The following post will cover some of the most interesting activities you can enjoy in Berlin during the month of October. We will also include sections with things to do either for free, with the family or at night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 »
This post will help you plan your visit to the East Side Gallery, an outdoor section of the Berlin Wall covered with murals by world artists. We include directions, the best times to visit, what to expect and more.
The East Side Gallery is not an actual art gallery, rather it is a 1.3 km (.8 mile) section of what remains of the Berlin Wall. This outdoor ‘art gallery’ runs along Mühlenstraße and the Ostbahnhof, very close to the River Spree.
When a divided Berlin was unified in 1990, artists from all over the world came to paint murals on this segment of the Wall. (For a brief history of the East Side Gallery, see the section below).
There are over 100 murals created by artists from 21 countries, reflecting the political changes in Germany and the world at that time. The murals are painted in a wide range of styles, from New York-style graffiti to classic Japanese paintings. Here are just a few murals you may see.
TIP: If you are interested in the Berlin Wall, its construction, political implications and history, then we recommend also visiting the Berlin Wall Memorial.
Providing one of the best views in the city, Panoramapunkt is one of the most popular attractions in Berlin. This post will help you plan out a trip, including ticket prices, the best times to come, what to expect and more.
The following section will include all of the details you should consider before visiting Panoramapunkt. In addition to information such as operational hours, we will also give you information about how to find the observation deck, what to expect and some of the best times to visit.
What is Panoramapunkt?
Panoramapunkt is an outdoor viewing platform which gives you a 360° perspective of Potsdamer Platz. You’ll find this observation deck at the top of Kollhoff Tower, roughly 100 meters (328 ft) above the city streets. From the top, you’ll have the opportunity to see famous sites such as the TV Tower, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island and more.Read more »
Stretching over 1.4 kilometers (roughly 1 mile) of the Berlin Wall’s foundations, this entirely free memorial is the first stop anyone interested in Berlin’s separated past should visit, boasting a variety of fascinating exhibitions along with an opportunity to experience the Wall as it would have felt from those living on both sides of Bernauer Strasse (and Berlin).
This moving memorial honors the victims of the GDR regime. It also explains the many ways that its citizens tried to escape, including tunnels, and particularly for Bernauer Strasse, jumping from windows and roofs.
The memorial also explains the varied methods that the GDR regime cruelly used to keep its citizens from escaping.Read more »