Thursday, 6 December 2012

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market

We have been to most of the Christmas Markets in the centre of Berlin over the last two holiday seasons and I think that the one at Gendarmenmarkt is the best one. It is a real Christmas market with all the stalls selling Christmassy things and the eating places are very special. You need to pay 1€ entrance when there is entertainment on the stage and it can get a bit busy but that adds to the atmosphere.

There is a huge indoor Christmas decoration shop and it is just magical.

The Christmas tree in the centre of the market sparkles with lots of tiny white lights and beautiful decorations. Again the only word is magical.

The only word for the Belgian waffles is heavenly - a must try. The market stalls are quite expensive but sell quality good and if you run out of cash there is a cash machine in the centre of the market. If you only visit one market this Christmas make it this one.

We also went to see the lights on Unter den Linden, close to the Brandenburg Gate, afterwards and that completed the evening.

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