Berlin Marathon – Course, Elevation and Race Info

Berlin Marathon is one of the biggest races in the world and attracts more than 45,000 runners each year. Starting and finishing at the historic Brandenburg Gate, the route takes runners through Berlin’s iconic streets, passing landmarks like the Berlin Cathedral and the famous Kurfürstendamm.

What makes this marathon stand out is its flat and fast course. For runners, that means a great chance to aim for personal records. The absence of steep hills makes it a favorite for both newbies and seasoned pros looking to clock in their best times.

Note: 2024 is the 50th Anniversary of Berlin Marathon.

Berlin Marathon at a Glance

  • Upcoming Race: September 29, 2024
  • 2023 Attendance: 47,912
  • 2023 First Place (Men’s): 02:02:42
  • 2023 First Place (Women’s): 02:11:53
  • Official Website: Berlin Marathon

(A) Berlin Marathon Course Map and Route Info

Scroll to zoom in and out. Click and hold to move around. Click on icons to see more race info such as gel stations and notable sights along the route. Water and aid stations are not marked on the map because there are plenty.

(B) Berlin Marathon Elevation Profile Interactive Chart

(Last Updated: 11/16/2023)

Berlin Marathon has a flat and fast course!

(C) Berlin Marathon Expo

  • Bib Number and Race Material pick up
  • Location: former Airport Tempelhof
  • Your start card is your entry ticket
  • No fees for family and friends accompanying you to the Expo

Public transportation is recommended for going to the Expo. With your start card you will receive a ticket by email, valid in fare zone ABC, and the nearby station is Platz der Luftbrücke, Paradestraße

(D) Hotels and Lodging

Berlin Marathon has dozens of hotels offering special rates for participants, ranging from 135 to 569 Euros per night.

(E) Transportation

The easiest way to get to the start line is by public transportation and your bib number is valid as a ticket (for Zones ABC). The closest stops are:

  • Subway: Friedrichstraße (U6)/ 12 minutes walk, Potsdamer Platz (U2)/ 8 minutes walk
  • S-Bahn: Hauptbahnhof (S5, S7, S75, S9), Potsdamer Platz (S1, S2, S25), Friedrichstraße (S1, S2, S25, S5, S7, S75, S9)
  • Regional trains: Hauptbahnhof (RE1, RE2, RE7, RB14), Potsdamer Platz (RE4, RE5) (approx. 10-15 minutes walking)

Showers and changing tents are available at the finish line area.

(F) Weather

Berlin’s weather is usually cool and mild in late September, with minimal wind, which is pleasant for running. Temperatures for the past 20 years averaged to be around 13.5°C, ranging from 11°C to 18°C.

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