One thing’s for sure: winter in Berlin isn’t a walk in the park. Whether it’s your first winter in Germany’s capital or you’ve been here for a few years, those seemingly endless colds, grey and short days can really get to you. But let’s be honest, spring, summer and autumn in Berlin are definitely worth going through a tough winter. And with a couple of tips and tricks you can make those winter months a lot easier. Treating yourself to a trip to a sauna, insulated insoles and opting for a shared vehicle to get around town are some great ways to give yourself a little boost when you need it this winter. Check out how these people stayed warm and happy in winter in Berlin with carsharing.
5 Ways to Make This Winter in Berlin More Bearable
Andres, 32, Spain
My birthday is in February and last year I decided to have a dinner birthday party at my house to celebrate. By February my friends and I felt like we hadn’t left the house since the Christmas markets other than to go to work… so I knew I had to put in a real effort to make everyone leave their sofa and come to mine instead! I rented a car to drive to a supermarket with a parking lot so I could load up on drinks and groceries and my girlfriend and I cooked up a Mexican-themed FIESTA to bring some heat to the party. And it totally worked!
Helen, 27, Canada
I got out of a yoga class and was laughing with a friend about how the weather was looking like the opposite of enlightenment: dark clouds pulled up out of nowhere and there were leaves blowing through the air. We said goodbye and luckily I thought I’ll grab a car home, deciding against a scooter… and two minutes later just as I got in a car it started POURING! I would have gotten absolutely soaked had I not been in a car. Namastay dry, people!
Lea, 30, Lebanon
After the final round of Christmas present shopping one Saturday last December I got stuck in a rain shower while waiting for the tram… which was then CANCELLED. I was freezing cold, tired and grumpy from the stress of shopping and this was literally the final straw before I was about to lose it. Then I remembered to have a look at my Free2Move app and found a Miles car just 100 meters away from me, and booked it! I’m a student so price is really important to me when it comes to transport, and I only ended up paying €0.70 more than the tram would have cost to get me home. And once I was in the car with my shopping bags I put the seat heating on its top setting… and was toasty warm in a few minutes! Honestly, I was so grateful to be able to get home quickly and jump in the bathtub.