Le bœuf et l'âne ne sont pas les animaux phares de ce marché de Noël. La nouvelle mascotte est un éléphant du nom de Jochen, qui fait du vélo et qui parle. Comment ça ? Vous le découvrirez en vous rendant au marché de Noël à Westend le 4ème weekend de l'Avent.
This charming 'Christmas in Westend' gathering is one of Berlin's small family-friendly neighborhood markets where friends and neighbors meet to celebrate the last Sunday before Beforehand together.
Animals and fairy tales
In addition to Jochen the elephant , children's mascot and favorite animal, a living nativity scene with animals and ponies to ride awaits young and old. The Christmas market is also punctuated by a falconry show with free raptors.
The stories of the storyteller Rumpumpe in a heated tent are also on the program of the celebrations.
By the way: Jochen is from Weimar and is actually a "telephant". The Hasenschule choir and the “Voice Changers” of the Deutsche Oper Berlin also animate the event with Christmas carols.
Arts and crafts on the Christmas market
Artists and craftspeople present their works of art and products in the craft aisle. On the many stands they display paintings, ceramics, jewelry, Christmas decorations, toys, cards decorated with dried flowers, bags and handmade clothes. At the alpaca stand you can not only buy hand spun wool and warm clothes, but also pet one of these adorable animals.
Craftsmen such as blacksmiths, woodturners or leatherworkers show their know-how on site and allow visitors to take a look at their work. You will certainly find an original gift.
You can also taste delicious Christmas specialtiessweet and savory and warm you up with a glass of mulled wine.
The charms of the Westend Christmas market
- Jochen, the talking elephant who rides a bike
- Falconry show
- Living nativity scene with animals
- Craft alley
Our tips for your visit to the Westend Christmas market
Nearby, the Reichsstraße is a pleasant shopping street with nice shops and restaurants, ideal for a stroll through the neighborhood. In the evening, you can go to the cabaret theater "Die Wühlmäuse" , whose mesmerizing shows always delight the public. In the former studio of artist Georg Kolbe you will find exciting exhibitions of modern and contemporary art as well as a magnificent building in the New Objectivity style.
The olympic stadiumof Hertha BSC hosts many sporting events and concerts. A guided tour allows you to learn more about the history of this stadium. From the bell tower you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole region and the Grunewald. You also have the option of visiting the radio tower at the exhibition grounds, which also offers a fantastic panoramic view of West Berlin.
Opening hours and prices
- Date : 17 et 18 décembre 2022
- Heures d'ouverture : samedi et dimanche de 12h à 20h
- Free admission
By car: Motorists park in the parking spaces in the surrounding streets.
By public transport
- Underground: U2 Neu-Westend
- Bus: 104/349 U Neu-Westend or Hessenallee