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Where to Find the Top 5 Best Currywurst in Berlin

No trip to Berlin is complete without trying the most popular local food: currywurst. But with thousands of currywurst shops in the city, how to decide which to try? We’ve made a list of our favorite currywurst shops and kiosks that will introduce you to the wonders of combining curry and ketchup on top of a great wurst.  


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Berlin Activities in September

Things to Do in Berlin in September 2019

Even though the summer is over, there are still a lot of fun events happening in Berlin during the month of September.  We’ll start off with our top 10 list and move on from there to include free attractions, things to do at night and family-friendly activities.




This top 10 list will help you narrow down your options in Berlin for the best concerts, events, and attractions to see and participate in during September. 

You can find even more ideas on our other popular Berlin posts: 

Be sure to check out our tours in Berlin post for activities any time of year.

(1) Go to a Concert

Berlin is a popular location for live musical performances, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that there are several notable concerts and festivals taking place this September.



If you want to enjoy some great tunes while you’re here, consider one of the following options:

You can check out the rest of September’s events here

(2)  Attend a Football Game

If you’re looking to check out some of the local sports, consider attending a football game in Berlin.

There are two 1st league teams that have games during September and both are sure to put up a fight. 



Even if you’re not a fan of this sport, you might want to see a live game just to experience how this city celebrates and supports their teams. Keep in mind that going to a game can be fun for the whole family!

See everything happening in September here.

And for more family-friendly activities, check out our suggestions below.

(3) Enjoy a Drink During Oktoberfest

Despite the name, this beloved festival actually begins on September 20, 2019.

During this event, there will be food stalls, games, and even rides to enjoy. This means that while beer is a central part of the festival, there are plenty of other fun things to do.



Although you can come throughout the week, the party really starts to get hopping on Fridays and Saturdays.

TIP: If you want to find the best beer in the city, make sure to check our post about craft beer in Berlin.

(4) Enjoy the Theatre

Berlin often has well-known theatre productions and musicals playing throughout the year.

In September, you can find two theatre productions running! Either one will make for an enjoyable evening out.  




This is the story of a singer and dancer who dreams of becoming famous. Her drinking problem gets in the way of her ambitions while she works at a seedy cabaret.

It runs July 11 – September 15, 2019.

Elvis: The Musical

Fans of The King of Rock and Roll will enjoy this musical that takes the viewer through the different phases of his career. An Elvis impersonator will go through all the greatest hits.

It runs July 31 – September 8, 2019.

If you’re looking for other events in September, take a look at the full schedule.

If you’re looking for more nighttime activities, check out the section below.

(5) Take a Walking Tour

No matter what time of year it is, our pay-what-you-wish walking tours are always a great option. We offer a few different tours per day which cover a variety of different topics and locations in Berlin.

Classic Berlin will take you to sites such as Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall, and Brandenburg Gate.

Alternative Berlin will reveal some of the more noteworthy street art and graffiti in the city. You’ll also see landmarks of rock, reggae, punk and electronic music.



If you’re looking to cover more ground, hop-on-hop-off bus tours are popular, as well as fun bike tours

Check our Berlin tours post for more information. 

(6)Attend the Berlin Marathon

The 46th Annual Berlin Marathon will begin on September 29, 2019. With over 40,000 runners, this is one of the largest marathon events in the world.



In addition to the main event, there are also special activities for kids and families. You can also expect live musical performances and other fun things to do during the day.

The best thing about the marathon activities is that all the entertainment is free! 

For more details, check the Berlin Marathon website. For more free things to check out, we have suggestions below.

(7) Check Out an Art Festival

As you walk around the streets of Berlin and see the graffiti on display in certain places, it will quickly become apparent that this is a very artistic city. Berlin Art Week takes place from September 11 – 15, 2019, and its main focus will be on the fairs Art Berlin and Positions Berlin Art Fair, both of which will present their galleries in Tempelhof Airport.



TIP: If you’re interested in seeing some of the most famous artwork in this city, consider taking our Alternative Berlin tour.

(8) See the International Stadium Festival

If you’re not interested in seeing a football game, consider attending this festival instead. During the event, 180 world class athletes compete in 15 sports in the Berlin Olympic Stadium.



This is a great opportunity to see world champions and Olympic medalists competing against one another on a massive scale. Join 50,000 spectators at one of the best sporting events in Berlin on September 1, 2019.

Learn more about the International Stadium Festival.

(9) Enjoy Berlin’s Best Classical Musicians

If you’re not interested in the typical rock concert and classical music is more your style, Musikfest Berlin will be a must. 



Several great musicians and orchestras will be on hand to perform memorable shows for their audience. Musikfest Berlin runs from August 30 – September 19, 2019. 

(10) Save 50% Off Attractions with a Tourist Discount Card

 With so many things to see and do in Berlin, it can be easy to go over budget unless you have a tourist discount attraction pass. These passes work by offering bulk discounts on multiple attractions when you purchase just one card up front. They often save you time as well, with skip-the-line passes that allow you to bypass the box office. 



Attractions Include: 

  • German Spy Museum
  • Jewish Museum of Berlin
  • The Wall Museum
  • Madame Tussauds Berlin
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
  • River Cruises

To see our in-depth guide to Berlin’s tourist passes, check out the full post. 


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This section will provide a few ideas for things you can do after dark in Berlin during the month of September. 



Visit our master post on things to do at night in Berlin for extra ideas. 

Visit the Reichstag Dome

Although you can visit this landmark pretty much anytime throughout the day, the Reichstag Dome looks even more impressive at night and provides a wonderful view of the city after dark. The Reichstag and its incredible dome are open until midnight on most nights with the last entry being at 10 pm.

The best part about this activity is that it’s actually free. Unfortunately, you do need tickets and you must apply for them ahead of time. We suggest filling out an application at least a few days prior to your trip, but you can also apply for tickets at the service desk up to 2 hours before your desired visit.

Read our post on getting tickets to the Reichstag Dome for more information. 

Go on a Pub Crawl

In addition to our more prevalent walking tours during the day, we also provide information about a selection of night tours you can take in Berlin. There is a variety of pub crawls to consider and even a twilight tour which will reveal a side of the city that few travelers ever get to see.

For more details on the types of tours, you can take after dark, check our post about Berlin Pub Crawls and Night Tours.

Take an Evening River Cruise

Taking a river cruise in any city can give you a unique perspective, and Berlin is no exception. One of the more charming activities in the city is to take a sightseeing dinner cruise


Berlin Boat Tours
This photo of Berlin Boat Tour is courtesy of TripAdvisor


You can enjoy a multiple course dinner, including drinks, while listening to live commentary about Berlin from English and German speaking tour guides. What’s not to love about that? 

Jewish Film Festival

This festival, held September 8 – 17, 2019, takes place in multiple cinemas around Berlin and showcases the best of Jewish and Israeli filmmakers and directors. Choose an afternoon or evening to attend a movie, premiere, or discussion with a producer or director to learn more about Jewish life.

To find out more about the two weeks of Jewish Film Festival events, check out their website.


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If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids, this section will provide some ideas for interesting family-friendly activities taking place in Berlin during September.

Celebrate Heritage Day at the Monuments

In Berlin, Heritage Day is also known as the Day of the Open Monument, because several historic locations will open their doors to all visitors. In addition to free guided tours of museums, memorials, theatres, churches and other locations, there are also bike tours and other activities. If you’re looking for an educational experience for the whole family, head out to some of these monuments on September 9 and enjoy the benefits of this Heritage Day activity.

For more information, visit the Berlin Heritage Day website.

TIP: If you’re interested in any of these activities but you won’t be in Berlin on Heritage Day, consider getting a discount pass to save on various museums, monuments, and tours.

Take the Kids to the Berlin Zoo

This is probably a no-brainer, but there aren’t too many bad times to take your family to the zoo and September is a particularly good month for the activity. Not only will the weather be nice, but there are also a number of events you can attend.


This photo of Zoo Berlin is courtesy of TripAdvisor


One recurring event is an after-work tour which will allow you to see the zoo after the gates close, but there are also photography walks and other activities you can attend.

For more details on everything you can see and do, read our post about the Berlin Zoo.

Make a Trip to LEGOLAND

No matter how big or small your family members are, chances are they’ll all jump at the idea of visiting LEGOLAND. After all, who doesn’t love LEGO? This amusement park features a number of fun activities for fans of all ages, including rides, playrooms, building workshops and even a 4D cinema. In 2018, older builders will also have the opportunity to celebrate these classic blocks during the adult fan evening event.

TIP: LEGOLAND tickets are actually included with the Berlin Pass. For more information, read our post about Berlin discount passes.

Attend the Fantasy FilmFest

If you have any older kids in your family, this film festival might be an excellent activity. Many of the movies included are intended for older audiences, but several titles are perfect for teens and young adults.

Filmmakers such as James Franco and actors like Nicolas Cage are featured in some of the movies that will be shown during the 2018 Fantasy Film Festival. Needless to say, this is an excellent event for the movie buffs in your family.


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The following section will include activities that you can enjoy for free in Berlin throughout the month of September. 

Visit Tempelhof Field

What was once an airport has since been transformed into a public park for recreation. Even if you don’t feel like taking a tour, this is a great place to visit if you want to celebrate the anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. 

In addition to celebrating that moment in history, this is also a great place to fly a kite, go skateboarding or enjoy a bike ride. Many of the companies who provide bike tours in Berlin will also offer bike rentals for much less, and you might want to consider renting a bicycle for a trip around Tempelhof Field.

Go to a Flea Market

There are several interesting flea markets throughout Berlin which reflect the culture and history of the city. 

In addition to a variety of fresh produce from local grocers, you’ll also find bookstores and cafes where you can relax and take a break from all the shopping. Some flea markets also include jewelry shops and second-hand clothing stores, as well as live entertainment in the form of karaoke shows.

For more information on this activity, make sure to read our post about the best flea markets in Berlin.

Take a Self-Guided Tour

If you don’t feel like joining a group of people for a guided tour, consider going on your own self-guided tour instead. We offer several free self-guided tours in Berlin which will allow you to explore and discover many different areas in this historic city.


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Luggage Storage Berlin

Where to Store Bags in Berlin

This post covers luggage storage in Berlin, including lockers, left luggage facilities at train stations and airports, and the recent trend of leaving bags at certified shops, restaurants, and hotels.




Stasher and the other companies below employ a system similar to Airbnb. Read more »

Berlin Pass, WelcomeCard, Museum Pass oder City Tour Card?

Dieser Beitrag vergleicht Touristentickets für Berlin und hilft Ihnen bei der Auswahl. Ist eine Touristen-Rabattkarte die Kosten wert? Und wenn ja, welches?



Im Allgemeinen ist ein Pass wert zu kaufen, wenn Sie zu zwei oder mehr Museen gehen und mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln reisen. 

Um Ihnen bei der Auswahl zu helfen, haben wir die Touristentickets und was diese bieten, verglichen. 

Wer Berlin entdecken möchte, hat die Qual der Wahl: Mit mehr als 175 Museen, historischen Gebäuden und Plätzen, Veranstaltungen, Attraktionen, Touren, Clubs und vielem mehr, kann jeder Tourist sein Berlinprogramm je nach Interesse zusammenstellen.

Angebote für spezielle Touristen- und Kombitickets helfen bei der Planung und und bieten vor allem preisliche Vorteile. 

Touristenkarten umfassen Tickets für öffentliche Verkehrsmittel, Rabatte auf Museumseintritte, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Attraktionen, Bars und Clubs.

Wir haben in diesem Blogpost die wichtigsten Optionen für Sie zusammengetragen.

Lohnt sich ein Pass überhaupt? Und wenn ja, welcher für wen?

Generell gilt: Ein Pass lohnt sich, wenn man zwei oder mehr Museen besuchen will und sich mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln fortbewegt.


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Berlin WelcomeCard

Mit 25% bis 50% Rabatt bei über 200 Veranstaltungsorten und einem Ticket für öffentliche Verkehrsmittel ist die Berlin WelcomeCard wie gemacht für Reisende, die nichts verpassen wollen.  

Um Rabatte zu bekommen, muss das Ticket und der damit verbundene Reiseführer vorgezeigt werden.

Eine Vielzahl an Museen von traditionellen Kunstmuseen bis hin zu außergewöhnlicheren Museen, wie das Trabi Museum und das  Currywurst Museum, können mit der WelcomeCard besucht werden.

Hinzu kommen Vergünstigungen auf Vorführungen in Theater, Oper, Ballett, Musicals und Comedy.

Die WelcomeCard gibt außerdem einen Überblick über Touranbieter, Restaurants, Essensstände und Bars.

Viele Sehenswürdigkeiten wie der Berliner Zoo oder Legoland sind besonders für Familien mit Kindern attraktiv.   

Lesen Sie hier Bewertungen.



Mit der Berlin WelcomeCard kann eine unbegrenzte Nummer an Kindern bis 7 Jahre umsonst mitfahren. Kinderwagen und Gepäck darf auch kostenlos mitgenommen werden.

Mit dem Ticket für die Tarifzone ABC kann man bis zu 3 Kinder zwischen 6 und 14 Jahren mitnehmen.

Für Hunde muss ein reduziertes Ticket erworben werden und auch für Fahrräder bezahlt man extra.

Die Ermäßigungen gelten jedoch nur für den Ticketinhaber, manche Partner bieten aber auch Sonderpreise für begleitende Kinder an.

Das Verkehrsticket ist gültig in allen U-Bahnen, S-Bahnen, Bussen, Nachtbussen, Trams und zwei Fähren. Das Ticket muss vor dem ersten Besuch entwertet werden. 

Die WelcomeCard bietet verschiedenen Optionen, was Dauer und Tarifzone betrifft. Man kann sich für Stadt Berlin (Tarifzone AB) oder Berlin und Umgebung (Tarifzone ABC) entscheiden.

Hier können Sie den Berlin WelcomeCard kaufen und mehr erfahren.

Berlin Stadt  

Ticket für die Tarifzone AB, einschließlich Flughafen Tegel. 

VORSICHT: nicht! Flughafen Schönefeld

  • 48 Stunden €20
  • 72 Stunden €29
  • 4 Stunden €34
  • 5 Stunden €38
  • 6 Stunden €43

Berlin + Potsdam 

Verkehrsticket für die Tarifzone ABC einschließlich Potsdam und das Neue Palais. Das Ticket schließt auch Tegel und Schönefeld ein.

Tipp: Es gibt die Möglichkeit, Zone C zu dem regulären AB Ticket hinzuzufügen. Allerdings ist diese Option nicht gültig für die WelcomeCard.

  • 48 Stunden €23
  • 72 Stunden €32
  • 5 Tage €37
  • 5 Tage €42
  • 6 Tage €47

Berlin WelcomeCard Museumsinsel 

Diese Variante ist ein 72-Stunden Ticket, das die gleichen Vorzüge wie die oben genannten Tickets bietet.

Zusätzlich bekommt man hiermit aber FREIEN EINLASS in die fünf bekanntesten Museen der Museumsinsel (Alte Nationalgalerie, Altes Museum, Bodemuseum, Neues Museum und Pergamonmuseum).

Vorsicht: Sonderausstellungen sind nicht im Preis enthalten

  • Tarifzone AB € 44,00
  • Tarifzone ABC € 46,00
  •  Lesen Sie hier Bewertungen.
  • Hier kann man die Berlin WelcomeCard Museumsinsel kaufen und mehr erfahren.


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All inclusive: Der Berlin Pass  Berlin pass

Der Berlin Pass ist die teuerste Option aber auch die mit dem umfangreichsten Angebot.

Der Passt lohnt sich, wenn man genug Zeit und Interesse mitbringt, sowohl die bekanntesten Museen als auch die interessantesten Sehenswürdigkeiten zu besuchen und darüber hinaus plant, an verschiedenen Führungen teilzunehmen.

Der Pass umfasst:

  • Freien Eintritt in 45 bekannte Museen einschließlich der teuersten– Pergamon Museum, Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Altes Museum, Bode Museum und viele andere
  • Freien Einlass in 9 der bekanntesten Attraktionen einschließlich Madame Tussauds, das Berlin Dungeon, LEGOLAND, der Berliner Dom, AquaDom & Sea Life Berlin und viele andere
  • Freie Führungen mit offenen Doppeldeckerbussen, die Tag und Nacht in Betrieb sind; eine Fahrradtour, eine Führung zu Fuß, eine Segway Tour und eine Flussrundfahrt
  • Einen kostenlosen 95-seitigen Reiseführer (verfügbar auf English, Deutsch oder Italienisch)
  • Die Möglichkeit, ein Zusatzticket für den öffentlichen Verkehr für die Tarifzone ABC käuflich zu erwerben


  • Ohne Verkehrsticket
    • 3-Tages Pass: Erwachsene €99; Kinder €74
  • Mit Verkehrsticket für die Tarifzone ABC
    • 3-Tages Pass: Erwachsene €123; Kinder €90

Hier können Sie den Berlin Pass kaufen und mehr erfahren. Man kann den Berlin Pass auch schon vor der Reise bestellen und zugeschickt bekommen oder ihn vor Ort beim Humboldt Box Kiosk oder auf der Museumsinsel kaufen.  

Lesen Sie hier Bewertungen.


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Berlin CityTourCard  

berlin city tour card

Wer sich eher weniger für traditionelle Museen interessiert, der sollte die Berlin CityTourCard in Erwägung ziehen.  

Die Berlin CityTourCard kann man für 48 Stunden, 72 Stunden oder 4, 5, oder 6 Tage bekommen.

Sie beinhaltet entweder ein Ticket für Berlin mit der Tarifzone AB oder für das gesamte öffentliche Verkehrsnetz Berlins und Umgebung (Tarifzone ABC).

Eine Anschlussfahrkarte für den Bereich C ist in Verbindung mit der CityTourCard AB nicht gültig.

Mehr als 50 Anbieter verkaufen die Berlin CityTourCard mit Rabatten von 15% bis 50%.

Neben verschiedenen geführten Touren kann man Sehenswürdigkeiten wie den Fernsehturm oder Sportveranstaltungen wie z.B. Basketballspiele besuchen.

Die CityTourCard deckt die eher nicht-traditionellen Museen ab, wie z.B. das Mauer- und Filmmuseum.

Des Weiteren unterscheidet sich die Berlin CityTourCard vom Berlin Pass (neben der Anzahl der Anbieter), auch darin, dass sie Nachtclubs wie Matrix und den Sophienclub miteinschließt.

  • Berlin Stadt, Tarifzone AB
    • 48 Stunden €18,90
    • 72 Stunden €25,90
    • 4 Tage €31,90
    • 5 Tage €35,90
    • 6 Tage €39,90
  • Berlin und Umgebung, Tarifzone ABC
    • 48 Stunden €20,90
    • 72 Stunden €27,90
    • 4 Tage €34,90
    • 5 Tage €40,90
    • 6 Tage €45,90

Hier können Sie den City Tour Card kaufen und mehr erfahren.

Tickets kann man außerdem an allen Ticketautomaten der öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel kaufen, allerdings muss man dann das Heft mit den Eintrittskarten separat bei einem der Verkaufsstandorte erwerben.

Um Ermäßigungen zu erhalten, muss sowohl das Ticket als auch das Heft vorgezeigt werden. 


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50 Museen in 3 Tagen: Museumspass Berlin   

Berlin Museum pass

Für kulturhungrige Museumsfans bietet der Museumspass Berlin Einlass in 50 Museen für €29,00 (reduzierter Preis €14,00) an drei aufeinander folgenden Tagen.

Er enthält auch eine hilfreiche Broschüre, die über Berlins Museumswelt informiert.

Tipp: Augen offen halten nach Sonderangeboten in der Weihnachtszeit!

Den Museumspass Berlin kann man online kaufen und folgende Museen damit besuchen:

  • Alte Nationalgalerie
  • Altes Museum
  • Anne Frank Zentrum
  • Anti-Kriegs-Museum
  • Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung
  • Berlinische Galerie
  • Botanisches Museum
  • Deutsche Kathedrale
  • Deutsches Technikmuseum
  • Gemäldegalerie
  • Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart
  • Jüdisches Museum
  • Kunstgewerbemuseum
  • Kulturforum
  • Köpenick Palast
  • Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin
  • MACHmit! Museum für Kinder
  • Berggrün Museum
  • Museum für Naturkunde
  • Neues Museum
  • Nikolaikirche
  • Pergamonmuseum
  • Schwules Museum
  • Museen Dahlem (Ethnologisches Museum, Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Museum Europäischer Kulturen)


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Hop On Hop Off Berlin

Which Berlin Bus Tours Are Best?

This post compares the various Berlin bus tours available, including a free option, and will help you decide which bus tour, if any, is best for you or your family. (en español)



Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tours of Berlin

These are the double-decker, open-top bus tours offered by different companies that have its own buses circling the city along a particular route all day long. Read more »

Berlin boat tours

Best Berlin Boat Tours in English

This post compares various Berlin boat tours and cruises, including sightseeing cruises, night tours, dinner cruises, bus/boat combo tours, and special event cruises.



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Things to do in December in Berlin

December is a great time to visit Berlin. Even though the days are getting shorter and you need to bundle up, there are still plenty of things to do and many sights to see.

Early December can offer great deals on hotels or show/theatre tickets. December is also the month when you can indulge in the Holiday spirit of mulled wine, Christmas markets, lit-up trees and many more things this city has to offer.

We compiled our things to do during the month of December; with a focus on Christmas events as well as inside activities to keep your toes warm.


Christmas markets in Berlin

A visit to the Christmas market is a family-friendly and technically free thing to do in December. Berlin probably has more than a 100 big and small Christmas or winter markets of different types all over the city offering mulled wine, winter food like creamed mushrooms or kale and sausage stews. Depending on where you are staying, you’ll have the choice of which Christmas market in Berlin you might want to visit. If you are into exquisite sweets and craftsmanship, the beautiful market at Gendarmenmarkt might be your cup of tea. If you like action and enjoy roller coaster rides, the Christmas market near the Alexa shopping center near Alexanderplatz would be a great choice, just to name a few. You might even like to take a Christmas Markets walking tour (GetYourGuide).

Christmas Circus (December 14-January 6, 2019)

If you’ve ever been to a circus as a child, you can imagine the amazed eyes of the little and big guests, when the circus has a Christmas focus. Horses, artistic stunts and entertainment for the whole family during the holiday season. Circus at Tempodrom near Anhalter Bahnhof; tickets start at 28 euros. Another circus sets up at Olympiastadion; tickets start at 34 euros

Christmas Garden at the Botanical Garden

For a magical walk through a holiday lights-lit garden, check out the Christmas Garden at the Botanical Garden. Located at Königin Louise Str 6-8, near S-train stop Botanischer Garten (S1) or U-train station Breitenbachplatz (U2,U3). November 15 to January 6th, 2019. Open 4:30pm-10pm. Tickets start at 14 euros and are available online.

Christmas brunch and boat tour

Celebrate the advents season with a lovely brunch on a boat while exploring the waterways of Berlin. Tickets. Boats depart at the Treptow Harbor, Pushkinstrasse 15.

Go ice-skating

There are several ice skating rinks all over the city, with the most popular ones at the Neptunbrunnen (near Alexanderplatz) and Potsdamer Platz. Ice skates can be rented for 2.50 euros.

Rent a slide

Go sliding in the snow. Once the snows sticks around, find the nearest park with a nice hill. Volkspark Friedrichshain, Victoria Park and Teufelsberg are popular locations to take a slide ride. You can even rent a slide at several locations in Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, and Kreuzberg.

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Enjoy some oriental tea

Make yourself comfortable on your pillow with some spiced tea and listen to the stories and fairy tales at the Tajik Teehouse (Oranienburger Str. 27, 10117 Berlin – Mitte) weekdays 4-11pm, weekends 12-11pm, fairy tales (in German) on Mondays 7:30 pm, 9 euros during story time, otherwise free entry.

Turkish Bath

Pamper yourself at the Turkish Bath and Spa at Sultan Haman. There is nothing better than to enjoy a warm bath, sauna, a massage or peeling during the colder months. Located at Bülowstraße 56-57, 10783 Berlin. Opening hours mostly addressed to women; men’s day on Monday afternoons.

Movies at Cinestar Potsdamer Platz

This movie theatre in Berlin offers movies in English, so for the native-English speakers among you, this is your best chance of finding a movie in your mother tongue. Just look for the movies that are marked with OV (original version).

Take a local brewery tour

Why not take a Brewery tour of Berlin’s local brew. English language brewery tour reservations can be made via email only please: The fee is 7 euros, Mon-Thu, 2 pm and 5:30 pm, Indira-Gandhi-Str. 66-69, 13053 Berlin.

Visit the Dussmann bookstore

If you are looking for a good read or just want to browse and warm up, the Dussmann bookstore offers a wide range of literature, books, CDs, and more over 3 levels. Bookworms will have a blast, and the best of all is, this store is open late (until midnight on weekdays, and 23:30 pm on Saturdays). A cozy coffee shop/ restaurant is attached. The store is located near S-train station Friedrichstrasse.

Take a Dance lesson

Dance classes and music concerts at Clärchen’s Ballroom. Location is at Auguststrasse 24, near Oranienburger Strasse.

Merry Markthalle

For the foodies among you, it’s worth checking out the Markthalle 9 during Christmas season. On Fridays and Saturdays in December, Merry Markthalle offers scrumptious and seasonal delights for your taste buds.

Duck and goose dinners

The roast goose seasons starts every year with Sankt Martin’s Day on November 11, when children walk through the evening streets with self-made lanterns singing carols. Goose season is a glorious time for carnivores – the roasted goose dishes come with red cabbage, kale, dumplings, and gravy. Several restaurants all over Berlin participate and offer their guests special goose menus. Our favourite places include the beer-hall style Prater Restaurant in Prenzlauer Berg, the Jules Vernes in Charlottenburg, or the Ratskeller Köpenick.

Christmas Party on boat

For a special treat of comedy, DJ, and samba music, and a 3 course meal, check out the Christmas Party on the river Spree at Puschkinallee 15A, at Treptow Harbor. December 1, 7 and 14 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at 32 euros.

Christmas Film Festival

This 4-day film festival features independent international films in one of the oldest movie theatres in Germany, the Movimiento Kino at Kottbusser Damm 22, Berlin-Kreuzberg. December 21-24.

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Musical Concerts

  • The impressive Berlin Dom hosts several evening concerts during the Christmas holiday season. Ticket prices vary by concert and start at 12 Euros and can be purchased online via the city of Berlin. For dates and tickets click link.
  • The French Dome at Gendarmenmarkt offers another beautiful location for Christmas holiday concerts in the evening. Tickets start at 27 Euros. After the concert you can take another stroll through the Gendarmenmarket Christmas market.
  • For an unique holiday experience, consider attending a Harlem Gospel Night concert at the Apostel-Paulus-Church in Schöneberg. Tickets start at 20 Euros.
  • Celebrate the Christmas season in one of the oldest churches in Berlin at the Marienkirche at Alexanderplatz.  There will be free (donations welcome) organ concert on December 24 at 9pm. Other dates listed here..
  • If you are looking for a family-friendly Sunday afternoon concert, consider the trompete ensembles at Britzer Garten on December 2,9, 16, 23 at 1:30pm. Dress up warmly – there will be mulled hot wine and hot cocoa as well. Fee is 2 Euros.
  • At the Zitadelle Spandau, one of the most well preserved renaissance fortresses in Europe, hosts Monday late afternoon christmas concerts. Tickets  for December 10 and 17, at 5pm start at 25 Euros.
  • For a special experience, witness the Russian male choir Bolschoi Don Cossacks with songs and dance at the Marienkirche at Alexanderplatz. December 15 and 25, at 3pm. Tickets start at 15 Euros.

Church Services – Dom

On Christmas Eve, December 24, there are several church services at several churches all over Berlin. Here are the most centrally located services.

  • Berliner Dome at 8pm.
  • Christ’s Vesper at Marienkirche at Alexanderplatz at 6pm.
  • Main train station (Hauptbahnhof- south entrance) at 10pm Christ’s vesper.

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Best Travel Deals for Black Friday 2018

This post will help you navigate through the myriad of discounts, specials and Black Friday deals for 2018 so you can continue to explore!Name Your Own Price Walking Tours

Keep in mind that our name your own price walking tours are always budget friendly in any of our cities and we have special blog posts to cover visiting on a budget or how to enter certain attractions for free with a tourist discount pass!

In addition to great savings on Black Friday, we’ll offer some Small Business Saturday savings to support local vendors we love, and keep an eye out through until next week for what some people are calling Travel Deal Tuesdays!

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Things to Do in Berlin in October

Although it may be getting a bit colder outside, there are still quite a few fun activities to enjoy in this historic city. With that in mind, this post will provide several different ideas for things to do in Berlin during the month of October. In addition to our top 10 list, we will also include sections which focus on family-friendly attractions, things to do at night, and free events to attend.

Top 10
Free Things to Do
Things to Do at Night
Family-Friendly Activities
Free Tours By Foot



Top 10

This section will provide a list of 10 popular activities you can do in Berlin throughout the month of October. Whenever possible, we will make sure to note when any of the following ideas are also great for families, fun after dark or free for everyone.

For tips on the most popular activities in Berlin, check out our schedule of walking tours, our bus tours, and boat cruise pages. 

Several of the items below are already included for free or at a discount with the purchase of a tourist discount pass

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How to Take a Tour of Olympic Stadium in Berlin

This post will give you an introduction to Berlin’s historic 1930s-era Olympic Stadium or ‘Olympiastadion.’ We will also include recommendations on tickets and how to plan your visit, along with some details about what you can expect to see on a tour of the stadium.




The original plans for the Olympic Stadium were spurred by Germany’s winning of the license to host the 1916 Olympic Games, thus ensuring plans would be set for a stadium in Charlottenburg, nestled within the area’s Grunewald Forest.

However the games were canceled due to WWI, and thus the foundations of a ‘German Sports Forum’ on the eventual building site were left untouched for years.
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