Christmas in Germany: Berlin

Christmas Markets in Berlin – A Photographic Tour

The Christmas season in Germany, Austria and Switzerland starts with Advent around the first day in December. That’s when Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmärkte) spring up in every city of any size. The photos in this gallery will take you on a visual tour of the wonderful Christmas markets in Berlin, found all across the city in December.

Also see our feature Christmas Customs in Austria, Germany and Switzerland and our Berlin City Guide.

Christmas Photo 1

Charlottenburg Christmas Market, Berlin

Charlottenburg Palace
The Christmas market at Charlottenburg Palace uses its surrounding architecture to advantage, spreading out on the grounds of this baroque landmark in Berlin. PHOTO © Hyde Flippo

Christmas Photo 2

Charlottenburg Castle at Christmas, Berlin
Charlottenburg Palace 2
During the Christmas season Charlottenburg Palace is illuminated in festive style. The Christmas market is behind us in this view. PHOTO © Hyde Flippo

Christmas Photo 3

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market, Berlin
Gendarmenmarkt 1
The main entrance to the Gendarmenmarkt “WeihnachtsZauber” (“Christmas Magic”) Christmas market in Berlin. On the left is the Konzerthaus Berlin (concert hall, built as the Schauspielhaus theater in 1821). In the background we can see the Französischer Dom (1705/1785). Every December this landmark square serves as the site of one of Berlin’s most popular Christmas markets. All of the buildings surrounding the square were severely damaged or destroyed in WWII and later restored. PHOTO © Hyde Flippo

• Read more about Christmas Customs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
• See more Berlin Christmas photos on the next page.
• More photographs: Photo Gallery.

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