Berlin Upcoming Events | October 2018

Germany has always been a culturally rich country, and was anointed as the “nation of poets and philosophers” by writer and literary critic Wolfgang Menzel. The German culture is still breathing in the country’s art, music, literature, theatre, and films. In fact, Berlin is home to one of the largest film festivals in the world, Berlinale.

Apart from the culture, Germany also provides high-quality education to its citizens, as education falls under the purview of the federal states. Further proof of the high educational quality is that 6 of the top 100 and 18 of the top 200 universities worldwide, are German (as per the Academic Ranking of World Universities).

The capital of Germany, Berlin, is about to witness an exhilarating October this year. If you are game for attending exciting Berlin events, look no further! Here’s what’s happening in Berlin in October 2018!

  • Brandenburg Gate Museum – Journey through 300 years of Berlin history

The Brandenburg Gate Museum, constructed in 1791, is the arch to Berlin’s rich history. Located 100 metres from the Brandenburg Gate, the museum lets you travel back in time with a thrilling history show. A perfect blend of film, music and emotion, the Brandenburg Gate Museum show speaks volumes about the rich German culture, the country’s history and the journey of how Germany came to be as we know it today.

Who should attend this?

If you have a keen interest in things historical, this is the event for you. Witness a multimedia show that will take you on a journey through 300 years of Berlin history – starting from the industrialization phase to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Days and Time

Saturday and Sunday – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Shows will be conducted every weekend, only till 31st December, 2018)


1 hour


English, Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, and Japanese


Standard Ticket: 5€Family Ticket: 15€

To book your tickets, click here.

Address and Map

Brandenburg Gate MuseumPariser Platz 4a10117 BerlinHere’s a map to help you reach the event location!

  • Berlin Leuchtet/Festival of Lights

October is the most lit month of the year in Berlin, thanks to the Berlin Festival of Lights. Berlin Leuchtet is one of the best known light festivals in the world, with artistic pieces up for display on famous monuments, landmarks and buildings. Watch Berlin transform into a world of colours as artists turn concrete buildings into canvases to showcase their art. The festival is a platform to exhibit artworks that tell stories and engross the viewers in the splendour of the art.

Who should attend this?

This event is a goldmine for people who enjoy art in all its grandeur. The event will present 150 varied artworks of 66 different artists, spread across 60 locations! Artists from 25 countries will be displaying their art pieces in the Lichtfestival Berlin 2018.


5th October to 14th October, 2018


Illuminations will be displayed every day from 7 pm until midnight for the duration of the festival.

Tour Information

This time, the LichtFestival Berlin has two walking routes, called the “Walk of Light”, for you to experience the enthralling art pieces. For more information about the “Walk of Light”, click here.

Tour Map

You can download the shining illumination map here to help you manoeuvre through the lit routes.


The Berlin Festival of Lights will host a series of competitions this year in October, like:

Photo Competition 2018

Special Award TV Tower

City of the Future

For more details about the event, click here.

  • The Great 10k Berlin 2018

The Great 10k Berlin run is in its 11th year now and is aimed at offering running enthusiasts a marathon run through the beautiful city of Berlin. The running circuit will start at the Charlottenburg Palace, steering you through the glorious city. Participants will run along the Memorial Church, the Straße des 17. Juni, the Victory Column and through the Berlin Zoo, bringing them up and close with nature and wildlife. Here are some details of the event.

Who should attend this?

Running and marathon enthusiasts can participate in this event to experience a beautiful running tour of the city of Berlin.

Date and Time

14th October, 2018 Race starts at 12:00 pm

Event Details

Start and Finish Point – Berlin, Spandauer Damm 20-24, Schloss Charlottenburg

Here’s a map to help you reach the event location!

Entry Fee:

23.00 EUR for the first 300 entries,25.00 EUR up to 800 entries,28.00 EUR up to 1,500 entries,31.00 EUR up to 2,500 entries andAfter 2500 entries 35.00 EUR.


Pre-registration has closed now. Late registration remains available until one hour prior to the commencement of the race. To register for the race, click here.


The race will have two competitions – 10 km race and 2 x 5 km relay race. For more details about the competition, click here.

Stay hooked to our blog for more updates about upcoming events. Have an eventful October’18!

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