Christmas tree decorates Breitscheidplatz from Tuesday

Christmas tree decorates Breitscheidplatz from Tuesday

It's getting festive in Berlin: The Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz, which opens on November 22, will once again have a large Christmas tree.

Fällung Weihnachtsbaum für den Breitscheidplatz

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A fir tree intended as a Christmas tree for the 38th Christmas Market at the Memorial Church on Breitscheidplatz. The fir in Althansweg in Berlin-Marzahn was planted in 1995. It is to be placed on 02 November 2021.

The almost 20-meter-high Nordmann fir will be felled on 01 November 2021 in the district of Marzahn. On Tuesday, the tree is then to be put up right next to the Memorial Church on Breitscheidplatz, where it can be admired until January 2. Chairman of the Berlin Showmen's Association Michael Roden was impressed by the even growth of the fir. The tree's donor bought the Christmas tree in 1995 in a pot for the living room at home and later planted it out in the garden. At that time, the tree was only 1.20 meters tall.
Because of the pandemic, festivities this year will be more subdued than usual. Just under a week ago, the Berlin Senate decided to make face masks compulsory for Christmas markets. However, this does not apply to markets whose operators rely on the 2G rule. In that case, only vaccinated people andt those who have recvoered from a previous Covid infection have access. Children under 12, for whom no vaccinations have been offered so far, and people who cannot get the vaccine for medical reasons are also allowed access.
The organizers of the Christmas market at the Spandau Citadel and the Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt want the 2G rule to apply for visitors to their markets. Meanwhile, for visitors of the Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz, 3G rules apply. All in all, there will be about 50 Christmas markets all over the city this season.
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