Christmas in Berlin
By Viator, October 2014
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.