This fall, EasyJet launched a direct connection between Warsaw and Berlin. One way ticket prices start below 25 euro. We decided to take advantage of it and go to a weekend at Christmas Markets in Berlin, which are very popular in Germany. I will present here only a few of them that we managed to visit and taste mulled wine on them.
At the markets, mulled wine reigns: Gluehwein. A 0.2-liter cup costs from 2 to 4 euros depending on the market. For the Mug you have to pay a deposit, which is returned to us when you return the cup (usually 3 euros). Nothing prevents you to keep a mug instead of returning it. On Saturday evening at the fairs can be really crowded. I have marked the location of the markets on the following map:
Berliner Weihnachtszeit at Roten Rathaus
Fair at the Red Town Hall. Right next to Alexanderplatz and the TV tower. Visited by us twice during a short trip. At its center is the ice rink surrounding the statue of Neptune and the Ferris wheel. It is also one of the oldest and largest markets. Open daily from 26 November to 30 December.
The only paid Fair in the ranking. The entrance costs 1 euro. From Monday to Friday between 11 and 14 you can visit it for free. Open daily from November 26 to December 31. It is located on the Gendarmenmarkt square between the two cathedrals. Considered to be the best by many.
Weihnachtsmarkt an der Gedaechtniskirche
A city fair stretching around the Gedaechtniskirche church. According to my humble opinion, it is also the nicest decorated. Opened on November 26 – January 6. It was here that terrorist attack happened in 2016. Now the fairgrounds are fenced off with concrete barriers, and in the exact place of the tragedy, candles are lit.
Christmas market at Charlottenburg Palace
This is probably the furthest away from the center of Berlin, which we managed to visit this weekend. It is located in the Charlottenburg Palace Park. It was also probably the most expensive Market, where a mug of mulled wine cost 4 euros.
Lucia Christmas Market at Kulturbrauerei
In the northern part of central Berlin is the Scandinavian market: Lucia. Here you can try sausages from reindeer or the Finnish variety of mulled wine: GLÖGI. It is located on the site of the old Kulturbrauerei brewery and is open daily from 26 November to 23 December.
Alexanderplatz Christmas Market
In the main square of eastern Berlin, you can also find a market air, open every day from November 26 to December 26.
Winterwelt am Potsdamer Platz
Market is located at one of the most recognizable squares in Berlin. It is open from November 2 to January 6. For one and a half euros, you can get off the slide set in its center.
Eco Christmas Market at Sophienstraße
NAt the end, I present a very small and intimate market, which was closest to our hostel. This is the Eco Christmas Market on Sophienstraße. It is open only on weekends and only until 19:00.
These are not all markets that take place in Berlin during the holidays, but only those that we visited. It would also be good to mention Wintertraum am Alexa, on which a small amusement park was built.
See full relation from a weekend trip to Berlin at this post.
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