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Getting in the mood for that special time of the year

You’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for Christmas markets in Berlin. From around the end of November, usually the 25th, great-smelling food and drink of the stalls entice visitors to spend the evening exploring the sights and sounds on offer. The Berliner Weinachtszeit is located behind Alexanderplatz and is an excellent place to soak up the Christmas spirit. You'll enjoy discovering rides, mulled wine and traditional toys among many other gifts here. WeinachtsZauber at the Gendarmenmarkt is another institution of Berlin Christmas markets and can be found in the cultural district housing the Konzerthaus and cathedrals. Späth'sche Baumschule dates from the 18th century and is particularly great for kids.