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Berlin never sleeps and there is so much to do in every season of the year. In the winter months it might seem like there is less to do and everybody spends there days inside, cozy and far away from the winter cold. But this is not the case. There are still so many things that you can do during the winter months in Berlin. We listed our top-picks for you.

Craft beer bars

Want to explore Berlin by food and drinks? Craft beer bars are a must when wanting the whole experience. Germany is big on beer and in Berlin there are a lot of nice places where you can sit inside for a couple of hours while having some (or a lot) of drinks. Chatting the night away with locals while tasting different kinds of beers, sounds pretty cozy in the winter months!


There are a lot of different museums in Berlin, art related, history related, weird ones and beautiful ones. So you don’t know what to do during winter in Berlin? Visit one of the many museums that Berlin has to offer! Strolling around for a day on museum island will give you the opportunity to do more than one museum in the same place. It is reachable by public transport, so perfect if you want to escape the freezing weather during the coldest days!

Walking tour during winter in Berlin

Most of our options on this list take place inside, however, Berlin is beautiful in the winter too. Dress up in your warmest coat, put on some gloves and go take a walking tour through Berlin! There is a variety of free tours that you can take. They often start near popular landmarks, or touristic spots. If you rather not listen to the history of Berlin, you can always go on a stroll in one of the many parcs. Even in the winter, these are full of people and joy!

Thermen during the cold months

Do you want that warm summer-feeling back? Check out one of the Spa’s in Berlin or just next to Berlin. A day filled with relaxation and warmth can already start at 30 euros! There are several places in Berlin with a variation in services. There are private saunas and spas in the city center as well as more on the outskirts of Berlin. This does require taking the day off for a stress-free experience. You will feel like you’ve `reloaded` yourself again and be ready for the winter!

Christmas markets during the winter in Berlin

Still don’t know what to do during the winter in Berlin? Of course, we can’t forget about the many cosy wintermarkets scattered around Berlin around Christmas time. Being outside is no problem when a Christmas market is nearby. Just get yourself some glühwein, good company and stroll through the streets of Berlin. The city is truly beautiful during this time of the year with lights and Christmas decorations everywhere.

Take up a class

There are so many different leisure activities that Berlin offers. Maybe you are interested in learning to Salsa-dance? Or maybe pottery is more your thing? Want to do some rockclimbing? Berlin has it all. The amount of different classes and workshops that you can find is almost unbelievable. There is something for everybody, just get behind your laptop and search for Berlin and your favorite thing to do! Trust me, you will have trouble picking because of the big offer.

Are you interested in spending your days inside, learning a new language? We at DAS Akademie are happy to help you forget the winter-drag with one of our language courses! Find out more on our website. Are you interested in more of this content? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!