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Road Closures, Traffic Jams, Full Hotels in Berlin

This is our article about road closures, traffic jams & full hotels in Berlin. 

We have compiled a calendar of annual events in Berlin that have an impact on the city. This will help you plan your trip to Berlin in the best way and avoid road closures, traffic jams and full hotels in Berlin.

Let's start with general information. Then we will continue with the calendar of events!

Berlin during Major Events: What to consider?

In Berlin, there are countless major events ranging from marathons, parades and rallies to international trade fairs, which have a significant impact on traffic every year and ensure that hotels are fully booked.

During runs, parades, rallies and demonstrations, the respective routes or a single street are closed to public traffic. In some cases, it is then impossible to get to places of interest that are in the immediate vicinity. During trade fairs, endless traffic jams and full hotels are the order of the day.

Wouldn't it be a shame, if you had to travel at short notice, if you only had the option of staying either in a very expensive hotel or in accommodation far outside the city? And would there be anything worse than the sight that you really wanted to experience up close being closed off on that one day that you have time?

Sometimes sights and museums are also closed on certain days. For example, if you are standing in front of the museum of your choice and suddenly find out that it is closed on that day of all days, things have gone stupid, and the anger is great.

Such adversities spoil the stay, and the inclined visitor to Berlin should avoid them at all costs. Be aware of this and plan your Berlin stay accordingly. Sometimes it is advisable to consider an alternative date for the Berlin visit.

Calendar of Annual Events in Berlin

This is not an ordinary calendar of events that tells you what and where to experience in Berlin on which day or evening. We have compiled the events according to the criteria described at the beginning of this article. With this calendar, we would like to help you to adapt your travel plans to these circumstances and to choose a suitable date.

Additional help is provided by the always updated street map of the Traffic Information Center and the Berlin Police.


  • 01.01.2023: Berlin New Year's Run

Affected: Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, Berlin Cathedral.

  • 20-29.01.2023: International Green Week

Affected: traffic jams, full hotels


  • 08-10.02.2023: Fruit Logistica

Affected: traffic jams, full hotels

  • Not yet scheduled: Around the Müggelturm

Affected: Müggelberge, Seebad Wendendorf


  • 08-12.03.2023: ITB International Tourism Exchange.

Affected: traffic jams, full hotels.

  • Not yet scheduled: Berlin Valentine's Run

Affected: Gardens of the World


  • Not yet scheduled: Pirelli Berlin Half Marathon

Affected: Straße des 17. Juni, Großer Stern, Ernst-Reuter-Platz, Ernst-Suhr-Allee, Schloss Charlottenburg, Schlossstraße, Kaiserdamm, Wundtstraße, Neue Kantstraße, Droysenstraße, Kurfürstendamm, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, Tauentzienstraße, Potsdamer Straße, Potsdamer Platz, Leipziger Straße, Wilhelmstraße, Getraudenstraße, Gendarmenmarkt, Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Gate


  • 01.05.2022: DGB rally

Affected: Alexanderstraße, Alexanderplatz, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, Platz des 18.März, Brandenburg Gate

  • 14.05.2022: Avon Women's Run Berlin

Affected: Straße des 17. Juni, Siegessäule, Hofjägerallee, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate.

  • 15.05.2022: S 25 Berlin

Affected: Olympic Stadium, Victory Column, Straße des 17. Juni, Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt, Potsdamer Platz, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Kurfürstendamm, Radio Tower.

  • 22-25.05.2022: ILA - International Aerospace Exhibition.

Affected: traffic jams, full hotels.

  • Not yet scheduled: YOU Berlin - European Youth Fair.

Affected: traffic jams, full hotels.


  • Not until 2023: Carnival of Cultures

Affected: Kreuzberg.

  • 12.06.2022: Berlin Triathlon.

Affected: Treptower Park, Neue Krugallee, Baumschulenstraße, Köpenicker Landstraße, Bulgarische Straße, Alt-Treptow, Puschkinallee.

  • 16.06.2022: Campus Run

Affected: Dahlem, Grunewald.

  • 21.06.2022: Féte de la Musique.

Affected: Venues have not yet been determined.

  • 25.06.2022: SoVD Inclusion Run

Affected: Tempelhofer Feld.

  • 29.06.2022: Berlin Company Run

Affected: Ebertstraße, Behrenstraße, Wilhelmstraße, Hanah-Arendt-Straße, Ebertstraße, Lennestraße, Tiergartenstraße, Stauffenbergstraße, Reichpietschufer, Von-der-Heydt-Straße, Klingelhöferstraße, Hofjägerallee, Großer Stern, Straße des 17. Juni.


  • 09.07.2022: Rave The Planet Parade.

Affected: The route has not yet been determined, but will certainly pass by Straße des 17. Juni and Großer Stern, among others.

  • 23.07.2022: Christopher Street Day Parade.

The route is not yet available. 2021 involved: Leipziger Straße, Ebertstraße, Brandenburg Gate, Straße des 17. Juni, Großer Stern, Hofjägerallee, Urania.

  • 30.07.2022: Adidas Runners City Night Berlin.

Affected: Memorial Church, Kurfürstendamm, Droysenstraße, Windscheidstraße, Kantstraße, Joachimsthaler Straße.


  • 13/14.08.2022: 100 Miles Berlin - The Wall Trail Run

Affected: Berlin Wall Trail.

  • 27. / 28.08.2022: Berlinman Triathlon

Affected: Wannsee, Havelchaussee, Grunewald.

  • Not yet scheduled - Kreuzberg Quarter Marathon

Affected: TiB Stadium at Columbiadamm, Südstern, Blücherstraße, Alexandrinenstraße, Moritzplatz, Oranienplatz, Mariannenplatz.


  • 02.-06.09.2022: IFA International Consumer Electronics Fair

Affected: traffic jams, full hotels.

  • 04.09.2022: Half Marathon Berlin-Reinickendorf

Affected: Borsigdamm, Greenwich-Promenade, Alt-Tegel, Berliner Straße, Ernststraße, Leuenberger Zeile, Trepliner Weg, Allenhofer Weg, Nassenheider Weg, Borsigwalder Weg, Miraustraße, Am Norddamm, Eichborndamm, Holzhauser Straße.

  • 04.09.2022: Life-Run of the Berlin Aids-Hilfe.

Affected: Tempelhofer Feld.

  • 10. 09. 2022: Heinersdorfer Quarter Marathon.

Affected: Heinersdorf.

  • 17.09.2022: Run & Bike

Affected: Tegel Forest

  • 20.-23.09.2022: InnoTrans - International Trade Fair for Railway and Transport Technology.

Affected: traffic jams, full hotels.

  • 24./25.09.2022: BMW Berlin Marathon

Affected: Straße des 17. Juni, Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt, Leipziger Strasse, Potsdamer Platz, Potsdamer Strasse, Bülowstrasse, Tauenzienstrasse, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Kurfürstendamm, Olivaer Platz, Fehrbelliner Platz, Hohenzollerndamm, Roseneckplatz, Breitenbachplatz, Hauptstrasse, Martin-Luther-Strasse, Goebenstraße, Gneisenaustraße, Hermannplatz, Cottbusser Damm, Moritzplatz, Heinrich-Heine-Straße, Lichtenberger Straße, Strausberger Platz, Karl-Marx-Allee, Mollstraße, Torstraße, Reinhardtstraße, Reichstag Building, Federal Chancellery, Alt-Moabit, Franklinstraße, Ernst-Reuter-Platz, Großer Stern.


  • 22.10.2022: Run Berlin

Affected: Steglitzer Schloßstraße, Ahornstraße, Botanical Garden, Pacelliallee, Mecklenburgische Straße, Bundesallee.

  • 23.10.2022: Müggelsee Half Marathon

Affected: Around Müggelsee.


  • 12.11.2022 Grundelwald Run

Affected: Grundelwald.

  • 24-27.11.2022: boot & Fun - Fair for water sports.

Affected: traffic jams, full hotels.


  • 31.12.2022: Berlin New Year's Eve Run.

Affected: Around the Teufelsberg.

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