In the historic Markthalle IX, the traditional weekly market is transformed into a Christmas market full of delicious surprises every Advent weekend. Gifts, mulled wine and good food await you every Friday and Saturday in the lovingly decorated Christmas hall.
Although there is no Advent market and the Merry Markthalle has to be cancelled due to Corona, you can still look forward to particularly fine delicacies in Markthalle IX.
Please note: The 2G rule and mandatory masks apply at all Christmas markets.
The Christmas bakery offers a wide range of delicacies ... and particularly fine delicacies can be found in the Merry Markthalle in the Markthalle IX.
Land of plenty: Food in the Merry Markthalle
At the stands of the Merry Markthalle you can taste traditional delicacies such as bakery gingerbread, roasted almonds, deep-fried pastry, handmade sausages, organic wine and baked apples. Panettone from Italy, cheese fondue from Switzerland and other international Christmas specialities will also make your mouth water. The scent of cinnamon and mulled wine is in the air and makes you crave all the fine delicacies.
Beautiful items brought along, set up and ready for you to put on
You will not only find selected Christmas specialities, but also handicrafts, beautiful products and handmade items to give as gifts or keep for yourself. Numerous manufactories from Berlin and from all over the world are represented in the Merry Markthalle with handmade ceramics, natural cosmetics, practical household items and beautiful decorative articles, handmade clothing and everything that makes life a little nicer. Everything is of high quality and sustainably produced.
A real Christmas atmosphere is created when the choirs from the neighbourhood sing Christmas carols. In the huge Advent calendar, a little door is opened every day behind which a surprise awaits you. In the DIY gift packing station you can wrap your gift in a personalised way with pretty paper and have it ready for Christmas.
The historic Markthalle IX ranks among Berlin's gourmet paradises for all foodies. During the week there is a traditional weekly market in the historic hall with high-quality products such as Italian bread, pasta and craft beer. At Streetfood Thursday you can try delicious street food from all over the world: from Allgäuer Kässpatzen to Nigerian FuFu.
In addition to the Merry Markthalle, the popular Naschmarkt will take place on 8 December, where all those with a sweet tooth will feel like they are in the land of plenty. Christmas sweets, chocolates and cakes are waiting to be devoured.
Highlights in the Merry Markthalle
- Christmas specialities
- Markthalle Advent calendar
- Christmas bakery with delicious cookies
- Packing station for self-packing
- Choral music
Our tips for your visit to the Merry Markthalle
Combine your visit to the Merry Markthalle with a walk over the Oberbaumbrücke – probably Berlin's most beautiful bridge. On the other side of the River Spree is the famous East Side Gallery, where artists have transformed remains of the Berlin Wall into a large open-air work of art. Not far from Markthalle IX, the Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge presents a fascinating cross-section of the world of everyday objects. Furniture, utilitarian objects, surprise egg figures and kitschy souvenirs are on display in the museum on Oranienstraße.
Sustainability and social commitment
In the Merry Market Hall you can buy handmade products from small, young manufactories, handmade sausages and ceramics as well as natural cosmetics and natural wine.
Opening hours and admission
- Date: Weekly market on Saturday 10am-6pm, and Monday - Friday 12pm-6pm (closed on Sunday).
- Weekly markets during Christmas week on 23 December, from 12-18 hrs and on 24 December, from 9-14 hrs (closed on 25/26 December).
By car: The market hall is located in the heart of Kreuzberg. Pay and display parking spaces are available, but parking space is limited.
By public transport:
- U1 / U3 U-Bahn (underground train) Görlitzer Bahnhof
- Bus M29 Görlitzer Bahnhof
- Bus 140 Wrangelstraße