Berliner Weihnachtszeit

Fair, procession & parade

Berliner Weihnachtszeit

Berliner Weihnachtszeit – © Scholvien
Berliner Weihnachtszeit – © Scholvien

Around the historic Neptunbrunnen behind Alexanderplatz is home to the romantic Berliner Weihnachtzeit. The nostalgic charm of this Christmas market is due to its location between the Rotes Rathaus and the Marienkirche against the backdrop of old Berlin market streets and festively lit wooden pavilions that bring back the old Berlin from a century ago.

A festive atmosphere is provided by barrel organ music, mulled wine, a wide range of arts and crafts and a life-size nativity at the Marienkirche. Bread is baked in a medieval-style bakery bread and hot mead is served in a tavern from clay jars.

The centre of the Christmas market is the 600 m2 ice rink. Admission is free, skates can be rented for €4.00. The 50-metre high Ferris wheel with enclosed panoramic gondolas offers a view of the Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz and even as far away as the Funkturm.

Children will especially enjoy visits from Santa Claus and the petting zoo with pony rides. There are also historic carousels, a train that runs through a snow-covered fairy tale forest and a nostalgic whirligig.

Special opening hours:

Christmas eve: closed

Christmas holidays: 11a.m. - 9p.m.
27. + 28.12.: 12(noon) - 10p.m.

To Event Calendar Platz vor dem Roten Rathaus (Berliner Rathaus) from 11/24/2014 to 12/28/2014


Platz vor dem Roten Rathaus (Berliner Rathaus)
Rathausstr. 15
10178 Berlin MITTE
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To: Rathausstr. 15
10178 Berlin
Mon-Fri 12(noon)-10p.m., Sat-Sun 11a.m.-10p.m.