It is impossible to imagine a traditional Christmas Market without noticing a prominent German influence. Seasonal markets on the streets of Germany have gradually evolved into the wonders that we come to expect today, with hundred of traders peddling their wares be it traditional items or mulled cider.
For me, it never quite feels like Christmas until I have dedicated a weekend to wandering through romantically lit stalls in the blistering cold. I can be found peering through the crowds and wondering – how much homemade fudge is too much fudge?
Christmas Markets celebrate the start of the advent, the final countdown to the festive activities. This 3-night getaway from Liverpool John Lennon Airport lets you indulge your own Christmas fantasies, be it a the traditional Charlottenburg Castle markets or enjoying a fire breathing show at the GendarmenmarktGendarmenmarkt – Berlin has dozens of markets to choose from.
Once you’ve seen the Christmas Markets, take a look at my recommendations for the Top 5 Things to Do in Berlin to make the most out of your trip.
Flights from Liverpool to Berlin Schoenefeld are £53.40 each at the moment, travelling on Tuesday 13th December – Friday 16th December 2016. Hold luggage only.
The Hollywood Media Hotel is a 4* hotel in Charlottenburg, West Berlin – ideally placed for transport throughout the city, and in walking distance of several of the larger Christmas markets.
Rates for Standard Double / Twin Room, with free in-room wifi and breakfast included is £239.00 for the three nights. The hotel itself has fully-services spa, steam room and 24hour reception services.
This post shall form part of series highlighting affordable Christmas Market adventures for Winter 2016.
Image Credit: Stefan Schäfer