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What to Do in Berlin in February

Updated: May 4, 2024

In this post, we provide a list of fun and entertaining things to do in Berlin during the month of February, updated for 2024.

We cover a variety of different activities, attractions, events, festivals, and more.


TOP 10+ THINGS TO DO IN FEBRUARY

This top 10 list will help you find the best concerts, events, and attractions to see during February.

You can find even more ideas on our other popular Berlin posts:

Be sure to check out our master post on activities at any time of year.

We even have a post on the weather in February.


1. See a Variety Show

There are a number of comedy and variety shows to see in Berlin in January

Some of the shows include:


2. Attend the CTM Festival

This annual music and visual arts festival, now in its 25th year, comes to Berlin from January 26th - February 4th, 2024.

With a focus on electronic and experimental music and acting as a bridge to the art world, it is truly a feast for the senses.

A number of venues across Berlin host concerts, panels, special events, installations, and exhibitions.

The festival fits well with sister-festival Transmeidale.

Information can be found on the CTM Festival website.


3. Go to a Performance on the Stage

When it's cold outside, you might like to be inside, enjoying a show.

In February, the following shows are taking place in Berlin:

Concerts

Opera or Classical Music

Other


4. Take a Walking Tour

Berlin is a fascinating city with so much history, architecture, and culture to explore.

February is a great time to take a walking tour to learn more about Germany's capital city.

Here are some of the most popular tour options available:

Most of the tours are pay-what-you-like, which means you don't need to pay upfront. After the tour, simply decide how much it was worth to you.

We also offer completely free self-guided tours, such as the Jewish Berlin Tour and East Berlin tour.


5. Attend the Tanzolymp International Dance Festival

This annual festival brings in dance artists from around the world for competitions, classes, and workshops. 

Thousands of young people arrive in Berlin to share their talents and love for dance.

Just some of the types of dance you'll find are: Character Dance, Folk Dance, Tap Dance, Classical Dance, Neoclassical Dance, and more.

Competition winners earn prizes, scholarships, contracts, and more.

The festival takes place February 15th-19th, 2024.

For more information, visit the Tanzolymp website.


6. Celebrate Valentine's Day

If you're looking for some romantic activities to enjoy with your partner on Valentine's Day, there are several great ideas you might want to consider.

In addition to these options, you should plan ahead and make your dinner reservations at least a few weeks before Valentine's Day.

Here are a few fun activities that you can enjoy with your significant other:

There will also be a Valentine's Run in the Gardens of the Worls on February 18th.


7. Do Some Sightseeing

February can be a bit chilly, so why not see the city from inside a warm bus, like with the hop-on hop-off tour with live commentary?

You'll get convenient transportation right to the most popular sights in Berlin.

To get a great view of the city, you can get a fast pass ticket to a window seat in the restaurant at the top of the Berlin TV Tower.

And if you want some evening entertainment, you can meet new friends and find the best nightlife venues during a pub crawl.


8. Visit a Museum

Berlin has over 150 museums, so there are several limited and permanent exhibits you can visit in Berlin this month.

Whether your interest is in WW2, Egyptian history, science, computers, food, art, or just about anything else, you can likely find an exhibit in Berlin.

You could spend a lifetime of visits and not see it all!

Neues Museum

Museum of Modern Art

Pergamonmuseum

Neue Nationalgalerie

Other Museums

On Museum Island you can find five museums in one location including the Nuenes Museum and the Pergamon Museum.

There is the Anne Frank Centre, the German Resistance Memorial Center, and German Spy Museum.

For something a little bit off beat, there is Madam Tussauds and the Disgusting Foods Museum.

Just a reminder that some museums appear on Berlin tourist passes.


9. Attend a Film Festival

The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, or Berlinale, takes place February 15th - 25th, 2024.

If you attend, you'll have 400+ movies to choose from, so you can be sure to find some quality films.

This festival boasts the largest film festival attendance in the world and draws some of the biggest names in the business.

There's also the Berlin Independent Film Festival which takes place February 15th - 24th, 2024 at Babylon (30 Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße).

This festival screens low-budget indie films, hosts various events around them, and awards multiple jury prizes.


10. Save with a Tourist Attraction Concession Pass

If you’re planning to enjoy several popular activities in Berlin this February, you may want to consider using a tourist pass to save a few euros.

The all-inclusive pass is one of the most popular options in Berlin, and it provides admission to dozens of different attractions over a specific number of days.

The main advantage of a concession card is that it includes a lot of sites and tours that aren’t available on any other pass.

Here are some of the most popular destinations included with Berlin tourist passes:

  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Natural History Museum
  • Aquadom & Sea Life
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Berlin River Cruise
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Berlin TV Tower

No matter which pass you choose, you should be able to save between 20% – 50% off general admission prices.

For more details, please read our post covering Berlin tourist passes.

Or, you can purchase the The Berlin Museum Pass or the EasyCityPass here.


11. Visit an Open-Air Exhibit

Outside of Tempelhof Airport's departure hall, you'll find a free exhibit titled "Blocked Victors - Divided Berlin: 75 Years of the Airlift."

There is information about how the blockade and airlift came about, what Berliners experienced, and so much more.

Information is provided in German, English, Russian, French, and soon Ukrainian.

The exhibit will be there until May 12, 2024.

Visit thi website for more details.


12. Experience Transmediale  

This annual festival for art and digital culture has exhibitions, discussions, and shows that place at venues throughout the city.

It has for almoast 40 years brought together "international artists, researchers, thinkers, and activists, working on art, digital culture, and socio-political transformation".

In 2024 the festival takes place from January 31st to February 4th.

Tickets and additional information can be found here.


13. Go Ice Skating

There are several ice skating rinks across Berlin, with the most popular ones at the Neptunbrunnen (near Alexanderplatz) and Potsdamer Platz.

Depending on which location you visit, you can expect to pay anywhere from €2.50-€5 to rent some ice skates.

Here are a few more locations you can visit to enjoy some ice skating with the kids:

This is just one of the fun activities you can enjoy with the family in Berlin this December. 

For more ideas, take a look at our section on  family-friendly activities.


14. ISTAF Berlin

This annual track and field event, taking place since 1921, takes place at Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin.

More than 50,000 spectators come to cheer on some of the world's top athletes.

This takes place on February 23rd.

Visit the ISTAF website for tickets..


15. Attend a Wine Fair

Come to the WEINmesse Berlin to see over 300 wineries and retailers bring their best and most interesting products to taste test, compare, and buy.

Over 25,000 wine lovers visit the event each year to taste the wines and see which ones win the various top awards.

Visit WEINmesse Berlin's website for more information.

NOTE: Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.


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About The Author

Anne Wittig

Anne was born in East Berlin and came of age in the unified city. She has an intimate relationship with her city of birth and still calls Berlin home. For the past 10 years, she has managed and written Free Tours by Foot's Berlin blog, detailing the best places to go, where to stay, and what to do in her hometown. This blog has been featured on Berlin's official website, mainstream press like Berlingske, and local blogs like Berlinforallthefamily.com. Over 14,000 visitors to Berlin have taken a tour from Free Tours by Foot.
Updated: May 4th, 2024
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