When winter hits and the snow starts to fall, sledging, and even skiing in Berlin become seriously popular activities for locals and visitors alike. Knowing where to find the best runs is not always simple so we’ve put together this guide to the best places for sledging in Berlin.
Best Places for Sledging and Skiing in Berlin
Enjoying Berlin’s sledging. Image andydolman via Flickr
A man-made hill constructed after World War 2 with the rubble of damaged buildings from the west of the city, Teufelsberg is one of the city’s highest spots, reaching up to 110 meters making it one of the most popular spots in Berlin for sledging and even skiing.
A range of hills in the south-east of the city, the Müggelberge are probably the city’s most popular ski-area, also popular of course with those tobogganing and sledging.
The Volkspark Humboldthain is one of a number of parks in Berlin which has special toboggan runs in the winter. The park, in the north of the city, was also built partly from the rubble of Berlin following the war.
Der Insulaner, in the south of Berlin has one of the city’s longest sledging runs – at 75 meters in length, making it super-popular with enthusiasts.
Trümmerberg in Volkspark Prenzlauerberg
The Trümmerberg (means rubble mountain) is another man-made hill in Berlin, but this one became so popular that at one point they were talking about putting in a ski lift for sledgers (and skiiers). Whilst that didn’t happen, this park in the east of the city is a sledgers heaven.