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What to Do in Berlin in February

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In this post, we provide a list of fun and entertaining things to do in Berlin during the month of February, updated for 2020. We cover a variety of different activities, attractions, events, festivals and more.

 

 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND 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 tours in Berlin post for activities at any time of year.


1) Go to a Concert

No matter what time of year it is, Berlin always seems to attract some of the best musical performers in the world.

 

 

Find all the concerts in Berlin here


2) Attend a Football Match or Hockey Game

January in Berlin sees both of their football (soccer) clubs, as well as their ice hockey team, playing home games.

 

 

Football

Hockey

You can find all the sporting events in Berlin here.


3) Go to the Theatre

If you’re looking for some entertaining theatre, there are a few options in Berlin this month. 

The ever-popular Blue Man Group is running on February 15, 2020.

The Blue Man Group is a great audio-visual comedic show that can be enjoyed no matter what languages the audience members speak! Blue Man Group is a show that is great for the whole family.

For an adults-only night out, Magic Mike Live will be performed in Berlin on February 6, 2020. 

Find all the theatrical productions in Berlin here. 


4) 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.


5) Wine Fair Berlin 

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

 

 

There will be an estimated 2,500 different wines will be in the building.

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


6) Valentine Dance Festival

For fans of social and ballroom dancing, you can’t miss out on the Valentine Dance Festival on February 6 - 10, 2020.  

There will be plenty of dance floor space as well as live music, hours of workshops, classes, time for social dancing, and boot camps. 

The festival will be bringing in teachers, performers, and competitors to run the structured portions for salsa, kizomba, zouk, and bachata dances. 


7) Take a Tour and See the Sights

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.

If you're looking for a more unique perspective, you can take a 1-hour tour by boat.

 

 

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) See the Track Cycling World Championships

On February 26, you can watch the fascinating UCI Track Cycling World Championships. This sport puts cyclists on a closed, wooden track to see who can ride the fastest. 

 

 

This high-intensity sport will feature sprints, team events, accidental collisions, and wipeouts. The excitement of the crowd is infectious, and so this is sure to be a fun outing for the whole family.


9) Berlin Film Festivals

There are two different film festivals happening in Berlin this February.

The first is the Independent Film Festival from February 25 - 29, 2020. All of the movies will be shown at the Babylon Cinema in English or with English subtitles.

Find more info here.

 

 

The second is the International Film Festival, or Berlinale, from February 20 - March 1, 2020. You'll have 400 or more movies to choose from. It boasts the largest film festival attendance in the world, so you can be sure to find some quality films.

Find more info here.


10) 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.

 


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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: October 12th, 2021
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