PUT YOUR SKATES ON
The dilemma of the season: how to enjoy Christmas markets without freezing? The answer: A few spins around the ice-skating rink and you’ll be warm from head to toe. The markets at Potsdamer Platz and the Rotes Rathaus at Alexanderplatz open their own rinks every year. To get your pulse racing even more, Potsdamer Platz also has a sledding hill, a 12-meter-high, 70-meter-long track that you can zip down in one of the rental “snowtubes.” For more room to practice your spins and axel jumps, head to Eisstadion Neukölln or ErikaHeß-Eisstadion in Wedding – unlike the temporary rinks at Christmas markets, these full-sized rinks offer plenty of space.