Potsdam Christmas Market

The UNESCO World Heritage City of Potsdam is a wonderful place to experience the magical atmosphere of the Potsdam Christmas Markets. Enjoy steaming mulled wine as you admire the historic beauty of the market's Old Town setting. The Festival of Blue Lights, located in the historical city centre, is a popular visitor attraction with a local procession weaving through the city streets playing traditional music and showing off their colourful costumes.

From the shining blue lights of the Potsdam Christmas Market in the Old Town, take a stroll through Sanssouci Park to reach the Romantic Market at the Crown Estate. Other charming Christmas markets in Potsdam include the three internation Euroean markets, which have become an established part of Potsdam's history and culture. The Polish market -Sternenmarkt- celebrates Polish traditions and is located in the historical Kutschstallhof. Polish artists and craftsmen offer a range of traditional works from woodcarvings, amber jewellery and ceramics, to leather goods and salt art. here you will also find a wealth of Polish food to sample, such as krowki, barszcz and bigos.

Journey to the Friedrich Church where you will find the traditional Bohemian Christmas market. Vendors here are decked in medieval clothes and offer a range of handcrafted goods such as shoes, clothing, and food. There are also magical events for children such as live fairy tale performances and baking lessons. 

Located in the historic Dutch Quarter is the Dutch Christmas market. Here stalls sell traditional Dutch specialties and musicians play Dutch Christmas music as you wander through the market. Don't miss the arrival of Dutch Santa Claus - Sinterklass - as he enters Potsdam and rides through the city on horseback. 

A trip to the Potsdam markets is popular with visitors who are on Berlin city breaks, as Berlin provides a wide choice of accommodation at affordable prices from where visitors are able to easily visit this traditional market."

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Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1hr 40min
  • Berlin Schönefeld Airport: 36km from the city centre; transfer time about 50 min
  • Leipzig/Halle Airport: 144km from the city centre; transfer time about 2 hours 30 min
  • Nearest railway station: Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
  • Currency: Euro
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NH Voltaire Potsdam 4*

The NH Voltaire Potsdam is a central first class 4-star hotel in Potsdam, Germany. With its great location in the Old Town, it is close to the famous Potsdam Park and palace complexes, the art district of Schiffbauergasse and the Glienicke Bridge to Berlin.

Deck The Stalls Christmas Has Come Early
Now is the perfect time to book your festive trip to one of Europe's beautiful Christmas markets. Here's a look at a few of them in more detail.