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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
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 and drinks teem from the popular spots on this Berlin Christmas tour. Purchase a ‘Glühwein’ -- the hot mulled wine that is a staple of the markets -- that will have you feeling warm and cozy in no time. Your guide shares German Christmas traditions and the history of nearby sights such as Schloss Charlottenburg (Charlottenburg Palace), the Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

Highlights

  • Four-hour guided walking tour of Berlin's authentic German Christmas markets
  • Experience German Christmas traditions in a fairy-tale setting
  • Shop for unique handicrafts and regional delicacies in the Berlin Christmas markets
  • See Schloss Charlottenburg, the Olympiastadion and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

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What You Can Expect

Berlin Christmas Markets Walking Tour

Experience German traditions at a Berlin Christmas Market!

Discover three of Berlin’s largest and most spectacular Christmas markets on your 4-hour walking tour. Gain special insight into German Christmas customs from your local guide, who will tell you all about the history of Christmas markets, which date back to the 15th century. On this German Christmas walking tour, you also get to see how people celebrate this holiday firsthand.

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; the St Nikolai-Kirche serves 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 magnificent Schloss Charlottenburg, home to one of the most prominent Christmas markets in the entire city. Learn about the rich history behind this former summer palace for the Hohenzollern crown that now serves as a lovely setting for a 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).

Customer Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This tour was fantastic! Alex was an amazing guide and took us to three markets, two of which I would not have known about without the help of a Berliner! The balance between free time and help from our guide was perfect.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This is a must do for anyone who wants to experience the famous Christmas markets in Germany. Finn our guide made this a very interesting experience, with his knowledge of the historical facts of each location we visited. The Charlottenburg castle and Christmas market was the best.

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