Yeah, it's winter. And yes, the Berlin winter can be grey and uncomfortable. But that's no reason to despair, because there is still a lot going on here - promised! And we have the 11 best winter tips for you.
Tip 1: Museums
If it's uncomfortable and cold outside, we'll just go inside. Berlin's museum landscape is so good that everyone will find an exciting exhibition here. Whether arts and crafts, painting, communication, natural history or even computer games and the 90s - the spectrum is really wide. The absolute highlight is of course the Museum Island, where a visit to one of the five museums is always worthwhile.
Tip 2: Winter sports
Berlin may not be the classic winter sports location. But neither is it a classic beach metropolis - and yet there are so many lakes here that one could say the opposite. So it's also worth taking a closer look at winter sports: from ice skating to tobogganing, a lot is possible. Our tip: tobogganing on the Teufelsberg.
Tip 3: Wellness
What Berlin - without question - can do really well is to relax in one of the wellness temples. You can feel like in Bali or listen to underwater music floating in warm water
Tip 4: Enjoy Shows & Musicals
Spectacular shows and rousing musicals - you can find them in the Friedrichstadt-Palast, the Admiralspalst, the CHAMÄLEON Theater and the Bar jeder Vernunft, but also on so many other unique stages. Let yourself be carried away!
Tip 5: Winter walks through the quiet parks of the city
Most parks are (almost) empty in winter - so relaxing walks are worth it twice as much. The Tiergarten, the Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände or the Volkspark Friedrichshain - no matter, as long as you come up from the couch.
Tip 6: Cafés & tea rooms
And after the long walk, it's best to go to one of the cozy cafés in Berlin. Here you can get delicious cakes and tarts as well as warm coffee, tea or cocoa. We have put together our Top 11 for you.
Tip 7: Berlinale & going to the cinema
No matter how cold it gets, in February there is a lot of glamour, stars and Hollywood on the red carpet of the Berlinale - and there are also many prizes for good films. You should also be there at the biggest public festival in the world!
But going to the cinema is also a great idea for the winter.
Tip 8: Top Events in Winter
Wow, already in the first months of the year there are so many top-class events on the agenda: opening new exhibitions, the Berlin Fashion Week will take place in January, you can visit the fairs ITB and Grüne Woche and until March Harry Potter™ will honour us in the Filmpark Babelsberg. So don't matter the weather, you don't have to lock yourself in at home.
Tip 9: Going for a good meal & eat! Berlin
Good food is always possible, but in winter it's very cosy - and the bikini figure doesn't get on your nerves yet. That's why we recommend: Throw yourself into Berlin's exciting and tasty gastronomic scene and try out new dishes or restaurants. You can go to eat! Berlin the gourmet festival at the end of February. More than 70 chefs who were awarded 60 Michelin stars will be there and do some cooking. Well, if that's no reason to go there.
Tip 10: Going local
You can also use the winter wonderfully to get out of your neighborhood and visit less known places in Berlin. Be it the Köpenicker Old Town or the Spandauer Kolkviertel - Berlin offers you enough possibilities for winter excursions to the neighborhoods.
Tip 11: Botanical Garden
And for those who really can't stand it any longer, the motto is: off to the Botanical Garden - because there is a tropical feeling even in winter. There you can escape the dull weather a little and already dream of summer.