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Sports events & leisure sports in Berlin

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Cheering people at sporting event in Berlin Tiergarten with a view of the Brandenburg Gate
Women's Run at Tiergarten Berlin © Camera4

Sports events in Berlin!

Velothon, ISTAF & the Berlin Marathon! In Berlin you can experience top-level sport 365 days a year – as a spectator or by being active yourself. You can find all the highlights on 

The Sportmetropole Berlin initiative has the goal of maintaining and marketing Berlin as a sports city. You’ll find all the information about Berlin as a city for sport on the website. 

Find out about the next sports events in Berlin and cheer along the players and participants. 

Our travel service for a stress-free holiday in Berlin: You can buy tickets for the Olympia Stadium in Berlin easily and conveniently online.

This is how you can get the right ticket in 3 minutes. 

From top sport to leisure sport

Sightseeing, culture – and sport. Yes, these belong together in Berlin. For instance, you can visit the large sports facilities such as Olympia Stadium. On a guided tour there you can even get a look inside the changing rooms of the Berlin football team Hertha BSC.

Watch a game played by Berlin’s top teams. Basketball, football, ice hockey, handball or volleyball – the choice is yours.  

Of course, you can also be active yourself: Berlin has indoor swimming pools, outdoor pools and many possibilities for trying out a variety of leisure activities. 

You can relocate your sightseeing programme to a bicycle or jog through the city – we’ve compiled a list of tips and recommendations about everything for you at 

Top-level sport in Berlin: The capital’s six largest clubs

Berlin’s top sports clubs are now well known beyond the city limits. These are the football clubs Hertha BSC and Union Berlin, the basketball club Alba Berlin, the ice hockey team the Eisbären, the BR Volleys and the Füchse handball team. 

Don’t miss the chance to take your place in the stands and cheer the teams along. 

Our tip: You’ll receive a discount of up to 50% on your Hertha and Alba tickets with the Berlin WelcomeCard. 

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Experience Berlin

and its Sports facilities

entrance of the Olympiastadion Berlin
The Stadion an der Alten Försterei in Berlin Köpenick: Football stadium of 1. FC Union Berlin
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Stadion An Der Alten Försterei

Near the small Wuhle River in Köpenick is the traditional venue of 1. FC Union Berlin, inaugurated with a match against Viktoria 89 in 1920. Because an old woodsman's house once stood next to the stadium, the stadium came to be called the "Stadion An Der Alten Försterei" ("Stadium by the Old Woodsman's House"). Although various anti-aircraft positions were set up around the stadium during World War II, the stadium remained fairly intact. It was expanded several times during the post-war GDR years, but there was a lack of funds to renovate the stadium after reunification.

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Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark: From football to track and field athletics in Berlin
© visitBerlin, Foto: Sarah Lindemann


With 19,000 seats Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark is the third largest stadium in Berlin after the Olympiastadion and the Stadion an der Alten Försterei. Since it opened in 1952, it has served as one of the most important venues for national and international sports events and competitions in the field of football, American football, and athletics. Numerous events, such as the Cup Finals, UEFA matches, the German Bowls, and 18 track and field world records can already be counted as part of the stadium’s amazing history.

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Horst-Dohm-Eisstadion (ice-stadium)
© visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien


The surface area of the Horst-Dohm-Eisstadion (ice stadium) is exactly 6170 m². It is located in an extensive sports facility on Forckenbeckstraße, which can be easily reached by both S-Bahn and U-Bahn. You can choose from an Olympic-standard 440 metre speed skating track as well as a figure skating track. So there's plenty of space to dash across the ice like the champions to disco hits, try out your first pirouettes, or cling unsteadily to the side. You can also borrow ice skates of any size at the rink, and have them sharpened if necessary.

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If sport, then in Berlin!

Berlin is Germany's sport metropolis. Not only due to the many international events that the city has already experienced: these include the European and World Championships in a variety of sports such as the UEFA Champions League final in 2015.

Berlin also has its top clubs. The “Old Lady” Hertha BSC is a founding member of the football Bundesliga.

Berlin's Eisbären have battled their way to seven German ice hockey championship titles.

ALBA Berlin is among the top basketball teams in Germany and Europe.

Berlin’s Füchse fight for the title in handball on the national and European levels.

The Berlin Recycling Volleys have been confirming their dominance at the top of national and international volleyball for years.

The 1st FC Union Berlin from Köpenick have worked their way into the football Bundesliga, in no small part due to the tireless commitment of their fans.

And the Berliners themselves? They bring their passion to every game and ensure a good atmosphere at every match, celebrating their heroes.

Leisure sports in Berlin

And now it’s your turn: Do some sport in Berlin! You’ll also find many options to play sport during your holiday in the capital – be it just for fun or with ambition.

You’ll find tips here for lakes, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

We have also compiled a list of various leisure and trend sports providers for you. Why not try black light mini golf, for example?

On the visitBerlin blog you’ll find our editing team’s most popular jogging routes.

Or take to a bike and see all the sights as you cycle through the city.   

Sports on offer in Berlin

If sport helps you to relax, you can indulge in this both in the spectator stands at a top-level match and by taking part in leisure sports.

You can find the best sports events on Berlin’s largest event calendar on from the Berlin Marathon to the ISTAF track and field event.

And we’ll show you the best jogging routes through Berlin on our visitBerlin blog.

Berlin is also a bicycle-friendly city – you can unite fitness and sightseeing on one of our recommended guided bike tours or on your own individual ride.   

Relaxation in the hustle and bustle of the big city

Sightseeing, shopping, museums – with so much on the programme you’ve earned some relaxation time too. Berlin offers many calm places by the water or in the parks.

Or you can travel outside town. Several spas, hamams and thermal baths ensure rest and relaxation right in the centre of the city. 

Berlin is a green metropolis

It’s clear that Berlin is a large city, with a lot of hustle and bustle. Yet Berlin is not only loud, it can also be very quiet: in the parks and gardens or by the water. 

You’re sure to do a lot of things during your trip to Berlin: from sightseeing and exhibitions to bus tours and shopping. But don’t worry, we have compiled tips and recommendations for you so that you can also switch off sometimes.

Berlin is a green city: there are many parks and gardens in every district. And even though Berlin is not located by the sea, you can find numerous lakes with crystal clear water in and around the city.

If the weather is less than inviting for spending time outdoors, you can always visit an indoor swimming pool or a spa. We’ve compiled a list of all the most important addresses for you.

Cycling at the Müggelsee in Berlin

Berlin by bike

Discover the city by bike

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  • Bike tour suggestions
  • Tickets for bike tours

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Favourite tickets

Get recommendations about the best events from other visitors. Here you’ll find the most popular tickets among visitors to Berlin. 

Our travel service for a stress-free holiday in Berlin: You can buy tickets for boat rides, the Olympia Stadium, the Berlin Zoo and Tierpark easily and conveniently online.

This is how you can get the right ticket in 3 minutes. 

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