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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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Panoramic views of beautiful buildings!

I literally sat in this area for 3 hours when I first saw it and just observed everything and everyone around it, and imagined how this place was like back in the day. Beautiful... read more

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Expected more of this market to be honest, lots of food and drink stalls which were packed out and the "artisan" stalls were very expensive, not much for the "normal" person unless you want tat. It was very busy but the Gluhwein good though. If you want a decent (free) Christmas market try Charlottenberg instead.

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East Elmhurst, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I literally sat in this area for 3 hours when I first saw it and just observed everything and everyone around it, and imagined how this place was like back in the day. Beautiful buildings and you really get a chance to connect with Berlin at this place.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This square was near our hotel so we often ended up walking in it or through it. There are many restaurants in the area, good for either casual or more elaborate meals. When we were in Berlin in October we especially enjoyed the light shows they had on the buildings.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of lovely sit down restaurants here and nice stalls to get bratwurst or gluwhein. The live music on the stage make for a lovely christmas atmosphere in this market, with the lovely backdrop of the beautiful buildings around.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sizzling sausages, mulled wine, gingerbread and hot chocolate: perfect picture of the Christmas season! I enjoyed every corner of this market, I enjoyed the live music and I saw so many happy faces around! Guys, do not miss this beautiful place while in Berlin! Entrance 1€, but totally worth it.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can visit the Deutsher Dom and enjoy the view from the Franzsozicher Dom in this square. The Christmas Market is exceptional in a city full of seasonal markets from end of November until Christmas eve.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very very nice, especially by night. Also very crowdy from 5-6 p.m. If you want to get to see something or buy stuff from the tents, I recommend the daytime, otherwise you won't have the space and patience to visit all the market. If you want to sit down and get some drinks or food in the inside tents, make... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ended up here one evening and though we didn't mind paying the entrance price I preferred the other markets. I had the usual stalls and plenty of restaurants but they were all packed. We ended up having a few drinks and headed back to the others. The male choir was a nice touch and I'm glad we went but... More 

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Valley, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although there's a charge of one euro to get in, it's worth it. Not the biggest of the markets, but plenty to see and buy! I had a hot chocolate with rum and whipped cream and it was soooo moreish :) Also live music and a lovely location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me Fiance visited this one first as it was right next to our hotel, The Westin Grand. This was my favorite Market, but don't visit at a weekend, as its far to busy at all xmas markets!

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Mitte
The center 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 neighborhood’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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