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Berlin in Winter

It’s the season of snow, cold, Christmas and long nights again and Berlin has a lot to offer you on these days. Because even though Berlin is usually promoted as a summer destination, it won't disappoint you in the winter either. Let us tell you all about Berlin in winter and give you the best tips to make the most out of your city trip!

Christmas markets

Germany is famous for its fantastic Christmas markets. You’ll immediately be transported to holiday heaven when you’re surrounded by the festively decorated stalls filled with presents and decorations. One of the best Christmas markets in Berlin is the one on the Gendarmenmarkt. Located between the Französischer Dom and the Deutscher Dom, this market offers everything from culinary delights to handmade goods and entertainment. Here you’ll surely find the perfect Christmas gifts for your family or just for yourself.

Ice skating

Go Ice skating with the famous Berlin monuments in the background. Try the ice rink on Alexanderplatz for instance or the rink at Potsdamer Platz for some sporty fun. Practice your twirls and slides surrounded by twinkling lights and cheer. To top it off enjoy a nice warm mug of Glühwein with a famous German Currywurst on the side after you’re done.


When it’s raining or you just got very cold, the best thing you can do is go to one of the fantastic museums in the city. On Museum Island you’ll find five museums clustered on one island. Here you can practically spend an entire weekend. Choose between the Pergamonmeum, the Bode-Museum, the Neues Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie and the Altes Museum. There is a museum for everybody.


Winter is the perfect time for a stroll. Go to Tiergarten park and discover its romantic atmosphere. Afterward, sit down at a nice café to warm up with a hot chocolate. If you don’t want to get cold during your walk at all, then it is a wonderful idea to visit the Botanic Garden. This tropical greenhouse is nice and warm and gives you the change to see exotic plants and trees.

So don’t fear the weather, put on a jacket and start exploring! Will we see you in Berlin this winter?