From Heritage Day, where all ancient monuments are open to the public to the fun-filled 'Oktoberfest', there's something for everyone in Berlin this month. Take a look at our top picks of the best events below.
6-16 September: Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin
Established in 2001, the Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin literary festival takes place every year in Berlin in September and focuses on the development of international prose and lyric poetry. During the festival, writers from all over the world present their work to lovers of literature. All texts are read in their original language, which interpreters then translate into German.
Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin, Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2787 8620
10 September: Tag des offenen Denkmals
Berlin’s Tag des offenen Denkmals heritage day, which means Open Monuments Day, takes place every year in September and is a Europe-wide event. The aim is to showcase the meaning of cultural heritage and create interest in the care and preservation of ancient monuments. The motto of the event for 2017 is Power and Glory.
13-17 September: Berlin Art Week
For six days in September, art lovers from all over the world gather in the city for the annual Berlin Art Week. The event takes place in venues across the city and encompasses both the ABC Art Berlin Contemporary and Positions Berlin art fairs. Many of Berlin’s contemporary art institutions use this opportunity to collaborate with artists and galleries for a series of events and exhibitions, promoting the city as a place for making, celebrating and discussing art.
22 September-15 October: Oktoberfest Berlin
Berlin’s largest Oktoberfest folk festival boasts a large Bavarian-style party tent, Oktoberfest beer and funfair rides. The large tent will showcase entertainment, including a brass band, and the event features a variety of stalls selling traditional Bavarian cuisine, such as pork knuckles, pretzels and roast chicken. There will, of course, be a plentiful supply of beer, to ensure that Oktoberfest fans get a true taste of Bavaria in Berlin.
Oktoberfest Berlin, Kurt-Schumacher-Damm 207, 13405 Berlin