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Crowded but Major Race

Basically the race was crowded and jam full of people as it is a Major, it took me about half and... read more

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Great atmosphere!

This year the weather was pretty good (~15 celsius at the start, rising to ~22 at noon, with very... read more

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“Crowded but Major Race”
4 weeks ago
“Great atmosphere!”
The BMW Berlin Marathon is one of 5 World Marathon Majors. It first started in 1974 and takes place in September, covering 42.2km of the German capital, starting and finishing near the iconic Brandenburg Gate. It is known for being a flat course...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Basically the race was crowded and jam full of people as it is a Major, it took me about half and hour more to cross the start line. The course is relatively flat and has sufficient water point and replenishment, there were also a lot...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This year the weather was pretty good (~15 celsius at the start, rising to ~22 at noon, with very little wind), and consequently there were a lot of spectators, and the atmosphere was superb, as were all the volunteers along the course, the expo, and...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This year it was a little bit cold and raining at the start time. Everything else was perfect. The Volenteers were very helpfull, lot of musicians were along the route. Visitors motivated us... I enjoyed every second, Once you run Berlin, you want to do...More

2  Thank Selçuk A
Reviewed 6 March 2018

what i liked- i pr'ed!. weather was good for running, for me. I could do without the drizzle but I'll take it instead of heat. bib numbers were printed as oyu picked up your packet- saves on paper for unsued numbers. organanized- exit from the...More

Thank Marissa D
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Quite simply awesome! I loved this event. Well organised well supported and lovely wide boulevards to run on, a start in the Tiergarten that is inspiring and a finish through the Brandenberg Gate! I loved the crowds cow bells ringing all the way around -...More

Thank r1nardi
Reviewed 2 October 2017

You read that this is one of the best Marathons in the world thanks to the flat course, crowd presence etc. All these are absolutely true. What a wonderful run. I achieved my PB. The crowd cheering on through the entire course is unbelievable. I...More

1  Thank Jose M
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

If you don't aim for the majors, you can just skip it. It is crowded, live bands play only traditional music, you get bored after the 20th. Main problem is that it is unorganised. No organisers know anything. In 2017 they ran out from starting...More

2  Thank rezzi2014
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

It's a mayor. But the organisation is really not so gut. They need to work in the expo, and try to explain the things better. Sometimes is not enough to a Major.

Thank Francisco C
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The timing of the bmw berlin marathon couldnt be any better. It coincide with the oktoberfest in munich. Its the most crowded run that i have been in but the atmosphere and liveband along the route keeps you going all the way. Its very flat...More

1  Thank HungoverTT
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We knew there would be a marathon in Berlin but we had no idea of how big it would be. We understand that 40 thousand runners would participate. We were staying in a hotel located near the finish line. The German BMW marathon committee does...More

Thank lawton1osuedu
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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through
the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which
lends its name to this well-heeled neighbourhood.
Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city:
upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades
and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone
streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through
little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop
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Cathy R
3 November 2017|
Response from Jose M | Reviewed this property |
HI Cathy, I don't think there are place very close to the finish line - at least that I know of. We stayed at Ameron Hotel ABION Spreebogen Berlin. It was a 15 minute walk. Had good experience staying at the hotel. My... More