When are the quiet hours in Berlin?

When are the quiet hours in Berlin?

Here's how the quiet hours work in Berlin, and what to do with loud neighbours in Berlin

In Berlin, the quiet hours are between 22:00 and 6:001. Sundays and public holidays are quiet days1.

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 particular neighbour frequently ignores the quiet hours, you can complain to your building management (Hausverwaltung).


  • Kate

    Does it work only for me and my neighbors? What is the rule about restaurants and cafes, if they are located on the EG of the apartment building, for example?