Christmas tree on Breitscheidplatz is up

Christmas tree on Breitscheidplatz is up

Since Tuesday morning, a Christmas tree measuring about 18 meters decorates the area between Breitscheidplatz and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, reminding visitors of the upcoming holidays.

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    With the help of a crane, the Christmas tree is put up next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
  • Weihnachtsbaum am Breitscheidplatz (1)© dpa
    With the help of a crane, the Christmas tree is put up next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
The 1.6 ton Nordmann fir was felled on Monday (1 November 2021) in a garden in Marzahn. It is now being decorated by lighting specialist Andreas Boehlke in the classic red and gold colors. The tree had prevailed with its imposing growth against many other applicants. The donor of the tree had bought it in 1995 when it measured only 1.20 meters for their living room at later planted it in the garden, where it grew to its impressive height.

Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz open mid-November

The Christmas tree will be the focal point of the 38th Christmas market at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church sein, where visitors can get into the Christmas spirits from November 22. The market will be open until January 2, 2022.

First Christmas market opens this weekend

While the Christmas market season for most of the markets begins on November 22, the Christmas Fair on Landsberger Allee welcomes visitors as early as November 5. Fireworks are planned for the grand opening. The Christmas market is especially popular with families thanks to its numerous rides.

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Because of the pandemic, it will not be possible to celebrate the holidays as normal this year. Just under a week ago, the Senate decided to make face masks compulsory for Christmas market visitors. However, this does not apply to markets whose operators rely on the 2G rule. In that case, only vaccinated and recovered people have access, as well as children under 12 and people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. The organizers of the Christmas market at the Spandau Citadel and the Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt want the 2G rule to apply at their markets.
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| Last edited: Wednesday, 3. November 2021 11:44 Uhr

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