Many argue that Berlin is the capital of Christmas markets. Take one look at the list of markets taking place each winter and it's clear to see why. Across the city there are over 50 individual German Christmas markets, each trying to offer something slightly different to the one next door. In Berlin you'll find some of the best stalls any Christmas market in Europe can offer and the diverse mix of vendors and booths is incredible.
One of the most famous Christmas markets in Germany is found at the Charlottenburg Castle. The whole of the castle and its surrounding park are covered top to bottom in the best lighting that Germany can offer. Near the Kurfurstendamn is the Kaiser Willhelm Memorial Church Christmas Market. Here you can feast on mulled wine, glazed fruit and, of course, grilled sausages. The WeihnactsZauber is another popular choice, situated on the Gendarmenmarkt.
Beginning from 26th November, unlike many other European Christmas markets, Berlin's stay open until New Year's Eve. The opening times vary on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve but on every other day visitors can browse the Berlin Christmas market from 11am til late giving you plenty of time to shop, relax and enjoy.
The spicy aroma floating across the whole of Berlin during Christmas is a sign of all the incredible gastronomic goods on offer. With more local delicacies than you could ever hope to try in one holiday to Berlin, shoppers can take a break to browse the handmade arts and crafts. The Christmas market found at the Potsdamer Platz hosts a great variety of events with an ice rink and one of the longest toboggan runs in Europe.
The rare time visitors don't have a warming drink or handmade chocolate occupying their mitten clothed hands, there is an amazing range of goods to be bought at the Berlin Christmas markets. Local artists, jewellers and musicians will all entice you to their stalls to take a look at their latest creations. At Christmas markets in Berlin, the stonemasons and wood carvers are particularly fascinating to visit.
Make plenty of space in your suitcase when planning a holiday to Germany, the gifts on offer at the German Christmas markets are certain to make you bring back more than you left with. If you're looking for a flexible deal with a brand that you can trust, easyJet holidays can help you save extra money by booking the flight and hotel together.