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Address: Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 22730431
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.

This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.

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Christmas market

Paid €1 in to this market it's on the hop on/off bus route it has shows on the hour the scenery round this market is fab

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Paid €1 in to this market it's on the hop on/off bus route it has shows on the hour the scenery round this market is fab

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New England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was by far the best Christmas market we visited in Berlin. Beautiful handcrafts, from jewelry to hats and jackets to ornaments. Since it was cold and drizzly the day we visited, we were glad that a fair number of the booths were in an enclosed tent. It was great to see so many artisans at work, too.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its a Euro to get in which thought what a check but after entering you can see why. The market traders selling have some top quaility stuff to buy there was live music all night, superb atmosphere. We ate in one of the pop-up restaurants, not disappointed at all it was just like being in the actual restaurant food&service great.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic Xmas market set against 3 iconic buildings. Lots of stalls selling lots of xmas decorations, seasonal clothing and regional food and drink. Entry is free before 2pm and just 1 Euro after. It was more upmarket compared to other xmas markets. The entertainment was great with live music, comedians and people on stilts in costume. Well worth a visit.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The market was very beautiful but quite crowded. There were many places to eat and try German specialties and drink hot Gluhwein. We also saw a quaint performance by the ballet school.

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Bedlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A stunning square surrounded by two cathedrals and an opera house. At this time of year it hosts one of the largest and best Xmas Markets in Berlin with great food, drinks,and entertainment. Spent a very enjoyable evening here with friends.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great market ,might be the high light of our weekend in Berlin lots to see eat and drink very well done.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very up scale Christmas Market this time of yesr. Surrounded on three sides by restaurants and Shops and the Other by The Hilton Berlin. Easy to ge to by U/bahn the stop is Stadtmitte.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came here at the start of December for the Xmas markets. It's one of the nicest in Berlin. It has lots of variety and lots of different little stalls, with trinkets but mainly really good and traditional food, Bratwurst and plenty of mulled wine. Visit either day or night, you wont be disappointed. Although there was a charge of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is in a lovely setting and does make you feel very Christmasy. It is also the site of a very upmarket Christmas market.it is €1 pp to get in and is packed with small eateries where you can get out of the cold. There are also gifts and crafts. It had a huge Christmas tree and was all lit... More 

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Mitte
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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