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5 Things to Do in Berlin This Autumn

Temperatures are dropping, days are getting shorter and cosy sweaters are being unpacked from storage again. Autumn is coming, and there’s a lot to love about the changing season—especially in Berlin. There’s no shortage of things to do in Berlin any time of year, but the golden hues of autumn bring even more reasons to visit. Don’t miss these must-see seasonal festivals, events and activities for all ages from September-November. 

Berlin Autumn Carnival 

For the season’s most entertaining day out, the Berlin Autumn Carnival should be your first stop. There’s something for everybody at the fairground on Kurt-Schumacher-Damm, from a diverse range of attractions to over 70 rides both children and adults will love. Visit from September 22 to October 16, 2023. 

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Festival of Giant Kites 

On September 16th, the sky above Tempelhofer Feld will be full of whimsy once again. The 10th city and country festival of giant kites is Berlin’s largest family festival with a total of around 1500 kites from Germany and abroad expected. What will you see? Anything from a 6m squirrel to a 9m turtle and a 47m octopus. Plus, admission is free. 

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If you don’t feel up for the trek to Munich Oktoberfest, you can simply stay in Berlin. A large number of Oktoberfest events bring the Bavarian way of life to the capital. Zitadelle Spandau offers Oktoberfest celebrations from September 15th to October 21st, but that’s just one example of many. Typical Bavarian dishes such as Hax’n, Weißwurst, Leberknödelsuppe, Obatzter, Bretz’n, Apfelstrudel and Kaiserschmarr’n should not be missed, with live music on offer to set the perfect backdrop. All that’s left is to say: “O’zapft is.” 

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A girl or a young woman is holding a traditional German pretzel in the street. Oktoberfest festival in the background.

Schöneberg Pumpkin Festival 

Foodies take note: from September 30th to October 1st, there is an unmissable autumn pumpkin festival in Schöneberg. More than 10,000 pumpkins in 20 different varieties will be transformed into pumpkin soups, macaroons, cakes, lasagnes, quiches and other delicacies by the participating restaurateurs. 

Details here: Schöneberg Pumpkin Festival – 

Nature Walks Throughout the City

Berlin has more parks than any other city in Europe so, if you’re looking for quiet places to relax, take a walk, or simply enjoy a bit of peace in nature, this is the destination for you. Whether you’d prefer to bask in the gardens of Charlottenburg Palace or take a 14km hike in the Wuhletalweg, your options for a perfect outdoor morning, afternoon or evening are endless.

More options: 11 tips for autumn walks in Berlin |

Where to Stay 

Park Plaza’s hotels in Berlin are all located in the city’s most sought-after neighbourhoods like Charlottenburg and Mitte. Get to top-rated attractions, restaurants, nightlife and more in minutes, or stay in and treat yourself to the perks of exceptional service, world-class amenities, and the ultimate in hotel comfort. Book now.

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