Berlin Christmas Garden Brings in Christmas the Right Way

Berlin Christmas Garden turns the Botanical Gardens into a magical winter wonderland, brightly lit by more than 10 million points of light.

Berlin has something special in the air during the Christmas season. It might be the shimmering lights or just the goodwill and cheer that takes over the city, but whatever it is, you’re guaranteed a good time when you’re in Berlin for the holidays. If you weren’t sure of that already, the Berlin Christmas Garden should be enough to convince you. Now in its fifth year running, it turns the Botanical Gardens of Berlin into a magical winter wonderland, brightly lit by more than 10 million points of light! 

This is the perfect way to bring in the Christmas spirit with family and friends. The tour itself is great for visitors of all ages, featuring Christmas-themed 3D figures, colourful illuminations, and over a million light spots. But after you’ve casually strolled through the gardens, there’s still more to do. There’s normally a 300 square meters ice rink you can use after you’ve enjoyed your tour, but this year that has been cancelled due to COVID-19. However, there are cosy fireplaces with local culinary treats, such as hot mulled wine and seasonal delicacies. There were over 950,000 visitors in Germany and Spain in 2019 (the event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic).

If you want to know more about the event and don’t know where to start, we’ll fill you in on everything you need to know: 

This two kilometres round tour will take place from 19 November 2021 to 9 January 2022, almost eight weeks. There are some exceptions, however. The Berlin Christmas Garden will be closed on certain days in November (22, 23, 29, 30) as well as on 24 and 31 December of 2021. The duration of each visitor’s stay is limited to a maximum of two hours, with admission times between 4:30 pm to 10 pm. General admission prices for adults (over the age of 15) range depending on which dates you choose, landing generally at around 18 euros. However, there are cheaper prices for children, pupils, senior citizens, and families, as well as the option to buy a gift voucher for someone else. Tickets are on sale online. Something important to note is that there are no parking spaces available around the Berlin Christmas Garden, which means that you’ll probably want to travel by public transportation instead. If you want to learn more details about Berlin Christmas Garden, check out the official site.   

If you’ve visited this event before, you already know how spectacular it is. But you might be wondering if there’s any point in going back. After all, you’ve seen it all before...right? Actually, that isn’t true! The event runners make a point of displaying different worlds of light each time to surprise return visitors as well as newcomers. This means that the experience is special for all involved. 

As you can see, there are lots of events going on in Berlin. If this particular event doesn’t speak to you, there are so many more to choose from and explore (you can learn more about that in our article about Christmas in Berlin). But if you’d rather stay at home, we completely understand. That’s why we at Vonder make sure that you have everything you need at home with our co-living experience. There are community events and amenities at home so that you feel comfortable and connected without the hassle of traveling far distances just to accomplish that goal. 

If you’ve been thinking about moving to Berlin, this might just be your sign to go ahead and take the plunge. After all, with so much to do, you’re guaranteed a good time. And if you already live here, congratulations! We have the perfect place for you. With all-in-one living in Berlin, we provide already furnished, beautifully designed apartments, with too many extra perks to count. Living in Berlin with us is an entirely new experience. 

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