Berlin Weather February Averages, Germany
What's the weather like in Berlin in February
Sitting on the River Spree in the northeast part of Germany, Berlin is a cultural destination of Western Europe with lots to see and do. The city is known for its music, art and sports and hosts numerous events and activities throughout the year.
In February, the average daily temperature improves slightly, up to 1°C (about 34°F) compared to January's -1°C (around 30°F).
At night, the lows drop down to a very chilly -2°C (about 28°F); warm up in a local restaurant or bar with a glass of wine or German beer. During the day, the highs get up to 4°C (about 39°F), slowly warming up as the month goes on. The temperatures in the city are slightly higher than the nearby town of Grunheide because of the warming properties of the urban setting. The buildings and roads absorb the heat and keep the city warmer than the surrounding countryside.
The days are still short this time of the year, with only three hours of sunshine each day on average. If you plan your time right, you can still get in some of the outdoor activities during the sunny hours and save the indoor sights for when it gets darker.
Clouds and rain are prominent this month, with a 40 percent chance of rain on any given day. Nearly 34 mm of rain falls in the month, so you'll want to have the umbrella handy.
With the near-freezing temperatures, some of that precipitation will fall as snow, so be prepared with a good pair of warm and sturdy boots. You'll also want a heavy coat or jacket and a pair of gloves and hat to keep your extremities warm. The month sees about 12 days of precipitation; check the local forecast each morning to know exactly what to expect that day.
Berlin Hotels for February
Ibis Budget Berlin Alexanderplatz
The Ibis Budget Berlin Alexanderplatz is an affordable, simple, clean and well-located option for your trip to the capital city of Germany. The hotel is one of the newer ones in Berlin, opening up in 2010. Extras include free Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel and a plentiful breakfast buffet each morning. You'll also be treated to work spaces, satellite television and air conditioning in all the rooms
Derag LivingHotel Weibensee
The Derag LivingHotel Weibensee is situated close to the city centre but still in a quiet area. The hotel sits right on the lake, providing beautiful views from many of the rooms. It also has a playground with a beer garden next door where the adults can enjoy a German beverage while watching the kids play. It offers budget-friendly rooms, which are clean, comfortable and have kitchens or kitchenettes to do your own cooking.
Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hackescher Markt
At the Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hackescher Markt, you can live like a local during your February stay in the apartment accommodations. The hotel is situated close to the famous Hackesche Hofe of Berlin, which has an ancient courtyard, shops, restaurants and theatres. Other amenities include a 24-hour reception desk, dry cleaning, business services, babysitting services, airport shuttle and on-site currency exchange.
Bars and Restaurants
Piri's Chicken Burgers
If you're looking for something simple, fast and still delicious, make a stop at Piri's Chicken Burgers. The menu includes all kinds of chicken and cheese steak burgers, served with various toppings and seasonings. To go with the burgers, order Piri's hot and crispy fries. The restaurant also delivers, so if you're too tired to leave your hotel room after a day of sightseeing, you can have the goodness brought right to your door.
Located in City West, Heising is a fancy and chic place to dine when in the capital city of Germany. The menu is full of traditional Prussian dishes, all served on porcelain plates. The silver candlesticks and rose bouquets adorning each table add to the magical and romantic atmosphere. Offering three and four-course meals, Heising serves up a rotating selection of dishes that include foie gras, quail and wild sheep.
Rausch Schokoladenhaus Café and Restaurant
Indulge your sweet tooth at Rausch Schokoladenhaus Café and Restaurant, which offers some of the best chocolate in Germany and even the world. The premise includes a chocolate shop, café and full restaurant, so depending on how hungry you are, you'll have plenty of options. In the restaurant, you'll find that many of the menu items incorporate the finest chocolate and cocoas for your tasting pleasure.
Things to do in Berlin in February
Early February marks the arrival of the international festival for media, art and digital culture in Berlin. The festival is called Transmediale and it features a wide variety of exhibits of media works and screenings from artists dealing with video, television, computer animation, internet and other visual and digital technologies. Guests also get to experience and learn about the latest trends in international media.
Visiting the Neue Synagoge, the New Synagogue in English, will instil an even deeper appreciation for the Jewish people and their plight in the Holocaust. The place of worship still offers regular services, but also provides a place to learn about the history of the Jews in Germany and honour those who were killed. The on-site museum houses various artefacts and pieces from the Holocaust and is open every day but Saturday.
Berlin International Film Festival
In mid-February, the major cinema festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, takes place across the city. The event features over 400 movies from around the world and is well attended by international stars. You'll see films from German directors and producers, as well as international pieces from every genre out there. Along with films, you can check out the red carpet arrivals and swanky parties to look for celebrities.