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Autumn is here… are you scared that Berlin’s frosty weather will force you to go into hibernation? If you are already considering the idea of staying at home to watch boring movies and waiting for spring to hit – guess what? This is not happening! Today we are bringing you the TOP 3 events in Berlin to treat yourself during this freezing cold autumn.

Berlin Leuchtet

The first of our TOP 3 events in Berlin is Berlin Leuchtet, which literally means “Berlin Illuminated”. From September 28th, the whole city of Berlin will be lit up with astonishingly colourful illuminations. Berlin Leuchtet has, over time, become one of the most memorable and popular events in Berlin.

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Berliner Dom during Berlin Leuchtet

Many national as well as international artists and designers share their stories in a rather unique way. They portray their art work on Berlin’s most popular sites which immediately leads to a “magical fairy tale” appearance. This year, Berlin is lighting up over 500 buildings through the use of lasers, light installations, 3D projections and videos. The streets of Berlin will not only be more colourful than ever before, but will also be full of music and artistic performances, together with fireworks and much more.

If you manage to attend this event, you most certainly don’t want to miss the other top events in Berlin this autumn!

German Unification Day Street Party

The second of our TOP 3 events in Berlin is German Unification Day Street Party. A big day is coming to Germany. This year, the state of Berlin hosts the festival in celebration of the 28th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany. Bringing a new motto – “Only With You” – the festival is a truly noteworthy occasion at the beginning of October.

What is the reason behind this huge celebration? The unification of Germany is a long-awaited result of constant effort and great courage from not only German citizens but also from European friends and people from many other parts of the world. It also represents democracy, freedom and diversity over the country. This triumph symbolises the mutual trust which makes German Unification Day one of the most exciting events in Berlin.

The street party takes place from the 1st to the 3rd October.. Freedom and the mutual belief are the features, meaning a chilled and friendly atmosphere fills the streets. The celebration spreads through Haupbahnhof, Potsdamer Platz, Tiergarten, Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. See you there!

European Street Food Award

You finally made it to the our last recommendation for how to treat yourself this autumn. We are talking about the European Street Food Award. If you are a wholehearted food lover, this is going to one of the events in Berlin you aren’t going to forget. Aimed at reinventing the way we eat thanks to street food, the ESF – the European Street Food organisation – partnered up with food journalists, chefs and event organisers to launch the biggest street food competition in the world. Founded in Portugal on April 30th, this long-fought contest will come to an end in Berlin where the organisation will award the winner of this year’s highly-decorated EFSA.