying at Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre West , are there any christmas markets near hotel ??

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      October 21, 2016

      Hi Damian,

      you can walk to the last christmas-market in this list. The other ones are easy to reach by train (S-Bahn).

      Have fun!

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    October 19, 2016

    hi, I am visiting in December with my boyfriend from the 23rd-27th. We are staying in Goodmans living. Is it easy to travel from that area to the markets? would it be possible to buy some sort of a travel pass for the 5 days we’re there rather than having to purchase individual tickets ? also are clubs open on the 26th as its my birthday, if so where is the best place to go ? Thank you 🙂

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      October 20, 2016

      Hi Lucy,

      you could visit the christmas-market at the Gedächtniskirche. Besides that there is a beautiful christmas-market at Schloss-Charlottenburg. I might list that one soon.

      You can buy a pass like that on every train- and subwaysstation. It is also a bit cheaper.

      There are plenty of parties around christmas, keep an eye on my party-calender: The one for December will be published in the end of November.

      Have fun!

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    October 15, 2016

    Hello
    I’m looking at having my hen do in Berlin love the idea of Christmas markets but are there any cocktail bars/bars etc to do after the markets and where is best to stay please
    Thank you Simone x

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      October 17, 2016

      Hi Sim,

      there are cocktail-bars all around Berlin so you can just visit a Market and find your way to a bar/club after.

      You can also enjoy the Glühwein on the Markets itself.

      The best place to stay for the markets it probably around Alexanderplatz but the public transport is great so anywhere inside the ring would be fine.

      Have fun!

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    October 13, 2016

    Hi Job

    Me & my husband will be spending New Years Eve in Berlin. We don’t like Huge parties so want to avoid the Gate and also not into clubbing. Would you say the New Years Celebrations at the Christmas Markets would be a good way to bring in the New Year or is there anywhere else you could recommend for a more Romantic New Year maybe?

    Thank you

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      October 17, 2016

      Hi Amie,

      the Christmas Markets are normally not open around midnight so you will not be able to celebrate it there.

      I agree that the Brandenburger Tor is quite crowded but you might find some cool places somewhere around it. Just go for a walk and check out some touristic spots in Berlin. You might find small groups of people there and this might just suit your needs.

      Good luck!

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    October 11, 2016

    My wife and I are travelling to Berlin to visit the Christmas markets we are staying in the hotel indigo at Alexanderplatz ? What would be the most cove net markets for us to visit and are other market within comfortable walking distance

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      October 11, 2016

      Hi Robin,

      your hotel has a great location. There are at least 3 Christmas-Markets within walking distance. There is one directly at Alexanderplatz, another at Roten Rathaus und a third one behind Alexa.

      Have fun!

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    September 27, 2016

    Hi
    Going to berlin in december with girlfriend,can you tell me what xmas market is best for light and carol songs want a good xmas feel.
    Thank you

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      September 28, 2016

      Hi Terry,

      I guess the one at Roten Rathaus would suit your preferences very well.

      Have a good time!

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    September 22, 2016

    Hi there, Of the Christmas Markets you mentioned, which would be the best for authentic items, not made in China stuff!! Thanks.

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      September 25, 2016

      Hi, I would say the first one in the list would be the best place for autentic products.

      Have fun!

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    September 19, 2016

    Hi, I am looking at coming to Berlin for the christmas markets in December. Is there a hotel you would recommend which is central to the markets. 4 and 5 star?

    Thanks

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      September 25, 2016

      Hi Beth,

      I am not that much up to date about hotels because I do not need to use them. But the public transport is splendid in Berlin so you could basically choose any Hotel within 5km of them markets.

      Cheers!

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    August 31, 2016

    Me my wife and 14 year old son will be visiting Berlin from 21st December to 8th January we will be living in NH Berlin Mitte Hotel in central area. what do you suggest we can do in these 18 Days

    thanks

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      September 13, 2016

      Hi Gordon,

      it would be great for you guys to visit some Christmas-Markets. You can also go shopping and obviously do some sightseeing.

      Have a good time!

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    August 18, 2016

    Hi Job,

    I’m hoping to go this year with my 2 year old. Are there any of the markets that you’d recommend that are more family friendly?

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      August 22, 2016

      Hi Annette,

      most of the christmas markets in Berlin are great for children as well. It will probably be best to visit them in the early-afternoon when its not so busy yet.

      The one at Alexa also has a lot of children-attractions.

      Have fun!

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    August 09, 2016

    Hi me and my husband are visiting this year we love live music. Which will be the best place also weekdays. Thanks

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    August 08, 2016

    Hi we are visiting Betlin from 5-8 December with 4 children and they want to go to Pitsdamer Platz for the toboggan slope aswell as checkpoint Charlie..we also want to try the market with Ferris wheel and rollercoaster…please could you recommend a hotel which would be a good base? We are on a bit of a budget..! Thank you

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      August 15, 2016

      Hi Karen,

      if you are on a budget I would suggest finding a hotel in a different part of town. Around Potsdamer Platz most hotels are more expensive and public transport is great in Berlin.

      I do not really have recommendations but it is probably best to use a website like Booking.com.

      Good luck!

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    April 30, 2016

    Oh wow, Berlin at Christmas looks amazing!

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      May 11, 2016

      Hi Michael,

      yes they are really worth a visit. Hope you can visit Berlin this Christmas 🙂

      Best wishes!

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    December 16, 2015

    I really love your blog Job 😀 is full of details what I like it! Going to visit all these Weihnachtsmarkts 😀

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    December 07, 2015

    hey, i would like to know if any off this Christmas markets will stay open between 27/12 -1/12? and i was wondering if we can feel the Christmas “spirit” during this dates? many thanks!

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      December 07, 2015

      Hi Mila,

      The opening-hours which are written under the markets above are correct. So some of them are open when you are in town and other are not.

      Good luck!

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    November 29, 2015

    Hi, thank you for this informative site with posts. I am here in Berlin for 3 days , I have found all the info great and v helpful. Thank you everyone. Keep posting and happy shopping. Monty

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    November 21, 2015

    When do the big sales start in Berlin
    we will be there drom Dec 4 to Dec 7
    Where are good sales in what moels or shopping aereas?
    Thank you

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      November 23, 2015

      Hi Moshik,

      The big sales will not be offered before January. But there will probably be some shops with sale already in December.

      Have a look in Alexa or one of the other shopping-center listed above.

      Good luck!

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    November 16, 2015

    I can’t seem to find the map with them all there? Please could you send to me direct or point it out more clearly please, I’m staying in the Grand City Hotel Berlin East, would you recommend the tram / walking? Bearing in mind i don’t know any German

    Thanks

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      November 17, 2015

      Hi Luuuu,

      It will be most easy for you to reach the christmas markets at Alexanderplatz. You can reach them by train quite easily.

      I cannot send you a map but Alexanderplatz is the central meeting-point in Berlin so you will be able to find it.

      Have a great time!

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    November 11, 2015

    we are visiting Berlin during Christmas and wondering whether everything is shut on the 25th and 26th?
    like tali above, We want to ask if the museums are open on these dates and the christmas markets?
    Thank you

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      November 13, 2015

      Hi Sharon,

      Most shops are closed during these days but there are several christmas-markets who will still open their doors (with different opening-hours though).

      The opening-hours are written in this article and you can check the links of the christmas-markets if you need more information.

      Have a great time!

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    November 09, 2015

    Hi, myself and my friend have booked Berlin (Wyndham Berlin Excelsior) and am wondering are we far from the shopping malls and Christmas Markets?

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      November 10, 2015

      Hi Mary,

      The hotel is in the west of Berlin but it will be easy to reach everything. The S-Bahn Zoologischer Garten can bring you to Alexanderplatz in less than 20 minutes. There are also plenty of shops and a Xmas Market nearby at Kurfurstendamm.

      Good luck!

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    October 25, 2015

    Hi. Thanks for all the info. My partner and I are travelling with a 16 month old. We won’t be at the Christmas markets in the evening but will it be ok to walk round with a pram or will it be far too hectic? Are there any particular markets that would be ideal for young children. Thanks

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      October 26, 2015

      Hi Claire,

      Thanks for your comment. Most of the christmas markets are great for children. Probably the one which fits the most would be the one at Alexanderplatz (Am Roten Rathaus).

      Furthermore I would advice going between 14.00 and 17.00. It will be more quiet on the markets.

      Good luck!

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    September 19, 2015

    Are the dates of the christmas markets correct as of now ? Because the market in Potsdamer platz and the one in Gedachtmiskirche both end on 3 January has 2015 instead of 2016.
    Thanks

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      September 22, 2015

      Hi Geoff,

      Thanks for your comment. I did indeed forget to change the year of one market.

      But yes, all the dates which are in the article right now should be correct. I took them from the websites of the markets themselves.

      Have fun!

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    September 17, 2015

    Hi
    Your website is great and very informative.
    Me and my partner are looking at coming to Berlin and staying at the titanic deluxe.
    I was just wondering if we would be central for all the markets you have mentioned above and which would be the closest one.

    Many thanks

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      September 22, 2015

      Hi Rachel,

      Yes, that is a very central location. The public transport in Berlin is pretty awesome anyway, so do not worry about not reaching the markets.

      Best wishes,

      Job

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    August 24, 2015

    Thank you for all this information. I was wondering if the (larger) Christmas markets are busy (that is, filled with people) earlier on in the month of December. I enjoy the crowds and fun. I will be visiting from late Nov. until the 6th of December. Thanks in advance for any help.

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      August 25, 2015

      Hi Eugene,

      It largely depends on the day and time. During the weekends and between 18.00 – 21.00 it can be quite crowded but on other moments it will be all right.

      Good luck and enjoy Berlin!

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    August 08, 2015

    hi wasjust wondering which market would be closest to hotel eden am zoo we have just booked to stay there from 26th november thanks

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      August 10, 2015

      Hi Matt,

      If the hotel is located at Zoologischer Garten, the Christmas Market at the Gedachtniskirche would be on walking distance.

      Best wishes!

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    July 11, 2015

    Firstly found this site very helpful,just booked up this week to visit Berlin in dec.Staying at hotel Ivbergs premium,can you tell me the closest market to the hotel,cannot wait to see some real German Christmas markets.

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      July 13, 2015

      Hi Ian,

      Great that you are coming to Berlin. The closest market would be the one at Zoologischer Garten, you could walk there.

      Best wishes,

      Job

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    February 09, 2015

    Firstly, many thanks for this site and information , it’s really useful.
    As a kid I lived in (West) Berlin during the early 1980’s and used to love the Christmas Markets.
    We used to live in Gatow, so used to often visit the Spandau market each year.
    I have arranged to visit Berlin in December and am excited about returning and showing my wife and 10 year old daughter the City.
    We are staying quite central and I wondered if Spandau was regarded as a good market still and if you thought it was worth travelling out there for it, or best to stay at the ones nearer the centre?
    Mfg,
    Rob

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      February 10, 2015

      Hi Rob,

      Thanks for your comment. I believe the Spandau-Market is still one of the better markets in Berlin. But it always depends on what you are looking for.

      The public Transport will take you there quick and convenient, so I guess it would be a good idea to go back there 🙂

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        March 15, 2015

        Great. Many thanks for the reply.
        Regards,
        Rob

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    December 23, 2014

    Totally loved the magical Gendarmenmarkt…….wonderful recommendation!

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      December 24, 2014

      Hi Janine, thanks for your comment. Nice that we could help 🙂

      Merry Christmas!

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    December 16, 2014

    Thank you so much for this. How helpful!!!! Merry Christmas!!!

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      December 16, 2014

      Hi Michelle, thanks for the compliment. Glad we can help 🙂

      Cheers!

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    November 28, 2014

    Fantastic info ….. We are coming 1st weekend in December staying in the circus hotel … Are we able to travel to most of the markets from hear ?

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      December 02, 2014

      Hi She’ll,

      That should not be a problem. The public transport is very good in Berlin!

      Have fun in Berlin!

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    November 20, 2014

    I’ve booked to go in mid December and we are staying at Ivbergs Premium at Kleiststrassee 9-12, is this quite far from the main markets? Are the markets still accessible by metro / bus and if so which is quicker to get?

    Thanks in advance

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      November 21, 2014

      Hi Ali,

      You can walk to the xmas-market at the Gedachtniskirche. Other markets are about 15 minutes by train. Easy to reach.

      Have fun and good luck!

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    November 20, 2014

    Hi,

    I am visiting Berlin from the 21rst till the 24th of November. Leaving Monday 24th at night. I would love to visit the Weihnachtszauber am Gendarmenmarkt. I just want to make sure if it will be open for public on the 24th. Thanks

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      November 20, 2014

      Hi Sarah,

      The website states that the market will open on 24.11 so normally this should not be a problem.

      Best wishes!

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    November 17, 2014

    Hi,

    This might sound silly, but which airport is best to go to for Berlin Christmas Markets? or are they both pretty central?

    Thanks in advance!

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      November 20, 2014

      Hi Leoni,

      I am not sure that I understand what you mean? You want to fly to Berlin and go directly to a christmas market?

      The center of Berlin is easy to reach from both airports. It depends on which market you want to visit. All of them can be reached within 30-45 minutes from both airports.

      Have a good time!

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    November 12, 2014

    Hi

    Great review I’m looking to take my girlfriend as a suprise. Which area would you reckon stating in to be in a good location to visit the top 4 in your list ?
    Thanks

    Sam

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      November 13, 2014

      Hi Sam,

      Berlin has great public transport so I would suggest you choose a nice accomodation and don`t worry about the distance to the markets too much.
      There is a little map at the bottom of the article, as you can see most of the markets are located very central.

      If you have any other questions, just let me know!

      Two of the markets are actually around the corner of the NH Berlin Alexanderplatz.

      Have fun!

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    November 12, 2014

    Hi,
    Im looking to take my mum to Berlin on the 28th of November for two nights I was looking at staying at the NH Berlin Alexanderplatz how far is this from the markets you have said above?

    Thanks

    Smith

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      November 13, 2014

      Hallo Smith,

      I would not worry about the distance that much. Berlin has great public transport so you will reach all the xmas-markets within 30 minutes.

      Two of the markets are actually around the corner of the NH Berlin Alexanderplatz.

      Have fun!

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    October 28, 2014

    Hello, thanks for this article; I was under the impression the Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt was normally open until the 31st (don’t they have a NYE event there?). Is it closing sooner this year?

    Thanks

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      October 28, 2014

      Hi Parsley,

      The website writes that the christmas market is open till 31 December. On that day the market will only be open till 18.00.

      I cannot really remember till when it was open last year but you might be right.

      Have a good time!

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    October 27, 2014

    I am staying in the Adina aparthotel check point charlie from 19-21 December.
    Can anyone recommend what the closest markets are to this hotel. I will also have 2 children with me aged 14 and 11.
    Thank you

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      October 28, 2014

      Hi Jikoryu,

      The first market is not far from Checkpoint Charlie. But the market close to Alexa, with the rollercoaster, is probably something your children will enjoy.

      Good luck!

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    October 27, 2014

    Hello,

    We’re visiting Berling during Christmas 21st-26th of December.

    I have been looking at many sites but cant understand which markets, shops and tourists attraction operates on the 24th and which on the 25th and which are closed altogether. I am trying to arrange a schedule so we can see most and wont sit idly. Are there markets open on the 24th? What is a good idea to do on the night of the 24th? And is everything closed on the 25th?

    Can you help me please?
    Thank you!

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      October 27, 2014

      Hi Tali,

      Thanks for your comment and great that you are coming to Berlin in December.

      All the Christmas Markets are open during Christmas. Most of them close around 14.00. I wrote some extra text in the summaries under every Christmas Market.

      Have a great time and let me know if you have any additional questions!

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    September 16, 2014

    Hiya, thanks for all the info. How do you rate the Market at Charlottenburg Palace?

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      September 16, 2014

      Hi Alex, I have never been there so can’t speak of own experiences. But I have heard many good stories about it. Location should be great!

      Good luck!

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        November 20, 2015

        the market at Charlottenburg should be among your grouping of five. Just an opinion.

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          November 23, 2015

          Hi Jordy,

          You are totally right. Have been planning to add it to the article for a while but have not found enough time to implement it.

          But I do like that xmas-market a lot myself.

          Thanks for the tip.

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      October 20, 2014

      Hi, the charlottenburg market is beautiful! We went last year and they had a band playing at times infront of the palace, really nice atmosphere and the palace was lit up in lots of different lights. Worth a visit in my opinion, we’ll be going back this year!

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        October 20, 2014

        Hi Lucy, thanks for sharing your feedback. It is indeed a great christmas market 🙂

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    December 04, 2013

    The placemark Spandauer Str in your map is wrong. The market is in a different Spandauer Str in Berlin-Mitte

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      December 04, 2013

      Yes, you are completely right. I haven’t checked the Maps-Plugin careful enough.

      I changed it now. Thanks a lot for your tip!!!

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