What's the weather like in Berlin in September
When September rolls around in the Berlin, it signals the official start of the autumn season with the temperatures starting to wane and the rain amounts slowing down. It's still a great time of the year for enjoying the sports the residents of the city like to watch, such as rugby, football and running. The city plays host to numerous big athletic events throughout the year, and many of the residents and visitors enjoy staying active with their own outdoor activities.
Compared to August, the average daily temperature drops nearly three degrees, down to 15°C (around 58°F) from the previous month's 18°C (about 64°F). The daytime highs for this time of the year get up to 19°C (around 66°F), still warm for the start of autumn and a great temperature for being outside. You'll want to bring along light-weight layers to put on and take off throughout the day, as the temperature can fluctuate from morning to evening.
In the evening and overnight hours, the lows drop down to 10°C (about 50°F), so bring along a jacket or sweater if you plan on being out and about during those times. The city has a vibrant nightlife, so you'll definitely want to plan on checking out some of the bars and restaurants at some point during your trip. In this part of Germany, you can expect around seven hours of sunshine each day.
The rainfall amounts for this time of the year are around 45 mm, offering a reprieve from the rainier summer months. Expect 13 days of rain across the month and bring along an umbrella or waterproof coat to stay dry during those rainy days. The chance of rain on any given day is 40 percent and the clouds also start to increase this month, especially as the days stretch into winter.
Berlin Hotels in September
Waldorf Astoria Berlin
Situated in Berlin's City West section, the Waldorf Astoria Berlin showers guests with luxury at every turn. From the Michelin-rated restaurant to the top-notch concierge services, you'll be treated with utmost care during your stay in Germany. The classically-decorated rooms have neutral décor with bright pops of color. Each room comes with a Nespresso coffee machine, large Apple televisions and dressing tables.
The Melia Berlin sits right on the River Spree and boasts numerous amenities to make a guest's stay comfortable in September. The rooms come with amenities like heated bathroom floors, flat-screen televisions, mini bars and room service. Other hotel amenities include 24-hour concierge services, luggage storage, laundry and dry cleaning, airport transfers, underground parking, and currency exchange.
At the Intercontinental Berlin, guests receive the five-star treatment the Intercontinental family of hotels is known to provide. The property is large with 558 rooms that include classic and executive rooms and suites. As a guest, you'll enjoy amenities like turndown service, private limo service and on-call doctors. You'll also be treated to high-class amenities like a first-rate spa, fitness center and indoor pool.
Bars and Restaurants
With quaint red checkered tablecloths and tall candles lighting the tables, Ristorante Luardi creates an intimate and romantic setting for an incredible Italian meal. The restaurant also has tables out on the sidewalk to dine in the warm weather, reminiscent of an Italian small town. While the main meals are out-of-this-world, be sure to also save room for dessert, with choices like strawberry sorbet with prosecco.
Mixing tastes from all over Europe and the world, Pantry offers fusion dishes sure to please every taste and palate. The chic dining room is the perfect place to enjoy a nice meal with your fellow travelers, indulging in dishes like beef tataki, octopus salad, sea bream and coconut soup. You'll be seated in swanky red velvet booths, which combined with the low, soft lighting, creates the perfect atmosphere for a night out on the town.
A very popular joint with both locals and tourists, Monsieur Vuong is an Asian and Vietnamese fusion restaurant. Unfortunately, it doesn't take reservations, but you can wait for your table in the bar area sipping on creative cocktails and classic drinks. At Monsieur Vuong, the menu changes every two days, so you can visit several times during your trip and still get to experience something new each time.
Things to do in Berlin in September
Even if you don't want to run it, it's worth checking out the Berlin Marathon. The race is held on the last Sunday of September, and is one of the world's largest marathons, with over 60,000 runners, in-line skaters and wheel chair athletes participating. You'll get to see some of the world's elite runners, as well as cheer on first-timers and seasoned runners trying their best on the 26.2-mile course. If you do run it, the race is also a great way to tour the city and see the sights.
Take advantage of the moderate temperatures of the autumn and spend the afternoon in The Tiergarden. The pleasant and relaxing park is a favorite spot among locals and tourists for strolling, jogging, cycling or lazing around. It's also used as an outdoor venue for football, baseball and other ball games. The park is the largest and most popular one in the city and features plenty of green space, trails and various statues.
Berlin Wall Memorial
A trip to the capital city of Germany isn't complete without a visit to the Berlin Wall Memorial. This somber homage to the Cold War and the wall built to split East and West Germany is a must-see for any history buff or anyone who wants to learn more about that tense time in history. The memorial is made up of a visitor center, documentation center, open-air exhibition and the ghost stations exhibition, providing plenty of information on the Berlin Wall and its fall.