Thursday, 3 December 2009

Berlin's Christmas Markets in the afternoon ......

 These images are of some of the Christmas Markets in the afternoon - far better to see them of an evening with all the lights, but you can get a good image of what they are like. Next posting is of some of the markets at night...

 Anyone who wants to experience the incomparable charm of “WinterMagic” has to come to Berlin! 

Berlin is the capital city of the German Christmas Markets.  Whether you prefer a contemplative and magical Christmas market or a lively and urban one, this year Berlin offers you a choice of one hundred Christmas Markets.

A Christmas market is held in front of Charlottenburg Castle. The Christmas Market will feature the Biedermeier period. Historic carriage rides, theme exhibits in the palace itself, and specialized lighting will feature the fascinating era between 1815 and 1848.

WeihnachtsZauber on Gendarmenmarkt is another classic Christmas Market that deserves a mention. The Gendarmenmarkt is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe and is the exquisite setting for one of Berlin's many Christmas markets - the historical Berlin Christmas market - which will whisk you away to a magical Christmas world full of scrumptious treats and fairy lights. 

The heart of “WinterMagic” beats particularly strongly on the Potsdamer Platz and in the Sony Centre, where there is a Christmas Market on the Sony Centre’s 4,000 square metre event area. “Boccia on Ice,” in an area protected from inclement weather, is another new attraction for the adults, while the kids can enjoy themselves in the neighboring Legoland Discovery Centre. 

There is another small and subdued Christmas market along the Alte Potsdamer Strasse, but the main attraction in the middle of Potsdamer Platz is Winterwelt, featuring Europe’s largest mobile toboggan run.


next post is of the Christmas Markets at night....


1 comment:

Kerry said...

Wow, they know how to do it!