Berlin Christmas Markets
Berlin Christmas Market © yeowatzup
During the festive season, more than 40 Christmas markets pop up in Berlin. They attract visitors with traditional arts and crafts, Christmas lights and decorations, along with aromas of glühwein, gingerbread and roasted nuts. Santa Claus, fairytales and puppetry are there to entertain children while shoppers browse antique toys and dolls, candles, woodwork and a variety of traditional goods. The suburb of Spandau allegedly has Europe's largest Christmas market, where stalls spread throughout the Old Town. As people yearn for a less commercial Christmas experience, they enjoy the nostalgia and charm of traditional gifts and decorations. Nothing is mass-produced and the atmosphere is old-fashioned, with Berlin boasting some of the best of these markets in Germany.
Date: December annually