The first step you take through the pine baums of the WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt, you are instantly transported to a place where Christmas spirit reigns. Rich smells of mulled cider, fresh baked treats and cinnamon spice hang in the air. Walking through the various booths of local cuisine and gifts for loved ones, there are welcome distractions at every turn. Sit down restaurants are sprinkled through the market, or you can grab a steaming mug of glog and post up next to a heater for some people watching. Entertainers dressed in festive costumes wander through the market's labyrinth and musicians play in the central square - it's nothing short of magical!