Berlin is a beautiful city to visit any month of the year, but a trip to Germany’s capital in December is like visiting a true winter wonderland. With Christmas markets and mulled wine at every turn, it is the ideal place to get you in the festive mood. Christmas spirit aside, there are plenty of places to visit in the city, whether you want to soak up some of Berlin’s history or become inspired by its prolific art scene. Discover where we’d recommend for the ultimate Christmas mini break in Berlin…
If you’re lucky enough to visit Berlin in the run up to Christmas, you will be greeted with a multitude of Christmas themed markets. In the centre of town, Alexanderplatz should be your first stop where the square turns into a Christmas haven with food, drinks and gifts galore. Within a few minutes walk away you’ll also discover Berliner Weihnachtszeit, transformed for Christmas into a winter wonderland, complete with a spectacular Ferris wheel and an ice skating rink to boot. Here’s where you can indulge yourself with festive treats of chocolate covered strawberries & roasted chestnuts.
Berlin is known as one of the most exciting creative hubs of Europe, so be sure to soak up some art & become inspired.
To fully take in the history and culture of the capital, taking a walk along what is left of the Berlin wall is a must. Every inch tells a story and leaves a lasting impression, with remains of monumental graffiti panning its perimeters and commenting on the city’s political history, including the famous ‘Fraternal Kiss’ by Dmitri Vrubel. A tour of the wall will take you past the significant sites of the city centre, with opportunities to stop for mulled wine along the way!
Berlin is known as one of the most exciting creative hubs of Europe, so be sure to take time to soak up some art & become inspired. Situated in Potsdamer Platz, the Dali exhibition showcases hundreds of artist’s sketches and paintings, capturing his journey of surrealism & featuring his most famous pieces. The exhibition is a permanent fixture so can be visited throughout the year.
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