Winter weather in Berlin – what to wear and what to do

winter weather in berlin - what to wear and what to do

Temperatures are going down quickly here in Berlin. But there are so many advantages to visiting our pretty city in winter. For one, there are hardly any queues when visiting popular tourist attractions. Second, the prices you pay for your stay can be half of what you pay during the warmer months. And what about the famous Berlin Christmas markets, snow fun, ice skating ranks and rad parties on New Year’s Eve? Winter weather in Berlin can be challenging from early November until the end of February but the brave definitely win! If you ask us, winter is the perfect quiet yet picturesque time to visit Berlin.

Dress up
Winter nights can be quite chilly so it’s definitely time to pack your winter coats, gloves and bring an umbrella when you’re visiting Berlin between October and March. And it’s always wise to check your weather app for last minute weather forecasts.

Outdoor activities
Visit one of Berlin’s fantastic parks or castles during winter. When they are snow covered, they are at their fairy tale prettiest. The Berlin Christmas markets and ice skating ranks are ONLY open in the winter months so see it as a big advantage that you are visiting now! Cold can be cool!

Indoor activities
Winter is the ultimate time to sit around the fire place in a cosy Berlin café for a nice long brunch. Or what about going to one of Berlin’s cutest art cinemas. Or treat yourself to a nice sauna visit or massage. Perfect after a busy day of sightseeing!

New Year’s Eve in Berlin
Or ‘Sylvester’ as the Germans call it, is one big party in Berlin. Go and celebrate with the crowds in the city centre or decide on a specific club or party of your liking. Be quick to book your room though. Beds go quickly for New Year’s Eve in Berlin.

Fashion Week
Every January, fashion takes centre stage in Berlin for Fashion Week. You will see models, designers and celebrities of all sorts in Berlin. Especially young designers and innovation in fashion are big themes here in Berlin. So if fashion is your thing, come visit Berlin Jan 15-18 2019. Again, be quick to book a room as you are not the only one staying in Berlin that week.

Let us warm you up this winter! Xoxo Amstel House staff

Cover photo by Jorge Franganillo