After the regular ban on Christmas markets in Berlin, the Christmas stalls planned as an alternative are to open on Wednesday in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district.
There are applications for 25 stalls in different places in the district, said district councilor Arne Herz (CDU) on Monday the German press agency. More could be added.
The stalls sold mulled wine and sausages, almonds and crepes to take away, said Herz. However, it is not permitted to be in larger groups in front of the booths.
The stands are approved until January 10, 2021, said Herz. They are an alternative to the Christmas markets at Breitscheidplatz and Charlottenburg Palace and the other Christmas markets in the district.
With them, the office wanted to bring at least a little Christmas to the district and at the same time help the showmen who could hardly earn any money this year, said Herz.
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Until recently, the operators of the Breitscheidplatz market hoped to be able to open their Christmas market despite the corona pandemic. With the new ordinance of the Berlin Senate coming into force on Sunday, the Christmas markets are expressly prohibited until at least December 22nd.
The large markets on Gendarmenmarkt, Charlottenburg Palace and the Rotes Rathaus were canceled before the ban.
The big fir tree at the Brandenburg Gate and the Christmas lights on Kurfürstendamm create a bit of a Christmas atmosphere.