Winter in Berlin is cold, wet, and dark. But do not get all gloomy because Berlin’s winter is an excellent time for exploring this unique city. Some people would say that summer is the best time to visit Berlin. At the same time, others opine that Berlin shines its brightest during winter. Whatever be the season, Berlin must be on everyone’s must-visit places.
Once you have explored Berlin hotels for your stay, you need to start planning an exciting itinerary for yourself. There are many things to do in Berlin. And do not feel that the bitterly cold weather will dampen your spirits.
For Berlin’s winter season, you need to be prepared for everything. There are many activities to look forward to in Berlin, such as spending a day at the Tiergarten, Museum Island, or shopping at Friedrichstraße.
If you are planning a winter vacations in Berlin, here are some ideas:
Visit Indoor Attractions
If you are looking for challenging activities that are fun as well, then take a look at the list of indoor attractions:
- Tierpark Berlin – Tierpark Berlin is one of the most popular attractions all year long. You can explore various biomes, such as Africa, South America, and the Arctic. Even in the cold winter, you can enjoy a few hours in this unique natural environment.
2. Bikini Berlin – The Bikini Berlin is a floating swimming pool located on the river Spree. It is open all year long, but the atmosphere gets enticing during the winter months. You can also schedule activities, such as diving or yoga classes, in December and January months.
3. Deutsches Technikmuseum – You can also go to the Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology) and get lost in history.
Visit museums and exhibitions
Berlin offers a great variety of exhibitions and museums. But most of them are closed for refurbishment during the winter months. If you are keen to visit one, do ask your hotel receptionist or contact the museum itself. This would be the best way to save time and money.
In case those places are closed for the season, you can visit other fascinating places, such as Wannsee Villa, where historical events occurred during World War II. You can also spend a day at the Gemäldegalerie, which features Rembrandt, Rubens, and Vermeer paintings.
Explore the nightlife
Berlin looks exceptionally beautiful at night. The atmosphere is diverse and lively. The streets are always full of people, shops, and bars, especially open for night tourists. For instance, you can go shopping at KaDeWe, one of Europe’s oldest departmental stores, visit the famous Christmas Market in front of Berlin City Hall, and enjoy a glass of mulled wine while looking at the giant advent calendar.
Book a Comfy Berlin Hotel
Needless to say that for an enjoyable trip, your stay at a good hotel matters a lot. There is a wide variety of hotels in Berlin that offer special rates in winter to their guests. Depending on your budget and expectations, you can choose from boutique accommodation, such as Hotel Purpur and One Berlin near Kurfürstendamm, to luxurious 5-star hotels, such as Four Seasons and Hilton Berlin. Your choice will depend on the location in the city. For example, 5-star Berlin hotels would be a great choice if you want to spend time in Tiergarten, where there are plenty of nearby attractions, such as Siegessäule and Yayoi Kusama’s pumpkin sculptures.
Thus, Berlin has something for everyone, whether you want to explore the city alone or with friends. You can spend a day enjoying your favorite indoor activities or exploring countless museums. So, next time if you are planning winter vacations in Berlin keep these ideas in mind.
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