What will the Advent markets be like in Berlin this year? Program and essential information in one place

Are you thinking of going to Germany to soak up the Advent atmosphere?

Plan a trip to the Christmas markets in Berlin.

You will find out when and where you can go to see them in this article.

Advent markets Berlin

At Christmas, the German capital turns into a light backdrop full of events, from festive to fun, exciting to relaxing. Stroll the charming streets lit by thousands of lights, then take a break with mulled wine, punch, and freshly baked wafers at one of the local Advent markets.

Several dozen markets are held throughout the city, guaranteeing various experiences, from traditional German Christmas markets to some unusual markets unique to the town.

According to historical records, Christmas markets in Berlin have existed in some form since the 15th century, when vendors sold honey pastries and other sweet treats in the run-up to Christmas.

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Christmas markets in Spandau

When and where will it take place?

The Advent market in the historic Spandau district is one of Germany’s most beautiful markets. The Old Town is the ideal place for a nostalgic Christmas market. In Berlin’s largest continuous pedestrian zone, many wooden cottages and stalls crouch in the small alleys and cobbled streets.

The Christmas markets in Spandau are a great place to buy beautiful gifts.

The stalls sell quality chocolate, handicrafts, works of art, jewelry, and scented candles —everything you can imagine. The market is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

You can also go ice skating on the Christmas rink or take a ride on the chain carousel.

You can also enjoy baked apples or chestnuts and drink them down with a punch while looking at the beautiful decorations. A nativity scene with live animals completes the unique atmosphere.

How do you get to the Berlin Christmas markets?

  • By subway line U7 to the station Altstadt Spandau or S+U Rathaus Spandau
  • By train on line S5 to Berlin Spandau station
  • By bus line X33 or N7 to the Altstadt Spandau stop
Spandau Christmas Market.
source: visitberlin.de

Historic Christmas market in Friedrichshain

When and where will it take place?

It used to be an industrial zone, today it is a popular cultural center where, among other things, Advent markets are held. In the cultural center RAW, you can enjoy the Christmas markets with a medieval atmosphere.

You can admire and buy the handicrafts of blacksmiths, carvers, potters, and other artisans at the stalls, which can become a unique Christmas gift.

Tasting traditional delicacies of medieval cuisines, such as hot mead and “feuerzangenbowle,” can be varied by watching juggling, knighting, or acrobatic performances.

Exciting attractions such as a Ferris wheel and a wooden carousel are prepared for children at the historically-themed Christmas market. Those who dare can try shooting with a bow and crossbow or go into the troll forest.

How to get to the markets?

  • By train to Warschauer Straße station (lines S3, S5, S7, S9, S75)
  • By subway to Warschauer Straße station (lines U1, U3)
  • By bus to the Warschauer Straße stop (line 300, 347)
  • By tram to the Warschauer Straße stop (lines M10, M13)

Advent market Lucia Weinachtsmarkt

When and where will it take place?

This charming Berlin Christmas market is located in the courtyard of the Kulturbrauerei. This disused brewery-turned-cultural space now hosts clubs, theaters, and Berlin’s biggest New Year’s Eve party under one roof.

Lucia Christmas Market, named after the Norse goddess of light, focuses on goods and food from Scandinavia. The historic brick buildings of the old brewery form a spectacular backdrop to the festively decorated and carefully arranged stalls.

This market also offers a wide range of fun international products, from a small absinthe cart to stalls with Finnish specialties, Icelandic sweets, French salami, and Lapland jewelry.

How to get to the Berlin Advent markets?

  • By subway line U2 to Eberswalder station str.
  • By bus line M1 and N to the stop Eberswalder str.
  • By tram lines 12, M1, M10 to the stop Eberswalder str.

Are you looking for other Advent markets in Germany that can be conveniently visited during a day trip? Go to Dresden. We will tell you everything necessary in the article about the Dresden Christmas markets.

Christmas market at Charlottenburg Castle

When and where will it take place?

This Advent market’s special feature is its location. 250 vendors display and sell nostalgic Christmas products, such as nativity figures and tree ornaments, in front of Charlottenburg Castle. The market also offers traditional German Christmas sweets, such as stola, gingerbread, and marzipan.

The castle, parts of the extensive castle gardens, and the Christmas market are beautifully illuminated. Children can enjoy nostalgic fairground attractions near the orangery, such as a big wheel, various merry-go-rounds, and small roller coasters.

How to get to the Advent markets in Berlin?

  • By bus line 309, M45 to the Schloss Charlottenburg stop
  • By car, parking is charged

See what these Advent markets in Berlin looked like last year.

Christmas Market at Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin
source: youtube.com

Advent market in Domäne Dahlem

When and where will it take place?

Advent market in the Rural Spirit open-air museum. Ideal for trips with small children. The Christmas market is centered around a former manor house from the 16th century. The old house and adjacent outbuildings in the extensive Domäne grounds form a beautiful backdrop to one of Berlin’s most charming Christmas markets.

In addition to being an open-air museum, Domäne Dahlem is also a working organic farm. Live animals add to the cozy feeling of a small country market and offer visitors a taste of nature, all within Berlin’s territory.

Children can make their candles and decorations for the tree or go for a ride on ponies.

The Christmas market offers quality handmade gifts, ceramic and felt products, and decorations. You can taste marzipan, hot chestnuts, meat specialties, mulled wine, and non-alcoholic punch for children. Live music performances also make the atmosphere more pleasant.

How to get to the markets?

  • By subway to the station Dahlem-Dorf (line U3)
  • Bus to Domäne Dahlem stop (line 110) or Dahlem-Dorf stop (lines M11, N3, and X83)
  • Parking is available at the market by car.

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Berlin Weihnachtszeit

When and where will it take place?

This Christmas market has a unique atmosphere and is located in the center of Berlin between the Rotes Rathaus, St. Marienkirche, and Alexanderplatz. It combines traditional markets with amusement parks.

In more than a hundred stalls, vendors sell traditional handicrafts, Christmas decorations, jewelry, and trinkets. The smell of bratwurst, gingerbread, and mulled wine wafts through the air on Berlin’s most famous square.

A unique market feature is the Christmas pyramid decorated with over five thousand lights. Snacks and drinks are available on the ground floor of the pyramid, while the platform at the top offers a nice view of the city.

Entertainment seekers will enjoy the daily entertainment programs, fairground attractions for children, and the nearby Ferris wheel. Visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the city from the top of the wheel. An ice rink is available for more active visitors.

How to get to the Christmas markets in Berlin?

  • By train or subway to Alexanderplatz station (lines S3, S5, S7, S9, U2, U5, U8)
  • By tram or bus to the Marienkirche stop (lines M4, M5, M6, M10, 100, 200)

The following video will give you a better idea of what this unique Berlin Christmas village looks like.

Christmas Market Berlin 2022 Alexanderplatz / Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin Alexanderplatz 2022
source: youtube.com

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