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
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 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
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
More Photos | Christmas in Germany – Berlin (Part 2)
- Read more about Christmas Customs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
- See more Berlin Christmas photos on the next page of this Photo Gallery.
- More photographs: Photo Gallery.
AT THE GERMAN WAY
- Christmas from A to Z – German Christmas traditions and terms
- Christmas Markets in Germany and Europe – An overview of the top Weihnachtsmärkte in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
- Advent and Christmas – The “arrival”
- A German Advent Calendar – Daily Christmas facts starting on Dec. 1 (in season)
- German Christmas Carols – Lyrics in German and English
- Christmas in the USA and Germany – A comparison chart
- Barbarazweig – The legend and the Christmas custom
- Epiphany and the Sternsinger – January 6 in the Germanic Christmas tradition
- Erntedank (“harvest thanksgiving”) or Erntedankfest in Germany and Austria is different from the American Thanksgiving tradition.
- St. Nicholas – The many German St. Nicks
- Thomas Nast created the modern Santa image.
- The Christmas Pickle Ornament – Is it really a German Christmas tradition?
- Glass Ornaments – a history
- Silent Night (Stille Nacht) – Our “Silent Night” page has the true story and related links.
- Holidays and Celebrations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland
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