To brave the cold and dark of Berlin’s late autumn/early winter, we visited the Lucia Christmas market in the Prenzlauer Berg district. The market includes all features typical for a Christmas market: food stalls selling roasted almonds, chestnuts or sausages, little shops selling socks, warm hats or wooden toys, and lots of opportunities to enjoy mulled wine and hot chocolate. The setting between the buildings of a former brewery add an unusual industrial touch to the kitsch atmosphere.
The market has a Scandinavian theme which implies that some of the products sold there are moose-based or carry a Scandinavian name. Compared to other Christmas markets, there are more attractions for kids (a bungee swing, a carousel and an indoor space to do handicraft work) and the average intake of mulled wine seemed to be a little lower than usual (fewer groups of friends/coworkers versus more young families among the visitors). Prices for alcoholic hot drinks are around 2-3.50 Euros and there is a deposit on all the cups, so do not forget to bring enough cash.
Altogether, it is a very cute but small Christmas market that is very well worth visiting if you are around, provided that you protect yourself appropriately against the cold wind.
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