Berlin Almost all Christmas markets have been canceled. But the Berlin district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is planning an alternative in the corona pandemic: The stalls will be distributed over several locations. “We’re bringing Christmas to the district,” said District Councilor Arne Herz on Wednesday.
So far, around 25 stalls are planned, but there could be more. The locations are therefore Kurfürstendamm, Breitscheidplatz and Wilmersdorfer Straße. According to Herz, the campaign should also support the showman families in the region so that they can do at least a little business before Christmas.
RBB-Inforadio had previously reported. The stands are to be set up this weekend, and it starts on Monday. However, everything is only available to take away. Visitors are not allowed to drink mulled wine in groups in front of the booth. In addition to the lighting, there is at least a bit of Christmas atmosphere in the cityscape, as Herz made it clear in the RBB. Because of the risk of infection, large Christmas markets such as the Gendarmenmarkt or Alexanderplatz have been canceled.