Top 3 Christmas markets in Berlin
We started th month of December in Berlin and visited many Christmas markets during our time there, let me show you my favorites!
Before the trip, I already "prepared" and checked a couple of fairs in Budapest, and I have to say that I liked the ones in Berlina lot more, because of the decoration, the atmosphere, and the wide selection of food and drinks, but I'm also curious about your opinions!
Christmas market at Charlottenburg Palace
This Christmas market is clearly made special by its location, as it is located in the courtyard of an 18th-century baroque palace.
There is no shortage of food and drinks, you can even find goulash and chimney cake among the many delicacies here, and a live band played Christmas songs for the visitors.
At various points of the fair, you can also find colorful Advent light angels, and if that's not enough, we even met girls dressed as angels.
I will only list the three fairs on purpose and not put them in order, because that would be very difficult, but I will tell you that we drank the most delicious drinks here, a boiled cherry gin, and we also tasted the best eggnog here. The mugs were also unbelievably cute, for example, I really liked this one with a deer, but in the end I didn't buy it, because it still had the date of the 2020 fair on it.
Christmas market at Alexanderplatz
The fair located on Alexanderplatz is without a doubt one of the busiest in Berlin - during the day you could walk around comfortably, but in the evening it was really crowded - this is also due to the fact that after the sun sets, Santa Claus glides over the fair on his sleigh with his reindeer 3 times during the evening.
Vendors sell their stuff at more than 100 stands - of course, I liked the cat paintings the most.
There are merry-go-rounds and even an ice rink - what I found most interesting about the merry-go-rounds was that each of them had a piggy that you could sit on, in addition to the usual horses.
Our favorite was the Ferris wheel, from the top of which you can see the whole fair.
Before you ask, the ticket for the Ferris wheel is 7 euros. I think it was really worth it, because the view from above is really unique.
There is also a large selection of food. Bratwurst, currywurst, blood sausage, steamed cabbage, roasted mushrooms, various sweets, candies, gingerbread - everything is available at this fair in Berlin's most famous square. Of course they have mulled wine as well, and of course we tasted that here too.
This illuminated pyramid was also very beautiful - which, incidentally, is the largest Christmas pyramid in Germany - but so many people were drinking mulled wine at the bottom that we couldn't fit in, so we admired it from afar.
The first floor is said to offer a fabulous view of the fairgrounds, and on the upper floors the Christmas figures of the pyramid rotate around. I have never seen a Christmas pyramid like this before, but if you look carefully at the pictures, they were there at all the fairs in Berlin.
Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz
We returned several times to the Christmas market around the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on Breitscheidplatz, they had such cozy little mulled wine stands - additionally our accommodation was right next to it, and we didn't always feel like going further in the heavy snow.
It was one of the cutest places with the plush deer decoration, the many pine trees and the freshly cut, fragrant pine branches under our feet, I fell in love with this place on the first day.
But there was also a tent reminiscent of a hut with swings , and you could also sit inside of barrels, and I could go on and on.
We were also able to see beautiful light decorations, in the form of small cars, teddy bears, Christmas tree decorations and gift boxes, and for the little ones there was also a carousel, and of course the indispensable Christmas pyramid.
What was still new to me was that the mulled wine was served in an elegant wine glass in a couple of places instead of the usual mug.
Overall, the Christmas markets in Berlin were great, I managed to get into a real Christmas mood at the beginning of December.
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Top 3 Christmas markets in Berlin