Autumn in Berlin

Enjoy nature and experience culture

Get the new season underway!

Colourful leaves rustle on footpaths and everywhere you can take a deep breath after the summer months: almost endless Berlin parklands, with meadows and forests along clear rivers and lakes invite you to take long walks. In the city, new exhibitions, concerts and events attract visitors.

Your autumn 2023 in Berlin

Look forward to numerous highlights:

Enjoy the 19th Festival of Lights and experience the magic of light art at the Festival of Lights 2023 in Berlin: From 6 October to 15 October 2023, Berlin will glow in a sea of lights with the motto “Colours of Life”. Daily from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., impressively orchestrated light installations will merge with places, sights, streets, squares and historic buildings of the city.

Whether new museums or first-class exhibitions, festivals or concerts. And don’t forget: the big BMW Berlin Marathon!

You can find the most important events on our page Autumn 2023 in Berlin.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 19th Festival of Lights 2023 in Berlin.

Official partner of the Festival of Lights

Attractive tours & offers

Experience the Festival of Lights 2023 in Berlin with our official Lightseeing offers on a sightseeing tour by bus or on an extraordinary city tour including a visit to the TV Tower and other special offers. On you will find licensed group and travel offers as well as tickets for lightseeing tours for an unforgettable Berlin experience.

Highlights in autumn 2023

Throughout the autumn, the works of Edvard Munch can be seen in two spectacular new exhibitions. And for the Festival of Lights in October, Berlin’s main sights such as the Brandenburg Gate shine in artistic, colourful illuminations.

Recommendations for autumn activities

Enjoy the autumn in Berlin and find the perfect ticket for your Berlin experience.

Tips for outdoor activities

Those who want to breathe in the fresh autumn air can simply get on their bike and ride away: out of the centre, into the neighbourhoods! Explore the vast parks and gardens and tranquil paths by the water. And of course you can make lots of discoveries, for example on the Berlin Wall Trail …take a look at our recommended routes.

Our tip for a long romantic walk in the middle of the city: the Charlottenburg Palace Garden.

Discover an autumnal landscape with tall old trees and a playful interplay of meadows, ponds and hidden squares. Stroll further into the beautiful baroque garden and then admire the rich interior of the Prussian palace.

New museums in Berlin

After extensive renovation, the Medical History Museum of the Charité is once again showing exciting exhibits from 300 years of medical history and new special exhibitions. The new Exilmuseum workshop prepares you for the future Exilmuseum at Anhalter Bahnhof and the former air traffic controller tower of Tempelhof Airport is now an exhibition venue, but not only: on the roof terrace you can enjoy a wide panoramic view over Tempelhofer Feld.  

Exciting interactive and immersive experiences on major historical themes await you in the new Deutschlandmuseum and the Cold War Museum. The new Deja Vu Museum takes you into the world of optical illusions. 

A tip for photography lovers: the Swedish photo museum Fotografiska Berlin celebrates its opening in the famous former Kunsthaus Tacheles on 14 September.

Our infographic shows you which spectacular openings you can expect in Berlin in the next few years.  

Babylon Berlin

Berlin is an international film metropolis!

It starts again on October 1st: The fourth season of the internationally successful series Babylon Berlin starts and invites you to explore Berlin in the 1920s. Our podcast Filmstadt Berlin accompanies you on your journey through the film city of Berlin.

Babylon Berlin – it’s THE TV series from Berlin. It portrays the Berlin of the 1920s – the exciting city of sins and the emerging metropolis. Star director Tom Tykwer together with Henk Handloegten and Achim von Borries have elaborately set the stage for the most expensive German TV series. With a lot of attention to detail, the Berlin of the era comes alive.

The series has already won numerous important awards, including the renowned Grimme Prize and the German Television Prize for Best Drama Series, Best Music, Best Camera and Best Equipment.

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