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Berlin Seasonal & holiday activities

Our most recommended Berlin Seasonal & holiday activities

Berlin Dungeon: Entrance Ticket

1. Berlin Dungeon: Entrance Ticket

The Berlin Dungeon takes you on a journey through 800 years of the capital’s history, from medieval times to the 20th century. Experience the true stories of the city’s worst traitors, witches, and serial killers, brought to life by actors, special effects, and authentic 360° sceneries. Uncover the legend of the dreaded White Lady, wander through the Labyrinth of the Hohenzollern, and meet the serial killer Carl Großmann. The highlight is a ride on Berlin’s only freefall tower, Exitus. Take a 12-meter drop into the unknown in total darkness. The newest show is The Curse of the Witch. You’ll find yourself in the depths of the dark dungeon, where the alleged witch Catarina Selchow waits for her condemnation. Will you escape her revenge or will you join her?

Berlin: Christmas Garden Berlin Entrance Ticket

2. Berlin: Christmas Garden Berlin Entrance Ticket

Explore Berlin Botanical Garden as it is transformed into the Christmas Garden Berlin during the winter season. Enjoy the glimmering lights of the garden in a magnificent Christmassy setting. Discover a variety of light designs, millions of light points, and a unique, magically illuminated winter wonderland. Explore a magical world with family, friends, and colleagues, surrounded by dreamlike soundscapes. After your walk along the trail, warm up by the crackling fire and enjoy winter specialties with a view of the magnificently illuminated Italian garden.

Berlin: Entry Ticket to Christmas at Tierpark

3. Berlin: Entry Ticket to Christmas at Tierpark

Immerse yourself in Christmas at Tierpark berlin. Surround yourself with the warmth of millions of sparkling lights and the cheery ambience of a winter wonderland. "Weihnachten im Tierpark" offers you unique photo motives, playful interaction, romantic scenery and a peaceful Christmas atmosphere. Artful projections and millions of lights immerse the historic Friedrichsfelde Palace in a dazzling setting, creating a unique atmosphere and glittering starry magic in the east of Berlin. Warm up by the crackling fire after your walk along the illuminated trail and enjoy winter specialties with a view of the magnificently lit grounds of Friedrichsfelde Palace. Experience a fairytale evening in Advent with friends and family and let thousands of lights put you in a heavenly Christmas mood.

Combo-Ticket: Berlin Dungeon & Madame Tussauds Berlin

4. Combo-Ticket: Berlin Dungeon & Madame Tussauds Berlin

Combine your visit to Berlin Dungeon with a visit to Madame Tussauds Berlin and discover two fascinating attractions. Berlin Dungeon is a uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back into the city’s most perilous past. See, hear, feel and (ahem) smell the chillingly amusing characters of the 'bad old days' as they come to life before you. Will you lose yourself in fear or in mirth? Don't miss Berlin's unique indoor freefall tower Exitus - are you brave enough to hang out? Then, experience your one-of-a-kind wow moment at Madame Tussauds Berlin. Totally interactive sets, amazing costumes, exciting music and modern techniques let you immerse yourself into the universe of your idols. Your favorite celebrities from history, politics, culture, film, sports, fashion, TV, music and Hollywood are waiting for you across 2 floors. Don't miss the newly designed area "Berlin 100" that guides you through the most iconic moments of the city's past 100 years. Visit Berlin Dungeon first with your combo ticket. Please note: Berlin Dungeon shows are only available in German.

Berlin: Christmas Markets & Sightseeing Private Tour by Car

5. Berlin: Christmas Markets & Sightseeing Private Tour by Car

Discover Germany's Christmas markets during the holiday season with a private tour, including transportation between locations. Visit the markets at Gendarmenmarkt, Alexanderplatz, and more, depending on your interests. Sample German sweets and wine while learning about the city's rich history. Perfect for family, friends, or a combination of both, begin your tour of Berlin's Christmas markets with a hotel pick-up in a private car. Along with your local guide, curate and personalize your tour to visit a variety of markets including Alexanderplatz, Gendarmenmarkt, and Potsdamer Platz. At Alexanderplatz, enjoy mulled wine while walking by the Fernsehturm or further to the Rotes Rathaus and Nikolaiviertel. At Gendarmenmarkt, marvel at the French and German churches, savor a cheese ball, or walk to Brandenburg Gate. Nearby at Potsdamer Platz, take a toboggan ride or go ice skating. While driving between locations, listen closely as your guide details fascinating facts about Berlin's history and points out important monuments and locations such as Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden, and Humboldt University. Then it's time to return by car to your hotel and end the tour.

Berlin: Guided Christmas Tour with Gendarmenmarkt

6. Berlin: Guided Christmas Tour with Gendarmenmarkt

The exclusive tour is only available at Christmastime! Berlin is a magical place during Christmastime. You and your expert local guide will see all the sights at the most aesthetically pleasing locations. The streets have a special magic about them at this time of year, and it will leave you in a daze. Where did the tradition of the Christmas tree originate? Who decorated it for the first time in history? Which fantastic occurrences are possible throughout the Christmas season? The city's traditional Christmas Market, located most prominently on Gendarmenmarkt, will be a highlight of the tour. And why exactly does that make it so well-liked? During the holiday season, what local specialties shouldn't be missed? Get your fill of Berlin's enchantment and let your heart sing with happiness. You will get to experience the following attractions: - Berlin Cathedral, Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin, Germany - Friedrichswerdersche Kirche - Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin, Germany - Pariser Platz - Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany - Reichstag Building, Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, Germany

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What people are saying about Berlin

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 432 reviews

Everyone was very friendly - everything was uncomplicated. It was a beautiful experience that many people worked hard for. A walk between beautifully constructed lights that touches and relaxes.

An experience not only for the eyes, but also for the ears because the music was appropriate and very beautiful. I plunged into another world, fairytale world.

Beautiful light effects, comfortable circular route, mulled wine €4

It was a very nice experience! REALLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Directions very good, you could easily book tickets online.