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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…

The European Month of Photography Berlin finally starts today!

The European Month of Photography Berlin finally starts today! As part of the official opening weekend, Berlin's Museum for Photography is offering free admission to its exhibitions and current collection, until Sunday. Spread across the city in museums, glucophage for diabetes galleries, cultural spaces and embassies, EMOP Berlin is Germany's largest photography festival. For more information check: http://www.emop-berlin.eu/ and http://www.smb.museum/…/mu…/museum-fuer-fotografie/home.html Photo: Gordon Parks: Ingrid Bergman, Sromboli, Italy, 1949, Courtesy of and Copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation