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Freundinnen auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt
Freundinnen auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt © GettyImages, Bild:martin-dm

Winterleben in the Düppel Historic Village

This Christmas market in Berlin is unfortunately cancelled for 2020

Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle on the village square of the Düppel Historic Village.

Dive into the past and go on a discovery tour into the life of earlier times. The Düppel Historic Village is the perfect setting for the medieval Christmas market. The family celebration takes place in a medieval Berlin village with fire magic and craftsmanship.

Market with medieval flair

Jongleurs make music, craftsmen such as glass bead makers, blacksmiths and bronze casters show their skill and amaze young and old. Fire performers and fire-eaters perform fascinating tricks and let the sparks fly.

And you will also find unusual Christmas gifts on the market stalls, where ordinary products are not on display, but beautifully designed ceramics, jewellery and furniture made of recycled materials. The exhibitors offer art, small works of art on linen as well as arts & crafts and local products.
You can warm up with mulled wine, warm soup and hot apple juice.

What’s on for children

Just like in the Middle Ages, children can play and discover games from days gone by. And of course you can also visit the animals on the grounds where medieval sheep (Skudden) and Düppel pasture pigs graze.

The museum village

Middle Ages brought to life: In the Düppel Historic Village you can experience life in a medieval village first hand. Houses and workshops have been reconstructed just as they once stood on the village square in the late 12th century. In this way the everyday life of the inhabitants of that time come to life. Markets and festivals regularly take place on the grounds of the museum village.

Museumsdorf Düppel
Museumsdorf Düppel © Förderkreis Museumsdorf Düppel, Foto: Thomas Pfützner

Highlights of the Winterleben in the Düppel Historic Village

  • Medieval market in the museum village
  • Fire magic
  • Celebrate like in times gone by
  • Animal petting for children

Our tips for your visit to the Winterleben in the Düppel Historic Village

Not far from the Düppel Historic Village lies the Domäne Dahlem country estate, where you can visit exhibitions on food culture and traditional handicrafts while visiting the historic manor. A charming and child-friendly Christmas market takes place on the grounds of the estate on all four Advent weekends.  

As an alternative programme to the medieval flair of the museum village, visit the buildings of Berlin Modernism in the borough of Zehlendorf. The Waldsiedlung Zehlendorf (Zehlendorf Forest Estate) - Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom's Cabin) on Argentinische Allee with its bright colours is an example of Berlin Modernism in the 1920s that is well worth seeing. The library of Lord Norman Foster at the Freie Universität is a testimony to contemporary building. Non-students can also visit the so-called Berlin Brain on a guided tour.

Opening hours and entrance fees

  • Date : probably on 12 and 13 December 2020
  • Time: probably 12 am to 6 pm
  • Admission: 4 € / 2,50 € (admission is free under the age of 18)

Getting there

By car: The museum village is easy to reach by car via Potsdamer Chaussee and has its own parking spaces.

By public transport: If you come by public transport, it is best to take the bus:

  • Bus 115 Ludwigsfelder Straße stop
  • Bus 118 or 622 Clauertstraße stop

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