Get into the spirit of the season by visiting three of Berlin's most attractive traditional Christmas markets, with their dazzling array of handcrafted goods and traditional food and drinks. In the cold weather, a ‘Glühwein’ -- the hot mulled wine that is a staple of the markets -- will have you feeling warm and cozy in no time. Learn about German Christmas traditions and the history of nearby sights from your professional guide, such as Schloss Charlottenburg (Charlottenburg Palace), the Olympic Stadium and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
Discover three of Berlin’s largest and most spectacular Christmas markets on your four-hour walking tour. Get a special insight into German Christmas customs from your local guide, who will tell you all about the history of Christmas markets, dating back to the 15th century, and how the Germans celebrate this holiday.
Your first stop will be at Spandau’s well-preserved medieval center, in the picturesque historic 'old city'. Enjoy the festivities in a setting filled with original timber-framed medieval buildings, with the St Nikolai-Kirche serving as the focal point of the entire market.
Pass the site of the notorious 1936 Olympic Games at the grand Olympiastadion, then return to the Christmas spirit at the magnificent Schloss Charlottenburg, home to one of the most prominent and beautifully situated Christmas markets in the entire city. Learn about the rich history behind this former summer palace for the Hohenzollern crown, while enjoying the lovely setting of this Berlin Christmas market.
Finish the tour at the Christmas market surrounding Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the iconic centerpiece of West Berlin that was severely damaged in a 1943 bombing. The ruins of the original church serve as a memorial hall.
While discovering Berlin’s unique Christmas traditions and the rich history of its bustling western districts, warm up over a hot cocoa or the traditional Christmas ‘Glühwein’ (own expense).