It won’t be long anymore until the holidays are around the corner. Therefore, every Christmas fan should take the opportunity to visit the most beautiful Christmas Markets again. We have already introduced some atmospheric locations in Munich, Vienna, Frankfurt and Nuremberg in our last two blog articles. Today, we would like to make a few festive suggestions for Berlin and Dusseldorf, so just get inspired:
The Green Market Berlin (16.12. & 17.12.2017)
Here, you will experience Christmas in a departure from convention! Since 2014, the seasonal, vegan lifestyle market offers an alternative to the normal markets. In its winter edition, “The Green Market Berlin” has a try as Christmas Market. With the Funkhaus Berlin in the Nalepa street 18, directly next to the Spree, the market has found a hip location which is additionally easily accessible by bike or the public means of transport. In the hall with industrial charm and the corresponding outdoor area, a unique mix of vegan street food, fair fashion and cosmetics as well as handmade gift ideas are offered. Some DJ’s and live music, cooking shows, DIY workshops and exciting presentations are providing for the perfect entertainment. The familial atmosphere proves that conscious consumption can also be fun and that a sustainable lifestyle is easier to realize than often assumed. Adults pay an entrance fee of four Euros for the Green Market, children are allowed to come for free.
Christmas Market in Dusseldorf (23.11. – 30.12.2017)
In Dusseldorf, there is not, as usual, one large central Christmas Market, but rather many different small markets which are spread over Dusseldorf’s inner city. Altogether, you will find more than 200 booths in the affectionately designed theme worlds around the Königsallee.
Town Square: Right in front of the historical town hall, nostalgic booths with traditional art handicrafts are stringing together, among them a carver from Bethlehem who manufactures life-sized crib figurines of olive wood.
Flingerstraße: The booths in the Flingerstraße are patterned on the old Dusseldorf town houses and are elaborately hand-painted.
Heinrich-Heine-Platz: The next station, the Heinrich-Heine-Platz, hosts the popular little angel’s market in art nouveau style.
Stadtbrückchen: Giant crystals, sparkling stars and sky-blue painted booths are awaiting you at the hut magic near the Stadtbrückchen.
Schadowplatz: In the middle of the shopping center, at the end of the Königsallee, there are great events and attractions, especially for children, like for example a puppet theatre.
Jan-Wellem-Platz: Those who love ice skating, are in good hands at the Kö-Bogen.
Schadowstraße: Along the shopping mile, the chestnut trees are ablaze with festive light. Moreover, you will find Christmassy booths, culinary delicacies and a carousel for children there.
Castle Square: Since a few years now, the Dusseldorf Christmas Market has gained a popular location with the Castle Square. There, a festively illuminated giant wheel, the so-called “Wheel of Vision” is standing, from where you can watch the Christmassy lit up city from a bird’s eye view.