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.
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.
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!
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.
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 ourAlternative 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.
This post will help you navigate through the myriad of discounts, specials and Black Friday deals for 2018 so you can continue to explore!
Keep in mind that ourname your own price walking toursare 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!
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.
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.
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. Read more »