New York isn’t the only city that never sleeps. Berlin is famous for its club scene but has tons of fun things to do when night falls. So let’s discover the best things to do in Berlin at night that don’t involve clubbing.
1. Enjoy panoramic views
Enjoy the views at night with our city lit by millions of lights from one of these higher grounds:
TV Tower – reach the rotating bar and restaurant at level 203 until late at night for spectacular views of the city.
Reichstag – amazing views of the Brandenburg Tor until midnight. Book tickets ahead online to skip the queues.
Berliner Dome – open until 8pm only and requires a little exercise climbing the stairs up but you will be rewarded by one of the best views of Berlin.
2. Catch a movie
Ever been to one of these best arthouse movie theaters in Berlin? They’re an experience by itself! So pick a movie of your liking and get comfy.
3. Eat your heart out
Time flies when you’re having fun and sometimes you forget to eat. Or you crave a little mid night snack. There are heaps of restaurants open until late in Berlin. Berlin Schwarzes Café (Savignyplatz Charlottenburg) has been a favourite mid night cult hangout since the seventies for artists. The popular Turkish Döner Imren Grill has 7 outlets across Berlin. From your mid night kebab cravings to the yummiest lentil soup to warm up to, they have you covered. And you haven’t been to Berlin without having a mid night curry wurst, so drop by one of Curry36’s four outlets to sink your teeth into one of their juicy curry wursts. We wrote down some more tips for the best curry wurst in Berlin, also during the day.
4. Let them entertain you
Whether you favour ballet, a play or a musical, Berlin has the most talented performers of all performing at amazing theatres. Have a gander here for the latest shows in Berlin.
Berlin’s numerous improv comedy theatres offer a super fun night out. The renowned Comedy Café always has international stand-up and improv comedy on. To check for shows of your liking when you are in town in all theatres, go here.
6. A night at the museum
Sink your teeth in some of the world’s best culture in one of Berlin’s best museums. Ok, not too late, but most museums at Museum Island are open until 8pm. The Jewish museum allows visitors in until 10pm on Mondays. And during the famous ‘Long Night at the Museum’ 80 museums are open all night.
7. Get spooky
This one is only for the brave. Enjoy a good scare and learn about Berlin’s haunted history during one of ‘Ghost Tours’. They have English speaking tours as well.
8. Bike the night away
Get some exercise, a cool breeze and lots to see. Grab a bike and some friends and discover Berlin by night. Enjoy the magic of the lit Brandenburg Tor, Unter den Linden and bike up to Museum Island for a mesmerising ride.
9. Late night shopping
Galeria Kaufhof, an immense department store on Alexanderplatz, is open until 10pm Thur-Sat. And you can shop your favourite designer brands in an outlet just 15km in Berlin. They are open until 8pm Mon-Sat and have special shopping nights when they open until 11pm.
10. Cultural shopping
Not looking for a designer dress but rather something that will please the mind and ears? Visit Dussman on Friedrichstrasse. It’s a huge book and record store that sells English books and souvenirs as well. Looking for smaller, special book stores and have time during the day? Be sure check our tips for book lovers on the best Berlin book shops.
11. The Voice of Berlin
Love singing? Why not sing your heart out at one of Berlin’s Karaoke bars? They’re open until late and will let you sing whatever genre makes your heart skip a beat.
As a bonus, when you stay at the Amstel House Hostel Berlin we offer a 24/7 bar and reception. So whether you want to hang out at our bar with likeminded travelers or discover Berlin, our staff has your covered!