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Christmas markets between Berlin and Munich

The festive season is surely the most enchanting and heart-warming time of the year, and there is hardly a country more famous for its welcoming, romantic Christmas markets than Germany. All over Germany you can visit welcoming and romantic Christmas markets. There is a huge variety to choose from, with each market and town offering their own special brand of Christmas cheer. Experience German Christmas traditions and be tempted by some of the delicious and famous Christmas treats such as mulled wine and the Stollen cake. Allow your festive spirits to soar when browsing for traditional presents for your loved ones. Locations such as Berlin Kulturbrauerei (literally “Culture Brewery”) or the romantic Christmas market in Bornstedt offer visitors an unforgettable Christmas market experience. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the most delightful Christmas markets between Berlin and Munich.

Christmas feeling in Berlin

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Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market

Enjoy the magic at Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market, which is one of the most popular Christmas markets in the capital of Germany. Feel the very special atmosphere between the New Church and the French Cathedral. With a very versatile program and the beautiful illumination, the Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market attracts many guests each year.

21. November - 31. December 2022, Am Gendarmenmarkt

Winter World on Potsdamer Platz

A very special experience is the visit of the Winter World of the Potsdamer Platz. Whether you like it very traditional with ginger bread, mulled wine and Christmas songs or if you prefer to see a modern Christmas market in the middle of the contemporary architecture of the Potsdamer Platz. The Winter World presents the largest mobile ice track in Europe and offers fun to young and old. The proximity to one of the best known sights of Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate, is another highlight.

29.10. - 02.01.2022

Lucia Christmas market in the Culture Brewery

Both its somewhat unusual name and a delightfully festive atmosphere lend the Lucia Christmas Market a special charm © Jochen Loch

Both its somewhat unusual name and a delightfully festive atmosphere lend the Lucia Christmas Market a special charm. Held at Berlin’s Kulturbrauerei (literally “Culture Brewery”), the market brings the festive traditions of the Nordic-Scandinavian countries to the German capital. The 60 lovingly decorated stalls spread around the historic building ensemble are an invitation to stroll around and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the Christmas period!

21. November - 22. December 2022

Winter World in Potsdam

Romantic Christmas market in Bornstedt Crown Estate

Located on Bornstedt Lake close to Sanssouci Palace, Bornstedt Crown Estate was formerly a model estate kept by the House of Hohenzollern. Each and every year, visitors are invited into the historic inner courtyard of the UNESCO-listed ensemble to delight in the hustle and bustle of a romantic Christmas village. Traders in charmingly illuminated wooden huts offer a variety of regional specialties, arts and crafts, Christmas accessories, seasonal fashion, fragrant delicacies and great gift ideas. Let the scent of festive spices enchant you with Christmas magic!

29.10. bis 02.01.2022

Christmas markets in Bavaria

Christkindlesmarkt Nuremberg

The Christkindlmarkt in the Bavarian toy making city of Nuremberg is thought by many to be the most prestigious and atmospheric Christmas markets in the world. A completely traditional spirit pervades this “little town of wood and cloth” in the market square in the heart of the Old Town. With the backdrop of the square’s Church of Our Lady and beautiful fountain providing a unique ambience, the market’s many visitors may well feel their festive spirits soar as they browse for traditional presents for their loved ones.
Dates: 25/11/ until 24/12/2022

Christkindlmarkt Munich

Known as the “Christkindlmarkt”, Munich’s main Christmas market is one of Germany’s oldest, and enjoys fame well beyond the boundaries of the Bavarian capital. Grouped around Marienplatz square, the market was first mentioned in a document as the “Nikolausmarkt” in 1310. Its traditions include the erection of a nearly 30 metre-high Christmas tree decorated with 2,500 lights in front of the Town Hall. 140 stalls attract around three million visitors from around the world each year. Get ready for Christmas at this festive event packed with international flair! Click here to get to know our group tour offer 'city tour to Munich that we can also arrange during Christmas time.

Read on to find out more about Christmas markets in Saxony, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt.

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Lucia Christmas market © Jochen Loch