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Nutcracker at the Christmas market in Berlin
Nutcracker at the Christmas market © Getty Images, Foto: Roman Babakin

The Köpenick Christmas Island

Christmas Market in Berlin from 15 to 17 December 2023

Castle scenery and stage programme: At the Köpenick Christmas market there is a contemplative Christmas atmosphere.

The atmospheric Christmas market in the south-east of Berlin will take place this year again on the third weekend of Advent. The Christmas Köpenick Christmas Island offers a unique ambience. It has a highlight in store right from the start: the Christmas Island opens on Friday evening with the traditional cutting of the two-metre-long Christmas Stollen fruit bread.

Christmas offerings from non-profit organisations

On the palace island, local non-profit organisations sell Christmas gifts, such as traditional handicrafts, ceramics, table decorations, candles, honey from the region as well as offering handicraft activities for children and much more. You will find great Christmas gifts for yourself and your loved ones here.

Opposite on Schlossplatz your culinary instincts will be indulged with a large selection of sweet and hearty delicacies, mulled wine and punch.

Tip: Plan your Christmas evening programme now

Berliner Weihnachtszeit
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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

Entertainment on the Christmas stage and traditional tower fanfare

Various artists perform on the palace island’s Christmas stage: whether storytellers, live music or singing old and new Christmas songs together, you will be entertained to the full.
In the evening a great tradition is continued: the tower trumpeters greet visitors from the tower of Köpenick Palace.

Berliner Weihnachtszeit am Roten Rathaus
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Highlights of the Christmas Island

•    Unique ambience in the palace gardens and in front of the baroque palace
•    Two-metre-long Christmas Stollen at the opening
•    Traditional tower fanfare in the evening
•    Christmas stage with live music and storytellers
•    Christmas gifts from local voluntary organisations

Our tips for your visit to the Christmas Island

Come along and savour an especially peaceful atmosphere at the Advent market and join in with the Christmas carol singing. Enjoy the sounds of the organ concert in the Schlosskirche on Sunday 15 December or bring your Christmas market visit to a close with the evening tower fanfare. The stage programme with handicrafts and storytelling also has some surprises in store for children.

Make sure you pay a visit to the monument of the captain of Köpenick in front of the Köpenick town hall. Visit the popular Mutter Lustig café, where there is plenty to discover during the Christmas season. Explore the district of Treptow-Köpenick with our Going Local Berlin App!

Opening hours and entrance fees

  • Date:  15 to 17 December 2023
  • Opening hours: Friday 2 pm - 10 pm, Saturday 12 pm - 10 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 8 pm
  • Admission is free of charge


The Köpenick Christmas Island is located on the Köpenick palace island in the south-east of Berlin. We recommend travelling by public transport.

  • S-Bahn (overground train): S3 Köpenick, S47 Spindlersfeld
  • Bus: 162, 164, 165, 169, N65, N67, N62, N69, N90 Schloßplatz Köpenick
  • Tram: 27, 61, 62, 63, 67, 68 Schloßplatz Köpenick

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