Travellers have the opportunity to enjoy a visit to one of the six German cities shortlisted for this year’s holiday season, and embrace the festive tradition in the form of the classic Christmas Markets.
Ivbergs Hotel Charlottenburg and Ivbergs Hotel Berlin Messe extend a warm welcome to visitors of Berlin Christmas markets. Charlottenburg hotel awaits tourists in a central Berlin location, a 15-minute drive away from the Brandenburg Gate and close to many other attractions, offering a convenient base for exploring not only festive sites but also a vibrant art scene, famous beer halls and popular museums. Located on Theodor-Heuss-Platz, Ivbergs Hotel Messe is perfectly placed for those planning to visit Berlin Messe’s exhibitions. Moreover, the location allows easy access to other attractions of the city, including Potsdamer Platz, Kurfürstendamm and the Television Tower at Alexanderplatz Square.
Seasonal entertainment is also top of the menu in Frankfurt with a stay at City Hotel Mercator, while in Hamburg a comfortable accommodation is offered at Apartment-Hotel Hamburg Mitte. A cheerful stay imbued with holiday spirit can be also spent in Munich at Hotel Daniel and in Dusseldorf at Hotel Residenz, while those heading for Cologne may stay at Centro Hotel Conti.
Groupon’s Guide To German Christmas Markets
Indulging in a seasonal escape, visitors will get wrapped in the nationwide market tradition with candles, Christmas trees, and a warm atmosphere.
Cologne offers festivities under its immense cathedral as well as on the huge and central Rudolfplatz, while the 600-year-old Frankfurt market features live music and fanfares. In Berlin, travellers may take a city tour of up to 60 different fairs, while the Hamburg markets are filled with handcrafted decorations from the Erzgebirge region.
With the tradition dating back to the 14th century, Munich’s Christmas Market is held on the Marienplatz, the central square in the city, and boasts a multitude of gift ideas such as wood carvings, figurines and thematic candles, as well as live performances and drama groups. Dusseldorf beckons with Mulled wine and hot chocolate in Marktplatz, and with a 450 m² ice rink on Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz.
An array of Christmas markets can be explored in Hamburg, transforming the city into a beautiful spectacle every winter season. Thousands of lights reflect in the Alster and Elbe rivers, while the scent of roasted almonds and fir fills the air.
Option 1: with flights from London, Manchester or Glasgow to Frankfurt
- £79-£139 for 2 nights, depending on dates and airport chosen
- £99-£139 for 3 nights, depending on dates and airport chosen
Option 2: with flights from London, Glasgow, Birmingham or Manchester to Berlin
- £99-£199 for 2 nights, depending on dates and airport chosen
- £139-£219 for 3 nights, depending on dates and airport chosen
Option 3: with flights from London or Manchester to Hamburg
- £109 for 2 nights
- £129-£139 for 3 nights, depending on dates and airport chosen
Option 4: with flights from London, Manchester or Bristol to Cologne
- £109-£129 for 2 nights, depending on dates and airport chosen
- £149-£179 for 3 nights, depending on dates and airport chosen
Option 5: with flights from London or Manchester to Munich
- £129-£179 for 2 nights, depending on dates and airport chosen
- £149-£229 for 3 nights, depending on dates and airport chosen
Option 6: with flights from London or Manchester to Dusseldorf
- £149 for 2 nights
- £169-£189 for 3 nights, depending on dates and airport chosen