With over 3 million inhabitants, Berlin is the second biggest city in the European Union. Berlin is a popular cosmopolitan city with a vibrant culture and a profound scientific basis. The passengers who travel to Berlin can attend numerous music events or take advantage of countless sightseeing opportunities. Directly on the river Spree, between Reichstag and Prenzlauer Berg, you can experience the “big city life” where bus passengers can gain an insight into the rich history of Berlin. The political and parliamentary establishments don’t only show the important political buildings of the federal republic but also the fascinating everyday economy and culture that runs through the city. FlixBus connects hundreds of popular european cities to Berlin, so you can travel directly and comfortably from cities all over Europe to the German capital. As soon as your bus arrives at one of our bus stops in Berlin, you can begin your sightseeing tour: you should by no means miss the Brandenburg Gate, Alexander Platz or Checkpoint Charlie. For those who would like to shop, the city center is the place for you; Potsdamer Platz Arkaden, KaDeWe and Kurfürstendamm are the most popular spots for any shoppers - check out shopping trips page for more tips about where to shop in Berlin!
What to do in Berlin in October?
You are planning a trip to Berlin in October? The German capital has a lot to offer even in the autumn! The official celebration of the German Unification Day, Festival of Lights and a mini Oktoberfest are only some of the many events that take place in Berlin in October.
- The Day of German Unity, celebrated on the 3rd of October, is an event that brings together Germans and tourists alike. Due to its international importance, every year millions of people from all over the world come to Berlin to take part in this tremendous celebration. If you are in Berlin in the beginning of October, passing by the Brandenburg Gate and taking part in the celebration is a must.
- The Festival of Lights is a typical Berlin event that takes place over a week in October (for 2016: 07.10-16.10). During this period, all main monuments of the city are illuminated with different light themes. Insider tip: if you take the local bus 100 (from the Zoo to Alexanderplatz), you will be able to see all major illuminations & you don’t need to walk.
- If you are up to some beer while enjoying an Oktoberfest atmosphere but you don’t have the opportunity to go to Munich, Berlin got you covered! Every year Alexanderplatz (the main square of Berlin) transforms into a small Theresienwiese.