One of the most beautiful
squares in the capital sparkles each year in a sea of lights and attracts
visitors from all over the world to the hustle and bustle of Advent in front of
a historical backdrop. Flanked by the German and French cathedrals as well as
the magnificent concert hall, one of the most popular Christmas markets in the
capital enchants guests with its festive atmosphere. In addition to the
culinary highlights and winter delights, selected artisans, singers, acrobats,
and fire performers turn the event into a true spectacle. The Gendarmenmarkt
will open the doors to its winter wonderland from 26 November to 31 December.
Stylish event in Berlin’s historic Mitte
With its elegant ambience,
cultural and artistic programme, and numerous gourmet tents, the Christmas
magic at Gendarmenmarkt has evolved into a pre-Christmas event that not only
casts its spell on the Berliners, but also the capital’s many guests. Every
year at the end of November, a city of tents emerges on the magnificent square
and shines resplendent in the glow of 1,000 fairy lights. Among the exhibitors
you will find numerous artisans such as traditional glass blowers, candle
artists, or goldsmiths. Unusual items from hat makers, Origami creations are
also often found at the market stalls. Alongside the Christmas treats such as
aromatic mulled wine and spicy gingerbread, you can also enjoy first-class
gastronomical culinary delicacies in heated tents where you will be served
Austrian cuisine in a mountain hut ambience as well as Bavarian, Bohemian and
Berlin specialities. In the WeihnachtsZauberBar you can enjoy the cosy warmth
and fantastic view as you sip on champagne, sparkling wine, or hot wine punch.
Quality and ambition can also be seen every day in the appealing stage show
featuring renowned artists, acrobats, various dance groups, and choirs. The
pre-Christmas event is crowned with the big New Year's Eve celebration, which
will majestically ring in the New Year with spectacular fireworks over the
Highlights of the Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt
- Gourmet gastronomy in numerous heated tents.
- Daily stage show featuring renowned artists.
- Historic buildings illuminated
in the glow of 1,000 fairy lights.
- Exceptional arts and crafts ranging from glass blowing to wood
- Concludes with a big New
Year's Eve celebration and sensational firework display.
Useful information for your visit
The Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt is centrally
located near Friedrichstrasse, Unter den Linden, and Leipziger Strasse. The
best way to get there is by public transport. You can take the U-Bahn lines U2
and U6 to the Stadtmitte station and from there it is only a few