I know I know, it seems a little early for Christmas however I thought this post could help people if they are going on a winter break this year. I seriously love my winter breaks as much as I love my summer holidays. The main reason behind my winter breaks is simply the Christmas markets. I love the festivities, the Christmas spirit – I just get too excited. The first Christmas market I ever visited was two years ago in Berlin, Germany. I didn’t really blog back then when I went and so thought I would actually write something about it now and hopefully get you to visit these gorgeous markets.
By a winter break, I mean a 2 night 3 day trip. That’s all you really need to discover the beautiful city of Berlin and many other cities in Europe too. The German markets have always been said to be the best and yes they are – that expectation was 100% fulfilled. From ice-skating, to eating currywurst to looking around the souvenir stalls. There is something for all the family to enjoy. Whether you are travelling as a couple, a family or with friends you can all enjoy the festivities that the market has to offer.
There are fairground rides to ride and Nutella filled crepes to eat, perfect for both day light and night time. The Christmas markets are usually open from midday until around 11pm. It is such a lovely way to get into the Christmas spirit, however in the evenings it can get extremely chilly so make sure you wrap up warm with your scarfs and hats and maybe a glass of mulled wine.
There are many sized Christmas markets scattered around Berlin most in walking distance so if you get bored of one you can visit another and another…
Have any of you been to a Christmas market before? If so where?