Where to Stay for Berlin Marathon ?
All over the city accommodation, from cheap places to stay in Berlin, to hostels and B&B’s to luxury hotels, is available for all budgets. International chains have flagship hotels in the city, and the best are offering marathon deals, including fitness suites and swimming pools.
During the boom at the end of the Cold War, many hotels were built, leading to an over-supply of accommodation. This means great deals can be found even in luxury hotels. Look out for the best deals on quirky accommodation in converted palaces, banks and factories, and even in the former home of a silent-screen icon.
The 2021 BMW Berlin Marathon is home to one of the fastest routes. It passes through famous Berlin districts and finally through the Brandenburg Gate.
Finding hotels in Berlin-Mitte, around Friedrichstrasse, will not only put you near the start and finish points of the marathon, but near the city’s main sights. It’s the best area to stay in Berlin for sightseeing. Many of Berlin’s budget hotels are located to the west of the city, close to the zoo in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf area. Best district to stay in Berlin is Mitte and Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.
Berlin has an excellent public transport system, so check your hotel is near a U-Bahn or S-Bahn station, then everything you need, including the start and finish lines, will be within easy reach.
Berlin is popular with backpackers and is full of excellent value hostels, the best have single rooms, but many cheap hostels have dormitories sleeping up to 32 people!
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Visit some of Berlin’s iconic landmarks
If you are at the start or finish points after the marathon, make the best of your time in the city and visit some of Berlin’s iconic landmarks, such as Brandenburger Tor, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Schloss Bellevue.
Wherever you find your deals on hotels and accommodation in Berlin you will discover a fascinating city shaped by its history, ancient and modern. Walk along the poignant remains of the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie, or visit the splendors of Prussian palaces and art galleries.
What’ the BMW Berlin Marathon ?
The marathon, with less than 300 entrants, was first run in 1974 through the Grunewald Forest. In 1981, it was moved onto the streets of West Berlin.
On the 30th September 1990, a dream was realized and history was created. Just three days before the official reunification of Germany, 25,000 runners ran through the Brandenburg Gate, many of them in tears. In 2021 over 40,000 entrants will be taking part.
The route through the city takes in Alexander Platz, Potsdamer Platz, the Tiergarten, and the Reichstag. Music events around the course will entertain runners and spectators.
Supporting the marathon is EXPO VITAL on Platz der Luftbrücke, a large health, sports and lifestyle exhibition. Registration takes place here so looking for hotels and accommodation in this area is one of the best options for entrants, with easy links to the start and finish lines.
Start Line and Finish Line area
Strasse des 17. Juni, between Brandenburger Gate and Kleiner Stern.
Nearest Public Transportation stops
Underground: Friedrichstrasse (U1, U6, U7, Hauptbahnhof (U55), Brandenburger Tor (U55), Potsdamer Platz (U2)
S-Bahn: Hauptbahnhof (S3, S5, S7, S75), Unter den Linden/Brandenburger Tor (S1, S2, S25), Potsdamer Platz (S1, S2, S25), Friedrichstraße (S1, S2, S25, S3, S5, S7, RB14), Potsdamer Platz (RE4, RE5)
Organized by : SCC Events
Other major marathons in Europe incluce the London and Schneider Electric Paris Marathon.