Christmas Market at the Berlin City Hall 2012

The Christmas market at the Berlin City hall is definitely hard to miss, the fifty feet Ferris wheel gives out a bright invitation to the market.  Also, at the center of the market is the famous Neptune fountain that is surrounded by an ice skating rink.

Side story: We decided to go to Berlin for the New Years Eve party – and to our surprise, their Christmas markets were still open until 31 December.  So, this Christmas Market was a bonus for us.

At the center of the ice skating rink is the Neptune statue

As always, I wanted to try their Gluhwein and collect their exclusive Berlin mugs (each city has specific designs for their mugs).  The Berlin mug is quite pricey compared to the ones I have visited before, the Pfand was 3 euros.

We went to ride the Ferris wheel, and the view was spectacular.  The ride cost about 6 euros per person, and it last for about 10 minutes.  It’s a great way to take cool photos around Berlin and get a 360 view around the city.

 

Currywurst is a German pork sausage that is cut into pieces seasoned with curry ketchup and powder.  One of the most interesting facts I never knew until now was that Currywurst was actually invented in Berlin in the year 1949.  This dish is so popular around Germany, it is pretty much sold in restaurants or stalls (street food).  I highly recommend this dish, its actually my favorite German food (yes more than Bratwurst).

Potato Chips!

Sausages at one of the food stalls.

More info:

– Dates: 26 November – 31 December 2012

– Hours: Monday – Friday 12:00 – 22:00, Saturday – Sunday 11:00 – 22:00

– Address: Rathausstr. 15 (Höhe) Berlin 10178

– Fun fact: There are over 70 Christmas Markets in Berlin

 

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Published 4 January, 2013

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