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What to Do in Berlin in March

Updated: February 28, 2023

This post provides details on some of the best events, tours, and attractions to visit in Berlin in the month of March.

We included family-friendly, free, and nighttime activities, all updated for 2023.

Wondering what to pack? Check out the weather in Berlin in March.

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This list includes several popular events and activities taking place in Berlin during the month of March.

We’ll cover a variety of festivities, tours, attractions, and more.

Here are a few other posts with fun things to do/locations to see in Berlin:

1. Go to a Concert

Berlin attracts notable musical artists, and there will be quite a few popular musicians performing here in March as well.

Here are a few of the best concerts to see in Berlin this month:

Click here for a complete list of concerts in Berlin in March.

2. Attend a Sporting Event

If you're a sports fan and want to take in some matches, March is an excellent time to visit Berlin.

Not only will FC Union Berlin be performing at home, but so will Hertha BSC – and they’ll even have a match against one another!

Football (Soccer)


Check this list of sporting events in Berlin to see everything sports-related during the month of March.

3. Attend a Music Festival

The MaerzMusik festival recurs annually in Berlin each March.

This year the festival returns with a new Artistic Director, bringing live contemporary classical music to the crowds along with film screenings, discussion panels, lectures, art, performances, and more.

Events take place March 17th-26th, 2023, with tickets going on sale after January 23rd.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit the festival website.

4. Take a Free Walking Tour

With the weather finally warming up, March is an excellent time to consider taking a walking tour in Berlin.

There are several pay-what-you-like tours that allow you to save a lot of money.

Here are a few of the most interesting subjects and locations covered by Berlin walking tours:

We also offer several self-guided tours of Berlin that you may want to consider if you’d rather explore the city at your leisure.

Finally, we also offer GPS-enabled audio guides which you can also use to take a self-guided tour and discover Berlin at your own pace.

Check our full list of Berlin walking tours for even more excursions.

5. Save Money With a Tourist Pass

Admission to some of the most interesting locations in Berlin is included on several tourist passes, allowing you to save 50% off general admission prices – or more!

There are two main types of passes offered in Berlin: all-inclusive and prepackaged passes. The amount you save will depend on how you use them.

All-inclusive passes cover admission to dozens of attractions for a specific amount of time (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 7 days).

As long as you use the pass for at least 4-5 activities per day, you’ll probably be able to save 25% - 50% off.

A prepackaged pass typically provides admission for specific activities at one flat price, and 20% - 50% off discounts on dozens of other tours, day trips, museums, and more.

For those who don’t want to get carried away, we recommend choosing a prepackaged pass.

However, anyone planning to experience as much as possible while visiting Berlin might be better served by an all-inclusive service.

Here are a few of the most popular attractions, tours and more included with these tourist passes:

  • Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum
  • The Wall Museum East Side Gallery
  • Aquadom & Sea Lif
  • Berlin WELTBalloon
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Berlin River Cruise
  • Berlin Dungeon
  • Panoramapunkt
  • Berlin Bike Tour
  • Little Big City

For additional information about these services, please read our post covering Berlin tourist passes.

Or, you can purchase one of the passes here: EasyCityPass Berlin | Berlin Museum Pass

6. Visit a Museum

While it usually warms up quite a bit in March, chances are there will be at least a few cold days in Berlin this month.

If you’re looking for some indoor fun, consider going to one of the many interesting museums in this city.

There are roughly 175 museums in Berlin, but we narrowed the list down to the 60 most popular.

One of the best options is to get a ticket for Museum Island, which includes access to Neues Museum, Altes Museum, Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, and Alt Nationalgalerie. 

If you’re looking for a museum, the whole family will enjoy, consider one of the following options:

Don’t forget that admission to some of these locations is included with various Berlin tourist passes.

7. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

This may be an Irish holiday, but there are still several Irish pubs in the city that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live music, snacks, and plenty of Guinness!

In addition to all the pubs celebrating, the former broadcasting tower of Funkturm will be lit up with green lights to honor this popular event on March 17th.

If you’re looking for a great place to grab a drink, check out this list of Irish pubs in Berlin.

Alternatively, you could also go on a pub crawl to discover some of the best bars in the city.

Whether you’re Irish or not, this is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the multitude of cultures in Berlin and in Germany as a whole. 

8. Get a Good View of the City

With the sun coming out a bit more frequently, this might be a good time to visit one of the great observation decks in Berlin.

If you’re looking for a free option, consider heading to the Reichstag to get a view of the city from their glass dome.

Alternatively, you can also stop for coffee and cake at the rooftop restaurant atop the dome

The TV Tower is another popular choice, with 360-degree views of Berlin from 368 metres high, giving you a great aerial view of the city.

If you want a slightly more affordable option, consider Panoramapunkt instead.

At 100 metres high, this observation deck also offers great aerial views of Berlin.

No matter which location you choose, these are some of the best places to get a great look at the whole city, and this is definitely a great family activity.

9. Discover the Food of Berlin

If you’re going to be in the city for a while, it will make sense to familiarize yourself with the type of cuisine available. 

Thankfully, there are several great food tours you can take which provide an excellent overview of the most popular meals in Berlin!

Here are a few options you may want to consider:

You may have noticed a theme with these tours – a few of them includes currywurst, arguably one of the most popular meals in this city!

If you want to forego the tour and just try some of this delicious food, make sure to read our post covering the top 5 places to get Currywurst in Berlin.

10. Fly a Kite at Tempelhofer Feld

What was once a massive, historic airport has since fallen into disuse and given way to a large public park where visitors come to enjoy a variety of activities.

Kite flying is one of the most popular things to do at Tempelhofer Feld, especially on a windy day, and the month of March is sure to bring at least a few days with plenty of wind.

Although you’ll need to buy a kite or perhaps even just make one from scratch, this is a fairly inexpensive activity, because it costs nothing to visit Tempelhofer Feld.

While you’re in the area, you might also want to consider taking a Tempelhof Airport Tour to learn more about the history of this area.

11. Go to a Flea Market

Now that the weather is warming up, you might want to head out to one of Berlin’s flea markets.

There are several options to choose from, and each of them are entirely free to visit.

Of course, if you’re headed to a flea market, chances are you’ll want to bring at least a little money just in case you find something you can’t live without.

In addition to all the stalls opening up and people selling all kinds of interesting knick-knacks, there are also usually plenty of food vendors and even live music every now and then!

For more details, check our post covering the best flea markets in Berlin.


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 Over 14,000 visitors to Berlin have taken a tour from Free Tours by Foot.
Updated: February 28th, 2023
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