The best Berlin Christmas Market – Travel Gazette

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TRAVEL GAZETTE, BERLIN — Looking for a truly fantastic festive shopping experience?

Look no further than Berlin, where over 80 markets are currently conducting brisk business.

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Each year many parts of the German capital are transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s paradise, as small wooden chalets packed full of gorgeous Christmas gifts line the streets from Alexanderplatz in the east, to Charlottenburg in the west.

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Soak up the sights, smells and sounds as you wander around the market; with the aroma of warming mulled wine and delicious German bratwurst filling the air.

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Our top tip at the Travel Gazette is the “Weihnachtsmarkt vor dem Schloss Charlottenburg” –that’s at the old palace / castle.

It’s open daily from 14:00 – 22:00. (Best underground stop is Richard Wagner Platz).

This market usually has a musical concert, quality stalls – selling everything from honey, chocolates, handmade toys, clothes and novelties – to a wide selection of drinks vendors and food stalls.

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There are around 250 vendors and even a small Luna park for the kids. As well as being popular with foreign tourists, the market is a huge attraction for German visitors, many come on coach trips from all parts of the country.

The Charlottenburg Palace is lit in beautiful festive light, and is a tourist attraction in its own right.

 

 

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