6 attractions to visit on Berlin Marathon weekend
The German capital seems like it was designed for running. Whether you run in its parks, gardens, city centre or café-chic sectors, you’ll always find yourself surrounded by 800 years of history. Here are the attractions you don’t want to miss if you’re heading to the Berlin Marathon in 2020...

6 attractions to visit on Berlin Marathon weekend

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From the iconic Brandenburg Gate to the beautiful Tiergarten and the Reichstag’s 360-degree views, Berlin’s neoclassical and natural attractions are not to be missed.

As well as it being incredibly fast and flat, take a look at why you should head to the Berlin Marathon in 2020...

Brandenburg Gate

This 18th-century neoclassical monument marks the start and finish of the Berlin Marathon. Once a symbol of the divided city, the landmark is now a national symbol of peace and unity.

Berlin's Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate is Berlin Marathon’s start/finish
Runners approach Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate is Berlin's most famous landmark

Reichstag building

Just north of the Brandenburg Gate you’ll find the Reichstag building, which houses the German Parliament. It features a large glass dome on its roof a 360-degree view of the surrounding Berlin cityscape.

Runners in front of the Reichstag building
Make sure you visit the Reichstag building during your stay
Inside view of the Reichstag building's dome
The 360-degree views from its dome are incredible

Museum Island

One island with five museums in the heart of Berlin. Entry for under 18’s is generally free, so it’s a great afternoon out for the whole family.

Museum Island - Berlin
An outstanding ensemble of five world-renowned museums

Berlin Victory Column

The monument, built in 1864, is 67m tall and offers visitors a viewing platform to gain phenomenal scenes of the surrounding capital.

Berlin Victory Column
Run right past the Victory Column in the Berlin Marathon


This large public square is home to Fernsehturm, also know as the ‘Berlin TV Tower’ which is the tallest building in Germany.

The TV Tower stands 203m above Berlin’s skyline


Berlin’s most popular inner-city park is also among the largest of Germany’s urban gardens. The Berlin Marathon mass start begins here.

Tiergarten Park Berlin
Berlin Marathon start line with Brandenburg Gate backdrop

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