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Autumn in Berlin

What's going on in Berlin this fall?

Brandeburg Gate in Berlin in autumnal light
Autumnal sunset at Brandenburg Gate ©, Foto: sborisov

What do you do in Berlin in autumn?

The trees are colourful, the leaves rustle under your feet and it gets dark earlier - that is autumn in Berlin. Autumn brings dirty weather and cosiness, sun and rain. Autumn is the time when we still enjoy the last rays of sunshine - whether it's picking mushrooms in the Grunewald forest, flying a kite on the Tempelhof field, strolling through flea markets or taking autumn walks through the Tiergarten or in the hills of the Müggelberge. As soon as it gets cold and windy outside, there is also a lot going on inside: events in the planetarium, wellness, cinemas, opera or theatre.

Top events in Berlin

Berlin's autumn is getting hot - 2018 there will be several big events that you should not miss. Berlin Art Week kicks off in September with many events relating to contemporary art. This year, Berlin will also host the celebrations surrounding the anniversary of German unification. As every year, Berlin will also shine in the most beautiful colours at the "Berlin leuchtet" festival and Festival of Lights. 

Light shows in Berlin: Festival of Lights & "Berlin leuchtet”

In October, Berlin shines - in all the colours of the rainbow. At the Festival of Lights and “Berlin leuchtet”, the city shines in bright colours. Colourful vines surround the Brandenburg Gate, red hearts adorn the Berlin Cathedral. Spectacular installations immerse Berlin's sights, squares and entire streets in beautiful colours. Be there when the whole city is transformed into a fascinating glittering metropolis. The “Berlin leuchtet” festival starts on September 28th and ends on October 14th 2018, one week later on October 5th the Festival of Lights starts. You can discover the light installations on exciting tours by bus, coach or boat.

Our tips for the autumn in Berlin

Museums and top exhibitions - Berlin's autumn is the ideal time for this. Why don't you visit the Museum Island once again? The last warm rays of sunshine are best enjoyed in one of Berlin's parks.  And when it rains outside, there are still cosy cafés, wellness oases and Berlin cinemas waiting for you. Or you can make time for going to the theatre, because the new season starts in autumn.

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Art in Autumn: Berlin Art Week

From 26 to 30 September you can visit trade fairs, exhibitions, discussions and events throughout the city. This is because Berlin Art Week brings together the contemporary art world in the German capital.

In pictures: Berlin in autumn

Berlin's autumn is colourful - let us convince you and get inspired for your autumn walk.

Berlin invites you: Anniversary of German unification

In 2018, the anniversary of German unification will be celebrated in Berlin. 28 years after the German reunification, celebrations are taking place around the Brandenburg Gate. "Nur mit euch" (Only with you) is the official motto - so don't miss it when the big party starts from October 1st to 3rd.

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Where the reunification took place

Reichstag in sunset
Reichstag and Gouvernment buildings in Berlin
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