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11 reasons to look forward to autumn

Tips for exhibitions, events & highlights

Am Tegeler Hafen zwischen Tegeler Insel und Humboldtinsel
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Even if it seems like summer hasn't really started, autumn has now begun in Berlin. We can look forward to big exhibitions and events, cosy hours with coffee and long walks.

Please show responsibility, wear your masks and follow the hygiene rules of the organizers.

Tip 1: Visit new museums

© Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Foto: Yves Sucksdorff

Humboldt Forum, New National Gallery or the Anoha Children's World in the Jewish Museum: new museums have opened their doors in Berlin and invite you to visit them. Stroll through the impressive Humboldt Forum or discover modern art in the New National Gallery. Children can go on an exciting tour of discovery at Anoha. And Buds Spencer fans can also learn more about their idol at the Buds Spencer Museum.

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Tip 2: Out for an autumn walk with the U5

U5 Infografik Header
© visitBerlin

You can easily connect the museums and sights in Mitte with the U5 underground line. It will also take you to the autumn walk in the park of Schloss Biesdorf or the Gärten der Welt. Make a stop at one of the line's three new, spectacularly designed stations - they're well worth a look.

Mehr über die U5

Tip 3: Go to the theater or concert

Konzerthaus at Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin Mitte
Konzerthaus at Gendarmenmarkt © Gutschera + Osthoff

In the meantime, the stage season has started again and the many theaters, opera houses and concert halls have opened their doors - after having developed thorough concepts for the observance of hygiene measures. So, make yourself comfortable in the theater chair.

More about theatres in Berlin

Tip 4: Go out for a walk

Lake Wannsee in Berlin
Lake Wannsee in Autumn © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

A walk in the woods is particularly beautiful when the light gently falls through the leaves. The classic in Berlin is of course the Grunewald, the large forest area on the Havel. Here you can take a four-kilometer-long circular walk along 11 information islands of "Wald. Berlin. Climate. - The exhibition in the forest" about climate change in Berlin's forests.

More information about autumn in Berlin

Tip 5: Enjoy fine food

Christmas goose goose roast on festively arranged table
Christmas goose goose roast on festively arranged table © Getty Images, Foto: GMVozd

Autumn is the time for delicious and hearty dishes that warm the mind and body. In Berlin, you'll find all kinds of specialities on the menu in restaurants that are just the thing after a long autumn walk. By the way, you can discover the latest trends at eat! berlin - the gourmet festival, which will be taking place from 28 October to 7 November.

More about restaurants in Berlin

Tip 6: Fly a kite

kite flying in Berlin
kite flying at the Tempelhofer Feld © Lichtschwärmer, Foto: Christo Libuda

When the autumn winds blow, it's time to let the kite fly. On the Teufelsberg there is always a fresh breeze blowing, and the magnificent view rewards the climb. The plateau on the Volkspark Prenzlauer Berg is also a perfect place for dragon artists. The huge Tempelhofer Feld with almost infinitely wide areas is popular.

More information about parks and gardens

Tip 7: Shop winter fashion

Kurfürstendamm - Main shopping street in Charlottenburg
Shopping on the Kurfürstendamm in Charlottenburg © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

With cooler days, it's time to move the wardrobe and change from summer dresses and shorts to sweaters and long trousers. And so it's the perfect time for a shopping spree - whether you prefer to browse the big shopping streets like Kurfürstendamm or small boutiques and cool vintage shops.

More information about shopping in Berlin

Tip 8: Go to the cinema

an der Kinokasse
Am Ticketschalter © Getty Images, Foto: Denkou Images

At last, the cinemas are open again and show films on big screen. In addition, there are again film festivals in Autumn, which bring film art from all over the world and from all genres to Berlin - from debut works to documentaries and horror films.

More information about cinemas in Berlin

Tip 9: Enjoy a pumpkin

Children with pumpkins
Children with pumpkins © Getty Images, Foto: Feverpitched

Delicious pumpkin is available in autumn from soup to casserole. In Berlin we not only carve pumpkin heads on Halloween, but also celebrate the pumpkin with a very own party. On the 3rd and 4th October the 21.Schöneberger pumpkin festival takes hopefully place in the Akazienstraße. Then you can try pumpkins in all kinds and variations.

Autumn can't taste any better!

More information about restaurants

Tip 10: Browse through bookstores

Bookstore at Savignyplatz in Berlin
Bookstore at Savignyplatz © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

When the leaves fall outside, it's time to leaf through a book indoors. Many new books are now being published and invite you to browse through the bookshop. We have put together a selection of Berlin novels for you that tell exciting stories from the city's past and present. And we have also picked out tips for beautiful and well-assorted bookstores throughout the city.

More tips for bookstores in Berlin

Tip 11: Listen to cool sounds at the Jazzfest Berlin

Jazz band on stage
Jazz and © Getty Images, Foto: Westend 61

The Jazzfest Berlin brings colour to grey autumn days at the beginning of November. At this festival, not only well-known stars of the international jazz scene perform, but also the young up-and-coming generation. So look forward to creative improvisations and concerts that will introduce you to all the sparkling facets of jazz.

When: 4 - 7 November
Where: various locations

You can find even more tips for the autumn in our calendar of events.

Kristin: visitBerlin-Bloggerin unter


doesn't smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face Berlin's rich cultural life - the metropolis both in front of and behind the scenes. Her favourite season is the Berlinale, then she spends 10 days watching movies and writing about them in the blog.