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Explore three of Berlin's best Christmas markets on this guided, 4-hour walking tour. See the Christmas booths around Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in the heart of old West Berlin; wander the markets in the medieval center of Spandau; and top off the tour at Charlottenburg Palace, home to one of the most prominent Christmas markets in the city. Try traditional holiday delicacies, browse the hand-crafted goods, and sip a Glühwein, the hot mulled wine that is a seasonal staple.

Highlights

  • 4-hour guided walking tour of Berlin's Christmas markets
  • Browse Christmas crafts and decorations and sample regional delicacies
  • See the markets at Schloss Charlottenburg and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
  • Keep warm with mulled wine or hot chocolate (own expense)
  • Learn about the city's landmarks from your guide as you go

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What You Can Expect

Berlin Christmas Markets Walking Tour

Experience German traditions at a Berlin Christmas Market!

Begin outside the Restaurant Weihenstephaner, next to the Hackescher Markt train station. Head first into the heart of old West Berlin, to the iconic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Browse over 100 booths that have set up shop around the church, offering sweet waffles, decorations, clothing, and other treats.

Continue to Spandau, home to one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany with a slightly more local vibe. The market winds around the oldest church in Berlin, the 14th-century St. Nicholas Church, and features Christmas tunes from a live brass band.

Your final stop is the impressive Charlottenburg Palace. Located just before the palace gates, this Christmas market hosts around 250 vendors as well as a variety of rides for children. Learn the history behind this former summer residence for the House of Hohenzollern, a dynasty of former princes, electors, kings, and emperors, and warm up with a hot chocolate or traditional Christmas Glühwein (own expense). Your tour will conclude here.

Customer Reviews

VW USA

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.

Andrea D

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.

Robbie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

It is a must as you get an overview of the city which you can then explore on your own.

Carol S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

Our guide, Alex, took us to Spandau where we saw a lovely medieval old town and church. The Christmas market was different from those in Berlin. We also went to Charlottenburg castle and Christmas market. Alex was very knowledgeable of historical facts and flavor. I highly recommend this tour.

Diane M

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Tour guide was friendly and very knowlegeable but was not easy to follow as he walked, as he had no identification eg hat or flag.

The tour could have been improved with the service of a bus to take the tourist group to each of the three markets.

George W

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2014

Interesting tour, but not overwhelmingly so. Guide was Alex? Portugues/American. Nice guy but the nature of the tour is to take patients to the markets and let them wander around for an hour. Not too demanding on him, even if he was entirely pleasant and more than competent. gwolfe

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