My daughter and I are travelling to Berlin for the Christmas markets , just a short stay of two nights Dec 09th & 10th. This is quite a big step for me as I was recently widowed and it's my first time away. Could I ask please what would be the best way to get to our hotel - The Berlin Mark, Meinekestrabe - I would like to be brave and try public transport, but know very little German I regret to say, also the best way of getting back go the airport. We arrive at Schonefeld late afternoon and depart from there at 9pm. I would also like to know about the markets , is there one big one or a choice ? Which is closest to our hotel ? Many thanks for any information.