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Top Things to Do in Berlin in November

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In this post, we provide a list of several fun and interesting things to do in Berlin during the month of November. We will cover a variety of different activities, attractions, events, festivals and more in 2021.

If you’re looking for even more great ideas, please consider the following tours and discounts:

 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN BERLIN IN NOVEMBER

The following list will cover the most popular events taking place in Berlin throughout the month.

In addition to great concerts and sporting events, we will also include several family-friendly, free and nighttime activities.


1) Take a Walking Tour

Whether you want to learn about the history of this city or see Berlin from a different perspective, there are several great walking tours you can take which cover a variety of subjects.

 

 

Here are some of the best options currently available:

Some of these tours are pay-what-you-want, so they’re very affordable. That said, we also offer a variety of self-guided tours you may want to consider which won’t cost you a thing to enjoy:


2) Go to a Concert

Berlin attracts some of the most famous and talented musicians from around the world throughout the year.

If you’re looking for some great live music in November, consider one of the following concerts:

 

 

  • Yungblud | Nov 1st
  • The Black Crowes | Nov 2nd
  • Sepultura | Nov 6th
  • Bleed From Within | Nov 7th
  • Black Stone Cherry | Nov 9th
  • Lamb of God | Nov 26th

You can find all of the exciting musical events happening in Berlin here. Even if you miss out on these events, there are several great venues in this city where musicians will be performing all month long.

For more details, please check our post covering live music in Berlin.


3) Attend a Sporting Event

If you’re a football (soccer) fan, both major teams in Berlin will be playing home games during the month of November.

This is an excellent opportunity to see how this city supports its team and join in on the fun!

 

 

Hertha BSC

FC Union

You can find all of the sporting events in Berlin here. Both of these teams call the historic Olympiastadion their home. If you want to learn more about the history behind this structure, please read our post about taking the Olympic Stadium Tour.


4) Attend Let's Dance Live

This popular show will be going on tour once again in 2021, and you'll have a chance to see some of the best professional dancers in the world on November 18th.

 

 

This year, you can expect to see more than 125 different celebrities, 47 dancers, and 5,000 stage outfits. 

If you're a fan of the show and you've always wondered what the live show is like, this is an excellent opportunity to experience Let's Dance in person.

Purchase tickets or learn more.


5) See a Comedy Show

If you're in need of a good laugh, there are plenty of great comedy clubs and venues in Berlin. Most of these locations feature German language comedians, but there is one that specializes in English comedy shows.

Kookaburra Comedy Club offers shows every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Best of all, tickets are very affordable!

 

 

They're currently offering a combo ticket for the comedy show, free pizza, and free shots for just €12.99. Purchase tickets or learn more.

Alternatively, if you have the Berlin Welcome Card, you can use it to save 25% - 30% off admission to the BKA Theater, Satire Theater Potsdam, and several other venues that often host comedians.


6) Take the Kids to the Christmas Garden

If your young ones can’t wait for the holidays to begin, head to the Berlin Botanical Garden to see one of the most festive displays in the whole city.

 

 

The Berlin Christmas Garden will feature 30 different holiday lights installations including a Christmas tree, and there will also be an ice rink available throughout the season.

  • Tickets: €18/Adults | €15,50/Kids, Students, Seniors
  • Family Tickets (2 adults + 3 kids): €55
  • Dates: Nov 19th, 2021 - Jan 9th, 2022
  • Hours: 4:30 pm - 10 pm
  • Learn more about the Christmas Garden.

Most tickets are timed, but you can also get a flex-tickets for €24 and visit whenever you want. This activity is not included with general admission to the Berlin Botanical Garden.

Needless to say, this is one of the best attractions to visit after dark in November. If you’re looking for more nighttime fun, check our post covering things to do at night in Berlin.

TIP: If you just want to see the garden during the day, admission is included with at least one Berlin tourist pass.


7) Attend Jazzfest Berlin

Berlin’s Jazz festival will run from November 4th - 7th and there will be several different musical performances to enjoy each day.

Many of these jazz shows will take place after dark, and some of them will be entirely free to attend. Even when tickets are required, they usually cost less than €20 per event.

 

 

With themes ranging from moving beyond individualism to the future of jazz with progressive and improvisational performances, chances are you’ll be able to find at least one great show to enjoy.

Purchase Jazz Fest Berlin tickets or learn more.

In addition to being a free event, this is also a fantastic nighttime activity. 

If you’re looking for more fun after dark, make sure to check our post about things to do at night in Berlin.

Alternatively, anyone looking for more affordable activities should check our list of free things to do in Berlin.


8) See Blue Man Group

This popular theatrical troupe has a permanent residence in Berlin at the BLUEMAX Theatre, ensuring you can see one of their shows almost anytime you visit this historic city.

 

 

If you're looking for a family-friendly variety show to enjoy this month, it'll be hard to beat the Blue Man Group. Purchase tickets or learn more.

Best of all, if you have a Berlin Welcome Card, you can actually save 25% off tickets for this show. 


9) Look for a Great Holiday Gift at Bazaar Berlin

From November 3rd - 7th, the sales show Bazaar Berlin will welcome more than 500 manufacturers and retailers from around the world to show off and sell their wares.

 

 

This is the perfect place to look for that special holiday gift that you won’t find anywhere else. There will be a nice variety of products including jewelry, clothing, decorations, toys, food, ceramics, glassware and more.

  • Tickets: €9,50/Adults | €8/Students
  • Free for kids 14 and under on Sat & Sun
  • Wed-Sat Hours: 10 am - 8 pm
  • Sunday Hours: 10 am - 7 pm
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

10) Save Money With a Tourist Pass

No matter what you’re planning to do in Berlin, chances are that some of the attractions you want to visit are included with at least one tourist pass.

These services provide discounts of anywhere from 10% - 50% off general admission prices for a variety of popular activities throughout the city.

 

 

While some passes offer admission to dozens of locations for a specific number of days, others allow you to pay one flat price for a set amount of attractions.

Here are a few of the more noteworthy activities included with Berlin tourist passes:

  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum
  • AquaDom & Sea Life Berlin
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Olympic Stadium Tour
  • River Spree Boat Tour
  • Guided Walking Tour
  • Guided Segway Tour
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Berlin Cathedral
  • Berlin Bike Tour
  • TV Tower
  • And more!

In addition to saving money on admission prices at various sites, these passes usually also include skip-the-line access at certain locations.

For more information about how much you can save and how each service works, please read our post about picking the right Berlin tourist pass for your needs.


RESCHEDULED: Grab a Bite at the Green Market

With the holidays right around the corner, the Green Market will be celebrating with a Winter festival.

This food & lifestyle market specializes in vegan and vegetarian dishes, and there will undoubtedly be several festive dishes available to eat.

 

 

In addition to the great eats, you can also expect live music, cooking shows, lectures, and artists selling handcrafted gifts.

Whether you’re looking for a new favorite food or you just want to get some ideas for great vegan/vegetarian holiday treats, this is a fantastic event to attend.

Admission is just €5 for adults and it’s free for kids 12 and under!

TIP: If you’re looking for a great place to eat a popular local dish, check our post on where to find the best Currywurst in Berlin.

 


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About The Author

Anne Wittig

Anne was born in East Berlin and came of age in the unified city. She has an intimate relationship with her city of birth and still calls Berlin home. For the past 10 years, she has managed and written Free Tours by Foot's Berlin blog, detailing the best places to go, where to stay, and what to do in her hometown. This blog has been featured on Berlin's official website, mainstream press like Berlingske, and local blogs like Berlinforallthefamily.com. Over 14,000 visitors to Berlin have taken a tour from Free Tours by Foot.
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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