Christmas is one of the most magical times to be in Berlin. It is more than just the season to celebrate Santa Claus. Drink glühwein as you stroll through the illuminated streets, ice skate in Potsdamer Platz and venture out to the frost-covered Schlachtensee lake for a proper taste of winter in Germany’s capital city.
With its famous German Christmas markets and ice rinks lit up by twinkling fairy lights, Berlin is a magical place to visit during the festive season. Try delicious wurst, have a go at curling and visit Berlin’s famous department store to stock up on yuletide treats. Here’s our pick of must-do activities in the German capital city during the holiday season.
If you’re looking for a Ferris wheel, a haunted house and a carousel, head to Alexanderplatz. It’s hard to miss and hard to resist. Highlights include the biggest walk-in Christmas pyramid in Europe, decorated with more than 5,000 lights. Climb to the top for unobstructed view across the city. Afterwards, stroll through the market with a mulled wine and gingerbread in hand, and perhaps pick up a tchotchke (decorative souvenir) or two.
Dayna Gross contributed additional reporting to this article.