From Frankfurt-Oder you can reach the main stand in just one hour. And the train connection between Frankfurt-Oder and Berlin is also very good. It is therefore worth staying in one Hotel in Frankfurt-Oder also for a day trip to Berlin. In the pre-Christmas period you can visit the numerous Christmas markets in addition to the well-known sights.
You can recognize the Christmas market at the Red Town Hall from afar by the Ferris wheel, which is more than fifty meters high, with its panoramic gondolas. In the shadow of the Panorama Ferris wheel there is a 600 square meter ice rink around the well-known Neptune fountain. All around, visitors enjoy Christmas stalls selling roasted apples, pan-fried mushrooms and other delicacies. In the old Berlin market lanes you can get an impression of historical Berlin. The houses in the area were built around 1900 and craftsmen and traders used to offer their goods and services here.
The Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt is a colorful mix of fine arts, Christmas delicacies, old handicrafts and shows. Wood carvers, tailors, comb makers and many other craftsmen from all over the world show their work in the large artisan tent. Graphic artists, photographers and painters also present their works. The cozy gastronomy area is also located in a warm tent.
The Christmas market is taking place at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church for the 33rd time this year. Here visitors will find everything from classic fir tree decorations to handmade children's toys. A total of 170 stands have found their place in the heart of the city. Children are happy about carousels and sweets, but above all a visit to Santa Claus, who is waiting for the children in a hut and handing out presents there. You can also take a particularly good look at the Christmas lights on Kurfürstendamm from here. The festive lights form the longest Christmas lights in the world.
Christmas is also celebrated in the Sony Center. Brilliant star magic will also take place under the spectacular roof this year. Light figures such as mythical creatures and elves together with thousands of highlights create a very special glow in the Sony Center. There are also daily dance shows.
A traditional winter world awaits you at the Christmas market on Potsdamer Platz. Here you can not only enjoy numerous delicacies, but also find very special Christmas gifts such as baskets and wood carvings. A highlight for young and old is definitely the 12 meter high and 70 meter long toboggan run. There is also an ice rink and you can also try curling. If you're here on a Friday or Saturday night, there's even après-ski vibe and live music waiting for you.
One of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Berlin takes place at Charlottenburg Palace. Here, 250 suppliers from all over the world transform the palace complex into an elegant Christmas ensemble. The castle and the park also shine in an extraordinary light illumination.