Weather Conditions in Berlin
Berlin isn’t just one of the world’s most exciting metropolis’, it’s also one of Europe’s most affordable and accessible all through the year. There’s always plenty to see and experience too! Berlin has an exciting range of things to do and places to visit. The many vantage points offer stunning views of the cityscape that’s an eclectic mix of the old and new.
Before you book your tickets, there are certain factors to take into consideration, if you’re looking for the best time to go to Berlin. Here’s how the city presents itself in different seasons.
Let’s start with the least likely time you’d choose for your visit, simply because the weather can get extremely cold — even dropping below zero! The skies are mostly grey or overcast, it can rain or snow, and it gets dark as early as 5:00 pm. Perhaps what would entice you to brave the cold are the great off-season prices and deals you can find during this time.
The silver lining – there’s a variety of experiences to be had! Christmas markets at Potsdamer Platz and Alexanderplatz are two of the most visited. Then there’s the lively New Year celebrations at the end of the month, followed by the Berlin International Film Festival or Berlinale, for movie-buffs, in February.
When the cold makes way for the sunshine and bloom of spring, that’s the season many travellers consider the best time to travel to Berlin. The streets, parks and gardens come alive. But the days could still get chilly — so you’d be wise to pack a few extra layers. You can look forward to the boundary-pushing MaerzMusik Festival in March, gallery-hopping in April’s Gallery Weekend and four colourful days of celebration in all forms, during the Carnival of Cultures in May.
Summer in Berlin
You can have the most fun under the summer sun! If you’re thinking this is the best time to visit Berlin, check out noteworthy events like Berlin Biennale and Fête de la Musique, both happening in June. In July the Classic Open-Air Festival features almost every genre of music and Berlin Fashion Week for the couture-minded.
In August, you can attend the Berliner Bierfestival with its endless line of brews and the Berlin Circus Festival for some awe-inspiring acrobatics!
Autumn in Berlin
For many, Autumn seems to be the best time to travel to Berlin. The start of the season is rather pleasant, with blue skies above and falling leaves in shades from green to brown. With the tourist season winding down, you can take advantage of falling prices too.
Your tour can include events like the Berlin Art Week in September, the Festival of Lights in October, while November has the renowned JazzFest Berlin. This is also a great time for Berlin day-trips like Potsdam or Peacock Island, which can be easily arranged as part of your tour.
Whenever you choose to go, Berlin always knows how to put on a show. Start planning your trip with a Berlin tour package from SOTC.