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Spooky season: The best Halloween events in Berlin

Halloween is nigh! Check out this collection of spooky events in Berlin - and get ready to paint the town blood red. 

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It’s alive! Halloween is back and, to help you make the most of the spooky season, we’ve found some fantastically frightening events for you this weekend – parties, concerts, haunted houses, you name it! 

Candlelight concert – Tim Burton soundtracks

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If you don’t have the stomach for Halloween horror, start out your spooky season gently with this candlelight concert at the Apostel Paulus Church in Schöneberg. Pianist Giorgos Fragos and violinist Luiza Labouriau will be performing selections from the soundtracks from notoriously gnarly Tim Burton films. 

  • Apostle Paulus Church, Grunewaldstraße 77a, Schöneberg, October 26, details

The Abandoned Factory – Musikbrauerei

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With its cavernous walls and almost derelict exterior, it’s a pretty sure shot that the Musikbrauerei is already haunted. An ideal spot for a Halloween party, we’d say! This Friday, the abandoned brewery-turned-music venue will transform into a proper haunted club, so grab your sexy-whatever costume and get ready to get down. 

  • Musikbrauerei, Greifswalder Str. 23A, Prenzlauer Berg, October 27 + 28, details



Try to survive your best horror fantasy at Nightcrawlers, an immersive performance dedicated to body horror and monstrosity. Twenty performance artists will skulk around this 800-square-metre installation, where they’ll relive the nasty events that pushed them to the shadowy margins of society. 

  • Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2, Mitte, October 28–31, details

Halloween party at Kulturbrauerei

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The Kulturbrauerei will sink to the depths of damnation this weekend in a ghoulish two-day blowout. Have a haunted time among several dance floors across the Kulturbrauerei’s boiler house, machine house and old canteen, where DJs from SODA will be around to pump up the party atmosphere. Makeup artists from Hasso von Hugo will be making an appearance again, too, so you can transform yourself by the light of the full moon.

  • Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36, Prenzlauer Berg, October 28, details

Halloween Bambule – Birgit & Bier

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Boogie the night away at the Halloween Bambule at Birgit’s. Don’t be fooled by the homely name – every year Birgit & Bier turns into one of Berlin’s favourite Halloween haunts, with four floors of house, techno and 80s/90s beats to get your skeleton grooving. This one always sells out, so reserve your tickets early!

  • Birgit & Bier, Schleusenufer 3, Kreuzberg, October 28, details

Geisterstunde at the Museum for Communication

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The Museum for Communication is ready to help your little goblins out with some pre-Halloween prep. As part of the Children’s Culture Month calendar, they’ll set up a mask-making station, where kids can design the perfect mask for their trick-or-treating later in the week. 

  • Museum for Communication, Leipziger Str. 16, Mitte, October 29, details

Nosferatu Live with the Babylon Orchestra

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Move over, Dracula, it’s Nosferatu’s time to shine. Catch a screening of this chilling OG vampire film, now considered one of the most iconic depictions of vampires in the history of cinema. This silent film set to live music performed by the Babylon Orchestra, will be sure to give your Halloween weekend an immaculately eerie note. 

  • Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, Mitte, German with English subtitles, October 29, details.

The Exorcist: Believer

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The Exorcist is back with a spine-chilling sequel. Set 50 years after the original 1973 plot, The Exorcist: Believer harkens back to its uncanny roots, with more than enough satanism and sinisterness to give you nightmares for days. This one is screening in theatres across the city, so trick-or-treat yourself to a cinema just in time for spooky season. 

Halloween at Britzer Garten

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See what lurks in the shadows of the Britzer Garten, which is hosting its first-ever Halloween party for visitors young and old. We’ll spoil it a little: a spook-tacular program of live music, a fire show, face painting, arts-and-crafts and storytelling awaits! Make sure you dress to impress – before the night is over, one lucky guest will win a prize for best costume. 

  • Britzer Garten, Sangerhauser Weg 1, Britz, October 31, details

The Lost World with live soundtrack

Go and watch the original monster movie this Halloween at Z-inema with a live orchestra. This classic from 1925 is an adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle movie, but it will come to life with live music provided by the Sound 8 Orchestra. Never again will a film about prehistoric creatures released almost 100 years old seem so alive!

  • Z-INEMA, Mitte, Bergstr. 2, 10115 Berlin, details

The Exorcist

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A cult classic in the horror sphere, The Exorcist is rising from the dead for a special 50th anniversary screening. As if the original wasn’t frightening enough, Babylon will be showing an extended director’s cut, with all the extra blood-curdling scenes you didn’t know you needed. The event will also screen some vintage horror trailers before the main feature to get you into a dreadfully grim mood. 

  • Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, Mitte, October 31, details

Gruselzeit at the Haus Natur und Umwelt

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Phantoms-in-training can assemble this Halloween at the Haus Natur und Umwelt. At this year’s Gruselzeit (“scary time”), Berlin’s littlest poltergeists can expect an exciting evening of enchantment, including spooky snacks to sink their fangs into. Entry is free for the costume-clad! 

  • Haus Natur und Umwelt, An der Wuhlheide 169, Oberschöneweide, October 31, details

The Nun II

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Here’s another sequel to get you jumping out of your skin. The Nun II is back in all its gothic supernatural glory, full of the expected ecclesiastical death and destruction. See if you can handle the terror, but don’t be too surprised if you find yourself avoiding monasteries for a while after.