• 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 2022 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 (26.11/27.11 and 03.12 - 04.12)

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 (03/04.12.).

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

The Magic of Christmas in Potsdam

Discovering the history of Potsdam at seven 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. On 30.11.2019 there will be the the bohemian massat the Friedrichskirche on Weberplatz (Fredericks Church). Entrance fee 15 Euro. Opening Times: 25.11.-26.11.2022 and 2.-4.12.2022, Fridays 5- 10 pm, Saturdays, 11am until 10 pm and Sundays 11 am-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: 02.12.-04.12.2022, Fr: 4 pm – 8 pm, Sat: 11 am – 8 pm, Sun:11am – 7pm. Entrance 3 Euros, children and young people up to 14 years in height free.  

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Christmas market of 1000 stars in Cottbus

  • Weihnachtspyramide Weihnachtsmarkt Cottbus Weihnachtspyramide Weihnachtsmarkt Cottbus, Picture: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Steffen Lehmann

Beginning on November 23 until December 23

Traditionally, the Herrnhut Star in the Cottbus colours of red and white will bathe the Christmas market and the city centre in a boundless sea of stars. The three-storey Christmas pyramid shines in festive splendour. The 14-metre Christmas fir on the Old Market Square is decorated with more than 100 Herrnhut stars. 

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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 and save up time for cosy winter breaks near Berlin.

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The Brandenburg Advent calendar 2022

  • Liebenberger Weihnachtsmarkt Liebenberger Weihnachtsmarkt, Picture: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Antje Tischer

Exciting surprises are waiting to be opened every day. Great prizes from Brandenburg will make you look forward to the coming Christmas.

Please note the advent calendar is in German language.

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