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Winter in Berlin

The best tips for the cold season

Brandenburger Tor in winter: Berlin is alsways worth a trip.
Brandenburg gate in winter © visitBerlin, Foto: Pierre Adenis

The highlights of winter in Berlin

What's going on in Berlin at Christmas time? Plenty: stroll through festively decorated Christmas markets, go out for a leisurely meal or experience a fascinating show. Planning a shopping weekend in Berlin? Combine it with relaxing wellness and visit the capital's numerous museums. You can experience a lot in Berlin in winter.

By the way: a new Christmas market awaits you around the Humboldt Forum this year. As early as November, the first Christmas markets bring festive splendour to the capital. The first one this year are the queer Winterdays, which will create a festive atmosphere around Nollendorfplatz from 10 November. From 17 November, the Botanical Garden will be transformed into a glittering Christmas Garden. And from 18 November, colourful stalls, mulled wine and arts and crafts await you at the historic Christmas market on the RAW grounds.

We have put together the best tips for the cold season in Berlin for you here. Our calendar of events shows you what else is going on in Berlin in winter.

Winter events in Berlin

What's on in Berlin in winter? So much that the winter blues don't have a chance: visit fascinating shows, festive operas or winter events. Find more tips for culture, theatre and more in Berlin's largest event calendar at

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Shopping, shows or pure relaxation

A shopping spree or a visit to the museum, followed by a trip to the Christmas market or a cosy restaurant - that's what your winter day in Berlin can look like. With our tips, Berlin is fun even in the cold season. Here you will find our recommendations for excursions and visits to exhibitions, for restaurants, bars, and of course the best tips for winter sports, wellness. By the way, you can also find more inspiration in our new podcast format Berlin Unboxed.

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