Top things to do in Berlin this winter
Read our top things to see and do in the German capital this winter. From tours to experiencing all the sights and attractions you are sure to enjoy every minute and fall in love with Berlin.
Berlin, one of the most popular tourist locations in Europe is full of fun and entertaining activities throughout the winter, ideal for keeping you entertained during a family city break. With a population of approximately 3.7 million people, it is the largest city in Germany, boasting lively festivals, a buzzing nightlife scene and much more.
Throughout winter season you will find a vast selection of activities and attractions to visit and experience when staying at Capri by Fraser Suites Berlin. Whether you are looking to take a stroll through the local Christmas markets, visit the infamous Brandenburg gate, explore Museum Island or ice skate on the open-air ice-rink in Alexanderplatz, you will not find yourself short of things to do.
To make the planning of your trip a little easier, we have outlined the top five things to do in Berlin this winter.
Get into the festive spirit at the local Christmas markets
With over 80 different Christmas markets lining the streets of Berlin, you do not have to travel far to get yourself in the thick of the winter festivities.
Experience an alpine wonderland at Winter World, the Charlottenburg Castle Christmas Market in Berlin at one of the most famous Christmas markets in the heart of the German capital when staying at Capri by Fraser. The beautiful castle is illuminated for 45 days. Approximately 150 vendors offering an array of exclusive Christmas gifts from around the globe line the large boulevards, squares and small side streets of the lively city of Berlin.
Pick up some unique arts and crafts gifts for loved ones at home and delve into the delicious worldly gastronomy that’s on offer. This is the perfect environment for families as you can expect a varied show programme offering performances from acrobat, fire artists, dancers, choirs, gospel ensembles and much more.
After wandering in and out of the festive street stalls, bask in the cheerful atmosphere and skate around the open-aired ice rink as you catch a glimpse of stunning views of the Clock Tower and the infamous Brandenburg Gate.
After a fun-filled time on the ice, warm yourself up with a cup of hot spiced wine or a hot chocolate and refuel as you sample food from around the world at the nearby food stalls.
Capri by Fraser is one of the closest luxurious hotels near Berlin Christmas market being less than a 10 minutes taxi ride from your accommodation. There is no better way to keep the kids entertained during a winter city break to Berlin.
Explore the city on a hop on hop off bus tour
Next on our list of top things to do in Berlin is a bus tour. Spend the day touring the charming city of Berlin as you make use of the fantastic hop on hop off bus tour facilities available within the area. This is the ideal activity for those visiting the city over the weekend as it is the quickest way to experience various areas of Berlin within a short space of time.
Choose a selection of the attractions you want to visit the most during your tour whether it is the Berlin cathedral, the Brandenburg Gate or the Berlin Wall Memorial, a hop on hop off tour bus will make sure that you are able to visit as many attractions as possible in the space of a day.
If you would prefer to tour the city on foot, why not join one of the excellent walking tours of Berlin. This way you can discover your surroundings at your own leisure without having to rely on catching the last bus home. Make sure you wrap up nice and warm as it can be quite chilly during the winter in Berlin with average temperatures of three degrees, often falling as low as minus one degrees in December.
Wander through Großer Tiergarten park
If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, venture out to Berlin’s oldest and most popular inner-city park – Tiergarten. As one of the largest urban gardens in Germany with around 520 acres, this is a stunning location ideal for you and your loved to take a romantic stroll throughout the day.
Pick up a rental bike from one of the call-a-bike stations located around the park and surround yourself with crisp leaves, fresh air and breath-taking scenery as you cycle around the park during a dry winters afternoon. Capri by Fraser Berlin is perfectly located as the park is less than 10 minutes’ drive from your accommodation.
Entertain the family with a fabulous day at Berlin Zoo
As one of the most centrally located hotels in Berlin, Capri by Fraser is fitting for those who are eager to spend the day getting up close and personal with some of the world’s greatest animals at Berlin Zoo.
Berlin Zoo is a wonderful family day out suitable for children of all ages. Be amazed by the exciting sea lion shows that can be enjoyed by all or experience commentated feeding throughout various times of the day as zoo keepers feed animals like gorillas, elephants, penguins and much more during your visit.
Explore behind the scenes action with a guided zoo session from the knowledgeable staff. This is a wonderful experience for true animal lovers who are looking to learn all about the upkeep and care of the animals, the history of the zoo and the general day to day tasks that are involved with keeping the Zoo in tip-top shape for the arrival of new customers each day.
Learn all about the animal’s upkeep and care, the history of the zoo and get a taste of the everyday craziness of what life is really like at the Berlin zoo.
When staying at Capri by Fraser, you are just a short 15 minutes’ taxi ride from Berlin Zoo. Therefore, you do not have far to go when looking for fun things to do in Berlin this winter.
Delve into the world of film at the Berlinale Festival
When staying in our serviced apartments during a winter escape, you will not find yourself short of exciting things to do in Berlin this winter.
If you have a passion for movies and film, stay with us from 15th February to the 25th and add a visit to the annual Berlinale Festival to your list. This is a fantastic cultural event and is considered as one of the most important dates for the international film industry each year.
Attracting celebrities and stars from across the globe, the Berlinale Film Festival is a cosmopolitan cultural hub which boasts a diverse cultural scene. At the festival, guests can preview some of the best films in the industry from every genre, length and format available. The film festival is considered a highlight of winter in Berlin and sells more than 334,000 tickets each year.
Our accommodation location makes us one of the best-placed hotels in searching for things to do in Berlin. Whether you are planning a winter city break with your partner, friends or children the German capital offers a host of activities for all to enjoy. Stay in our award-winning serviced apartments for your next trip for comfortable, modern rooms offering premium facilities and transport connections.
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