Are you coming to Berlin for Christmas? Did you already make any plans?? If not, do read on, we might have some nice suggestions for you!
Really important is to realize that on the 24th of December, after 2 pm, everything, I repeat EVERYTHING is closed!
Make sure you be prepared for this, and buy groceries in advance! At the hostel we have a fridge where you can keep your things and a kitchen where you can cook your own Christmas dinner.
Here is our TOP 5 for Christmas in Berlin:
1. Go to a Christmas Market
it is the perfect way to get in the Christmas mood!
The following Christmas Markets are open throughout Christmas, including on the 24th!
Christmas Magic at
26.11.2012 – 31.12.2012
Gendarmenmarkt, 10117, Mitte,
Daily from 11.00 to 22.00
Traditional Christmas goodies, delicious culinary delights, upmarket arts and crafts and a cultural program. Admission 1€.
Christmas Market at Alexanderplatz
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
At the reception we have a list of all the Christmas Markets in Berlin, please come ask us for advice!
2. Cook your own meal @ EastSeven
On the 24th all restaurants, bars, cafes etc. in the entire city will be closed. Unless you don´t have plans to eat with friends and family in Berlin, than just stay at our hostel and cook a delicious meal yourself! On the 24th we serve Mulled wine too :)!
And at the reception you can get great German beers, we have a happy hour daily from 8pm till 10pm. All beers are sold for half price, only 1€ for 0,5 Liter!
3. Go visit a Museum ( on the 24th & 25th all museums are closed though!)
In this cold season, it is on some days better to stay inside. Why not visit as many museums as you can with the museum day pass!
At the museum Island you will find following museums:
Old Museum, which is in fact really Berlin´s oldest Museum! It houses classical antique collections
New Museum, with archaeological collections of the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, the Museum of Pre- and early History, as well as works from the Collection of Classical Antiquities.
Pergamon Museum, is world famous for its archaeological holdings. fully breathtaking monumental highlights!
Bodemuseum, is best know for its Byzantine art collection and the coin cabinet.
Alte Nationalgalerie, houses one of the most important collections of 19th century paintings in Germany.
4.Christmas time is party time!!!
Though a lot of museums and restaurants are closed, there are a lot of clubs open during Christmas. Even on the 24th of December a lot of clubs open their doors and don´t you think dancing is the perfect way to burn all the calories after eating way too much on Christmas again.
Some cool clubs that are open on the 24th are:
Kaffee Burger: Unholy Dance Night! Starts at 11pm
Bassy Cowboy Club: Christmas swing party, with music from the 60ties
Tresor: No Silent Night, starts at mid night.
Magdalena: Resident Night!
Ritter Butzke: Krippenspiel!
M-Bia: Friedlich Feiern
for more tips on where you can find the best parties, just come ask us at the reception.
5. Go to the Berliner Dom on Christmas Eve!
Yeah, why not! It is the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful churches in berlin, and listen to Christmas music….The Berliner Dom is in fact the biggest Church in Berlin.
Services will be held on the 24th of December, at 2.30pm, 4.30pm, 6pm, 8pm, 22pm, and midnight.
It might get really crowded, so make sure to be there half an hour in advance!
We wish you all a merry, merry Christmas in Berlin!!