Berlin Lights and Brights

60 minutes through a sea of seasonal shine

In winter nights become longer - and shining bright! Berlin shines in wintry pre-Christmas splendor. In November, the city’s magnificent boulevards sparkle in the most beautiful colors. Kurfürstendamm, Tauentzienstraße, Unter den Linden, all wrapped in romantic light.

On November 3, “Winter World” at Potsdamer Platz opens its doors. Daily from 10 am until 10 pm is you can enjoy toboggan and ice rinks. From 7 pm till night après ski atmosphere will reign, with DJs, “Alpdudlers”, delicacies and Jagertee - not in the mountains, but in the heart of Berlin! From the end of November, magnificent boulevards will be adorned in fantastic lighting. Interesting to know: The first gas lights in Berlin operated at Unter the Linden over 190 years ago. In 1879, electrical lighting was installed on the boulevard. And today: the 220 Linden trees will be decorated with LED lighting chains with a total length of more than 60 kilometers! This brightness is escorted by neighboring Christmas markets of historic Dorotheenstadt district and along the Friedrichstrasse.

The famous Grand Boulevard in the city’s West will also be scattered with lights. About 650 trees along KuDamm, Tauentzienstrasse, Kantstrasse, Uhlandstrasse, and Fasanenstrasse are immersed in Christmas sparkling gold. Here, the total length of light chains makes up a whopping 230 kilometers. This sea of light is complemented with impressively large sculptures, such as Nutcracker, Santa Claus and Christmas trees. Each of these sculptures is made up of thousands of LEDs and stands for itself.

Our 60 minutes tour takes you to these highlights. We will serve a free Christmas punch - a white mulled wine! As another gift, you will receive our memory mug with the colorful "Xmas 2017" motif imprinted, as well as your personal letter to Santa Claus. Santa has promised, to respond to you by mail before Christmas Eve.

Our tour will start at Pariser Platz on the east side of Brandenburg Gate. If requested, we can also pick you up in the near vicinity.  In case you have specific areas of interest you want to visit, our chauffeur will be happy to advise!

Highlights

Pariser Platz, Unter den Linden, Gendarmenmarkt, Straße des 17. Juni und Großer Stern, City West with KuDamm and Tauentziehen

Route

  1. Mitte