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.
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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:
- James Blake | Nov 9th
- Mac DeMarco | Nov 11th
- Thrice | Nov 12th
- The Lumineers | Nov 14th
- Lizzo | Nov 14th
- Opeth | Nov 16th
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 two 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!
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) Experience the World of Hans Zimmer
Even if you don’t know him by name, chances are you’re very familiar with the work of this notable composer, as he has produced scores for dozens of beloved films over the past few decades.
Hans Zimmer is the creative genius behind the music in such movies as The Lion King, Interstellar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, The Thin Red Line and many more.
The World of Hans Zimmer is a celebration of his work performed by a live symphony featuring several popular themes from a variety of films.
- Tickets: €119 and up
- Date: Nov 22nd
- Hours: 8 pm
- Purchase tickets or learn more.
5) Celebrate the Fall of the Berlin Wall
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall falling down, and there will be a series of special exhibitions held this month in honor of the event.
These exhibitions will feature 3D video projections with historic pictures, film, animation and sound installations.
From November 4th – 10th, visitors can expect a total of seven open-air exhibits at the following landmarks:
- Brandenburg Gate
- East Side Gallery
- Gethsemane Church
- Stasi HQ
Each of these attractions is entirely free to enjoy – all you have to do is show up and experience the open-air display!
For more activities that won’t cost a dime, please read our post covering free things to do in Berlin.
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: €17/Adults | €14,50/Kids, Students, Seniors
- Family Tickets (2 adults + 3 kids): €47
- Dates: Nov 15th – 30th
- 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 during 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 October 31st – November 3rd 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.
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) Grab a Bite at the Green Market
With the holidays right around the corner, the Green Market will be celebrating with a Winter festival on November 22nd & 23rd.
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.
9) Look for a Great Holiday Gift at Bazaar Berlin
From November 6th – 10th, 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.