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Christmas markets in Potsdam

The Magic of Christmas in Potsdam

Christmas market at Brandenburg Gate in Potsdam © TMB-Fotoarchiv/Seibt

Christmas in Potsdam has a special charm all of ist own.
Advent delicacies glimpsed between 18th century weavers' houses, Sinterklaas Festival in the Dutch Quarter, beautifully decorated grounds on the Crown Estate of Bornstedt, and traditional handicrafts and the taste of regional cuisine at the traditional market in the city centre.

You are warmly invited.

List of Christmas markets in Potsdam for download (PDF)

Discovering Christmas markets in Potsdam

Blauer Lichterglanz - Potsdam City Christmas Market © potsdam.de/Ursula Goertz

As every year, the traditional Potsdam Christmas market takes place in the centre of town between the Church of St. Peter and Paul and Luisenplatz on Brandenburger Straße. The historical Christmas market features a stage for fairy tales and an open air ice-rink, culinary treats from Brandenburg plus arts & crafts.
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Bohemian Christmas Market on Weberplatz Babelsberg © potsdam.de/Ursula Goertz

Right in the heart of today´s district of Babelsberg, visitors will find the Bohemian Christmas market. In front of the enchanting backdrop of 18th-century weaver houses, a range of different artisans, merchants, craftsmen and innkeepers demonstrate and present original Bohemian traditions and specialties.
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Romantic Christmas Market at the Crown Estate Bornstedt © Potsdam.de/Ursula Goertz

The "Krongut Bornstedt", formerly country estate of the Prussian crown, presents its popular Romantic Christmas market in the interior courtyard of the UNESCO’s World Heritage ensemble. On the beautifully decorated grounds there are several tradesmen and artisans who offer regional specialties, arts & crafts.
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Polish Christmas Market / Festival of Stars, House of the Brandenburg-Prussian History, Kutschstallhof, Potsdam / picture: HBPG

Christmas in Poland begins when the first star appears in the sky on Christmas Eve. The market brings to Germany the typical atmosphere and Christmas traditions of Poland and introduces national arts and crafts and food specialities. Polish and German artists provide a cultural entertainment programme during the market weekend. more...

Sinterklaas Festival in the Dutch Quarter

Meet "Sinterklaas", the Dutch Saint Nicholas, and join him when he comes to Potsdam for a celebration of the traditional Sinterklaas Festival in the Dutch Quarter. The original handcrafts are another worthwhile attraction enlivening the festival. Among the Dutch culinary delights not to be missed are "Poffertjes" and "Jenever".
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