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Weekend tips 27 – 29/ 9/ 19

This weekend is colourful

The Marathon in Berlin at the Victory Column
The Marathon in Berlin at the Victory Column © Matthias Makarinus

This weekend, the Berlin Marathon will once again be the centre of attention in the city, as it stretches right through Berlin. But there are also films and film festivals, music, pub and harvest festivals, meetings with stars, guided tours and the Lange Nacht der Familien (Long Night of the Families). We have once again picked out 11 colourful tips for you: as colourful as autumn itself.


Tip 1: BMW Berlin Marathon

Berlin Marathon with inline skaters at Potsdamer Platz
Skater Marathon at Potsdamer Platz © Camera4

If you don't want to run, you can spend the weekend cheering on the skaters (on Saturday), handbikers and runners (on Sunday) with thousands of other sports enthusiasts, who run past Berlin's most famous sights along a 42.195 kilometre route. The Brandenburg Gate has been the finish line for almost 30 years.
By the way: Since the first race in 1974, the number of participants has risen from 286 to over 40,000.

When: 28 and 29 September 2019
Where: Berlin city centre

Tip 2: The film walk "Der Hexer" (aka The Wizard) in Spandau

Spandauer Filmspaziergang
© Foto: Ralf Salecker/

"Hello, this is Edgar Wallace speaking" in the middle of Spandau Old Town. On the trail of the "Wizard" at original film locations, you will stroll through the late-night Old Town  through narrow alleys and hidden backyards and experience the Edgar Wallace film classic in six acts.
The walk is free of charge and ends in the Old Town Island.

When: 28 September
Where: OpenAirKino in the courtyard of the Stadtbibliothek Spandau (Spandau City Library), Carl-Schurz-Straße 13, Spandau

Tip 3: Berlin Wall Memorial – Guided tour of ghost train stations in divided Berlin

Former border at Berlin Wall Memorial
Former border at Berlin Wall Memorial © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Many S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations became ghost stations with the construction of the Wall. On Sunday you have the opportunity to dive into the deep underworld of Berlin and see a pedestrian tunnel that has been closed since 1952.

When: 29 September, 1 pm, further dates
Where: Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, Bernauer Straße 119, Mitte

Tip 4: Lange Nacht der Familien (Long Night of the Families)

Kinder feiern
© GettyImages, Bild: FLASHPOP

Just the thing for an exciting evening with the family. Explore new things, try out the unknown. The motto of the 9th Family Night is – children's rights, ready, go! The Long Night starts at 5 pm and continues into the night.

When: 28 September
Where: different places in Berlin

Tip 5: The 30th Anniversary Friedrichshagen Pub Festival

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

Rock out in the pubs! For the 30th time salsa, Irish Folk, Latin music, Italo disco and much more can be heard alongside rock music in the pubs along Bölschestraße and the Müggelsee lake. Grab yourself a ticket for 12 concerts!

When: 28 September
Where: Bölschestraße and Müggelsee, Köpenick

Tip 6: 1st Historic Apple Festival at Schloss Britz (Britz Castle)

Schloss Britz and the Gutspark in Berlin-Neukölln
Schloss Britz and the Gutspark Berlin © Bezirksamt Neukölln

Schloss Britz celebrates the Historic Apple Festival for the first time: Medieval market stalls, taverns, historical theatre carriages, archery and crossbow shooting, Viking boats, over 200 apple and pear varieties and everything to do with apples. An impressive fire show rounds off the programme on Saturday.
Free admission for children under 6 years of age.

When: 28 and 29 September, 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Schloss Britz, Alt-Britz 81, Neukölln

Tip 7: German Comic Con Berlin

Superwoman and Superman on a skyscraper
Superwoman and Superman © Getty Images, Foto: Robert Daly

Here you can meet your series & Hollywood stars up close! Two days full of entertainment with international stars from the cartoonist scene, cosplayers and authors, panels, photo shoots, autograph sessions and much more.

When: 28 and 29 September
Where: Station Berlin, Luckenwalder Straße 4–6, Kreuzberg

Tip 8: 9th Down Unter Berlin – Australian & New Zealand Film Festival l

In the cinema
In the cinema © Getty Images, Foto: David Saium/EyeEm

Down Under in Berlin. Europe's leading festival for films from Down Under focuses on the theme of "EmBrace Yourself". Universal topics that are most important for understanding human connections: Love and friendship, loss and grief, responsibility and good old family ties.

When: 26–29 September
Where: Moviemento Kino Berlin, Kottbusser Damm 22, Kreuzberg

Tip 9: Rooftop Terrace at the Hotel de Rome

Hotel de Rome Rooftop Terrace Berlin
Hotel de Rome Rooftop Terrace © Hotel de Rome, A Rocco Forte Hotel

Capture the last rays of late summer, relax on the rooftop terrace of the Hotel de Rome and enjoy a cocktail. With a fantastic view over Bebelplatz and Unter den Linden to Berlin Cathedral. Torches and lanterns create a really atmospheric ambience.

When: 19 – 29 September, 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Hotel de Rome, Behrenstraße 37, Mitte

Tip 10: Saxophones at the Haus des Rundfunks (House of Broadcasting)

Eingangsportal Haus des Rundfunks in Berlin
Haus des Rundfunks, rbb Berlin © rbb, Foto: Hanna Lippmann

Come and see whether you can keep up with saxophone greats like Ornette Coleman, Paul Desmond or John Coltrane on the Day of the Saxophone in the Haus des Rundfunks: Trying out new things, listening and experiencing is not only on the agenda for fans of the popular instrument. In addition to great concerts, special emphasis will be placed on the exciting question of the role of the saxophone in jazz, military music and classical music.
Free admission!

When: 28 September, 2 pm to 9 pm
Where: Haus des Rundfunks, Masurenallee 14, Tiergarten

Tip 11: Like you!

Gebäude bei Nacht_Michael Ehrhart
Museum for Communication at night © Museum für Kommunikation, Foto: Michael Erhart

Has friendship become arbitrary and exchangeable due to social networks? What do friendship and friends mean today? How was it before? Your own experiences and ideas are sought-after.

When: 27 September 2019 until 5 July 2020
Where: Museum für Kommunikation, Leipziger Straße 16, Mitte

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lives in Berlin for over 20 years and loves to travel the city. Preferrably by bike, she discovers the most exciting and interesting sides of Berlin. Across the city, across country and also off the beaten track.