Christmas Markets in Berlin, A TOP 10

Lucia Christmas Market
Lucia Christmas Market

We have made a selection of some really nice and beautiful Christmas Markets in Berlin!

It´s getting colder it´s getting Christmas time. This Monday, the first Berlin Christmas markets will  open again. Go here to warm up with `glühwein` ( molled wine), find some nice Christmas presents for your folks, enjoy the german way of celebrating christmas.
Here you will find a list with Christmas markets in Berlin. Also we provide some more detailed info on one of the nicest markets in our opinion, the Lucia Christmas Market at the Kulturbrauerei, not far from the EastSeven Berlin Hostel.

1. Lucia Christmas Market at the Kulturbrauerei.

26.11.2012 – 23.12.2012
Kulturbrauerei, Knaackstraße 97, 10435, Prenzlauer Berg
from Monday to Friday from 15.00 to 22.00
Saturday & Sunday from 13.00 to 22.00
Family-friendly Christmas market with daily cultural program

2. Nostalgic Christmas Market at the Oper Unter den Linden

26.11.2012 – 26.12.2012
Opernpalais, Unter den Linden 5, 10117 Berlin, Mitte
from Monday to Thursday from 12.00 to 21.30
Friday to Saturday from 11.00 to 22.30
Sunday from 11.00 to 21.30
24.12: closed
25.12; 26.12: from 11.30 to 21.00
Small nostalgic market with arts and crafts and Christmas music program

3. Christmas Market Spandau

26.11.2012 – 23.12.2012
Altstadt Spandau, 13597, Spandau
Monday to Thursday from 11.00 to 20.00
Friday from 11.00 to 21.00
Saturday from 11.00 to 22.00
Sunday from 11.00 to 20.00
with craftspeople, show program and gastronomy Place

4. Christmas Market at the Kaiser Wilhelm Remorial Church

26.11.2012 – 06.01.2013
from Sunday to Thursday
from 11.00 to 21.00
Friday & Saturday
from 11.00 to 22.00

5. Magic Winterworld at Potsdamer Platz

03.11.2012 – 06.01.2013
daily from 10.00 to 22.00
Advent Saturdays : from 10.00 to 24.00
24.12. from 10.00 to 16.00
Closed on 18.11 and 25.11
Potsdamer Platz, 10785 , Tiergarten

A wintertime paradise for families & kids

6. Christmas Market Alexander Platz

26.11.2012 – 26.12.2012
Alexanderplatz, 10178, Mitte
daily from 10.00 to 22.00
Christmas stalls, large ice-rink and daily program for the whole family

7. Christmas Market at Kollwitz PLatz

02.12; 09.12; 16.12; 23.12.2012
Ökomarkt Kollwitzplatz, Kollwitzplatz
10405, Prenzlauer Berg
from 12.00 to 19.00
Organic Christmas market, Sundays only
8. Christmas Market at Charlottenburg Palace
26.11.2012 – 26.12.2012
Platz vor dem Schloss
Charlottenburg, Charlottenburg
from Monday to Thursday from 14.00 to 22.00
from Friday to Sunday from 12.00 to 22.00
24.12: closed
Large and romantic Christmas market with craftwork, culinary delights, a music programme and children’s activities in front of the illuminated castle

9. Organic Christmas Market
01.12; 02.12; 08.12; 09.12; 15.12; 16.12; 22.12; 23.12.2012
Sophienstraße, Mitte
from 12.00 to 19.00
Christmas market with arts and crafts, organic products
10. Berlin Christmas Tide Market
26.11.2012 – 31.12.2012
Platz vor dem Roten Rathaus (Berliner Rathaus), 10178, Mitte,
from Monday to Friday from 12.00 to 22.00
Saturday- Sunday from 11.00 to 22.00
24.12: closed
25.12; 26.12: from 11.00 to 21.00
Arts and crafts, up market snacks and food, traditional roundabouts for children and many more attractions

Closeby the EastSeven Berlin Hostel you´ll find the Kulturbrauerei, a former beer brewery which now stands for diverse range of cultural events during the year. One of our favorite Christmas markets will be held here, every year.
The romantic world of the Lucia Christmas Market invites you to the Kulturbrauerei.
The “Lucia Christmas Market“ takes place in the outdoor space in the two courtyards of the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district.

The Kulturbrauerei, an area of 25,000 m², with its lovely ensemble of 20 buildings and six courtyards, is situated between Schönhauser Allee, Knaack, Sredzki and Danziger Straßes. The buildings are all connected – creating a brick wall with chimneys and distinctive towers in the corners. The richly decorated buildings of red and yellow brick with their casting pillars, dome vaults and stone ceilings represent the industrial architecture of the 19th century.

This beautiful building complex is home to the Lucia Christmas Market. With its picturesque setting, this market offers a very charming and romantic atmosphere and has become very popular with families. It offers a daily cultural program for everbody, on weekend afternoons for kids and invites the grown-ups to meet for a hot mulled red (and white) wine „Glühwein or Glög“. Named after Lucia, the Nordic goddess of light, the market is dedicated to the Scandinavian countries.

* bungee trampoline and swing boat
* merry-go-round for children and adults
* “Coat-Open-Air-Heater“ and “Swedenfire“ artworks
* Santa visits the market daily between 5 and 6 pm
* cultural program/ show daily at 8 pm, admission free
* every Saturday at 4 pm program for children at Alte Kantine, 3 €
* every Sunday between 4 and 6 pm Children’s handicraft hour at Alte Kantine, admission free

Opening Hours (free entry):
Monday – Friday 3 pm – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday 1pm – 10pm

Enjoy your visit to Berlin. For more information please come see us at the EastSeven Hostel or check out our website!

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