In this post, we provide a list of fun and entertaining things to do in Berlin during the month of January, updated for 2020. We will cover a variety of different activities, attractions, events, festivals and more.
TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN JANUARY
This top 10 list will help you narrow down your options in Berlin for the best concerts, events, and attractions to see and participate in during January.
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Berlin visitors have a choice of several city passes to help them navigate the city by public transport and offer discounts for museums, sights, attractions and bars, restaurants or clubs.
Finding the right pass can be difficult, but we’ll do our best to help you find the best choice for your trip.
The first step to finding your pass is to figure out as best you can what you want to do while visiting Berlin. It’s best not to let any single tourist discount pass or card dictate to you what you will see.
Although both services provide access to a lot of entertaining activities, you will notice a few differences between each tourist pass.
Specifically, there are some attractions that are offered on one pass, but not the other. Bearing that in mind, we’ll do our best to highlight in red tours and attractions that are exclusive to either card.
If you don’t feel like spending a lot of money on an all-inclusive pass, or maybe you are not sure that you would use the all-inclusive card enough to make it worth buying, then you might want to consider one of the following discount passes.
These services typically include free public transport along with discounts on several popular attractions.
This is a great option for travelers who want to take control over the places that they visit and save money on transportation.
Those who are less interested in traditional attractions like museums should consider the Berlin City Tour Card instead. This tourist pass includes discounts on 10 of the most popular activities in the city.
Although they only offer discounts on the top 10 attractions in Berlin, the City Tour Card will cost less than any other discount pass.
If all you want is a travel card with some additional savings on a few different activities, this pass should be at the top of your list.
Here is a list of the deals offered by the City Tour Card:
AquaDom & Sea Life (30% Off)
City Circle Sightseeing Bus Tour (25% Off)
Berlin Dungeon (30% Off)
Fat Tire Bike Tours (25% Off)
Berliner Fernsehturm (25% Off)
DDR Museum (15% Off)
Little Big City (25% Off)
Madame Tussauds (25% Off)
Stern und Kreisschiffahrt (15% Off)
Insider Tour Berlin (28% Off)
You can get the Berlin City Tour Card for between 2-5 days. It includes either an AB tariff zone ticket an ABC tariff zone ticket.
Berlin City Centre (tariff zone AB)
48 hours: € 18,90
72 hours: € 25,90
4 days: € 31,90
5 days: € 35,90
6 days: €39.90
Berlin + Surroundings (tariff zone ABC)
48 hours: € 20,90
72 hours: € 27,90
4 days: € 34,90
5 days: € 40,90
6 days: €45.90
Click here to purchase the City Tour Card and learn more.
Much like the Berlin Welcome Card and the City Tour Card, the Easy City Pass will allow you to travel for free using public transportation and enjoy savings on several different services around Berlin.
What sets the Easy City Pass apart from other discount passes is the sheer amount of discounts they offer at various attractions, tours, activities, stores, and restaurants.
If you’re looking for a discount pass that will cover almost everything, this is the one you want.
Take a look at this list of just a few partners who offer great deals through the Easy City Pass:
Alternative Berlin Tours
Fat Tire Bike Tours
Original Berlin Walks
Mindways Segway City Tour
The Wall Museum
Computer Games Museum
Georg Kolbe Museum
Little Big City
Stand Up Paddling
As you can see, there is a wide variety of discounts available, but this list doesn’t even scratch the surface.
This discount pass is available for between 2-6 days with either an AB or an ABC tariff zone ticket. You will find the prices for each option below.
Click here for more information or to purchase the Easy City Pass.
Berlin City Centre (tariff zone AB)
48 hours: €18,90
72 hours: €25,90
4 days: €31,90
5 days: €35,90
6 days: €39,90
Berlin + Surroundings (tariff zone ABC)
48 hours: €20,90
72 hours: €27,90
4 days: €34,90
5 days: €40,90
6 days: €45,90
If you want to know more or purchase this discount pass, click here.
The transport ticket is valid on all subways, suburban trains, buses, night buses, trams and also for two ferries.
With this card in hand, you shouldn’t have much trouble getting around the city of Berlin.
AB/ABC Tariff Zones
It’s important to understand the difference between the AB and ABC Zones.
While the AB Zone pass will provide transportation within the inner city, the ABC Zone is useful for traveling around the suburbs of Berlin as well.
This might come in handy if you intend to visit any locations on the outskirts of Berlin or you plan to use the Schönefeld Airport.
If you plan on staying near the city center and using the Tegel Airport, the AB Zone ticket should be good enough.
Kids Ride for Free
With each of these discount passes, an unlimited number of children up to the age of 6 can travel for free. They also allow up to 3 kids between the ages of 6-14 for free with each pass.
Luggage is also Free
Visitors are welcome to bring one piece of luggage or one bag per person on public transport.
Certain Items Might Cost Extra
If you have a bicycle or similarly sized item, you may be asked to pay extra as these types of items are not included with the pass.
That being said, both the Berlin Welcome Card and the Easy City Pass will allow you to bring a dog on board.
Transport Ticket Must Be Validated
Before you can use your AB/ABC Zone ticket, it must be validated by stamping it once.
You will find machines to validate your ticket near most metro stations and other areas where you can find public transport. You only need to stamp your ticket once – if you stamp it again, it will be void.
For real passionate museum lovers, the Museum Pass Berlin offers admission to 50 museums for a period of 3 consecutive days for €29.00 (reduced price € 14.50) with a brochure to navigate Berlin’s diverse museum scene.
Watch out for special admission hours during the winter holidays!
Alte National Galerie Altes Museum Anne Frank Zentrum Anti-War Museum Bauhaus Archive Berlinische Galerie Botanical Museum German Cathedral German Museum of Technology Gemäldegalerie Hamburger Bahnhof Jewish Museum Berlin Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) Kulturforum Köpenick Palace Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin MACHmit! Museum für Kinder Berggruen Museum Museen Dahlem (Museum of European Cultures; Museum of Asian Art; Ethnological Museum of Berlin; Museum of Photography) Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum) Neues Museum St. Nicholas’ Church Pergamon Museum Schwules Museum
In this post, we provide a list of several fun and interesting things to do in Berlin during the month of November. We will cover a variety of different activities, attractions, events, festivals and more.
If you’re looking for even more great ideas, please consider the following tours and discounts:
The following post will cover some of the most interesting activities you can enjoy in Berlin during the month of October. We will also include sections with things to do either for free, with the family or at night.
Find information on all of the best things to do in Berlin, updated for 2019, including free things, nighttime activities, the city’s top attractions, museums, and points of interest in one convenient location!
No trip to Berlin is complete without trying the most popular local food: currywurst. But with thousands of currywurst shops in the city, how to decide which to try? We’ve made a list of our favorite currywurst shops and kiosks that will introduce you to the wonders of combining curry and ketchup on top of a great wurst.
Even though the summer is over, there are still a lot of fun events happening in Berlin during the month of September. We’ll start off with our top 10 list and move on from there to include free attractions, things to do at night and family-friendly activities.
If you’re looking to check out some of the local sports, consider attending a football game in Berlin.
There are two 1st league teams that have games during September and both are sure to put up a fight.
Even if you’re not a fan of this sport, you might want to see a live game just to experience how this city celebrates and supports their teams. Keep in mind that going to a game can be fun for the whole family!
No matter what time of year it is, our pay-what-you-wish walking tours are always a great option. We offer a few different tours per day which cover a variety of different topics and locations in Berlin.
Classic Berlin will take you to sites such as Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall, and Brandenburg Gate.
Alternative Berlin will reveal some of the more noteworthy street art and graffiti in the city. You’ll also see landmarks of rock, reggae, punk and electronic music.
As you walk around the streets of Berlin and see the graffiti on display in certain places, it will quickly become apparent that this is a very artistic city.
Berlin Art Week takes place from September 11 – 15, 2019, and its main focus will be on the fairs Art Berlin and Positions Berlin Art Fair, both of which will present their galleries in Tempelhof Airport.
TIP: If you’re interested in seeing some of the most famous artwork in this city, consider taking ourAlternative Berlin tour.
8) See the International Stadium Festival
If you’re not interested in seeing a football game, consider attending this festival instead. During the event, 180 world-class athletes compete in 15 sports in the Berlin Olympic Stadium.
This is a great opportunity to see world champions and Olympic medalists competing against one another on a massive scale. Join 50,000 spectators at one of the best sporting events in Berlin on September 1, 2019.
These passes work by offering bulk discounts on multiple attractions when you purchase just one card up front. They often save you time as well, with skip-the-line passes that allow you to bypass the box office.
This is probably a no-brainer, but there aren’t too many bad times to take your family to the zoo and September is a particularly good month for the activity. Not only will the weather be nice, but there are also a number of events you can attend.
This photo of Zoo Berlin is courtesy of TripAdvisor
One recurring event is an after-work tour which will allow you to see the zoo after the gates close, but there are also photography walks and other activities you can attend.
If you have any older kids in your family, this film festival might be an excellent activity. Many of the movies included are intended for older audiences, but several titles are perfect for teens and young adults.
Filmmakers such as James Franco and actors like Nicolas Cage are featured in some of the movies that will be shown during the 2018 Fantasy Film Festival.
Needless to say, this is an excellent event for the movie buffs in your family.
What was once an airport has since been transformed into a public park for recreation. Even if you don’t feel like taking a tour, this is a great place to visit if you want to celebrate the anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.
In addition to celebrating that moment in history, this is also a great place to fly a kite, go skateboarding or enjoy a bike ride. Many of the companies who provide bike tours in Berlin will also offer bike rentals for much less, and you might want to consider renting a bicycle for a trip around Tempelhof Field.
Go to a Flea Market
There are several interesting flea markets throughout Berlin which reflect the culture and history of the city.
In addition to a variety of fresh produce from local grocers, you’ll also find bookstores and cafes where you can relax and take a break from all the shopping. Some flea markets also include jewelry shops and second-hand clothing stores, as well as live entertainment in the form of karaoke shows.
If you don’t feel like joining a group of people for a guided tour, consider going on your own self-guided tour instead. We offer several free self-guided tours in Berlin which will allow you to explore and discover many different areas in this historic city.