German Christmas Market: Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt in der KulturBrauerei | Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

January 9, 2014

Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt in der Kulturbrauerei Berlin Christmas Much like our rushed, Christmastime introduction to Germany four years ago, our move to Berlin right before the holidays meant we could only manage a single trip to our neighborhood Weihnachtsmarkt on its final night. Much like Wiesbaden did, the Christmas market here surprised and impressed us. Held in the courtyard of a giant old brick brewery, the Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt in der KulturBrauerei pays homage to the Nordic and Scandinavian countries with its rustic, woodsy decor and real wood-burning standing heaters.

No different from the rest of our eating experiences thus far in Berlin, the food options at this market proved to be phenomenal. The Dinnele, a thin crust covered with potatoes, cheese, onions or other various toppings and baked in a wood fire oven (also called Dinnete in other regions), and the Kartoffelpuffer, which is essentially a potato pancake, were the best we'd had at any market. The specialty hot drinks from various countries were also quite good, the highlight being a variety of fruity Nordic liquor that could be added to the traditional mulled wine. I am anxiously awaiting the Christmas season next year, so I can return for all the variations that had sold out before we got there, including baked apple Glühwein and several I had never even heard of.

Thanks for a great first Christmas season, Berlin. We can't wait for next year!

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Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin Finland mulled wine stand Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin Kulturbrauerei Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin wood oven specialties Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin dinnele Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin Sweden punch Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt Finnish alcohol Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin absinth cart Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt Kartoffelpuffer with caviar Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin Kartoffelpuffer Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin guys working the grill Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin tavern drink stand and crowd Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin grill stand and lights

Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt
in der KulturBrauerei
10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
daily from late November until December 22

1 comment:

  1. Yay Christmas markets! I wish they'd never end...okay, maybe in summer. They can end in summer. I haven't been to the Berlin one...looks beautiful!


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