Skip to main content
Winter World and Christmas market at Potsdamer Platz
Winter World and Christmas market at Potsdamer Platz © PPMG Potsdamer Platz Management GmbH

Winter World and Christmas market at Potsdamer Platz

Winter World & Christmas Market in Berlin from 28 October 2023 to 1 January 2024

This is what makes Christmas fun: tobogganing and drinking mulled wine in the middle of the capital for a whole month, and even into January.

During the Christmas season the historical Potsdamer Platz is hardly recognisable. From 25 November until 26 December it transforms into a sporty Winter World. Numerous sporting winter attractions and stands decorated for Christmas create a magical winter atmosphere at the Christmas market.

Tip: Plan your Christmas evening programme now

Berliner Weihnachtszeit
© visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

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

Ice skating, curling and toboggan

Potsdamer Platz is one of Berlin’s most famous squares. In the heart of the capital, visitors to the Christmas market can  whiz down the 12-metre-high toboggan run. 


If the eternal ups and downs get boring, young and old can also have fun ice skating on the adjacent 40-metre-long ice rink. Here, too, you pay nothing if you bring your own equipment, i.e. your own skates. However, spontaneously determined skaters-to-be can get €2.50 for rental skates to join in. For children between the ages of four and seven, skating lessons are even offered on site on weekends between 10 and 11.30 a.m., led by professional coaches. Afterwards, you can warm up and fortify yourself in the "Schmankerl-Hüttn".

Enjoy delicious delicacies - indoor and outdoor

A walk around the Christmas market’s stands is even cosier. The smell of mulled wine, bratwurst and roasted almonds in the air entices you to try some of the market’s culinary delights. In the Schmankerl and Salzburger Stiegl wooden huts you can enjoy Austrian specialities indoors. You can marvel at the handmade art and jewellery at the stands and buy any last-minute Christmas presents.

Highlights of the Winter World and the Christmas market at Potsdamer Platz

  • Enjoy Austrian delicacies in the Schmankerl or the Salzburger Stiegl Alm wooden huts
  • Toboggan fun: 12-metre-high toboggan run
  • Festive live music and DJs create a wintery party atmosphere at the weekend

Tips for your visit to the Winter World and the Christmas market at Potsdamer Platz

With its sporting winter attractions, the Christmas market at Potsdamer Platz is particularly suitable for a visit with the whole family. For all adult Christmas market visitors, live music and DJs provide a winter party atmosphere on weekends. Located directly by the Potsdamer Arkaden and the Mall of Berlin, you can continue your stroll around the Christmas market with a trip to the shopping centre. You are sure to find some last-minute Christmas gifts here.

Opening hours and entrance fees

  • Date: 
    Winter World: 28 October 2023 to 1 January 2024
    Christmas Market: 27 November to 26 December 2023Opening hours: 
  • Opening hours: Date: 
    Winter World: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 24 December to 2 p.m., Closed on 19 (Remembrance Day) and 26 November (Dead Sunday).
    Christmas market: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 24 December from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Admission to the Christmas market is free of charge
  • Toboggan run €2.50 (expected)


We recommend travelling by public transport.
You will find car parking spaces in the underground car park of Potsdamer Platz Arkaden or in the Parkhaus Sony Center APCOA.

  • S-Bahn (overground train): S1, S2, S25, S26 S+U Potsdamer Platz station
  • Bus: 200, M41, M48, M85, N2 S+U Potsdamer Platz station


All Berlin Christmas markets at a glance