Berlin is one of the largest cities in Europe, and is one of the most interesting and exciting cities in Europe to visit. You can go back in history to a church from 1230 A.D., to the more recent history of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the ever-changing city and rejuvenating neighborhoods. Berlin was built on a grand scale, with large everything — avenues, parks, and squares. There’s a terrific variety of options for running in Berlin, from classic paths along the Spree River, the iconic Tiergarten, and numerous great neighborhoods and linear parks. Note: For guided running tours in Berlin, we highly recommend our friends at Go! Running Tours.
To get acquainted with Berlin, we’ve put together a 12k ‘runseeing‘ tour of its key sites. The best place to run in Berlin is the centrally-located Tiergarten. We also love running on the paths along the Spree River and the Landwehr Canal. Another running treat is the Charlottenburg Palace. To get inspired, explore Berlin’s Olympic Park. Another favorite is Grunewald Forst, which has grand allées to lake loops and more rugged trails. Tempelhofer Field, a large park built at the site of the former airport, is a new addition to the Berlin running scene. Just outside the city, highlights include Spandauer Forest, Tegeler Forst, and some wonderful parks for running near the convention center and airport. If you have the time, hop on a train and go to Potsdam and do the ‘Palace Run’.
Berlin has a super-efficient public transport system, which makes it easy to access all our running spots or do a one-way run!