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Gendarmenmarkt in Weihnachtsstimmung
Gendarmenmarkt in Weihnachtsstimmung © Weihnachtszauber Gendarmenmarkt
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WeihnachtsZauber at the Gendarmenmarkt - Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt

Sea of lights in a historic setting

Experience the festively lit concert hall and German and French cathedrals in the run-up to Christmas.

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Gendarmenmarkt

Gendarmenmarkt 10117  Berlin


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 concert hall.

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 carvings.
  • 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

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