What to do in Berlin in winter

what to do berlin winter

10 great things to do in Berlin with the cold weather!

There are many reasons to come to Berlin in winter. The main one is to experience its unique season charm. At first glance, it all seems calmer. But don’t fool yourselfe: only the temperatures are chill.  Under the dark cloak, that arrives early by the way, Berlin boils as usual. And what other city knows more fun than this one? The Amstel House gets into the mood with a list of 10 things to do in Berlin in winter. Check it out:

Wellness Spa

berlin winter spa sauna

It is time to treat yourself!! And nothing better to feel better than a spa / sauna day. Our absolute favorite is very close by: Vabali! Also amazing is the Liquidrom

Visit the Soviet War Memorial

soviet memorial berlin winter

This not so famous but definitely monumental memorial looks even more amazing covered in white. After all, it just makes more sense with such an atmosphere.

Ice skating

ice skating berlin witer
© visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Sport – dance – fun! Ice skating has it all. And Berlin has great rinks. Our favorites are Eisbahn am Neptunbrunnen, Eisstadion Neukölln and Erika-Heß-Eisstadion Wedding.

German cooking curse

cooking curse berlin winter

In icy times do like the pinguins: stick together. Since ancient times food has always been a good reason to bring people together. So why not take the opportunity and learn how to prepare a good and typical winter German dish? The Amstel House Team tried it and recommends it. Berlin offers great culinary schools, such as Sabine Hueck Atelier Culinário and Goldhahn & Sampson.

A walk in Tiergarten

Tiergarten berlin winter
© visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

The park of Berlin that most invokes fairy tales gets in winter a fascinating glimpse. Desolated weeping willows hanging over frozen waters; squirrels hurrying with their bushy tails, statues, fields and bridges silently static under white. Yes, you will feel like in an old magic black and white film.

Christmas Markets & Glühwein

Christmas market berlin
© visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

With all the handcraft, typical seasonal food and lights – so many warm nice lights – the best of Christmas Markets is still the delicious Glühwein. Made with red wine mixed with spices and served hot with a slice of orange this classic winter drink warms up even bad moods. Our best recommendations are: WeihnachtsZauber auf dem Gendarmenmarkt, Weihnachtsmarkt am Schloss Charlottenburg and Weihnachtsmarkt in der Altstadt Spandau.

Street food at Markthalle Neun

markhalle neun berlin winter

This old and beautiful covered market offers every Thursday between 5pm and 10pm street food from all around the world made by creative and talented chefs. No matter how gray the outside may seem, inside here colors, smells, and tastes brighten hearts. 

Visit a museum

museum berlin winter

Not only warmer, one of the 175 museums in Berlin will make you smarter, deeper, brighter. Do not miss the chance. Amstel beloved ones are Hamburger Bahnhof, Gemäldegalerie and C/O Berlin.

Sit next to the fire

fire place berlin winter

Just imagine: outside of the window is white and cold; you are sitting in a velvet armchair, the fire flame is swinging, the wood popping, the red wine opened. Imagined? Here three places where you can get that 😉 Kuschlowski, Willi Moeller’s Holz Kohle Bar, Zollpackhof.

Ice stock Café am Neuen See

Berlin eisstock

This exotic winter sport can be played in the heart of Berlin’s largest park. After the “big action athletes” can enjoy culinary delights in the cozy side of the restaurant.