Blog Latest

DialAFlight on Facebook

Find out what’s hot right now for some last minute winter sun breaks

DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

It's #fridaynight so what better place to take you for today's #dailyescape than Bangkok's Moonbar at the top of Th… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Caribbean: #Matthew is now a category 2 hurricane. Tropical Storm Watches are in effect for Curacao, Aruba and parts of Colombia/Venezuela.
Retweeted by dialaflight
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Ancient Mayan temples, a relaxed boho vibe and one of the world's best beaches... It has to be Tulum, Mexico for to… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Caribbean: Tropical Storm #Matthew is currently heading west across the Caribbean Sea and is expected to intensify to a hurricane by Friday.
Retweeted by dialaflight
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

We have scenery in epic proportions today for our daily escape. Behold the beauty of the Canadian Rockies this… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

It's #TravelTuesday and we take you to #Japan in all its autumnal beauty for today's #dailyescape pic.twitter.com/DyoViBwteQ
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

How's this for #mondaymotivation. Today's #dailyescape is Angsana Velavaru, Maldives with £2000 savings youtube.com/watch?v=H8mx_L…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

The sun is shining' it's #Friday and the airline #sales have been extended #FridayFeeling #traveldeals pic.twitter.com/QormIGYhxU
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

It's #dailyescape time. Experience #autumn at its most beautiful.. #NewEngland in the 'Fall' #autumncolours… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Start of #autumn = start of spring #downunder. Our #dailyescape takes you to Western Australia to experience… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Today's #dealoftheday takes you to Koh Samui from £499pp inc3 free nights and flight savings with Malaysia Airlines tinyurl.com/z93sukv
 

Blog Authors

Clemmie

Clemmie

Victoria Hampton

Victoria Hampton

Kathy McLeman

Kathy McLeman

Ree Saunders

Ree Saunders

Marisa Thomas

Marisa Thomas

Jan Moys

Jan Moys

Mike Potter

Mike Potter

Nicola Chapman

Nicola Chapman

Drew Hendricks

Drew Hendricks

Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson

Dave Balow

Dave Balow

Anastasia Miari

Anastasia Miari

Steven Gyford

Steven Gyford

Get into the Christmas Spirit in Berlin

Today the countdown to Christmas starts for many, with the first window of our advent calendars opening up and most of us finally believing it is acceptable to start decorating our houses and playing Christmas songs. One destination that does the build up to the festivities like no other, is the city of Berlin. Famous for its ever-popular Christmas Markets, Berlin is undeniably an excellent choice to bring some Christmas cheer.

Starting with the obvious, the Christmas Markets are one of Berlin's biggest 'pulls' for this time of year and can certainly no more be considered to be an 'insider tip'. Still, you may not be aware of which markets to go to. Aside from the now world renowned Gendarmenmarkt, you'll be best served heading to Spandau's old town for a winter treat.

The set-up of markets here has remained very loyal to it's traditional style over the years and has even maintained it whilst incorporating stalls and vendors from across Europe and the World. You'll find a superb selection of handmade products, stocking fillers and winter warmers, with plenty of food and drink to draw you in. Find everything from mulled wine (or Gluhwein) to Scandinavian smoked salmon to keep yourself going in the cold.

ku

New York has the Rockefeller Center, Berlin has the Kurfürstendamm (or the Ku'damm for short). Yes, of course, we're referring to big and bold Christmas decorations. The Rockefeller Centre famously erects a huge Christmas Tree and lavishly decorates it every year, whereas Ku'damm dedicates almost an entire boulevard to their display.

Found in western Berlin, festive lights are everywhere you look. Running up and around a number of proud trees, lighting up titanic figures including Santa riding on one of his reindeer and the local favourites, Berlin's Buddy Bears. All of this, right outside the doors to all the shops you could ask for, making your Christmas shopping a little less stressful amongst the crowds. The spectacle is a true joy to behold, especially for the kids (and at night!) and will most certainly prove to be a memorable Christmas experience.

alexplatz

Berlin's lively Alexanderplatz should be on your list regardless on when you choose to visit, but head over for the holidays and you'll be welcomed by a plethora of activity with the most spectacular of fairgrounds coming to town. Perfect for kids, this funfair-come-market is understandably popular thanks to the ice skating rink, raffle ticket booths and the beacon of the gigantic Ferris Wheel which offers remarkable views of the surrounding area - day or night. Here, you'll also find a market to entertain the adults among you, as the children struggle to control their excitement over the festive cheer.

Close