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Visit a real German Christmas Market

Visit a real German Christmas Market
29 Oct 2014

Is there a better way to celebrate the festive season than a trip to a Christmas market?

Head over to Berlin this Christmas and experience some of the most famous German Christmas markets. In fact, the city gets into the spirit of the holidays so much that there are sixty markets to choose from.

The Charlottenburg Castle Christmas Market

The Charlottenburg Castle Christmas Market is one of the most famous and there’s no wonder, given the breathtaking venue. Indeed, the castle and the park are bathed in a romantic light to showcase some of the best German vendors.

You will have a very regal time scouring the stalls for fine jewellery and amazing antiques, as well as crafts. Of course, a Christmas market wouldn’t be complete without some delicious food to sample and you will not be disappointed here as there are culinary treats aplenty.

There is also an abundance of music and concerts playing to keep the whole family entertained and all Scrooges at bay.

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church Christmas Market

Make sure to visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church Christmas Market as it celebrates its 41st year this December.

You will be overwhelmed with joy as the smell of sweet roasted almonds, mulled wine and hot chocolate fill the air as over 140 stalls are set up to whet all appetites. The scene is set with a plethora of fairy lights and there is so much on offer here that you will be able to find the perfect gift for even the most difficult of people to choose for.

Spandau Christmas Market

The biggest Christmas Market in Berlin is the Spandau Christmas Market, which boasts over 250 stands throughout the week and 400 during the weekend.

Placed under a large, traditional, illuminated Christmas tree, the market is situated on the square surrounding St Nicholai Church and offers concerts as well as shopping. In fact, if you’re lucky you may even be able to partake in some Christmas karaoke.

If you are planning on going with children, make sure to try and get there on a Wednesday as Santa himself will be there to greet families.

Wednesdays are always family days but the rest of the week, the kids have plenty of fun with the nativity scene with real animals and fairy-tale Christmas garden.

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