October Weather Averages for Berlin, Germany
What's the weather like in Berlin in October
The season of Oktoberfest starts to wind down this time of the year in Berlin but the visitors still come for the amazing autumn weather and low rain chances. The city offers plenty to see and do throughout the year, but the moderate temperatures and rainfall help make this time of the year a great one for outdoor activities. Spend time wandering the streets of the city, which pulse with the storied history of this part of Western Europe....
What's the weather like in Berlin in October
The season of Oktoberfest starts to wind down this time of the year in Berlin but the visitors still come for the amazing autumn weather and low rain chances. The city offers plenty to see and do throughout the year, but the moderate temperatures and rainfall help make this time of the year a great one for outdoor activities. Spend time wandering the streets of the city, which pulse with the storied history of this part of Western Europe.
The city stays slightly warmer than much of the surrounding area, including the nearby town of Grunheide, thanks to an interesting phenomenon. The urban setting of roads, buildings and pollution creates an insulating effect, keeping the city at a higher temperature than the areas outside the city.
You can expect an average daily temperature this month of 10°C (about 49°F), quickly cooling down from the warmer previous months.
At night, the lows start to tease of the coming winter, with temperatures getting all the way down to 6°C (around 43°F). If you plan on spending any time outside during these cool mornings or evenings, you'll definitely want to have a jacket or sweater to stay warm. During the day, the highs still reach up to 13°C (about 55°F), a comfortable and pleasant temperature for exploring the city.
The days are getting shorter too this time of the year, with only five hours of daylight each day on average. Unfortunately, the clouds are also abundant this month, so even during the daylight hours it might still be dreary and dark.
The rain comes over 12 days in the month, with 36 mm of rain falling on average. The chance of rain on any given day is 40 percent. Even with the lower rainfall amounts, you might want to keep the umbrella handy.
Berlin Hotels in October
Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt
Just steps from the main Berlin train station sits the Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt, inviting guests to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable stay in the city in October. The hotel has 339 rooms and 24 suites where guests have access to flat-screen televisions, minibars, coffee makers, safes and separate seating areas. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, spa, fitness center, restaurant and bar where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Titanic Chaussee Berlin
A four-star hotel in the heart of Germany's capital city, the Titanic Chaussee Berlin is located in a vibrant neighborhood full of restaurants, bars and shopping. The bright and airy lobby features an atrium, open lounge areas and a bar to sip on your favorite adult beverage. Other hotel amenities include a large indoor pool, fitness center, spa, sauna, steam bath and oriental hamam to pamper yourself for the day.
Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof
Sitting just steps from the Berlin Zoo, as well as the famous KaDeWe department store, the Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof welcomes guests with luxurious touches. Guests enjoy a connectivity lounge, fitness center, pool and parking. All of the rooms come with large televisions, coffee and tea makers, minibars, bathtubs with showers and plush robes. Room choices include one king bed or two single beds with views of the park or courtyard.
Bars and Restaurants
With cute outdoor seating and an open and airy dining room, Cafe Bleibtreu mixes German dishes with those from Central Europe. If you can swing it, you must try the weekend brunch, offered on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. It features all the breakfast favorites, like fresh baked croissants and fresh fruit, as well as complimentary orange and apple juice.
Home of the original curry wurst, a cross between sausage and curry, Curry 61 is a hole-in-the-wall joint with a simple menu. The laid-back and casual atmosphere is perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat in between seeing the sights of Berlin. The restaurant is also known for its special curry sauce, which tastes great on almost anything. You can even buy bottles to take home with you. Along with curry wurst, you can get other sausage dishes and sandwiches.
Step outside your food comfort zone and try some Lebanese cooking at Dada Falafel. This easy-going restaurant also serves Middle Eastern, Turkish and Mediterranean dishes, so you're sure to find something you'll like. The menu includes numerous non-meat choices for vegetarians as well. It's open late, till 2 a.m., so you if get a hankering for a good falafel plate after a night of partying out on the town, this is your spot.
Things to do in Berlin in October
For a Las Vegas-caliber shows plan a visit to the Friedrichstadt Palast. Here you will find lavish productions, exotic sets and amazing performers on one of the largest theatre stages in the world. You can easily reach the theater with tram and metro stations right outside and it's also surrounded by numerous restaurants and bars for a complete date night out in Berlin.
An impressive site in Berlin, the Berliner Dom, or Berlin Cathedral, is a must-see during your visit. It is the largest and most important Protestant church in Berlin and a truly imposing baroque monument that played an important role in the course of Germany's history, particularly during the Middle Ages. You can tour the facility, as well as enjoy concerts and church services throughout the week.
Part of the Stadtmuseum Berlin, the Ephraim Palais is also worth seeing during your October stay in the capital city of Germany. It was the residential home of the wealthy banker Veitel Heine Ephraim back in the late 1700s and was regarded as the most impressive bourgeois residences in Berlin. You can take a tour of the property and participate in workshops and seminars to learn about the history.
October events in Berlin
German Rum Festival Berlin
1st October 2019 to 31st October 2019
This is considered as one of the top rum festivals in Europe. Many exhibitors will attend this event from all corners of the world such as Australia, Germany, Philippines, Scandinavia, and Japan. The festival will be at Station Berlin, and atleast 80 brands will present 300 different varieties of rum. If you love rum, this is a great event to attend as you can try different varieties or buy your own to take back home. 2019 Dates TBA.
Annual Berlin Salsa Congress
3rd October 2019 to 6th October 2019
Salsa dancing originated in Latin America but Germans have adapted and got hooked on this dancing craze and lots of salsa clubs have opened in Berlin over the past 50 years. At this international dance event, salsa dancers from more than 60 countries gather and showcase their dance moves. There are plenty of things to see and do including a fashion show, a masquerade ball, demonstrations, and dance exhibitions. Various dance troupes from different parts of the world join and perform in different salsa styles ranging from pachanga, bachata, and kizomba. Previous participants were Mambo Clasico, Salsa Synergy, Santo Rico DC, Island Touch Team, and Afro Latin connection.
Berlin Festival of Lights
11th October 2019 to 20th October 2019
Lichterfest or popularly known as the Berlin Festival of Lights is one of the most beautiful events of the year. Various landmarks will be illuminated such as the Berlin Cathedral, the Victory Column, and the Brandenburh Gate with special lighting. The event will start with an opening ceremony held at the Potsdam Festival Center. There will be special activities and events prepared by the local museums and bars such as "Night of Open Doors" and the "Light Run" which is a 7.5km run.
31st October 2019 to 3rd November 2019
Many jazz clubs throughout Berlin participate at this annual event. The event starts in the first week of November and lasts for four days. You can see different acts and performers and previous performers have included Duke Ellington and Miles Davis.