Friday December 11th, 2015

Winter Fun in Berlin

The summer season in Berlin is definitely the more popular time to visit for tourists.

Much more relaxed and with the Christmas spirit you should visit the city during the colder months, with fewer crowds naturally making for a more pleasant experience.

With the first snowfall sledding, tobogganing and Ice skating are common here, which adults and kids adore.

Snowfalls are a novelty, especially for foreigners, for whom white, snowy winters might be completely foreign.

Open-air ice rinks pop up all around the capital during the winter months, so pull on some warm clothes, lace up your skates and join the locals on the ice.

Feeling adventurous? If it’s cold enough, it’s even possible to skate on the city’s frozen lakes – popular choices are Tegeler See, Rummelsberger See or Krumme Lanke.

Here are some of our recommendations for skating rinks and winter fun around Berlin to visit.

Winterworld at Potsdammer Platz

It addition to the skating rink set up here, there is an entire snow village. There is food and drink as well as large Christmas Market.There is also a sledding hill with a perfect view of the Brandenburg Gate. Winter and ice games like curling, toboggan runs and others are set up around the this winter village.


Ice Rink Lankwitz

An ice disco for children, an ice hockey field and a curling track – the family-friendly ice rink at Berlin-Lankwitz is open for business on until March 2015.


Ice skating at the Neptune Fountain Alexanderplatz

Things will get romantic on the cicrular ice rink in the Neptune Fountain on Alexanderplatz with Waltz and Christmas tunes and an ambient lighting, until 29 December.

Free; Skates for 4€


Ice Rink Neukölln

Embrace your inner Olympian and go skating with the real pros at this massive rink – sorry, ‘ice stadium’ – in Neukölln. €3.30 for adults and €1.60 for kids. Skate rental prices vary according to shoe size.


Berlin also has several toboggan runs within its many parks


which is one of the highest peaks in Berlin (115 metres), is the right place for all enthusiastic mountaineers. Immediately after the first snowfall, sledges run down the slopes here. Before the downhill run, one can enjoy the panoramic view of the wintry capital city.

The Victoriapark in Kreuzberg and the particularly steep “Knochenbahn” in Volkspark Friedrichshain are also some famous places.

Visitors can also get winter exercise on an outdoor track, for example by doing some cross-country skiing on the 5 kilometre track at the former Tempelhofer Field.

Details for ski rentals here:

For those who don’t wanna buy the equipment for their fun, you can rent sledges at any station of Fahrradstation, more infos:!

❆ ❆ ❆ The next official snowball fight will be held in January, 31st 2016 from 2am – 10pm at Görlitzer Park, check also Facebook for the event ❆ ❆ ❆

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!