Going to the Christmas Market is a great tradition in Germany, and every city has at least one. Berlin boasts 80 Christmas markets.
Even while you can now find these Christmas markets all throughout Europe, they actually have their roots in an ancient German custom. Their origins can be found between the 14th and 16th centuries. In fact, the Christmas markets are street markets, that are dedicated to Christmas. Their primary function in the past was to assist people in getting ready for the coming holidays. You could purchase meat, veggies, and a variety of spices. Nowadays, it’s more about fun than practicality.
And you won’t find two identical Weihnachtsmärkte. Each of them has its own atmosphere and speciality. No matter if you look for a nostalgic, bio or urban Christmas market, you will find it here, in Berlin.
Some of the most famous markets in Berlin are:
This is regarded as being the most lovely and well-liked. Cozy and a bit of luxury between the German and French Church with its mighty towers. Numerous kiosks offer food and beverages, unique crafts, and, of course, Christmas decorations and souvenirs. It can get cold in Berlin, so it’s nice to be able to go into the hot tents with serving. Different dance and music acts are taking place outside.
The annual Christmas market is located in Alexanderplatz. If you would like to be a little more active, there is a wonderful skating rink. A busy market that is adjacent to other great shopping. Due to its proximity to the Metro and the enormous “Galeria Kaufhof,” the market feels crowded.
Spandau is home to Berlin’s biggest Christmas market, which they claim to be the best German market. Although the Spandau area is a little outside the city center, it is worth visiting if you have more than a few days in Berlin. The town hall is the first building you encounter as you exit the metro at night and is brightly lit. You may take a 1-kilometer walk from here through the old town and Christmas market. In the middle of the Spandau market, St.Nicolai Church hosts a miniature Christmas market with intriguing iron crafts, etc. There are more than 250 vendors with crafts, food, drinks, and other items in this old town, which is quite small and charming. To enliven the environment, a vibrant theatrical performance is presented each evening. Spandau also offer historic attractions like, Spandau Zitadelle , Hahneberg Fort, Gothic Hall and St. Nicholas Church from the Middle Ages.