You’ve probably noticed that Christmas markets have to pay GEMA fees for certain music they play this year. We hope that we will still hear hits like Last Christmas at the markets and have collected the most beautiful Christmas markets as our personal recommendations for you. Have fun discovering them!

Christmas markets Berlin

Berlin has lots of Christmas markets and it would be quite stressful to visit them all. So it’s just as well that we’ve picked out the coolest Christmas markets near you for you.

Schabermarkt Berlin

You live in the middle of Kreuzberg, so what could be better than an alternative Christmas market? The Schabermarkt takes place in the Bergmannkiez district and, atypically for a Christmas market, offers cultural events such as silent discos, poetry slams and open-air cinema. Of course, there is also plenty of mulled wine drinking and baking, as befits a Christmas market. We particularly like this mix.

Our rating: 3 out of 5 snowflakes

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Tip: The information on the internet is contradictory as to whether the Schabermarkt will take place this year. We recommend you drop by spontaneously or alternatively try the Christmas rodeo on the Holzmarkt grounds.

Christmas Avenue

Christmas Avenue on Nollendorfplatz is home to a very special Christmas market with a cool lighting concept underneath the Berlin elevated railroad. Celebrate the pre-Christmas season together with the LGBTIQ community. We are impressed by the splendid colors and the lighting concept, this Christmas market is simply colorful and dazzling, and you will definitely not forget a mulled wine there.

Our rating: 5 out of 5 snowflakes

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Christmas markets Bonn

Like Berlin, Bonn also has several Christmas markets. We’ll tell you where (at least) one is worth a visit.

Christmas market in Bonn city center

In fact, we recommend the Christmas market in the city center, mainly because it is close to your Staytoo apartment. The atmosphere is also impressive, with Bonn Minster and the town hall nearby, and there are also Bonn specialties to try, including Bönnscher Zwiebelkuchen (onion tart) or kale with Pinkelwurst. A special highlight for us: the Bönnsche honey wine, where honey is added to the classic mulled wine. Sweet and simply delicious!

Our rating: 4 out of 5 snowflakes

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Bad Godesberg Christmas market

Godesberg Palace and the Electoral Palace Gardens provide a wonderful, picturesque backdrop for this Christmas market, which is created above all by the magical lights at the palace. Of course, we’re also looking forward to the ice rink, where we’ll be taking a few turns.

We particularly like the Christmas concerts that take place at this time of year, for example in the nearby Engelskirche church. With a bit of luck, there will also be Christmas boat trips on the Rhine again.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 snowflakes

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Christmas markets Leipzig

Leipzig is known as “Little Berlin” for good reason. The Saxon metropolis offers a variety of Christmas markets in which alternative offerings also have their place.

Christmas market at the “Kreuz”

The Connewitzer Kreuz is a melting pot of different cultures and therefore ideal for an alternative Christmas market. Here you can enjoy traditional mulled wine accompanied by live music, as well as international cuisine.

You’ll also find all kinds of handicrafts that stand out from the usual standard carvings at a mainstream Christmas market. That’s why we particularly like the Christmas market, because we always find a unique Christmas gift here and are constantly discovering new delicacies.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 snowflakes

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Christmas market at the “Feinkost”

“Feinkost” sounds like it would make your mouth water, doesn’t it? The Feinkost is a cultural center that you will inevitably recognize by the “Löffelfamilie”: a neon sign of the Volkseigener Betrieb Feinkost (VEB Feinkost), which already aroused the desire for delicious food in GDR times.

At Christmas time, you will find an ingenious program for gourmets here, which we particularly like. There is also plenty on offer culturally: sustainable gifts and art can be discovered here at around 30 stalls. In our opinion, you have to visit this market to experience its unique flair.

Our rating: 5 out of 5 snowflakes

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Christmas markets Nuremberg

Like every other major city, Nuremberg naturally also has a classic Christmas market in the city center. But much more exciting are the mini Christmas markets, some of which are only open for one day and make a visit all the more exciting.

Christmas market at the forestry office

We like this market because it is an insider tip away from the hustle and bustle. Unlike the classic Christmas market, it is much more contemplative here and you can relax and soak up the atmosphere and the craftsmanship on offer at the stalls. Mistletoe branches and freshly cut Christmas trees round off the Christmas flair.

Please note: The Christmas market at the forestry office is only open on 09.12. from 11 am to 5 pm . So save the date in your calendar now!

Our rating: 4 out of 5 snowflakes

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Mögeldorf Christmas Market

The historical and traditional flair of this Christmas market is remarkable. The stalls have a vintage feel and you get the feeling of immersing yourself in a different time – away from everyday life, which is why we particularly appreciate this market. The Mögeldorf Christmas market with its carousel and visit from Santa Claus is also particularly family-friendly.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 snowflakes

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Christmas markets Kaiserslautern

During the Advent season, the city of Barbarossa is transformed into a pre-Christmas destination. You should definitely explore the following Christmas markets beyond the main markets.

Christmas market in the Edith Stein House

This Christmas market offers exclusively handmade crafts. If you want to discover high-quality craftsmanship with a cinnamon wafer, this is the place for you. Did we mention that the cinnamon waffles are legendary and the absolute highlight of this Christmas market? Be sure to try them, as well as the homemade cakes baked by the parish ladies!

Our rating: 4 out of 5 snowflakes

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Cultural market before Christmas in the Fruchthalle

70 exhibitors present themselves here, making the cultural market in the Fruchthalle lively and varied. Not only will you find fair trade products from charitable organizations, but also small regional works of art, including candles, soaps, ceramics, leather goods, etc. For us, it’s the ideal pre-Christmas shopping paradise!

You can always relax in the café area at this Christmas market, which also hosts top-class concerts.

Our rating: 5 out of 5 snowflakes

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More articles in our blog

Ho, ho, ho – before Santa Claus arrives, we’d like to give you some more tips, such as how to find creative gifts and which board games are perfect for a cozy game night in the apartment:

We hope you enjoy discovering the great Christmas markets near the Staytoo apartments and wish you a peaceful Advent season. But don’t worry: we’re not signing off for this year yet, there will still be a Staytoo article surprise in December.

Until then: Ahoy!

Your Staytoo team

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