Still can’t believe what happened, my thoughts are with those who lost their lives and the city of Berlin.To look on the positive side Germany turns into a winter wonder land during the Christmas season.

Visiting Christmas markets in Berlin is something you must see when you visit the German capital in December. Every year there’s about 60 of them and each one is different.  I used to live in Berlin and even though I visited most of them a few times already I couldn’t just not to go when I was stopping in town for a weekend before I went home for Christmas.

  1. Alexanderplatz Christmas Market

The first Christmas market I saw was located on the famous Alexanderplatz. This one is spread out with food, hot wine, beer and a big icerink in the main square. There is another one behind the behind big shopping center Alexa where you can find all of the crazy rides, fun houses, bumper cars and many other fun attractions.

  1. Winterwelt am Potsdamer Platz

The location is great, while a bit small you can find the giant rodelbahn here, which is big slide. It cost 1.50EUR. I like this market as its not as crowded as the other ones and they also play Christmas music very loud so together with the smell of food you can really feel the Christmas atmosphere.

  1. Weihnachtszauber at the Gendarmenmarkt

First information you need to know is that it’s the only Christmas market where you need to pay. But luckily it only costs 1EUR and the line goes very quickly. Its surrounded by Franzosischer Dom, Opera, and Deutscher Dom. Here you can get unique handmade products, see live shows on the small stage or have a cup of hot wine. It’s a very traditional market, called by some people the best Christmas market in Berlin.

  1. Berliner Weihnachtszeit at Roten Rathaus

Its located not so far from Alexanderplatz and has great view for the TV tower. You can take a ride on the massive Ferris wheel or take a spin skating on the large ice rink in the middle. It’s one of the most popular and oldest Christmas markets in Berlin.

Of course there is still another 56 Christmas markets that I haven’t visited this time but they are all are amazing and unique so if you haven’t seen them yet, you should try and plan a short trip to Berlin next year!

30 COMMENTS

  1. Really beautiful pictures of the market and definitely looks appealing. It”s totally horrific what happened recently, but I wouldn’t let that put me off visiting.

  2. These Christmas markets have captured my imagination. I must visit these European Christmas markets someday. You’ve done a fantastic job capturing the feeling and atmosphere of the markets with your photos – well done!

  3. Great photos! They are all stunning to see. Experiencing how others celebrate their Christmas adds an excitement to our adventurous spirit. I have never experienced how to celebrate Christmas in other countries. Someday, I wish that I can experience the White Christmas.

  4. Wow! They all look amazing! From the selection I would love to visit Winterwelt am Potsdamer Platz. I like the less crowded ones and 1.50€ for a ride is super cheap! How great are your photos too!! Makes me want some mulled wine and gingerbread 🙂

  5. I keep hearing amazing things about Berlin. I have already extended my visit there next year. Unfortunately I won’t be there at Christmas time to enjoy these markets, they look like so much fun.

  6. This is the first year I’ve really looked into Christmas markets and I truly am impressed! Every single one looks so intricate and detailed, Berlin being no different. The history here is harrowing of course though.

  7. Sorry for those who lost their lives there, but it wont make me stop wanting to visit there in the future. Your great photos encouraged me more in spending Christmas there! Thank you!

  8. Amen! I think of all the food I can eat while feasting my eye with all the goodies. I think Christmas markets in Europe are way better than in Asia. A friend of mine spent a week in Berlin and she told me about the food, yes, I love sausages and beer!

  9. The magic of the Berlin Christmas Markets is done justice by your photos. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures in spite of a horrific tragedy. Praying for the lives lost and that this gorgeous Christmas tradition is not tainted. Also I didn’t realize that there were rides there!

  10. The magic of the Berlin Christmas Markets is done justice by your photos. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures in spite of a horrific tragedy. Praying for the lives lost and that this gorgeous Christmas tradition is not tainted. Also I didn’t realize that there were rides there!

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