10 REASONS TO VISIT BERLIN IN WINTER

 

Berlin hot spots winter1. GO LOCAL
The beauty about the winter season is that you get to discover the real Berlin. Most tourists are camping somewhere on the southern hemisphere so no long lines at the cultural hot spots anymore and time for you to mingle with the real Berliners. Warm up with a coffee at cool places like WestBerlin or The Barn Roastery, Take a long winter walk along the river Spree, Sonnenallee or to the Reichstag Building. Or go shopping like the locals at places like Vooberlin or at the beautiful bookshop Do You Read Me?

2. IT’S CRAZY CHEAP
Berlin is one of the cheapest cities in Europe and this goes double for winter time! Not only the already cheap Amstel House offers crazy winter specials, but you will find cheap deals everywhere. We would even go so far as to say you’re probably cheaper off coming to Berlin than staying at home ^_^

 3. WINTER FESTIVALS
Berlin hosts awesome festivals throughout the year. Here are the winter highlights:

Berliner Silvesterlauf: (31 December ) The traditional New Year’s Eve ‘pancake run’
Tanztage: (8-18 January) 11 days of dancing events in Berlin MITTE
Internationale Grüne Woche: (16-25 January) Food & drink festival.
Transmediale: (28 January – 1 February ) One of the world’s largest international festivals for media, art and digital culture
Berlin International Film Festival:  (5-15 February) The 65th film festival showcases over 300 films from all corners of the planet.

4. NOT YOUR STANDARD BERLIN CITY TOUR
Sick of ‘Hop-on-Hop-off’ buses? Take a personalized tour by a local. Find a tour that fits your needs at Slow Travel Berlin (great tips by locals there too!).

5. CHRISTMAS MARKET
Where better to indulge in some Christmas Magic than at one of the 60 nostalgic Christmas Markets in Germany’s capital Berlin? (free entrance)

6. SHOWS
Our favourite shows for this season:

  1. Blue Man Group
  2. GRIPS Theatre
  3. Friedrichstadtpalast

7. ICE SKATING
Visit our favorite ice-skating rink in Berlin for a day of ice-filled fun! ( 1,10  pp/hour)

8. WINTER LAND POTZDAMER PLATZ
Take a bob sleigh down the largest mobile ice track in Europe or improve your ice skating skills on the open-air ice rink. Best of all; it’s free!

9. MUSEUMS
Every street stone in Berlin tells a story so come explore history and culture this winter! And because there are hardly any tourists, you don’t have to wait in line and can see so much more in a day!

  1. Film Museum from 3.- pp
  2. Berlin Underworlds  from 7.- pp
  3. The Wall Museum  from 6,50 pp
  4. Reichstag – Free
  5. 5. Jewish Museum  from 3.- pp
  6. Museum of Technology  from  1,50 pp
  7. Anne Frank Centre  from 3.- pp

10. TRABI SAFARI
See Berlin in a different and fun way; take a Trabi tour! The Trabant was about the only car available in former East Germany and therefor iconic. Starting from  30.- pp