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Berliner Glühwald

Christmas Market in Berlin from 4 November 2023

The Christmas market at Mercedes Benz Platz offers enough space for indoors and outdoors. The cosy atmosphere is underlined by the smell of woods and open fires and all kinds of hot drinks.

Once a wasteland with rotten storage sheds, office ruins and disused railway tracks, Mercedes Benz Platz will become a lively urban quarter in the coming years. Directly opposite the East Side Gallery, the square has been greened and illuminated and, together with the Mercedes Benz Arena, has become increasingly attractive as a venue for events.

Wide range of culinary delights

The spacious area in front of the Mercedes Benz Arena now enjoys a very special magic in the run-up to Christmas. A wide variety of hot drinks and, of course, culinary pre-Christmas dishes await you in the Glühwald. The cosy atmosphere created by the covered and heated mangers is rounded off by a Christmas decoration and lighting concept and suitable music.

Tip: Plan your Christmas evening programme now

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Give yourself and your family another very special moment of anticipation for Christmas in Berlin with a glittering Christmas show or a festive concert. We have the most beautiful Christmas events for you. Plan an extraordinary evening after your visit to the Christmas market.

Christmas Events in Berlin


You can warm up with a round of curling in front of the Loretta on the Spree. Reserve the rink in advance at the following e-mail address

The highlights of the Berliner Glühwald

  • Curling
  • Culinary pre-Christmas dining
  • in the immediate vicinity of the East-Side Gallery
  • Decoration and lighting concept

Our tips for your visit to the Berliner Glühwald

After your visit, stop by the East Side Gallery and the Oberbaumbrücke. The Heissa Holzmarkt is also not far away.

Opening hours and entrance fees

  • Date: Wednesday to Sunday from 4pm
  • Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 4pm
  • Admission is free

* For events in the Mercedes-Benz Arena or Verti Music Hall, opening hours are also outside the regular opening hours.


S + U Warschauer Straße - Footpath approx. 5 minutes

  • S-Bahn: S3, S5, S7, S9
  • U-Bahn: U1, U3
  • Bus 248, 347
  • Tram: M10, M13

Ostbahnhof - Footpath approx. 12 minutes