11th Winter World on Potsdamer Platz

Fair, procession & parade

11th Winter World on Potsdamer Platz

Winterwelt am Potsdamer Platz – © PPMG Potsdamer Platz Management GmbH
– © Winterwelt am Potsdamer Platz
Winterwelt am Potsdamer Platz – © PPMG Potsdamer Platz Management GmbH
Winterwelt am Potsdamer Platz – © PPMG Potsdamer Platz Management GmbH

In early November, Potsdamer Platz in the heart of the city is transformed into a gigantic winter wonderland. A toboggan run with views of the Brandenburg Gate, an outdoor skating rink, curling and huts offering seasonal treats get the festive season going even before Advent gets started.

Visitors ride down Europe's largest mobile toboggan run for 70 metres against the backdrop of the Potsdamer Platz skyline. The toboggan run is open during normal opening hours, but it might be advisable to make a reservation.

You can skate to your heart's content for free on the 40 x 13 metre ice rink in front of the Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz. Skates are available to rent on site and children between four and seven can take free skating lessons.

Curling is also growing in popularity. An ice rink with 8-10 curling stones is available on Varian-Fry-Straße; a match with two teams of four players each usually takes about 20-30 minutes to play.

After all these sporting adventures, numerous small huts restock your energy with savoury and sweet winter foods. A Salzburg snack hut creates an authentic ski chalet atmosphere with the Austrian cuisine on offer. The hut was built for Winterwelt from 180-year-old Austrian hut wood and fitted with a tiled stove, peasant tools and costumes. The après-ski party with DJ begins from 7p.m.

Christmas Market at Potsdamer Platz
From 24 November–26 December, the Christmas market on nearby Alte Potsdamer Straße expands the Winterwelt party with lovingly decorated stalls selling crafts, leather and textile products and other gift ideas. The crafts market hosts potters, woodcarvers, basket makers and bakers who invite you to look over their shoulders as they work.

Special opening times: Winterwelt is closed on Sunday, 16 November (Volkstrauertag) and Sunday, 23 November (Totensonntag). On Christmas Eve, the Christmas market and Winterwelt at Potsdamer Platz close at 2p.m.

To Event Calendar Potsdamer Platz from 11/01/2014 to 01/04/2015


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