Being cold and freezing is horrible, but the one great thing about the winter season is spending it in Berlin. Berlin is a great city to enjoy the winter in, with its generally dry cold air, blue skies and snowy clouds. You may be cold, but at least not chilled to the bone. And luckily, there are many solutions in a place like Berlin that can help you warm up and get through the cold winter nights.
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Every year since we have written specials and articles on the Berliner Weihnachtsmärkte, we have mentioned the Lucia Christmas Market, which is one of our favourite locations to enjoy a good glass of Glühwein and/ or Glögg. This year, Lucia is back once more and we will dedicate another article to this fabulously Scandinavian market.
We thought it time to approach this issue differently. Instead of telling you why you should definitely visit as many Christmas markets as possible, why not tell you what is horrible about them? Because there are ample reasons for actually not visiting the Christmas markets during your stay in Berlin. And we will tell you why.
Soon, soon it shall be that time of year again. Our favourite, joyous season during which we will spread alcoholic and food-clever joy and cheer. The time of the German Christmas markets in coming soon. Since many of you will either be visiting or exploring Berlin during the season of its beautiful and enticing Christmas markets, we organize our Christmas markets special each and every year.
The magical days of true Christmas spirit and enjoyment are only a few days away. If you are spending Christmas in Berlin, either as a visiting tourist or a stay-at-home Berliner, you might be wondering what to do in this large city with so many possibilities. That is why we have collected a small handy list of tricks and tips for the first days of Christmas.
Another absolutely fabulous market (because actually: which Berliner Weihnachtsmarkt is not fabulous?) is the Christmas market at and around the Opernpalais. This palace of the opera is one of the most classically beautiful spots in Berlin Mitte and will wisk you away with its magic. Seriously: if you have not been here yet, whether a tourist or a long-term expat, you should definitely pop by the Weihnachtsmarkt am Opernpalais.
All I want for Christmas, are the markets. My favourite, my favourite, my most special and beloved Christmas market of all time. Among the large flurry of brightly lit Christmas markets in Berlin, I have fallen in love with Lucia. When we saw each other for the first time, my palms got all sweaty, my heart started racing in my chest and I could not stop smiling. This Scandinavian Weihnachtsmarkt in the courtyard of the in Prenzlauer Berg located Kulturbrauerei is absolutely beautiful.
If someone would ask me, “Which christmas market would you visit if you only had time for one?”, I would wholeheartedly answer with the Gendarmenmarkt. Yes, it is a bit more touristy than cute and quaint little markets that are hidden away in outskirts of Berlin, but it is also more the prettier. So, if you come to visit Berlin and you would like to enjoy one christmas market, you ought to definitely hit this beauty in the city center, in a side street off Unter den Linden.
Christmas is drawing nigh and most people will have to engage in purchasing the necessary gifts for their loved ones this weekend. And what better place to find some appropriate presents than one of Berlin’s christmas markets? The shopping place to be when it comes to Weihnachtsmärkte is the Opernpalais.
We have raved about the infamous “Chalet” on Alexanderplatz a couple of times – a big wooden shack in the middle of the Weihnachtsmarkt where you can join large groups of German-loving Glühwein-drinking tourists and locals who are looking for some old-school musical entertainment. But there is more to this market than meets the eye…