The former residence of Queen Sophie Charlotte provides the location for Berlin’s most romantic Christmas market during the Christmas season. Following in the footsteps of prince-electors, kings and emperors, here you can immerse yourself in the royal Christmas world.
The Charlottenburg Palace, illuminated by colourful lights, towers above numerous festively decorated wooden huts and pagoda tents. The smell of traditional dishes such as candied apples or wood-oven baked bread and mulled wine hangs in the air. Two small children's merry-go-rounds and a small Ferris wheel make children's eyes light up and brass bands strolling through the market create a festive atmosphere. The Christmas market at Charlottenburg Palace invites young and old on a romantic journey into the past. Here you can immerse yourself in the royal Christmas world.
A major attraction at Christmas time in Berlin
Since its first opening in 2007, the enchanting Christmas market in front of the magnificent Charlottenburg Palace has quickly become a crowd-puller.
Today, over 100 international exhibitors delight the many visitors with their stands. Traditional handicrafts such as Advent stars, pyramids, incense smokers, nativity scene accessories, Christmas decorations, candles, jewellery, ceramics, leather goods and silk items are on sale, as well as all kinds of sweets and a large selection of culinary delicacies. In heated pagoda tents, two restaurants spoil guests with top Berlin cuisine.
On 16 December 2023, the "Christmas bikers" will make a stop at the Christmas market in front of Charlottenburg Palace. With their stop, they want to raise awareness for those in need in the city.
In the footsteps of Queen Charlotte...
In Charlottenburg Palace and the adjoining palace park, special guided tours of the Christmas traditions of the Hohenzollern, the former inhabitants of Charlottenburg Palace, are offered during the Christmas market.
Highlights of the Christmas market at Charlottenburg Palace
- Romantic Christmas market in front of a real castle backdrop
- Winter open-air restaurants with the best cuisine
- Special guided tours: Christmas traditions of the Hohenzollerns
- Christmas biker stop on 16 December
Our tips for your visit to the Christmas market at Charlottenburg Palace
One of Berlin’s most popular Christmas markets is best visited in the evening hours and on weekends. If you want to enjoy the enchanting nostalgic atmosphere of the Christmas market in peace and quiet, then it is best to make your visit in the afternoon on weekdays.
Combine your Christmas market experience with a visit to the Berggruen Museum, the Bröhan Museum, the Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection or the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Museum. Or take a walk through the palace gardens – where emperors and kings once strolled.
Opening hours and entrance fees
- Dates: 27 November to 31 December 2023 (closed on 24 December)
- Opening hours: daily 12 - 10 p.m.
- Admission is free of charge!
The Christmas market can be found on the square in front of Charlottenburg Palace on Spandauer Damm in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
The best way to get there is by public transport, as unfortunately there are only a few parking spaces available.
- S-Bahn (overground train): S41, S42, S46 Westend
- U-Bahn (underground train): U2 Sophie-Charlotte-Platz
- Bus: 109, M45 Luisenplatz/Schloss Charlottenburg, 309 Klausenerplatz