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  • 2 - 8 May: 70 Year Anniversary of World War II

    Berlin marks 70 years since the end of World War II with a number of commemorative events across the city. 

  • 23 May: FIA Formula E Championship Race

    Fast cars speed around the streets of Berlin in an all-new FIA racing championship featuring electric cars. 

  • 6 June: UEFA Champions League Final

    Europe's finest football competition reaches its dramatic conclusion on 6th June 2015 at 1945 GMT and there is sure to be an exciting atmosphere inside and around Berlin's iconic Olympiastadion.

  • 4 - 5 September: Pyronale 2015

    This fireworks competition will take your breath away. Pyronale brings six nations together to showcase wonderfully synchronised mixes of fireworks and music which will be visible across the whole of Berlin. 

  • 15 - 20 September: Berlin Art Week

    Berlin Art Week brings key figures from the world of art together for an international festival of exhibitions, discussions and fairs. 

  • 2 - 18 October: Lichterfest 2015

    Imagine Blackpool Illuminations in Berlin. A wonderful collection of lights and displays are used to decorate skyscrapers, bridges and landmarks throughout October.

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  • Berlin features over 60 wonderful Christmas markets every year

    Berlin features over 60 wonderful Christmas markets every year

  • Berlin Christmas Market

    Berlin Christmas Market

  • Bright lights and festive cheer in Berlin

    Bright lights and festive cheer in Berlin

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Berlin Christmas MarketBerlin Christmas Market

The Berlin Christmas markets are considered to be some of the largest and most extravagant in Germany. The vibrant capital of Germany makes for a perfect city break location at anytime of the year but during the advent season the city comes alive with festive cheer. 

The capital of Germany turns into a magically decorated winter scene in December, with more than 50 Christmas markets all over the city. Tempting aromas of mulled wine, tasty food and sweet delicacies are bound to put you in the right spirit. Discover the variety of unique handicraft stalls, refreshment and food stalls along the large yuletide decorated boulevards and squares.

There are four main Berlin Christmas markets, and over 50 smaller ones so you are sure to find the perfect Christmas present among the handmade yuletide decorations and toys on offer. Don't miss the Christmas market in front of the beautiful Charlottenburg Castle which dates back to the Biedermeier period. The castle's gothic towers are bathed in atmospheric light giving it a more romantic feel than the other markets. To fully appreciate the beauty of this market, be sure to pay a visit in the evening.

Christmas Markets in Berlin

Berlin - Brandenburg GateBrandenburg Gate

One of the most popular Christmas markets in Berlin is situated next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church amidst the hustle and bustle of high street shoppers. The church itself serves as a poignant memorial to the war as the spire was damaged from a bomb during WW2 and never repaired. Adjacent to the market is the main shopping boulevard in Berlin which holds the biggest department store in Europe.

Mulled wine and punch, grilled sausages and baked apples are available from the numerous lovingly decorated stalls. The shopping boulevard holds the biggest department store in continental Europe and is just around the corner from the Christmas markets. The traditional and particularly lovely Christmas market at the 'Gendarmenmarkt' market square is also not to be missed, located in one of Europe's most beautiful squares.

Berlin's most famous square plays host to the Alexanderplatz market and is particularly family friendly as it plays host to an enchanted fairytale forest and an ice rink. It is also the location of the capital's highest tower which is a popular attraction for visitors on Berlin City breaks. The 360 degree viewing platform provides spectacular panoramic views of the city and in the evening it shows the city illuminated by thousands of lights.

Located in the neighbourhood of the UK, French and US embassies this Christmas market exhibits the distinct festive traditions of many European destinations.

Fred.\ can tailor-make almost any itinerary to suit your needs and to ensure that you have the perfect holiday. Whether you prefer to fly, travel by train or other means Fred.\ has options available for you. The price stated includes flights from London; however, if you prefer to book your own flights; Fred.\ can organise airport parking, transfers and hotel only packages for you.

Want to visit more than one Christmas market or city centre? Fred.\ can tailor-make your itinerary to suit your needs and find the hotel, which is perfect for you. The majority of our hotels are via DERTOUR, one of the biggest hotel contractors in Europe and offers a wide choice of star ratings and locations.

Berlin Christmas Markets Map

Nearby markets worth visiting

  • Potsdam: 20 minutes.
  • Leipzig: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Useful information

  • Flight time from London: 1hr 30min
  • Schonefeld International Airport: 18km from the city centre; transfer time about 25 min
  • Tegel Airport: 8km for the city centre; transfer time about 17min
  • Nearest railway station: Berlin Hbf
  • Currency: Euro

* Valid for the duration of the Christmas Market only. Price includes flights from London - Berlin, prices subject to change.

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Maritim proArte Hotel 4*

Why we like it: Excellent location. A building of modern architecture with displayed art in the hotel. Location: In central Berlin near various attractions like the German Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and the Museum Island. Features: Restaurant, bar, terrace, lift, fitness and wellness area, indoor pool, sauna, parking. Accommodation: 403 elegant and air-conditioned rooms with en suite facilities, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, safe, Wi-Fi. Fred.\ Special: 4 for 3 nights 27.09.14 - 31.10.14, 09.02.15 - 04.03.15.
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NH Berlin Mitte 4*

Why we like it: The fitness and relaxation area with a sauna and steam-bath free of charge. Location: Between Unter den Linden and Potsdamer Platz directly in the heart of Berlin Mitte. Features: Restaurant, bar, lift, fitness and wellnesss area, sauna, parking. Accommodation: 392 spacious and air-conditioned rooms with en suite facilities, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, safe, Wi-Fi.
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Hotel Altberlin 3*

Why we like it: Its late 19th century style and traditional Berlin charm. Location: Near Potsdamer Platz in Berlin Mitte. Features: Restaurant, bar, garden, lift, safety deposit box. Accommodation: 50 carefully renovated rooms with en suite facilities, TV, telephone, minibar, Wi-Fi. Fred.\ Special: 4 for 3 nights 01.11.14 - 31.05.15 Fred.\ Extra: Welcome drink and late check out on Sunday included with every booking.
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Berlin Tegel Airport

From Tegel Airport there are various buses and express buses operated by BVG (Berlin Transport Services). Bus stops are located right outside Terminal A and B. Transfer to the city takes 15-25 minutes.

Schönefeld International Airport

From Schönefeld Airport the S-Bahn links S9 and S45 run every 20 minutes towards the city. There is also an RE train which runs every 30 minutes and stops at the most important stations in Berlin. The Journey time into city centre is 30-45 minutes.

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Berlin Shopping Areas

Kurfürstendamm and Tauentzienstraß

The upper part of Kurfürstendamm and the adjacent Tauentzienstraße are especially popular with younger people for their high street names. The area around Adenauerplatz is the most exclusive part of Kurfürstendamm boulevard with many designer stores.


Friedrichstraße boulevard exudes a flair of the twenties. With its newly decorated buildings, exclusive offices and coffee shops, visitors will discover a slice of New York in the heart of Berlin.

Wilmersdorfer Straße

This traditional shopping boulevard offers of a huge number of shops and department stores very close to each other.

Hackescher Markt/Spandauer Vorstadt

The Hackescher Markt and its courtyards are a must-see for Berlin visitors. Here, you will find a huge variety of unique art and fashion stores as well as many restaurants and bars.


A visit to the Nikolaiviertel, a district reconstructed in the style of the Middle Ages, is a very special experience. Besides many museums and the beautiful Nikolai Church, the area offers numerous small souvenir and antique shops.

Berlin Department Stores

KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens)

This huge luxury department store was established nearly a century ago. A special highlight is the food section located on the sixth floor where you can find a variety of more than 1,000 German sausages together with a vast choice of delicacies from all over the world.

Galeries Lafayette

Here, you will find Paris in Berlin. This modern department store was designed by Jean Nouvel and boasts a spectacular interior. The French food department is an absolute must!

Restaurant Borchardt

Popular with actors and politicians, this true Berlin institution is particularly famous for its delicious Wiener Schnitzel.

Café Wintergarten im Literaturhaus

This lovely Art Nouveau building with its idyllic garden is extremely popular for a light lunch or afternoon tea.

Café Kranzler, Kurfürstendamm

A traditional and world-renowned café-restaurant with a fantastic terrace.

Eat a currywurst (sausage) at Curry 36

Try Berlin's legendary local delicacy.

Fassbender and Rausch

Discover over 200 varieties of chocolates and truffles.

Berliner Fernsehturm - Television Tower Television Tower

History of Berlin

Visit the remains of the Berlin Wall (East Side Gallery and Checkpoint Charlie), the world famous Field of Steles with its Information Centre 'Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe', and the Jewish Museum to learn about Jewish life in Germany

Stroll along the boulevard Unter den Linden

Berlin's most beautiful avenue leading from Pariser Platz at the Brandenburg Gate to the Schlossbrücke.

Berlin TV Tower

Take in unbeatable 360-degree views of Berlin from the Fernsehturm viewing platform, Germany's tallest structure.

Charlottenburg Palace

A splendid palace with baroque park built as a summer residence for Queen Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Frederick III.


One of Europe's most beautiful squares with the German and French Cathedral.

Reichstag Reichstag

Berlin Reichstag

Venture to the top of the Reichstag glass dome in the centre of Berlin's governmental district.

Visit Checkpoint Charlie Museum

Stand in a hot spot of the Cold War, location of the famed tower that symbolised East-West tension.

East Side Gallery

Visit the colourful remains of the Berlin Wall.


Prenzlauer Berg:   The Prenzlauer Berg district is one of the most visited areas at night. Here, you will find world-cuisine restaurants and numerous bars and pubs.

Hackesche Höfe:  With its many famous restaurants, bars and clubs, this part of Berlin is one of the most popular spots in Berlin. Around the corner in the lively Mitte district where you will find numerous bars, restaurants, art galleries and theatres (i.e. Oranienburger Strasse).

Savigny-Platz:  A lively area full in Berlin's Charlottenburg district buzzing with bars and restaurants.

Gendarmenmarkt:  One of Berlin's upmarket areas with first-class restaurants and exclusive bars.

Nikolaiviertel:  In the small alleyways of the historical Nikolaiviertel district you will find plenty of traditional wine taverns and pubs serving local cuisine.