This statue is a true representation of how I felt about the Gendarmenmarkt. This is supposed to be one of the best Christmas markets in Berlin and is the only one to charge a fee for entry. Maybe this fee is what attracts people, “this must be the best you have to pay to get in”, well actually no, I think its by far the worst (or wurst :) ). There was very little room to maneuver as it was far too crowded and the queues to stalls were huge, it was just terrible. If anyone is going to the Berlin markets just head to the grounds of Alexanderplatz beneath the TV tower, it is free, there is loads of room and the whole experience is just far more enjoyable*.
Very nice shot, and thanks for the warning!