Held annually on the last weekend of September – coming NOW!!! – the Berlin Marathon is one of worlds favorite. Last year there were more than 40 thousand participants from 107 different countries and more the one million spectators. Along with Tokyo, Boston, London, Chicago and New York, it forms the World Marathon, which rewards with $1 million the top female and male marathoners.
An interesting curiosity about the course – which begins and ends by one of Berlin’s biggest symbols, the Brandenburg Gate – is that most marathon world records have been set here due to the super flat geography of the city, the mild temperatures the of the beginning of the German autumn and the super cheering spectators crowd. The course is also a class of history, since it passes through the major tourist sites of the German capital and almost all the central districts of the city, as our neighborhood Moabit.
The event is split over two days. About 8,000 additional inline skaters compete at the marathon course the Saturday before the running event. Power walkers, handbikers, wheelchair riders, and a children’s marathon are also part of the program.
If you are looking for a place to stay in the center of Berlin for this weekend – as a runner or as spectator – the Amstel House Hostel Berlin has a perfect and cheap special offer for you.
Our Marathon special includes:
– 2 nights from Friday to Sunday in bed of a four-bedded mixed dormitory
w/ washing facilities and shared bath/ WC
– 48h Berlin Welcome Card (AB) Metro Tickets
– 2 x breakfast
– 1 x All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Buffet
Reservations through our Website