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
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. Unfortunately, there will not be an ice skating rink in 2021.
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
Winter World: 22 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)
- For the Stiegl Alm and the Schmankel Hütt'n the 2-G-rule applies. For the outdoor facilities including the toboggan run, the 3-G rule applies.
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