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Things to do in Berlin in autumn: Expert tips

Berlin in fall has a lot to offer! We have selected the most beautiful and worthwhile activities for you, guaranteeing an exciting season in Berlin.

1. Whiskyherbst Berlin

Attention connoisseurs: Anyone who appreciates high-quality spirits and is in the capital this fall season should pay a visit to the whisky fall fair at the Malzfabrik. Exhibitors from various parts of the world present whiskies of different ages and prices. There are also tastings, seminars and an interesting accompanying programme.

Whiskyherbst Berlin

2. Fly a kite

One of Berlin's most popular destinations is the former Tempelhofer Feld airport grounds. It's worth visiting in autumn if you have a kite as the former airstrip is the perfect place to let your kite soar. The park is open until sunset.

Flying kites

3. Relax in one of Berlin's floating saunas

Sauna sessions are relaxing and strengthen the immune system. Floating sauna rafts, showcasing Scandinavian spa culture on the water, are an extraordinary experience. Sauna rafts from various providers are docked on the Spree and allow for healthy sweating with a great view.

Sauna boat

4. Indoor beach volleyball in Berlin

Beach volleyball is not only limited to the summer season. There are several indoor beach volleyball courts in Berlin which make for a great sporting activity even on rainy days.

Indoor Beachvolleyball

5. Mushroom Seminars in Berlin-Brandenburg

Autumn is mushroom season. At no other time is there such an abundance of mushroom varieties waiting to be harvested. However, foraging for mushrooms requires a great deal of expertise. Those who want to further their knowledge in the field of mycology can take part in one of the many mushroom walks, which are suitable for beginners as well as advanced mushroom pickers and take participants through Berlin’s countryside. Mushroom cooking courses, where the mushrooms found are directly used, can also be attended.

Forage for mushrooms

6. MyWellness in Berlin

Wellness spas are one of the most enjoyable and popular things to do in Berlin in autumn. A special level of relaxation is offered by personal wellness suites, which you can conveniently book online at various locations in the capital from 17 euros per person. MyWellness is located on Kurfürstendamm and thus can be quickly and easily reached from almost anywhere. There is a sauna, whirlpool and relaxation area in every suite. Snacks and drinks can be brought to your suite all contactless, of course.

MyWellness

7. Autumn walks through the Spreewald

An autumn walk in Berlin Brandenburg is a real highlight when the weather is nice. Hiking trails for every fitness level make it possible to explore the Spreewald with its golden autumn colours on foot and experience peace and relaxation in close proximity to the big city.

Spreewald

8. Tierpark Kunsterspring

The Kunsterspring Zoo is worth visiting at any time of year and is especially suitable as an autumn activity with children near Berlin. The small but lovely zoo near Neuruppin, Brandenburg is mainly home to native animal species. There are also regular events such as the popular Wolfsnacht (wolf night), so it's a good idea to keep an eye on the events calendar.

Tierpark Kunsterspring

9. Gärten der Welt

For plant lovers the park, Gärten der Welt, is one of the most popular destinations in Berlin in fall. In addition to differently designed gardens in Japanese, Balinese or Oriental style, there are also playgrounds for the younger ones. A ride on the cable car from the Kienberg over Wuhletal to the gardens of the world is also an unforgettable experience.

Gärten der Welt

10. Visit the planetarium

Stargazers and space fans alike can look forward to many great events at the planetarium this autumn and indulge their passion. Here astronomy is presented in an exciting and understandable way. Enjoy interesting and entertaining space-related shows throughout the afternoons and evenings at the planetarium.

Planetarium in Berlin

Berlin in autumn with children: Always a good idea

Autumn activities in the capital are a great idea for the whole family, as there is something for everyone. Whether it's flying kites, visiting a zoo or Tierpark or going to one of the many playgrounds, you’ll never be bored here. Even if the weather is bad, there are still many great activities such as indoor surfing, indoor beach volleyball or trampoline jumping.

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Written by:

Marit Hunt

Since moving to Berlin from the U.S., Marit enjoys exploring everything her new city has to offer, from the many parks and lakes to the nicest cafés and writing about her experiences for the EverEstate blog.

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