Berlin Christmas Market Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Berlin, Berlin

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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If you are in Berlin for the Holidays, get on board with our walking tour from the center to the Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market. Starting at the Brandenburger Gate, we will take you on a Christmas journey through the city center, letting you know about the Christmas traditions in Germany, and how it was to spend the holidays on both sides of the wall. Today’s Holiday mood in Berlin is breathtaking, with warm Glühwein (mulled wine), local candied almonds, Lebkuchen (gingerbread) and chocolate covered fruits. All together with the lingering aroma of cinnamon and spices in the air that will capture your senses and in a delightful ambiance that could melt even the Grinch.

This tour is only available during the following dates: From 23rd November to 27th December 2022

Any booking after or before these dates will be cancelled, due to the fact that the Christmas Markets are not open for business.

What's Included

*Possible customization on spot

*Private Guide for your group only

What's Not Included

*Any entrances or transportation

*Food and/or drinks


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Brandenburg Gate
Our tour starts at the Brandenburger Gate, where you will also be introduced to life in Berlin today, with our guide. We will continue to the Berlin Wall, where you will all about life on the other side. During the cold war and of communist East Germany, a real-life Grinch stole Christmas and turned it into a “socialist festival for peace.” However, the old tradition of Christmas markets continued behind the Berlin Wall.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Checkpoint Charlie
Then we continue to Check-Point Charlie, where you will learn about the time the Berlin Wall came down for Christmas. Fifty years ago, families torn apart by the Iron Curtain were allowed to cross the divide – for one day only. It was the Berlin Wall Truce, a visa agreement between East and West Germany during December 1963. You will also learn the influence of JFK’s famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech to the truce that allowed divided families to see each other one more time.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Then it’s a short walk to the posh Gendarmenmarkt, where you will find here a mix of art and craftsmanship as well as several shows in the square and on the main stage. Acrobats, dance shows, choirs, tents where wood carvers, leatherers and many other international artisans will show you their art. A bit further you will see talented graphic artists, photographers, stonemasons and painters display their works. The culinary pallet takes you from the traditional Christmas gastronomy, to unusual snacks and even fine cuisine. In the background will be the French and the German Cathedral, as well as Berlin’s Concert Hall.
Today Germans from both sides of the former wall say Christmas faces a new threat: unfettered commercialization. This you will not find in this Christmas market, where there’s a steady flow of tourists and locals lining up to wind their way through a shop selling traditional Christmas handicrafts, a full display dedicated to wood carvings from the Erzgebirg mountains.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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