You might need to wrap up warm for sightseeing, but winter in Berlin is still one of the most atmospheric times of year to visit, with dazzling illuminations and plenty of festive entertainment. The colder months are also a great time to sample the city’s lively nightlife and vibrant cultural scene, with a great variety of winter festivals and events. Here are a few of the best to add to your diary.
Category: Things To Do
November 18, 2015
I stare upwards to the heavens wondering what it all means. Curtis, our guide, has just pointed out what appear to be scribbles high up on the side of a building. He says they actually spell a word and asks me to take a guess. As I stare at it, I squint, trying to make something out of the red lines and curves, but as long as I look at it, all I can see is nonsense. “Styler,” he says as he sees me struggling, “it says Styler.” Now with this word in my head, suddenly it’s clear, as if I can see for the first time.
October 8, 2015
Airports aren’t typically the end destination, but rather the means. However, the abandoned American airport in the heart of Berlin, Tempelhofer Feld, is a tourist destination in itself. I explored with Viator’s Guided Tempelhof Airport Berlin Tour, which lasts for two hours and takes groups through history, observing the old architecture and learning about the history of the Nazi-era and the Cold War, remnants of which still remain.
September 17, 2015
With hundreds of green spaces dotted around the city, there are ample opportunities to escape the urban sprawl in the German capital. From strolling through Royal gardens to relaxing in a beer garden or picnicking in a former airport; here are Berlin’s best parks and gardens.
September 15, 2015
Since 2005, Berlin’s Festival of Lights has offered residents and visitors alike something to look forward to on lengthening autumn nights. Starting October 9, dozens of the city’s buildings are awash in dazzling multicolored illuminations.
August 20, 2015
The historic heart and strategic center of the German capital, Berlin’s Mitte district is where most visitors spend the majority of their time. There’s no shortage of landmark attractions; the Bradenburg Gate, Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie and Berlin Cathedral can all be found here, as well as Potsdamer Platz and Alexanderplatz. But for those who’ve already seen the sights, it’s the vibrant art and culture in Berlin’s Mitte district that keeps them coming back.