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Magical Christmas Markets in Germany, 3 Day Tour - Berlin, Spreewald & Dresden

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Day 1: Friday, November 29 - Berlin: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Kurfürstendamm & Charlottenburg Palace

Stop At: Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin Germany
The Christmas Market at the Gendarmenmarkt is considered the most beautiful and popular. Cozy and a bit of luxury between the German and French churches with their mighty towers.
There are many stalls selling food and drinks, exclusive crafts and, of course, Christmas decorations and souvenirs.
It can be cold in Berlin, so it's nice to be able to go. Outside there is a scene with various dance and music performances.
We want to participate in a small group tour through the French Friedrichstädt Church and the Gendarmenmarkt.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin Germany
The smell of gingerbread, warm fire tongs punch and roasted almonds belongs to Christmas time like Christmas tree, Advent wreath and the festive light on Kurfürstendamm. For the 36th time, AG City e. V. and the Showman Association Berlin e. V. to the Christmas market at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
The Protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is located in Berlin's district Charlottenburg am Breitscheidplatz between Kurfürstendamm, Tauentzienstraße and Budapester Straße.
World famous as a landmark of the West of Berlin, the ruined tower of the World War II Neo-Romanesque church, which is now a museum and monument to peace. Much of the ruin was demolished in the 1950s and completed between 1959 and 1961 by Egon Eiermann designed buildings including a new church.
We want to enjoy the Christmas market.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), Berlin Germany
The Kurfürstendamm is one of the most famous streets in Berlin. The street is named after the former Elector of Brandenburg. This very wide, long boulevard can be described as the Champs Elysées in Berlin - lined with shops, houses, hotels and restaurants. In particular, many fashion designers have their shops there, as well as several showrooms of automakers.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Charlottenburg Palace, Spandauer Damm 20-24 Luisenplatz, 14059 Berlin Germany
Our tour day 1 ends on a Christmas evening in the beautiful Charlottenburg Palace. According to European Best Destinations, "The Baroque Charlottenburg Palace is a magnificent backdrop for this Christmas market in West Berlin." An elaborate light installation bathes the market, the trees and the fence in a romantic light. The hub of the market is a pyramid in front of the main entrance to the palace.
Creating a festive atmosphere, offering not only a wide range of craftsmanship but also an impressive array of culinary options. In addition to the traditional Christmas market stalls with hot chestnuts, crepes or Hungarian lobsters, many hotels and restaurants from Berlin and Brandenburg offer fine cuisine in high-quality tents.
The winter forest in front of the small orangery offers magical attractions for children, including a nostalgic carousel, an air swing and a small railroad. In the fairytale tent of the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, the little ones can try their hand at handicrafts.
A visit to the Christmas Market in front of the Charlottenburg Palace can be wonderfully combined with a guided tour of the castle or a walk through the garden.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation in 4 Star Hotel, Berlin Charlottenburg

Day 2: Saturday, November 30 - Christmas Markets of Spreewald, One Day, 6 Markets

Stop At: Lagune Cottbus, Sielower Landstr. 19, 03044 Cottbus, Brandenburg Germany
At 11.00, the pre-Christmas market opens its doors in a princely atmosphere. You can expect rare delicacies and special gift ideas.
The next stop for a Christmas stroll is the Cottbus Christmas market. Next to the typical Christmas booths and rides for children and adults are built. The Christmas mile runs from the Old Market, through Spremberger Street to the Blechen Carre shopping center.
Continue to Vetschauer Christmas Market right next to the castle. It has been open since 1 pm and offers a varied Christmas program.
Now we have to watch the time! For the "Spreewald Christmas - two markets, a boat trip" we must not be late. From the large harbor in Lübbenau, where you can visit a first small market, the barges drive to the historic Christmas market at the open-air museum Lehde. Lehde starts at 3 pm. For that you should pre-order tickets. More information can be found in the overview of the Christmas markets.
From Luebbenau we drive on to Lubben. On the market square until 18 o'clock Christmas mood. It smells of roasted almonds and small producers from the region candles, soaps, beekeeping products and much more.
Can we still do that? The Christmas market at the Kornspeicher is open until 18.00 o'clock. A small but fine Advent market with Fireside and Christmas tinkering.
Distances
Branitz - Cottbus: 5 km
Cottbus - Vetschau: 20 km
Vetschau - Luebbenau: 13 km
Lübbenau - Lübben: 14 km
Lubben - Straupitz: 17 km
Total distance: 69 km
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodations at a 4 star hotel in Dresden.

Day 3: Sunday, 1. December, 2019 - The 585th Dresdner Striezelmarkt

Stop At: Dresden Christmas Market, Altnarkt, 01067 Dresden, Saxony Germany
If you like Christmas, you will love Dresden. A total of eleven completely different christmas markets, by the means of a dark age to the après-ski charm of the alpine huts, make for wonderfully contradictory decisions.
Vacation sounds fill the air in the city. In the numerous oratorios, Advent, organ and gospel concerts of the Dresden churches you will find festive insider tips.
Christmas fairy tales so come to life at the city's theaters, while museums feature special exhibitions and boats decorated with lights along the Elbe. If Christmas could only last a few weeks ...
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Semper Opera House (Semperoper), Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony Germany
OPTIONAL EXCURSION (100 Euro pp)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Hoffmann's stories
Jacques Offenbach
Fantastic opera in five acts
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, edited by Michael Kaye and Jean-Christophe Keck © Schott Music, Mainz
IN FRENCH with German and English surtitles
The Semper Opera House in Dresden is the opera house of the Saxon State Opera Dresden, which has a long historical tradition as the court and state opera of Saxony. The ensemble of the State Opera is the traditional Saxon Staatskapelle Dresden. The Semperoper is located at the Theaterplatz in the historic center of Dresden near the river Elbe. It is named after its architect Gottfried Semper.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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