25 Photos That Prove Berlin Is Most Beautiful in October

Mushroom Picking| Courtesy of Dayna Gross
Mushroom Picking| Courtesy of Dayna Gross
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

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

Berlin, October 2011 © Antti T. Nissinen/flickr

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

Berlin - October 2005 © James Evans/flickr

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

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

Berlin, October 2011 © 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.

Berlin 2012 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.

AL HAMRA Berlin - October 2004 © James Evans

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

Autumn in Berlin © x1klima/flickr

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

Berlin 2012 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.

Never forget HDR of the 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

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

Berlin, October 2011 © Antti T. Nissinen/flickr

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

Berlin 2012 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.

street_berlin ©Stas/flickr

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

Autumn Berlin Courtesy of Dayna Gross

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

BERLIN © TreptowerAlex/pixabay

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

saisonende © hpgruesen/pixabay

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

TANJA SELZER "Subrosa" ©janinebeangallery/flickr

Berliners – still in Berlin in October.

Tell Me A Story © Florian Christoph/flickr

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

J © 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

The Spree River is still flowing.

street_berlin © Stas/flickr

And marketplaces are still going strong.

street_berlin © Stas_r/flickr

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

Berlin October 2015 © istolethursday/flickr

Did we mention saturation?

Berlin © anniejay / Flickr

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