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Nordische Märchenweihnacht
Nordische Märchenweihnacht at Schloss Britz © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Nordische Märchenweihnacht at Schloss Britz

Christmas market in Berlin on the first three Advent weekends 2023

Want to know how knights and Vikings celebrated Christmas? Then head to the Nordische Märchenweihnacht at Schloss Britz manor, the Christmas market adventure for the whole family.

This year the Nordische Märchenweihnacht (Nordic Fairy Tale Christmas) will once again be taking place at Schloss Britz on all four Advent weekend. The historical Christmas market has a Nordic flair. Called Nordische Märchenweihnacht at Schloss Britz it takes you on a Christmas journey back in time to the knights and Vikings of the past.

Historic Christmas market at a manor over 300 years old

For several years now, more than 50 different exhibitors have been offering various treasures and gift ideas for sale at their stands at the 300-year-old Schloss Britz and the adjoining estate of the historic manor of the former village of Britz during the Christmas season.

Tip: Plan your Christmas evening programme now

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© visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Give yourself and your family another very special moment of anticipation for Christmas in Berlin with a glittering Christmas show or a festive concert. We have the most beautiful Christmas events for you. Plan an extraordinary evening after your visit to the Christmas market.

Christmas Events in Berlin

Large selection of food and hot drinks

For those with a big or small appetite, the Nordische Märchenweihnacht at Schloss Britz offers sweet treats such asroasted almonds, gingerbread, apple fritters and crêpes as well as hearty delicacies such as lángos fried bread, garlic bread, flat cakes, spicy barbecued meat and soups. You can warm yourself up with mulled wine, medieval spiced wine, hot cherry wine, hot quince mead and the Scandinavian mulled punch Glögi, while hot elder juice is offered for children.

Diverse stage programme

Great entertainment will be provided with a diverse stage programme: the snow queen with her trolls, Frau Holle, winter spirits and other wondrous creatures come along and the Cocolorus Budenzauber travelling theatre performs its fairy tale plays especially for children. Live Christmas music, light and shadow theatre and an impressive fire show round off the medieval Christmas spectacle.

Medieval adventure playground

Here children can run riot in the medieval adventure playground offering bow and crossbow shooting, axe and knife throwing as well as large Viking boats on which children can climb. The large hand-operated music box, a dragon hammer and a wooden water wheel are also worth seeing and trying out.

The highlights of the Nordische Märchenweihnacht at Schloss Britz

  • Cocolorus Budenzauber travelling theatre
  • Adventure-filled children’s programme
  • Sweet and hearty treats
  • Medieval market
  • Christmas market in the knight’s manor house

Our tips for your visit to the Nordische Märchenweihnacht at Schloss Britz

Combine your stay at Schloss Britz during the Nordische Märchenweihnacht with a visit to the Museum Neukölln or take a look at the famous Hufeisensiedlung housing estate, built in the style of Berlin Modernism in 1925.

Opening hours and entrance fees (probably)

  • Date: on the first three Advent weekends (1 to 3 December, 8 to 10 December and 15 to 17 December 2023)
  • Opening hours: Friday 2 pm - 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 9 pm
  • Admission: €5, concessions €2, free admission for children under 6 years of age


The Nordische Märchenweihnacht at Schloss Britz is located in the Britz district of Neukölln. Since parking options are somewhat limited, we recommend using public transport.

  • Bus: 181, M44 Britzer Damm/Mohriner Allee & M44, M46 Fulhamer Allee
  • U-Bahn (underground train): U7 Parchimer Allee


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