Berlin highlights in September

At the beginning of the month, the heavens light up, but then we turn to sport and the digital world. Berlin in September also has something to offer for art lovers.

... for firework enthusiasts


Pyronale-Feuerwerkmeisterschaft (Fireworks World Championship) (4 & 5 September, Maifeld)

For the ninth time, the world’s best pyrotechnists arrive in Berlin to thrill their audience with colourful shows and imaginative effects in the skies above their heads. Before the individual freestyle section comes the compulsory section, in which the teams have one minute to make the most impressive show they can, without musical accompaniment and with a specific colour scheme – this year it is purple and green.


... for futuristic networkers

IFA Funkausstellung Messe

IFA (4 – 9 September, Messe Berlin)

90 years of future: the IFA has become the global fair for the digital world – and it’s not just the wider public that marvels at the innovations. Traders, buyers and experts on entertainment electronics and electronic household devices are only too happy to come to Berlin – for them, the IFA is a marketplace, a trend barometer and a communication platform all in one.



... for the relaxed athlete


ISTAF (6 September, Olympiastadion)

At the 74th International Stadionfest Berlin, spectators can take their seat and enjoy peak sporting performances across many different disciplines, and maybe there will even be another world record. We are guaranteed at least one highlight: the Berliner and Olympic medal-winning discus thrower Robert Harting intends to make his comeback after a year-long injury break at the ISTAF.


... future explorers


Berlin Travel Fair (19 & 20 September, Spandau Arena)

Cruises and health spas, long-distance trips and nature tourism, active holidays with the motto ‘fit & healthy’, or relaxation anywhere in Germany: for the 24th time, around 300 exhibitors fulfil the travel dreams of more than 10,000 visitors to the Berlin Travel Fair, organised by the travel agency DERPART in Spandau. Entry is free.




... for trendy collectors

Berlin Art Week

Berlin Art Week (5 – 20 September, several locations)

For the fourth time, Berlin Art Week collects exhibition openings, award ceremonies, panel discussions and performances, artist dialogues and tours into an exciting programme. In addition, it allows insight into private collections and into the city’s project space scene. For six days, Berlin becomes a centre for the international art world, and collectors, gallerists, art and culture lovers flock to the German capital.


... for endurance athletes


Berlin-Marathon (27 September)


The Berlin Marathon is always likely to feature a new world record – especially if there is a double winner and the current half-marathon world champion in the line-up. The performances of the world’s best runners aren’t the only highlight of this huge event: children’s events over 500 or 1000 metres, a mini-marathon and the events for inline skaters, wheelchair users and handbikers complete Berlin’s most sporting weekend of the year.



Ⓒ Camera4/ISTAF
Ⓒ Kulturprojekte Berlin, Berlin Art Week 2014, Foto: Antje Schröder

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