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Christmas in Berlin

By Viator, October 2013

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With traditional Christmas markets, glittering lights displays and magical Santa’s grottos dotted all around the country, nowhere does Christmas as well as Germany, and the German capital wastes no time in gearing up for the festive season. Christmas in Berlin is a time for ice-skating in Potsdamer Platz, tobogganing down the snow-covered Teufelsberg and watching dazzling festive shows, like the Berlin Illuminated Christmas show held in the iconic Friedrichstadt-Palast theater.

The city’s legendary Christmas markets are the undisputed highlight of the holidays, but with dozens to choose from it’s easy to lose yourself in a blur of fairy lights and glittering ornaments. Take a Berlin Christmas Markets Walking Tour and visit the atmospheric markets set against dramatic backdrops of landmarks like the St Nikolai-Kirche, Schloss Charlottenburg and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Best of all, you’ll be shown around the markets by a local guide, so you can focus on the important things, like browsing the handcrafted gifts and seasonal foods, and watching the world go by as you munch hot waffles and sip a cup or two of Glühwein (mulled wine).

Another great way to soak up the festive atmosphere is with a Christmas Lights tour of Berlin, where you’ll take in the elaborate decorations and Christmas trees along Kurfürstendamm boulevard, and marvel at the illuminated landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Cathedral and the Friedrichstadtpalast theater. You’ll even get a peek at the famous Charlottenburg Palace, Gendarmenmarkt and Potsdamer Platz Christmas Markets too.

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Friedrichstadt-Palast Show in Berlin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Enjoy a captivating 2.5-hour show in Berlin’s iconic Friedrichstadt-Palast theater, seeing dancing, singing, acrobatics and visual trickery on stage; imagine ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $128.06

Friedrichstadt-Palast Show in Berlin with Luxury Seating in the Wall Sky Lounge

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Head inside Berlin’s historical Friedrichstadt-Palast theater with a VIP ticket, and watch SHOW ME revue in the luxurious Wall Sky Lounge. Sip on a welcome ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $284.91

Berlin Christmas Lights Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 26 Reviews

Spend a relaxing evening touring Berlin and see the city illuminated in festive Christmas lights! With your knowledgeable guide, visit Berlin’s highlights ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $16.37

Berlin Christmas Markets Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Get into the spirit of the season by visiting three of Berlin's Christmas markets on a walking tour. A dazzling array of handcrafted goods, traditional food ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $16.37

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