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Berlin Christmas Markets

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IDugUpADiamond Mon 04-Nov-13 16:59:07

Any of you been? Any tips for me? Going beg Dec with 9YO and 6YO. Excited!!!!!gringrin

TheLeastAccomplishedBennetGirl Mon 04-Nov-13 17:02:56

Have been, a few years ago with DH, no DCs then

it was cold, very cold! bitterly cold even

but bloody lovely when it snowed

BerstieSpotts Mon 04-Nov-13 17:07:48

Ooh I haven't been to the Berlin ones, only in West Germany, but they are magical!

Try as much "weird" food as possible.

TheLeastAccomplishedBennetGirl Mon 04-Nov-13 17:12:54

you're stuffed if you're vegetarian grin

BornOfFrustration Mon 04-Nov-13 17:17:33

I've been, bloody loved it. It was freezing and it snowed, father Christmas was there with his reindeer, there was ice skating and loads of food. You'll love it!

IDugUpADiamond Tue 05-Nov-13 09:15:14

Ooh I can't wait!!!!
And we're not vegetarians so bring in the sausages!!!!!gringrin

SpookedMackerel Tue 05-Nov-13 09:16:41

Make sure you have warm boots!

TheCrumpetQueen Tue 12-Nov-13 11:37:19

We're thinking of going but with a 11 month old! Would that be mad?

DontCallMeDaughter Tue 12-Nov-13 11:41:05

Oh you are so lucky! Second the poster who said its bloody cold. Its colder than bloody cold!

Drink a lot of Gluwine to keep warm - and we found that its sometimes served in cups that you pay for. So you can return them for a refund or keep them as a souvenier.

Have an amazing time!

lljkk Mon 16-Dec-13 20:46:24

Hit 2 today: very unimpressed with Spandau. Lots of cheap tat & nothing seemed a good price.
Quite liked the one south of Charlottenberg Palace, very atmospheric & lots of quality artesan stuff.

Really stupid thing: we did not realise that you pay a deposit for the proper ceramic mug or plate!! So we thought we were being overcharged at first (doh). Worth understanding the "plate pledge", which will be refunded.

lljkk Tue 17-Dec-13 22:38:40

update... Lucia (Scandanavian) was nice, but not as nice as Charlottenberg. Wonderful setting, though. Also went around AlexanderPlatz which was somehow the most glitzy, most diverse blend of everything.

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