In Berlin, the quiet hours are between 22:00 and 6:001. Sundays and public holidays are quiet days1. Your building can also have longer quiet hours. Some house rules (Hausordnung) include a Mittagsruhe from 13:00 to 16:001, 2.

During the quiet hours, you are not allowed to make noise and disturb your neighbours. Even if you only throw a party once every 10 years, you still need to respect the quiet hours1.

Lawnmowers, leaf blowers, grass trimmers, chainsaws and hedge cutters can only be used from 9:00 to 13:00, and from 15:00 to 17:00. They can't be used on Sundays and public holidays1. City workers are exempt, and can use these tools from 6:00 to 22:00.

If you have a problem with loud neighbours, you can call your local Ordnungsamt and file a noise complaint, and they will send police officers to knock at their door. If a neighbour often ignores the quiet hours, you can complain to your building management (Hausverwaltung).