Whether you’re a budding photographer, fully-fledged or just looking for some picturesque spots around Berlin – we've got you covered. Friend of Locke, Berlin local and Photographer Julia Nimke, shares her favourite spots around Berlin for autumnal shots.
Enjoy colorful leaves in autumnal hues crunching underfoot, and less crowded parks, walkways, and attractions. Autumn is the perfect time for a getaway and to experience the hum of the city before winter cold sets in.
1. Zenner at Treptower Park.
Located in Berlin’s second biggest park, Treptower Park, Zenner is a cultural institution, event space, club and beer garden. This multi-disciplinary space has a vineyard and towerhouse perfect for outdoor exploring. With lots of outdoor space, picnic benches and cultural moments, Treptower’s river views and sunsets make it the perfect place to unwind and relax.
2. Victory Column
One of Berlin’s most famous landmarks, the victory statue. Besides being once a symbol of German victories, the statue also acts as a viewpoint. Standing at 69 metres, you’ll have great views across the Tiergarden, the City and Bellevue Park.
3. Landwehr Canal
Enjoy an autumnal walk down the canals, specifically through the area of Kreuzburg, although you can walk for miles. Through the Kreuzberg section, you’ll find residents and tourists alike relaxing on the grassy banks overlooking the water. The ideal spot for a takeaway coffee, catching up with friends or just reading a book on a crisp autumnal day.
4. Botanical Garden
With 43 hectares to explore, Berlin’s botanical gardens offer an oasis from city life. With a collection of around 20,000 plant species, and various plants, palm and greenhouses, such as the Viktoriahaus which is over 100 years old and named after the giant water lily, Victoria.
5. Boxhagener Platz
Grab a coffee, wrap or a Döner, and enjoy the hustle of bustle of Friedrichshain, in this pocket of greenery. Every Saturday you’ll find a farmer’s market, whilst on Sundays there is a big flea market, selling second-hand goods. You’ll also find artists and creatives showcasing their work.
6. Tempelhofer Feld
The perfect place for a sundowner. Enjoy undistracted views at this former airport turned public park. Tempelhofer Feld is the perfect spot to cycle, run, have al-fresco picnics, or catch-up with friends. A must do when in Berlin.
7. Kino International
When the days start getting shorter, colder and darker, there’s nowhere better to go than the cinema. With its 1950s architecture, Kino International is more than a cinema, it’s a cultural and architectural icon. Perfect to snap some images, then enjoy some downtime in the cinema. Great for a rainy day.
8. Museum Island
Found in the heart of Berlin, Museumsinel is one of the country’s most well-known sights, showcasing some of the country’s most important cultural artefacts. You’ll find a number of different museums spread across five buildings spanning 6000 years worth of history and art.
Locke at East Side Gallery
With Autumn round the corner, it’s the perfect time to book in your trip. Explore Berlin both inside and out. Stroll around its parks, gardens and along the River Spree. Then get cosy inside one of its many cafes, restaurants and bars. All with Locke at East Side Gallery as your base.