For Potsdam, Christmas means once again reflecting on its cultural roots. Not only the historic city centre attracts you with a large Christmas market, but also other cosy places get you in the mood for the Advent season: Snack on sweet Dutch specialities at the famous Sinterklaas-Festival, marvel at Polish craftsmanship or experience the performance of a Bohemian shepherd's mass. The Christmas markets in Potsdam invite you to discover cultural diversity and get into the Christmas spirit.

Please note that the dates are subject to change or cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bohemian Christmas Market, Weberplatz Babelsberg

The Bohemian Christmas Market in the historical Weavers' Quarter in Potsdam-Babelsberg takes place during the first and second Advent weekends (27 – 29 November 2020 and 4 – 6 December 2020). Bohemian tradition can be explored on the Weberplatz with craftsmen, traders, artists and innkeepers as well as a Bohemian Crystal Fairy. The admission is free. Opening hours: Friday: 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm, Saturday: 11.00 am –10.00 pm and Sunday: 11.00 am – 7.00 pm.

Advent Market, Belvedere Pfingstberg

Belvedere Pfingstberg, the UNESCO world heritage site, invites its guests on 6 December 2020 to enjoy a Christmas afternoon with a stunning view of the winterly Potsdam. The admission is 6.00 EUR. Box office only, no advance booking. The number of visitors to the Belvedere is limited, we apologize for any waiting times. Opening hours December 6, 2020: 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm.

Romantic Christmas Village, Krongut Bornstedt

Only a short stroll from Sanssouci Palace, the Krongut Bornstedt estate invites you to the Romantic Christmas Village in the historic inner-courtyard of the UNESCO World Heritage Ensemble. During the Christmas weekends, vendors in the festively lit market stalls and shops will have handmade crafts and accessories, as well as Christmas treats on offer. The admission is on Thursday and Friday free, on Staurday and Sunday 2.00 EUR. Opening hours: Thursday – Friday: 3.00 pm – 8.00 pm and Saturday – Sunday: 12.00 am – 8.00 pm.

Canceled Markets 2020:

  • Advent Garden, Russian Colony Alexandrovka

  • Polish Star Market, New Market and Kutschstallhof

  • Blue Light Christmas Market

  • Sinterklaas-Festival, Dutch Quarter