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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 in winter? Plenty: because when it's grey and cold outside, it's really cosy inside. Visit the festively decorated Christmas markets in Berlin, go out for a cosy meal, enjoy a Christmas concert or experience a fascinating show. Even in winter there is always something to do in Berlin.

Plan a relaxing wellness weekend in Berlin, go out for a leisurely meal, visit the capital's many museums or experience a fascinating show. Or how about looking a little into the future with us at the turn of the year: Here you can discover the future in Berlin. You can also experience a lot in Berlin in winter.

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.

Shopping, shows or pure relaxation

A shopping spree or a wintry stroll through the Tiergarten, then a hot cup of coffee, a visit to the museum and in the evening it's off to the theatre or a fascinating show - 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 cafés, and of course the best tips for winter sports, wellness and a cosy weekend in Berlin. By the way, you can also find more inspiration in our new podcast format Berlin Unboxed.

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Explore the future in Berlin! Like all large metropolises, Berlin must face the great challenges of our time. As a city constantly changing and moving forward, Berlin focuses on innovative concepts and sustainable projects: Whether food, shopping, culture, events, urban planning or mobility, many new ideas and concepts are emerging in the capital. From the Futurium future museum, which was awarded the European Museum Prize in 2021, to digital and tech conferences: Let yourself be inspired and collect ideas for a better tomorrow.

Tip: With our podcast Berlin Unboxed we regularly share with you "New perspectives on the city".

Our tips for your Winter trip

  • Sumatra-Tiger im Regenwaldhaus Tierpark Berlin

    Tierpark Berlin: Day Ticket

    Discover a fascinating world of biodiversity

    from € 14.50 Day-Ticket

    • A Highlight-Tour for the whole family
    • Discover about 10.000 animals
    • A journey through the fascinating wildlife

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  • Ishtar-Tor im Pergamonmuseum

    Time slot ticket: Pergamon Museum

    1 ticket - 3 impressive collections

    from € 12.00

    • Time Slot Ticket for the Pergamon museum
    • including current Exhibitions
    • Bypass the queue

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  • James-Simon-Galerie

    from € 10.00

    • Exhibition: Akhmim: Egypt’s Forgotten City
    • the oldest city in Egypt and its 6000-year history
    • Book your time-slot ticket now

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  • Museum Pass Berlin

    Museum Pass Berlin

    Free admission to over 30 museums

    The Museumspass Berlin allows free admission to over 30 museums.

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