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Weihnachtsbasar im Lichthof des Auswärtigen Amts (Christmas bazaar in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office)

The Christmas market will not take place in 2021

A festive trip around the world in the heart of Berlin – drop by.

Discover fancy, creative, exotic and unusual things from all over the world at the Christmas bazaar in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office

This year the Förderkreis Eine Welt im Auswärtigen Amt e.V. once again invites you to the Weihnachtsbasar im Lichthof des Auswärtigen Amts in Mitte.
You will soon realise that this is no ordinary Christmas market. Here you can discover fancy, exotic, new, old, trivial, kitschy, beautiful and unusual souvenirs from all over the world that you won’t find anywhere else in Berlin.

At Christmastime in 1978 an initiative from young Federal Foreign Office employees, who wanted to get involved in development policy, arose by means of various donation collections. Two years later, the non-profit association Projekthilfe Dritte Welt (Third World Project Aid) was founded. In 2000 it was renamed Förderkreis Eine Welt im Auswärtigen Amt e.V. (One World Sponsor Group at the Foreign Office). The proceeds from the Weihnachtsbasar im Lichthof des Auswärtigen Amts go to worldwide projects to help developing countries help themselves.

Unique gift ideas from all over the world

In the cosy atmosphere of the festively illuminated atrium of the Federal Foreign Office you can browse for beautiful and unique gift ideas from every continent, such as pictures, handicrafts, jewellery, textiles and vases. Employees of the Federal Foreign Office have brought these things to Germany from all over the world.

Mulled wine, stollen and a children’s choir

During your visit you can keep up your strength with mulled wine, children’s punch and stollen fruit bread and listen to the children’s choir of the Federal Foreign Office’s nursery.

Highlights of the Weihnachtsbasar im Lichthof des Auswärtigen Amts

  • Gift ideas from all over the world
  • Fancy and exotic souvenirs from diplomats
  • Children’s choir of the Federal Foreign Office’s nursery
  • Proceeds go to worldwide projects for self-help in developing countries
  • Cosy ambience in a glazed atrium

Our tips for your visit to the Weihnachtsbasar im Lichthof des Auswärtigen Amts

After your visit to the Weihnachtsbasar im Lichthof des Auswärtigen Amts, take a look at one of the numerous museums and magnificent buildings along the Unter den Linden boulevard or visit other Christmas markets in the Mitte district.
The Federal Foreign Office has raised its security conditions. At the entrance you must pass through a security check, like those in airports. Please bring your identity card or passport with you.

Opening hours and entrance fees

  • Dates: cancelled
  • Opening hours:
  • Free admission

Transport

The Christmas bazaar will take place in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany at the former Reichsbank building on the banks of the Kupfergraben in the district of Mitte, not far from the new Humboldt Forum. We recommend travelling by public transport.

  • Bus: 147 Werderscher Markt
  • U-Bahn (underground train): U6 Französische Straße

 

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