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.
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:
- Berlin Bus Tours
- Olympic Stadium
- Panoramapunkt Observation Deck
- Berlin Underground Bunkers
- Tourist Attraction Discount Passes
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:
- Mad Magic Variety Show | Wintergarten
- Falling in Love | Friedrichstadt Palast
- SIXX PAXX Theatre Berlin
- Die Live Show | Quatsch Comedy Club
- Laughing Spree Comedy Show | On a Boat
- Variety Show | Knutschfleck Berlin
- Variety Show | Wilde Martilde Bar
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:
Opera or Classical Music
- The Marriage of Figaro | February 2nd, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 27th
- Daphne | February 7th
- Konzerthausorchester Berlin | February 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th
- Blue Man Group | February 1st–28th
- Magic of Tradegy: Night of Illusion | A drag show with dancing and singing | February 16th, 24th, 25th
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.
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:
- Hard Rock Cafe Dinner and Drinks
- Berlin Icebar + 3 Free Drinks
- Comedy Night w/ Pizza
- Love Stories of Berlin Tour
- Berlin's History of Sex Tour
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!
Museum of Modern Art
- The Panorama: Berlin as it appeared over 1900 years ago
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 Discount 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 discount 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.
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.
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.
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:
- Erika Hess Ice Stadium
- Ice Stadium at Sportpark Neukölln
- Wellblechpalast Ice Rink
- Eisbahn Lankwitz
- Rübezahl am Müggelsee
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.
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.