The days are getting shorter, the sun is hiding behind a heavy veil of clouds, and the leaves and temperatures are arguing about who can fall faster. Year after year, the same signs indicate that summer is saying goodbye and giving way to autumn. However, this is no time for a sad farewell or a bad mood. We will show you exactly how to make the most of an autumn in Berlin.
In Berlin, most activities that you would normally enjoy outdoors, are also possible as indoor activities - with their own charm and certain advantages. In the many swimming and leisure pools dotted around the city, you can take one lane after another and in the end, you even know how far you have swum. For climbing, you don't have to drive up to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Saxony, but can enjoy the perfectly prepared routes in various climbing halls. And indoor minigolf becomes a very different experience under UV light. All this offers a variety of chances to preserve summer feelings under the city’s roofs.
In autumn, you can experience Berlin’s cultural offerings from a different perspective. Now that most people have enjoyed the summer warmth in the park or by the lake, the hour has struck for more than 175 museums and countless galleries throughout the city. Whether your interest is in the technical, historical or artistic, there is something for everyone here.
If you’re more in more of a social mood, you’ll be pleased to hear that the capital's unique bar culture is flourishing. From fancy cocktails in chic surroundings to cheap beer in crumbling dive bars, there is no shortage of options. Or if drinking isn’t your thing, why not head to the cinema? In addition to the big chains, Berlin also boasts many small, charming, independent cinemas with select, often international programmes.
An Autumn Outfit
Even in autumn, the weather is often good. When the sun is shining, it invites you to take in the autumnal scents in the wonderfully colourful forests in and around the city. This is the perfect occasion for long walks, for invigorating sports, or for something a little more gentle, like going foraging for mushrooms. The parks in the city centre and especially the forests on the outskirts offer a wonderful backdrop. If it has already become cooler despite the sun's rays, you can move directly from nature to a café and warm up with tea or hot chocolate, because Berlin also combines the advantages of an urban life with closeness to nature in autumn.
Comfort Within Your Own Four Walls
And if the weather is miserable, you can simply spend the day at home. Hardly any other season tempts you to spend a Sunday on the sofa quite as much as autumn (particularly if, like us, you don't waste your thoughts on winter). In a warm and cosy atmosphere, you can pick up a good book, start a Netflix marathon with your partner, or even dig out the board games and crown the Scrabble King within the family.