Category: Christmas Markets

Alternative Christmas Markets in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_4417" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Holy Shit Shopping by Rolf G Wackenberg[/caption] Bah humbug! Tired of the repetitive rows of wooden huts selling identical festive junk reproducing like spores across the city? Grogged out but still in desperate need of some extra stocking stuffers? Still looking to indulge in the obligatory over-consumption and over-indulgence of the Christmas season? This weekend Berlin plays host to a collection of 'Alternative Christmas Markets' that might be just what you are looking for. Whilst you're still waiting for the snow. Here are our top five picks! - 1.Holy Shit Shopping (3rd December & 4th December) One of those venues that looks significantly different when viewed by light of day, the Kraftwerk on Köpenickerstrasse (pictured above) will be familiar to most Berliners as home to the legendary Tresor techno club. But on the first weekend of December, the industrial chambers of this functioning electrical power station are transformed to host what Berlin does…

The best Christmas markets in Berlin – Our top five!

Well, it's here already, Christmas starts early in Berlin. As of 21st November 2016, the season is finally underway - as the city is transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with all the trimmings. More than 60 Christmas markets, where you can bask in the festive nostalgic glow of traditional German Christmas past. Giant Yule trees, creepy barrel organ players, the smell of fresh bread wafting in the cool night air, and enough hot mulled wine to make the winter temperatures bearable until 2017. With that we decided to put together our top five recommendations for Christmas Markets in Berlin, 2016.   Weihnachts Zauber Gendarmenmarkt The top of any list. Guarded by the magnificent towers of the French and German churches of Gendarmenmarkt and with the Konzerthaus as an added backdrop – this has to be Berlin's most celebrated Christmas market - and rightly so. Although much of the market is outside, with wooden huts belting out…