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The 5 Best Running Routes in Berlin

Best jogging routes in Berlin
Best jogging routes in Berlin © (c) visumate

Berlin is running - whether for the half marathon in spring, for the marathon in autumn or for all these little intermediate races. And since it isn’t ordinary that 21 or 42 kilometres of Berlin's city centre will be blocked off for me and my fellow runners, here are my recommendations for the most beautiful running routes in the German capital:

Tempelhofer Feld (Tempelhof Field)

Airfield Run in Berlin-Tempelhof © Camera4

scc events Berlin 23.04.2017 Ehemaliger Flugplatz Tempelhof Berlin TÜV RHEINLAND AIRFIELD RUN WECHSEL Foto Camera 4

AIRfield Run, Tempelhofer Feld

It goes on and on for several hundred metres on the runway of the former airport. Since Tempelhof Airport was closed down in 2008, the people of Berlin reclaimed the place for leisure activities. Plenty of space and freedom to enjoy the views and let your thoughts ramble into the horizon. One lap around Tempelhofer Feld is about six kilometres. You will be running past an old aircraft, community gardens and picknick areas.

Every year in April more than 7,000 runners gather for the annual Airfield Run.

Stralau Peninsula and Treptow Park

Insel der Jugend
Insel der Jugend © visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok
Treptow Park in Summer

All the way along the water! Around the Stralauer Peninsula and then further on at Treptower Park there are moored houseboats, and on sunny days many people on the green meadow. Starting at Ostkreuz, you can follow the banks for almost ten kilometres. On the way back it goes through the Plänterwald, past the former amusement park.

Friedrichshain Park

Märchenbrunnen im Volkspark Friedrichshain
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Der Volkspark Friedrichshain ist ein Erholungsgebiet im Berliner Ortsteil Friedrichshain. Er entstand 1846 als erste kommunale Grünanlage Berlins. Er grenzt im Norden an das Bötzowviertel im Ortsteil Prenzlauer Berg.

Märchenbrunnen, Friedrichshain Park

Whoever wants to do more than just run a route, but would like to work on strength and stamina, should head to Friedrichshain Park: a couple of times up and down the "Bunkerberg" and then onto the fitness trail. Sore muscles guaranteed!

Through Berlin Mitte

Reichstag and Gouvernment buildings in Berlin
Band des Bundes and Reichstag ©, Foto: savoia
Band des Bundes mit Reichstag, Paul-Löbe-Haus, Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus. Bundeskanzleramt nur im Hintergrund wage zu erkennen.

Berlin's largest park – the Tiergarten – is the starting point for a jogging tour of Berlin Mitte. On the way there are numerous sights, such as the Bellevue Palace, the House of World Cultures, or the so-called ‘Band des Bundes’, or band of federal buildings. There are many paths branching through the park for taking your own individual routes.

The Park at Charlottenburg Palace

Berlin, Schloss Charlottenburg, Gartenseite
© SPSG, Foto: Hans Bach
Charlottenburg Palace in Summer

Royal jogging: it makes for a regal run, set against the backdrop of the Charlottenburg Palace, although you may want to stop here and there and stroll a bit with the other visitors. The almost four kilometres distance through the palace park leads past the mausoleum, the rococo pavilion, or the teahouse.

​What are your favourite runnings routes in Berlin? Leave us your tip in the comments.

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