On the first Advent, the Protestant parish of Lübars traditionally invites visitors to the Advent bazaar on the village green of Alt-Lübars in the north of Berlin.
You can spend a cosy afternoon here in a festive atmosphere, perfect for getting in the mood for Christmas, and enjoy the contemplative atmosphere in the village of Lübars.
Lübars was founded in 1230 and was first documented with this name in 1247. The original village structure, including the farms, has been preserved to this day. The village charm and the rural idyll made Lübars a quaint attraction, especially in walled West Berlin. In the old village community life took place on the village meadow and the village green, exactly where the Advent market takes place today. Here the Christian notion of charity is not lost, as the proceeds are donated to Brot für die Welt and Adveniat, two non-profit organisations.
Beautiful gift ideas and a big raffle
At the Advent bazaar you can take your time while browsing for unique gift ideas. Various community groups offer handicrafts, knitwear, beautiful Christmas decorations and other specialities for sale. There will also be another big raffle where, with a little luck, you could win a prize.
Christmas delicacies and trumpet music
You can stop for a break from time to time, keeping up your strength with sausages, soups and waffles and, of course, you should make sure to sample the mulled wine and children’s punch. Trumpet music and communal singing round off the neighbourly Christmas market experience.
Hands-on activities for children
For the little visitors to the Advent market there is a range of hands-on activities. Children can make gingerbread houses and stars and listen to exciting stories in the village school. Santa Claus also pays a visit in the afternoon.
Highlights of the Adventsbasar der Kirchengemeinde Lübars
- Festive atmosphere
- Trumpet music and communal singing
- Fantastic children’s programme
- Santa Claus pays a visit
Our tips for your visit to the Adventsbasar der Kirchengemeinde Lübars
Would you like to learn more about Berlin and the district of Reinickendorf from prehistory and early history to the 20th century? Then take a look round the Museum Reinickendorf before or after your visit to the Adventsbasars der Kirchengemeinde Lübars. The old village of Lübars also exudes a special charm, and a walk through the district is well worthwhile. Furthermore, you can toboggan on a 300m long toboggan run in the Freizeitpark Lübars into the evening hours, the track even has floodlights. There are more exciting things to discover in the district of Reinickendorf and in Lübars with our Going Local Berlin App.
Opening hours and entrance fees
- Date: 1 December 2019
- Opening hours: 1 pm - 5 pm
- Free admission
Lübars is located in the very north of Berlin in the district of Reinickendorf, directly on the border with Brandenburg. The Advent bazaar takes place on the village green of Alt-Lübars.
- Bus: 222, N22 Berlin, Alt-Lübars
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