• Weihnachtsmarkt in Cottbus,

        Picture: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Rainer Weisflog Weihnachtsmarkt in Cottbus, Picture: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Rainer Weisflog
    Best of Christmas Markets in Brandenburg

The best Christmas markets in 2021 Brandenburg in the glow of Christmas lights

When the scent of roasted almonds, bite-sized “mutzen” doughnuts and mulled wine fill the air, and fairy lights turn the streets into enchanting alleyways, it's time to visit a Christmas market! At this magical time of the year, the picturesque towns and villages of Brandenburg cast a spell over everyone.

At festive Christmas markets and in romantic winter villages, there are traditional handicrafts, regional specialties and unusual gift ideas to browse and buy. Children´s eyes light up as they see fairy-tale forests, watch nativity plays or chat to 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

  • Spreewaldweihnacht Spreewaldweihnacht, Picture: Museum des Landkreises Oberspreewald-Lausitz/Gerd Rattei

First and second weekend of advent (27.11/28.11 and 02.12 - 05.12)

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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Christmas market at Neuzelle Monastery

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 (04.12.2021 starting at 1 pm unitl 8 pm).

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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  • Weihnachtsmarkt im Kloster Neuzelle, Picture: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Steffen Lehmann
  • Kloster Neuzelle in weihnachtlichem Glanz, Picture: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Steffen Lehmann
  • Weihnachtsmarkt im Kloster Neuzelle, Picture: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Steffen Lehmann

Highlights of winter in Brandenburg

Winter am Scharmützelsee Winter am Scharmützelsee, Picture: TMB-Fotoarchiv/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: TMB Fotoarchiv/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: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Yorck Maecke

Discover the beauty of frozen nature, save up time for cosy winter breaks and visit christmas markets to immerse in local customs.

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