What to Do in Berlin in January

In this post, we provide a list of fun and entertaining things to do in Berlin during the month of January, updated for 2020. We will cover a variety of different activities, attractions, events, festivals and more.

 

 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN JANUARY

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 January.

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

Berlin Welcome Card

Berlin Welcome Card, Berlin Pass + Other Discounts

This post compares the Berlin Welcome Card, the Berlin Pass and several other tourist discount attraction passes available to you in Berlin, updated for 2019. (auf Deutsch) (en Español)

 

 


BEFORE YOU BUY

Berlin visitors have a choice of several city passes to help them navigate the city by public transport and offer discounts for museums, sights, attractions and bars, restaurants or clubs. 

Finding the right pass can be difficult, but we’ll do our best to help you find the best choice for your trip.

The first step to finding your pass is to figure out as best you can what you want to do while visiting Berlin. It’s best not to let any single tourist discount pass or card dictate to you what you will see.   

Secondly, you should decide whether you will use public transportation and how frequently. 

There are many different tourist passes to choose from in Berlin, but not all of them are the same.

All Inclusive Berlin Tourist Pass

An all-inclusive pass will allow you to visit certain attractions for free (think all-inclusive resort). These passes are limited by the # of days that you choose. 

So, you can visit as many attractions and tours that you can fit in that timespan.

These are the most expensive options, but you have the potential to save the most money with them.

There are two all-inclusive passes to choose from and we compare them below.

Berlin Discount Passes

A discount pass provides access to the Berlin metro system along with several deals on various services (think al-a-carte).

Your savings are more limited with these cards, but you have more flexibility than an all-inclusive pass. 

Berlin Museum Pass

Meanwhile, the Museum Pass will give you free admission to more than 30 different museums in and around the city, but it does not include transportation or any other discounted attractions.

If all else fails, you can also save money on various activities in Berlin by taking advantage of combo deals offered by bus tour companies.

 


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ALL-INCLUSIVE PASSES

All-inclusive passes are the most expensive option, but they also offer the widest range of activities and the most potential for savings.

If you have the time and the desire to experience a bunch of different museums, tours, and other attractions, this is going to be one of your best options.

Rather than worrying about which sites you can visit, these all-inclusive passes will allow you to explore dozens of notable locations at your leisure.

 

Berlin Pass or Berlin Welcome Card

 

There are two All-Inclusive passes offered in Berlin: The Berlin Pass and the Welcome Card All-Inclusive.

Although both services provide access to a lot of entertaining activities, you will notice a few differences between each tourist pass.

Specifically, there are some attractions that are offered on one pass, but not the other. Bearing that in mind, we’ll do our best to highlight in red tours and attractions that are exclusive to either card.


The Berlin Pass 

Berlin pass

With more than 45 museums, several different attractions and at least a few tours, the Berlin Pass is definitely a better value if you plan on seeing as much as possible.

That being said, you might have trouble taking advantage of everything they offer in just a few days.

Free admission to 45 museums including:

  • Pergamon Museum
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum*
  • Altes Museum
  • Bode Museum
  • and many others

Free admission to 9 top attractions including:

  • Madame Tussauds
  • The Berlin Dungeon
  • LEGOLAND
  • Berlin Cathedral*
  • AquaDom & Sea Life Berlin
  • and many more

Free tours and transportation services including:

  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Berlin Bike Tour
  • Guided Walking Tour
  • Guided Segway Tour*
  • A River Cruise
  • A 95-page Travel Guide (available in English, German or Italian)*

Possibility to purchase an additional public transport pass for tariff zone ABC

See their full list of attractions and tours here.


Berlin Pass Prices

Without a transit pass

  • 3-day pass: €120 for Adults | €75 for Children

With a transit pass for tariff zone ABC

  • 3-day pass: €146 for Adults | €92 for Children
  • If you are considering this opportunity, make sure to read about how the AB/ABC Zone tickets work in Berlin.

You can buy the Berlin Pass and learn more by clicking here. Read reviews here.

 


The Welcome Card All-Inclusive

Although this card doesn’t provide as much of a variety, the Welcome Card All-Inclusive does provide admission to some museums and historic sites that aren’t offered by the Berlin Pass. 

You can also get this pass from 2 up to 6 days as opposed to the 3-day option above.

Overall, this pass is less expensive, so depending on what you want to see, this card might make more sense for you. What they lack in variety, they make up for in overall value. 

Free admission to 19 museums including:

  • German Spy Museum*
  • Jewish Museum of Berlin
  • The Story of Berlin Museum*
  • The Wall Museum*
  • And more

Free admission to several attractions including:

  • Little Big City
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Berlin Television Tower*
  • Olympiastadion Visitor Center
  • And more

Free admission to many tours including:

  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Berlin Walking Tour
  • Berlin Bike Tour
  • A River Cruise
  • Free use of public transport*

See their full list of attractions and tours here. 


All-Inclusive Welcome Card Prices

  • 2-day pass: €69 for Adults | €49 for Children
  • 3-day pass: €85 for Adults | €59 for Children
  • 4-day pass: €99 for Adults | €65 for Children
  • 5-day pass: €115 for Adults | €69 for Children
  • 4-day pass: €129 for Adults | €79 for Children

All-Inclusive Welcome Card + Transport

  • 2-day pass: €79 for Adults | €49 for Children
  • 3-day pass: €105 for Adults | €54 for Children
  • 4-day pass: €125 for Adults | €59 for Children
  • 5-day pass: €145 for Adults | €69 for Children
  • 4-day pass: €165 for Adults | €79 for Children

The All-Inclusive Welcome Card also includes discounts for several activities and attractions.

Click here to learn more and purchase this tourist pass.

 


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DISCOUNT PASSES

If you don’t feel like spending a lot of money on an all-inclusive pass, or maybe you are not sure that you would use the all-inclusive card enough to make it worth buying, then you might want to consider one of the following discount passes.

 

Berlin Discount Passes

 

These services typically include free public transport along with discounts on several popular attractions.

This is a great option for travelers who want to take control over the places that they visit and save money on transportation.

If you are considering this opportunity, make sure to read about how the AB/ABC Zone tickets work in Berlin.


Berlin Welcome Card

In addition to their all-inclusive option, the Welcome Card also offers a discount pass that can help you save a lot of money on admission to several popular attractions. 

 

 

With 25% to 50% off at over 200 venues and a public transport pass included, the Berlin Welcome Card is made for travelers who don’t want to miss out on anything. 

This pass provides discounts for 48 different museums, 26 attractions and at least 44 interesting tours in Berlin.

The Welcome Card offers various options in terms of duration and tariff zone.

Travelers can choose either Berlin city centre (tariff zone AB) or Berlin and surrounding areas (tariff zone ABC).  

 

Berlin Welcome Card Benefits

 

You could also print the voucher at home and obtain the transport tickets and discount pass at any of a number of tourist offices, including both airports and most major train stations.

This card is well-reviewed. Read some of the reviews.

Click here to buy the Berlin WelcomeCard and find out more.


Berlin City Centre

Ticket for the tariff zone AB including Tegel Airport.

CAUTION: NOT Schönefeld Airport.

  • 48 hours: €20
  • 72 hours: € 29
  • 4 days: € 34
  • 5 days: € 38
  • 6 days: € 43

Berlin + Potsdam

A ticket for the tariff zone ABC including Potsdam and the New Palace. The ticket also includes Tegel and Schönefeld.

  • 48 hours: €23
  • 72 hours: €32
  • 4 days: € 37
  • 5 days: € 42
  • 6 days: € 47

Berlin WelcomeCard + Museum Island

This variant is a 72-hour ticket that offers the same advantages as the above-mentioned tickets.

Additionally, you will also receive free admission in the five most famous museums of the Museum Island (Old National Gallery, Altes Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum, and Pergamon Museum).

Note: Special exhibitions are not included in the price.

 


The Hipster City Tour Card

Those who are less interested in traditional attractions like museums should consider the Berlin City Tour Card instead. This tourist pass includes discounts on 10 of the most popular activities in the city. 

Although they only offer discounts on the top 10 attractions in Berlin, the City Tour Card will cost less than any other discount pass.

If all you want is a travel card with some additional savings on a few different activities, this pass should be at the top of your list.

Here is a list of the deals offered by the City Tour Card:berlin city tour card

  • AquaDom & Sea Life (30% Off)
  • City Circle Sightseeing Bus Tour (25% Off)
  • Berlin Dungeon (30% Off)
  • Fat Tire Bike Tours (25% Off)
  • Berliner Fernsehturm (25% Off)
  • DDR Museum (15% Off)
  • Little Big City (25% Off)
  • Madame Tussauds (25% Off)
  • Stern und Kreisschiffahrt (15% Off)
  • Insider Tour Berlin (28% Off)

You can get the Berlin City Tour Card for between 2-5 days. It includes either an AB tariff zone ticket an ABC tariff zone ticket. 


Berlin City Centre (tariff zone AB)

  • 48 hours: € 18,90
  • 72 hours: € 25,90
  • 4 days: € 31,90
  • 5 days: € 35,90
  • 6 days: €39.90

Berlin + Surroundings (tariff zone ABC)

  • 48 hours: € 20,90
  • 72 hours: € 27,90
  • 4 days: € 34,90
  • 5 days: € 40,90
  • 6 days: €45.90

Click here to purchase the City Tour Card and learn more. 

 


Easy City Pass

Much like the Berlin Welcome Card and the City Tour Card, the Easy City Pass will allow you to travel for free using public transportation and enjoy savings on several different services around Berlin.

 

Easy City Pass Berlin

 

What sets the Easy City Pass apart from other discount passes is the sheer amount of discounts they offer at various attractions, tours, activities, stores, and restaurants.

If you’re looking for a discount pass that will cover almost everything, this is the one you want.

Take a look at this list of just a few partners who offer great deals through the Easy City Pass:

Sightseeing/Tours

  • Alternative Berlin Tours
  • Fat Tire Bike Tours
  • Original Berlin Walks
  • Mindways Segway City Tour
  • Street Safari
  • Bike Taxi

Museums/Culture

  • The Wall Museum
  • Brandenburger Museum
  • Computer Games Museum
  • Georg Kolbe Museum
  • Chameleon Theater
  • BKA Theater

Entertainment/Attractions

  • LEGOLAND
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Berlin Dungeon
  • SeaLife Berlin
  • Little Big City
  • Stand Up Paddling

Food/Drink

  • The Scoop
  • PEP’s Kaffee
  • Sandmann Restaurant
  • SUPANI Restaurant
  • Havanna Bar
  • McDonald’s

As you can see, there is a wide variety of discounts available, but this list doesn’t even scratch the surface. 

This discount pass is available for between 2-6 days with either an AB or an ABC tariff zone ticket. You will find the prices for each option below.

Click here for more information or to purchase the Easy City Pass. 


Berlin City Centre (tariff zone AB)

  • 48 hours: €18,90
  • 72 hours: €25,90
  • 4 days: €31,90
  • 5 days: €35,90
  • 6 days: €39,90

Berlin + Surroundings (tariff zone ABC)

  • 48 hours: €20,90
  • 72 hours: €27,90
  • 4 days: €34,90
  • 5 days: €40,90
  • 6 days: €45,90

If you want to know more or purchase this discount pass, click here.

 


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Tips on Berlin Transport Options

Each of these discount passes includes a ticket for public transportation throughout Berlin.

The lower-priced options include an AB Zone ticket while the higher-priced passes have an ABC Zone ticket.

No matter which transit pass you choose to purchase, it is important to understand some basic details about these public transport tickets.

Be sure to read our guide on how to use Berlin’s mass transportation system.

 

 

Useful for Several Services

The transport ticket is valid on all subways, suburban trains, buses, night buses, trams and also for two ferries.

With this card in hand, you shouldn’t have much trouble getting around the city of Berlin.

AB/ABC Tariff Zones

It’s important to understand the difference between the AB and ABC Zones.

While the AB Zone pass will provide transportation within the inner city, the ABC Zone is useful for traveling around the suburbs of Berlin as well.

This might come in handy if you intend to visit any locations on the outskirts of Berlin or you plan to use the Schönefeld Airport.

If you plan on staying near the city center and using the Tegel Airport, the AB Zone ticket should be good enough.

Kids Ride for Free

With each of these discount passes, an unlimited number of children up to the age of 6 can travel for free. They also allow up to 3 kids between the ages of 6-14 for free with each pass.

Luggage is also Free

Visitors are welcome to bring one piece of luggage or one bag per person on public transport. 

Certain Items Might Cost Extra

If you have a bicycle or similarly sized item, you may be asked to pay extra as these types of items are not included with the pass.

That being said, both the Berlin Welcome Card and the Easy City Pass will allow you to bring a dog on board.

Transport Ticket Must Be Validated

Before you can use your AB/ABC Zone ticket, it must be validated by stamping it once.

You will find machines to validate your ticket near most metro stations and other areas where you can find public transport. You only need to stamp your ticket once – if you stamp it again, it will be void.

 


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50 museums in 3 days – Museum Pass Berlin Berlin Museum pass

For real passionate museum lovers, the Museum Pass Berlin offers admission to 50 museums for a period of 3 consecutive days for €29.00 (reduced price € 14.50) with a brochure to navigate Berlin’s diverse museum scene.

Watch out for special admission hours during the winter holidays!

You can buy the Museum Pass Berlin online.

Alte National Galerie
Altes Museum
Anne Frank Zentrum
Anti-War Museum
Bauhaus Archive
Berlinische Galerie
Botanical Museum
German Cathedral
German Museum of Technology
Gemäldegalerie
Hamburger Bahnhof
Jewish Museum Berlin
Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts)
Kulturforum
Köpenick Palace
Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin
MACHmit! Museum für Kinder
Berggruen Museum
Museen Dahlem (Museum of European Cultures; Museum of Asian Art; Ethnological Museum of Berlin; Museum of Photography)
Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum)
Neues Museum
St. Nicholas’ Church
Pergamon Museum
Schwules Museum

 


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Other Cards and Passes

get2Card 

Berlin Get2Card

The get2Card is a 2-for-1 card, as in getting 2 people for the price of 1!

It is sold in increments of 3, 5, or 7 days and a full year.

Note: the get2Card is only available as a mobile app for iOS and Google smartphones. Therefore you must have a smartphone.

The exception is if you buy the annual get2Card, in which case you will receive a paper voucher.

The pass includes sightseeing, theater, opera, cinemas, and restaurants.  

With your get2Car you will receive a 350-page guide with information on all the included offers.

Just some of the attractions that are included are:

  • Boat tours in and around Berlin
  • Legoland Discovery Centre Berlin
  • Madame Tussauds Berlin
  • SEALIFE and AquaDom Berlin
  • Panoramapunkt viewing platform
  • German Symphony Orchestra Berlin

Prices

  • 3 days for €18.70
  • 5 days for € 23.70
  • 7 days for € 28.70
  • 1 year for €66

To purchase your card, go to their website and choose a date that you want your card to begin.

After you complete your booking, you will receive an email with log-in details to access your card.

A nice perk is that they offer a full refund for cancellation up to 1 day in advance. 


Berlin City Pass  

Not to be confused with the Berlin Pass, the Berlin City Pass is a bare-bones discount card that includes a few items, but ones that you are likely to visit.

By bundling these items into a pass, you will save some money and you also get 20% discounts on many other attractions.  

This pass is best for people who are planning to visit a few attractions and like the convenience of having your pass before you even arrive in Berlin.

The pass includes

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the TV Tower with an amazing view of Berlin
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Reichstag
  • Berlin Metro Card for 48h or 72h
  • Airport Transfer from Airport Schönefeld or Tegel
  • 1-day Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour with CitySightseeing
  • 20% discount on top museums (like the Altes Museum, Neues Museum & Pergamon Museum)
  • 20% discount on top attractions, tours, and excursions (like the Berliner Dom, Checkpoint Charlie, Madame Tussauds and more)

Prices  

Pass with 48-hour Metrocard

  • Adult  €72.50
  • Child (6-17) €53.50

Pass with 72-hour Metrocard

  • Adult €82.50
  • Child (6-17) €64.00

How it works:

When you know the dates of your trip and are ready to purchase your City Pass, click here. You will be asked to enter your arrival date and airport.

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email asking you to choose the dates/times for your free visits to the Reichstag and the TV Tower.

Once you have completed this entire process, you will get an email including all tickets. You will get instructions regarding how to pick-up your Airport Transfer and Metrocard upon arrival in Berlin.

Lastly, you will receive a discount code to get a 20% discount on tickets for other top museums and attractions.  

+++Don’t forget to check out our pay-what-you-like walking tours of Berlin!+++

 


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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.

 

 


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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.  

 

 

Cabaret

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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THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT

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.


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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FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

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.


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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FREE THINGS TO DO IN SEPTEMBER

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

For even more ideas, read our master post on free things to do in Berlin.

 

 


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.

For even more ideas, read our master post on free things to do in Berlin.

 


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