• Weihnachtsmarkt in Cottbus,

        Picture: Fotograf / Lizenz - Media Import/Rainer Weisflog Weihnachtsmarkt in Cottbus, Picture: Fotograf / Lizenz - Media Import/Rainer Weisflog
    Best of Christmas Markets in Brandenburg

The most wonderful time of the year Brandenburg in the glow of Christmas lights 2023

When the smell of roasted almonds, delicious little Mutzen and mulled wine wafts through the air and fairy lights transform the streets into magical alleys, it's time to visit a Christmas market! Brandenburg's picturesque towns and villages cast their spell on everyone at this magical time of year.

At festive Christmas markets and in romantic winter villages, there are traditional handicrafts, regional specialities and unusual gift ideas to discover and buy. Children's eyes light up when they see fairytale forests, watch nativity plays or chat with Father Christmas.

Brandenburg's Christmas markets are guaranteed to awaken the spirit and excitement of Christmas in visitors of all ages.

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Spreewald Christmas - two markets & a boat ride

First and second weekend of advent (02.12-03.12 and 09.12.-10.12.2023)

At the Große Spreewaldhafen Lübbenau guests will explore a maritime Christmas market with smoked fish, Christmas pancakes, grog and mulled wine. From there, the wintry punt ride with storytelling goblins aboard leads directly to the Freilandmuseum Lehde.

Let the magic happen with “Christmas how it used to be”. Take a look at the lit up rooms inside the historical farmsteads or have a stroll across the artisan market with Christmas flair and have the traditional Bescherkind und Rumpodich creatures give you gifts.

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Eberswalde christmas market


The Christmas market on the market square is without exaggeration one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Brandenburg. Romantic and quiet, it lies in the heart of the city - surrounded by colourful little huts, filled with Christmas scents like burning wood, fir greenery, gingerbread and mulled wine. 

On the Friday before the first Advent, she, the Snow Queen in her glittering robe, appears at the entrance to the Christmas market. The traditional cutting of stollen is just as much a part of it as immersing yourself in an atmospheric ambience.  The offerings you will find at the stalls are lovingly made by industrious hands. In addition to handicrafts, baked goods, jams, Christmas decorations and gift articles, you will find offers for children to dream about and participate in.  Clubs, choirs, musicians and many small and large helpers contribute to the success of our Christmas market.

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Christmas market at Neuzelle Monastery

Second weekend of advent (09.-10.12.2023)

One of the most beautiful Christmas markets. Set against a picturesque backdrop at the gates of Neuzelle Monastery, the fairytale Christmas market is certainly going to fill the air with a magical Christmas spirit on the 2nd Advent weekend.

Deliciously smelling roasted almonds, hot waffles and many other tasty regional specialities and mulled wine variations fill the streets. Christmas songs resound in the background with trumpets, flutes and choir music, adding a nice touch to the Christmassy ambiance. Merchants and craftsmen present plenty seasonal items. Some craftsman allow you to watch them create little artisanal wonders.

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The Magic of Christmas in Potsdam

Discovering the history of Potsdam at several Christmas Markets 
Christmas in Potsdam has a special charm all of its own. Advent delicacies glimpsed between 18th century weavers’ houses, horse-drawn sleigh trips on the Crown Estate of Bornstedt, traditional handicrafts in the Dutch Quarter. In Potsdam the Christmas markets are cleverly interwoven with history and the various historic backdrops. 
The Nowawes Colony for Bohemian weavers was set up under Frederick the Great. This is where, in what is the present-day district of Babelsberg, visitors will find the Bohemian Christmas Market with its traditional handicrafts and typical Advent treats, tucked away among a charming cluster of weavers’ houses dating back to the 18th century. There is an opening event with the christal fairy and a long mulled wine night. Opening times: 01.-10.12., fridays 5: pm until 10: p.m, saturdays, 11: am until 10: pm and sundays 11: am until 6: pm.
On the second weekend of Advent, the Potsdam Sternenmarkt will take place in the courtyard of the Coach House on the Neuer Markt in Potsdam’s historic city centre. Over the period when this Christmas encounter with Poland takes place, traders representing our neighbours to the east will be plying their wares in the form of handicrafts and specialities. In the courtyard of the Coach House, Polish artists and craftsmen will be selling their products from around 40 stalls. Opening times: 01.12. 4: pm until 8: pm, 02.12. 11: am until 8: pm, 03.12. 11: am until 7:pm. Entrance fee 3 Euros, children and young people up to 14 years of age have free admission.

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Highlights of winter in Brandenburg

Charming winter specials to escape

Winter am Scharmützelsee Winter am Scharmützelsee, Picture: Fotograf / Lizenz - Media Import/Yorck Maecke

After a relaxing day, indulge yourself in your hotel in the evening. Treat yourself to something special. Why not stay in a castle or a hotel by the lake?

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Paar in der SaarowTherme Paar in der SaarowTherme, Picture: Fotograf / Lizenz - Media Import/Steffen Lehmann

Outside cold and grey, inside warm and cosy. Brandenburg´s thermal spas are the perfect place to enjoy autumn and winter. Good weather guaranteed.

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Winter am Scharmützelsee Winter am Scharmützelsee, Picture: Fotograf / Lizenz - Media Import/Yorck Maecke

Discover the beauty of frozen nature and save up time for cosy winter breaks near Berlin.

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