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► Monday: Medieval Christmas Market


Imagine a gate opening in the art, culture and clubs hub of Friedrichshain to transport you to the medieval ages. In this historical Christmas market, you won’t find the usual kitsch; you’ll find everything from live medieval performances in music, acrobatics, and a fire-show, to unique handicrafts, and a tavern serving hot mead. Everyone will be dressed in costume and all the masterfully crafted decorations make the experience truly memorable.

  • When: 14:00-22:00
  • Where:  RAW Gelände – Revaler Straße 99, 10245 Berlin
  • Admission: 2€
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Busy and Crowded – Just as it is Supposed to Be

Bergmannstrasse was flooded with visitors during the festival. The white tents on both sides of the street are all a part of the festival program – either as market stalls or food stations.

Kreuzberg’s Bergmannstrasse, a main thoroughfare in one of Berlin’s diverse and historic neighborhoods, is home to the annual Bergmannstrassenfest, a jazz and music festival which animates the area for three days each summer. A rich program attracts fans to the street, where picturesque sights and sounds can be seen, heard and enjoyed. This year, the festival took place from June 28 to 30. Over forty bands performing on four stages entertained the numerous visitors during the last days of June. The jazz festival is known throughout Berlin and even beyond the city borders, transforming the lively Bergmannstrasse area of Kreuzberg into a place of astonishing music performances and great multicultural cuisine.

Kreuzberg jazzt! is one of the highlights of Berlin summer and can pride itself with quite a long history. The festival has cherished the idea of peaceful coexistence between generations and cultures since its inauguration in 1994. The partaking bands perform on three stages each year: Mehringdamm, Upper Nostitzstrasse and Zossener Strasse. The fourth stage is theatrical and features performances for both adults and children. All of this, accompanied by excellent street food and an open market with various goods available for browsing in between the stages, makes the Bergmannstrassenfest an ideal weekend getaway for Berliners of all ages, tastes and backgrounds.

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