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The Japanese Christmas market at the Malzfabrik

This Christmas market in Berlin will unfortunately not take place in 2020

Creative, colourful and special. Experience the Japanese Christmas atmosphere at the Christmas market at the Malzfabrik in Berlin!

With kimonos, sake and sushi at the market stalls, an atmospheric Christmas market of a special kind awaits you in Schöneberg. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and tradition in Berlin during the Christmas season.

Japanese culture in Schöneberg

Since 2014 the Christmas market has been bringing together German and Japanese culture at a Japanese Christmas market at the Malzfabrik. Over an entire weekend, visitors can experience Japan up close at workshops, as well as dance and sumo performances.

The exhibitors present paintings, ceramics, kimonos and many other Japanese treasures at their stands. The culinary specialities at the Christmas market are also typically Japanese. Here you can try sushi, sake and sweets.

Christmas Sushi
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Highlights of the Japanese Christmas market

  • Creative workshops to join in with
  • Children’s corner
  • Japanese dance and sumo performances
  • Japanese music and DJ sets
  • Karaoke station

Tips for your visit to the Japanese Christmas market

The Japanese Christmas market surprises its visitors with specialities that are not to be found at traditional Christmas markets. So drink hot sake instead of mulled wine, improve your Japanese at the karaoke station and take the opportunity to admire Japanese dance and sumo performances. Afterwards, the Tempelhof airfield is perfect for a leisurely winter walk.

Opening hours and entrance fees


We recommend travelling by public transport.

  • S-Bahn (overground train): S41, S25, S2 Südkreuz
  • Bus: 106, Eresburgstr., 106, Egelingzeile


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