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25 Photos That Prove Berlin Is Most Beautiful in October

Picture of Dayna Gross
Updated: 29 September 2017
Berlin‘s reputation for unforgiving winters doesn’t mean it’s lacking in its incredible (and photogenic) autumn, when seas of selfie sticks disappear and trees begin exposing the most magnificent colors. Don’t believe us? Here are 25 pictures to prove it that Berlin is at its most gorgeous in October.

Witness Tempelhof at its finest.

Autumn sky over Tempelhofer Feld | © sebaso / Flickr
Autumn sky over Tempelhofer Feld | © sebaso / Flickr

Did we mention how beautifully saturated the city becomes in October?

Here’s proof that the sky over Berlin is the same as in every other city (but with sweet lighting to boot).

Berlin’s Parkplatz
Berlin’s Parkplatz | © James Evans/flickr

Teufelsberg coloured by autumn is worth a bike ride and a full day’s visit.

Teufelsberg | © Andy Hay / Flickr
Teufelsberg | © Andy Hay / Flickr

There’s certainly no shortage of graffiti in Berlin, but the city really comes into itself in and around October.

Berlin's stunning graffiti | © Antti T. Nissinen / Flickr
Berlin’s stunning graffiti | © Antti T. Nissinen/flickr

Swans swimming in Berlin’s canals year round are beauties to behold – from a distance, of course. Don’t be fooled by their charm, they’re not nearly as friendly as some believe.

Swans in Berlin | Courtesy of Adam Lempel
Swans in Berlin | Courtesy of Adam Lempel

October and November might be the last times Berliners risk the cold autumn weather and warm up at a local Kneipe.

Getting cosy with a beer | © James Evans / Flickr
Getting cosy with a beer | © James Evans

Some of Berlin’s most photogenic landscapes lie in its tracks, bridges and canals.

Autumnal industry in Berlin | © x1klima / Flickr
Autumnal industry in Berlin | © x1klima/flickr

Alternatively, opt for clouds in Berlin’s October sky as precious photography models.

The sky over Berlin | Courtesy of Adam Lempel
The sky over Berlin | Courtesy of Adam Lempel

By the time the leaves change colours and start to fall in early autumn, outdoor museums (such as the Jewish Museum) begin to transform and take on new meaning and beauty.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin | © Edwin van Buuringen / Flickr
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin | ©Edwin van Buuringen/flickr

Few things announce ‘Autumn is here!’ like a golden lakeside mirror.

Hubertus Lake | McRonny / Pixabay
Hubertus Lake | © McRonny/Pixabay

And nostalgia is imminent when Berlin’s bridges are set against an October dawn.

Berlin's bridges | © Antti T. Nissinen / Flickr
Berlin’s bridges | © Antti T. Nissinen/flickr

Finding the perfect off-the-grid spot in Berlin means witnessing changing seasons from the best vantage point.

Berlin's street art | Courtesy of Adam Lempel
Berlin’s street art | Courtesy of Adam Lempel

Visiting just after summer, when crowds have thinned, is the best time of year to find yourself on a private tour of Berlin’s abandoned buildings.

Berlin's iconic abandoned buildings | © Stas / Flickr
Berlin’s iconic abandoned buildings | ©Stas/flickr

Yellow leaves fall and fill the Berlin’s landscape painting the city aglow.

Autumn in Berlin | Courtesy of Dayna Gross
Autumn in Berlin | Courtesy of Dayna Gross

German culture isn’t the only kind to explore in Berlin.

Erholungspark Marzahn | TreptowerAlex / Pixabay
Erholungspark Marzahn | © TreptowerAlex/pixabay

Berliners are nothing if not prepared for emergencies, including nature’s call.

Even in cooler times, galleries still brim with art lovers eager to view fine work.

Subrosa gallery at Berlin Art Week | © janinebeangallery / Flickr
Subrosa exhibit at Berlin Art Week | ©janinebeangallery/flickr

Berliners – still in Berlin in October.

Tell us a story | © Florian Christoph / Flickr
Tell us a story | © Florian Christoph/flickr

You and your friends can smoke indoors and out, rain or shine.

Hook up some hookas | © James Evans / Flickr
Hook up some hookas | © James Evans/flickr

Even Ronald Reagan visited in Berlin in October (albeit some decades ago).

President Reagan giving a speech at the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Federal Republic of Germany. June 12, 1987 | Reagan White House Photographs / Wikimedia Commons
President Reagan giving a speech at the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Federal Republic of Germany. June 12, 1987 | Reagan White House Photographs / Wikimedia Commons

The Spree River is still flowing.

Spree river in Berlin | © Stas / Flickr
Spree river in Berlin | © Stas/flickr

And marketplaces are still going strong.

Vintage photos at markets | © Stas / Flickr
Vintage photos at markets | © Stas_r/flickr

Berlin’s unique architecture takes on a glowing halo at dawn and dusk.

Berlin in October | © istolethursday / Flickr
Berlin in October | © istolethursday/flickr

Did we mention saturation?

Now try to convince us why Berlin isn’t groovy in October (but don’t really because we’re already here).