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Country Visited: Germany
Days Distance Race Type Price from Style
4 42.2 WMM 52500 Guided
  • Overview

  • Itinerary

  • Accommodation

  • Extension Tour

  • Important Information

  • FAQs

  • Reviews

  • Dates & Prices


One of the 6 World Marathon Majors, the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON offers one of the fastest marathon courses in the world - its the very one where Eliud Kipchoge set his 2:01:09 WR in 2022! And it is certainly the place for you to go after your personal record. With over 122 nationalities & more than a million spectators, this is also one of the most popular full marathon races with runners from India and the Middle East. After a super successful 2023, post pandemic, we are back with BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2024! Best of all, the 2024 edition being the 50th Anniversary of the race, the event intends to pull out all the stops to make it a superbly memorable experience for every runner. We recommend that you block your spot early to avoid disappointment later as runners love this trip and it sells out fast! 

Starting and ending at Brandenburg Gate, this marathon lets you bask in the mild autumn temperature as you run through the city on a flat and even surfaced course, lined with the cheering spectators, performers and other festivities. Break your personal marathon record and if all goes well with the world you can also think about treating yourself to a long awaited vacation in Europe after the race!



  • Accommodation at an unbeatable location minutes from the race start and finish.
  • Guaranteed Race Entry to BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2024
  • Orientation Meet-up & networking with fellow runners 
  • Transport:
    • Berlin Travelcard for all runners (given by BMW BERLIN-MARATHON)
    • One Day Travel card for your companions to enable them to accompany you to get to the expo (included with hotel stay only) 
    • Bus Transfer to start of Breakfast Run on Saturday (leaves from NH Hotel)  
  • Meals:
    • Breakfasts on all days (not included for the hostel stay)
    • Hi-Tea on Friday 
  • Experiences:
    • An After-Party Lounge at NH Hotel from 3 to 7 pm to help you celebrate your accomplishments from race day 
    • A walking tour of Berlin (optional) 
    Active Holiday Company Value Add-Ons
    • Services of an experienced Active Holiday Company representative for ground assistance (we have hosting runners at this race since 2015!)
    • Active Holiday Company World Marathon Majors T-Shirt (With Race Entry only)


  • Rooms are mixed gender multi-bedded with en-suite bathrooms
  • There is no breakfast included in the hostel package (but you can pay directly and eat for Euro 9 per person)
  • Companions / stay only options are not allowed on this package due to its limited availability 


Day 1
Friday Open or Close

Check-in is at 3 pm. If you are arriving early and would like to have your room ready on arrival please pre-book the previous night. (please see the FAQs on extra nights).For those arriving in the morning, head over to the expo to collect your bibs.
Your trip to the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON starts with an orientation talk to prep you for race day followed by an optional small group walking tour of Berlin.
The high-tea is a your chance to meet fellow runners and discuss the race day.
Meals: Tea / Coffee

Day 2
Saturday Open or Close

We visit Brandenburg gate today for the official photo shoot and to familiarise ourselves with the start and finish point of your marathon on Sunday. This morning we take the bus from the hotel to the starting point of the Breakfast Run. Starting at 9am, this run is a great chance to loosen up the day before the race with an easy 6km as well as mingle with runners from all over the world. The race ends at the spectacular Olympic Stadium.
You have the rest of the day free to visit the expo, rest, and explore a little bit of Berlin.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Sunday Open or Close

Today is race day. Enjoy the energy of the event as you run this iconic event. Your stay is well located and you will get to the race start and end within a matter of minutes. Consider hitting one of Berlin's famous pubs to celebrate your race or join Berlin Marathon's Optional after party
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
Monday Open or Close

Depart (on your own) to the airport or even better, extend your trip and visit more of Germany hitting the Oktoberfest in Munich.
Meals: Breakfast



5* Hotel Adlon Kempinski


Located right next to Berlin's most famous landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, this iconic hotel reflects luxury, style and elegance in a class of its own.The property is an easy 2 km walk from the start and the finish of the race and our runners love staying here.






The property is an easy 1.2 km walk from the start and the finish of the race and our runners love staying here. The marathon runs right past the hotel and the level of service is exactly what runners need. Check-in time is 03:00 PM 


HOTEL - 2* IBIS Budget Berlin City Potsdamer Platz

The ibis budget Potsdamer Platz hotel is located in the city center near Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate. Just 2km to the start and finish point. Check in time 03:00PM


Located in the Stasi secret police headquarters in the former East Germany, Gat Point Charlie is an industrial structure featuring minimalist-style rooms. Just 164 feet from Checkpoint Charlie and 15 mins walk to the start and Finish Point.


HOSTEL - Three Little Pigs Hostel

We have upgraded our hostel offering with the option of runners getting stay options with single, twin and multi-share dorms at an unbeatable location, just minutes from Brandenburg Gate. Breakfast can be paid for directly. All rooms booked by us have en-suite facilites offering you the privacy at an unbeatable price. This option is available with race entry only. The Check-in time is 03:00 PM 

Extension Tour

  • Marathon Extensions

    East Europe and Oktoberfest!

    East Europe and Oktoberfest! [5 days]

    Germany, Czech Republic
    Physical Grading
    • JAN
    • FEB
    • MAR
    • APR
    • MAY
    • JUN
    • JUL
    • AUG
    • SEP
    • OCT
    • NOV
    • DEC
    • From

    Do yourself a favour and extend your Berlin Marathon trip with a super sun trip across East Europe!


  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

Booking Conditions

HOSTEL PACKAGE A non-refundable, full payment of your tour price is needed to confirm your spot. 

A non-refundable deposit of Rs.40000 per person (for race participants) and Rs.20,000 per companion is needed to confirm your race participation and accommodation. Full payment is due before 31st May 2024.
Child below 8 years with no extra bed, sharing with two adults: INR 7,500 per child
Child between 8 - 11 years with extra bed INR 18,000.


  • Cancellation on or before the 31st May 2024 is subject to cancellation with the non-refundable deposit amount only
  • Cancellations after 31st May 2024 attract 100% cancellation.
  • You may transfer your entire package including race entry to another runner at a nominal charge.
  • The charge depends on the timing of the transfer. Active Holiday Company assists in finding a runner who can take your entry but we do not guarantee it. If we do not find a replacement runner then the cancellation penalty applies
  • Transfer on or before 31 May 2024 at INR 8,000 per person
  • Transfer from 01 June till 15th August 2024 at a charge of INR 20,000 per person
  • Companion costs are fully refundable up to 31 July 2024


Room Only bookings (for runners holding their own entries)

Bookings are fully refundable up to 15th June 2024
Cancellations between 16th June and 09 August 2024 attract a 30% cancellation fee.
Cancellations after 10 August 2024 will be at 100% cancellation

Race entries will not be refunded or deferred for any reason. These include your inability to travel to the race / inability to obtain a visa / a travel ban for Indians to enter Germany, your inability to afford quarantine requirements that may be applicable closer to race day, or your inability to meet the requirements of vaccination / COVID tests set by the race organizer closer to race day / not being able to arrange a visa etc..

Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation is mandatory for all travelers. Please review the accommodation options very carefully before making your booking. Changes in the category of accommodation are permitted only if upgraded from lower to a higher category. Changes from higher to lower hotel category are not permitted once the booking has been made. Any amendment or change in hotel reservations attract a fee of Rs. 1500 per change. No changes are possible after 15th August 2024. Race entry is not available without the package; however, the package can be booked without the race entry.

Berlin Marathon permits the transfer of entries and we do receive requests from runners who have a confirmed spot with us for a race bib/entry transfer. To ensure that we only waitlist runners who are serious about running the Berlin Marathon, we accept waitlists for the Berlin Marathon against a deposit of INR 10,000 per person. If and when your spot is confirmed this amount is adjusted against your final dues to us. If your spot is not confirmed up to one month before race-day this amount is refunded to you. Should your spot become available and you choose not to take it, the deposit will be retained as a cancellation. However should you change your mind before we confirm the spot, you can request a full refund of your deposit. Spots are offered on a first come first serve basis as and when they become available. Typically these happen 3 to 1 month before departure.

If this is your sixth and final Abbott WMM race, check our FAQs to ensure you receive a six star medal at the finish.

All prices are based on EUR INR ROE on 20th September 2023 and price is subject to revision should the exchange rate fluctuate drastically before full payment is made.
Please contact us for flights, visas and insurance if you need assistance.


Before You Go

Things you need to know


Q.1 Is the race entry guaranteed if I book a package through Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

All of our World Marathon Major packages come with guaranteed race entry.

Q.2 Is it possible for me to buy just the race entry and make my own accommodation arrangements? Open or Close

As Tour Operators, we are required to sell the race entry along with accommodation. Our contract with the race does not permit us to sell a stand-alone race entry.

Q.3 I’ve got the race entry through the Ballot/Charity, can I buy the accommodation from Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

Yes, it is possible for you to stay with our marathon group if you already have the entry or if you are travelling with a non-running companion. However, please note that this will be at the same hotel as the rest of the group travelling on our package. We do not accept companions or runners with race entry for the hostel (Menninger)

Q.4 What category of accommodation is included? Open or Close

The NH Collection Berlin Mitte Hotel is a 4* hotel. It is chosen for its fabulous location and ease of access but all our runners also love the service and the rooms there.
Motel One is a no-frills 3 star a bit over 2 km from the start and finish (800m further from NH Collection Berlin Mitte).
The Mennninger is also fairly close to the start and the finish (1.5 km) and chosen to make it possible for runners from all economic backgrounds to run this incredible race. The standard is comparable to a 2 star.

Q.5 Can I book extra nights before or after the race? Open or Close

The option to book extra nights may become available at a later date. Unfortunately due to the high demand of hotel rooms before the race (due to other events in Berlin), the cost of the pre nights is high and limited rooms are available. If you are booking your pre and post nights at the hotel directly please note that you will have to change your room by checking out of that room and checking in to the new room allocated for the group. Please do not request us or the hotel reception to allow you to continue staying in the same room if your booking has not been made as part of our group

Q.6 Can I check-in early? Open or Close

Check-in time is 3 pm on the day of arrival at both the hotel and the hostel. Early check-in is subject to availability at the time of arrival. The marathon weekend is a very busy time for all accommodation and if you are arriving early and you would like a room ready upon arrival you will need to book and pay for it from the previous night.

Q.7 I am taking the race package through Active Holiday Company, is it possible for me to upgrade or change my accommodation? Open or Close

No, it is not possible for us to book your stay elsewhere. We plan our trips so that the whole group stays together at a single hotel so it will not be possible to upgrade hotels since you are part of a group booking.

Q.8 I am a solo traveller, is it possible for me to find someone to share my room with? Open or Close

We have several single runners interested in sharing a room with another runner and, wherever possible, we try to pair up people who have requested rooms on twin share. However, please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee and in some cases you might be required to take a single supplement. If you have a friend who is already on the group you'd like to share your room with please let us know your preference at the time of making the booking so we can pair you together.
The option to share your room with another runner is possible only at the NH Hotel which offers twin beds. Motel One only has double beds that cannot be separated.

Q.9 ​​​​​This is my Sixth WMM, how do I receive a six star medal at the finish? Open or Close

if you have booked your sixth and final Abbott WMM race, please contact us so that we can guide you through the process and ensure you receive a medal at the finish.

Q.10 Will I have to collect my own bib? Open or Close

Yes, all the World Major Marathons require that the participants attend the expo in person and collect their bibs. Your travel documents will contain detailed instructions on how to get to and from the expo from your hotel.

Q.11 I cannot attend this race. Is it possible for me to transfer my registration to another runner? Open or Close

The Berlin Marathon allows runners to transfer their spots to another runner until a certain date. Please get in touch with us to find out what the exact dates are. None of the other World Major Marathons allow this.

Q.12 Is it possible for me to defer my registration to the following year? Open or Close

The Berlin Marathon does NOT allow runners to defer registrations to the following year.

Q.13 Will my travel insurance cover the cancellation fee in case of a cancellation - cancelled by me or on the event organisers part? Open or Close

Most Indian insurance providers cover a very small part of the cancellation fee. The exact coverage will be detailed in the conditions of your insurance policy and we encourage you to check whether you can make a claim with them directly.

Q.14 What happens if the race is cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak? Open or Close

After two years of refunding entries, offering deferrals at a small charge / no charge, all World Major Marathon races have gone back to the old policy of no refund on race entries. This is the condition even if the event cancels. However having held the event safely in 2021 chances that the event will cancel in 2022 are remote. While there are chances that travel may continue to be affected from certain countries with little or no notice should the event be cancelled for 2022, we will contact you as soon as we know and offer the options available to us if they are any different from 'no refund, no deferral'. The exact option available will depend on the race organiser. We may retain a small administrative fee to cover our expenses.

Q.15 Will you be able to assist me with visas and air tickets? Open or Close

Yes, we can help you with visas and flight tickets for an additional charge. Please get in touch with us for details. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF YOU ARE BOOKING YOUR FLIGHTS VIA LONDON, YOU REQUIRE A TRANSIT VISA FOR THE UK (in addition to the Schengen Visa), unless you already hold a US visa.


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Overall score:

(Based on 84 reviews)

  • Dr Sudha Anil Sah

    Sep 2023

    It was an amazing experience

    Arrangements were too gud.
    Everything was hassle free.

  • Bhagya Mohan Konwar

    Sep 2023

    Well organised, friendly and comfortable trip

    I ran the Berlin Marathon. My spouse came as a companion. From the initial discussions till the end of the trip, it was a smooth experience. At all touch points Active Holidays team were courteous and helpful. We enjoyed the trip without a hiccup.

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    The helpdesk was very good.

    The information provided to us were very useful.

    Other miscellaneous information that can help future travellers

    I think it is value for money.

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Dates & Prices

HOSTEL - Three Little Pigs Hostel Berlin Potsdamer Platz (27 Sep - 30 Sep 2024): SOLD OUT

Per person in Multi-Share Dorm
(With Race Entry)

Per person on Twin Share
(With Race Entry)
Per person in Single Room
(With Race Entry)
(No Entry)
INR79000 INR 62500 INR 67000 Not Allowed

Extra nights and companions not permitted with the hostel option. This is a runners only option. Breakfast is not included but can be paid for directly to the hostel at 9 Euro per person .

3* IBIS Budget Berlin City Potsdamer Platz (27 Sep - 30 Sep 2024): SOLD OUT

Per person on twin share
(With Race Entry)
Per person on single Room
(With Race Entry)
Per person on twin share
(No Entry)
Per person on single room 
(No Entry)
INR 71,000.00 INR 92,000.00 INR 45000 INR 66000


4* NH HOTEL BERLIN MITTE (27 Sep - 30 Sep 2024): SOLD OUT

Per person on twin share
(With Race Entry)
Per person on single Room
(With Race Entry)
Per person on twin share
(No Entry)
Per person on single room 
(No Entry)
INR 82,500.00 INR 112,500.00 INR 44,500.00 INR  74,500.00


5* Hotel Adlon Kempinski (27 Sep - 30 Sep 2024): SOLD OUT

Per person on twin share
(With Race Entry)
Per person on single Room
(With Race Entry)
Per person on twin share
(No Entry)
Per person on single room 
(No Entry)
INR 270,000.00 INR 430,000.00 INR 199,000.00 INR 355,000.00


Gat Point Charlie  (27 Sep - 30 Sep 2024): CHECK AVAILABILITY

Per person on Triple share
(With Race Entry)
Per person on Twin share
(With Race Entry)
Per person on single Room
(With Race Entry)
Per person on twin share
(No Entry)
INR 117,000.00

INR 129,000.00

INR 175,000.00 INR 75,000.00

All prices exclude GST 5% & 5% TCS (this can be claimed back in your IT returns).
A service charge of 3% is applicable on all online transactions.
To book Berlin Marathon using the INR package, it is mandatory that you provide your PAN Number at the time of booking and a copy of your Passport and PAN Card within 5 working days. If you do not have a PAN Number please book via tha UAE Runners page. 

Race day baggage options
All runners have a choice between the following for the race day: 
1. Race Day Baggage: This means that you can carry your change for the post race to the start / finish area, in the designated transparent bag given by the organizers, where you can hand it in. You can collect this after your race. 
2. Race Day Poncho: You can choose to take the event poncho after the race to stay warm. This option means that you cannot carry any personal items to the start and whatever you have on you will have to be discarded and it will not be available at the finish line. This is naturally a quicker exit at the finish.

Why Run with Active Holiday Company

We are the region’s best known & most trusted Marathon Tour Operator. We are the official Tour Operators for the World Marathon Major Races. We are runners just like you!
  • Guaranteed Race Entry, no timing qualification

    Guaranteed Race Entry,
    no timing qualification

  • Well located accommodation that delivers value

    Well located accommodation
    that delivers value

  • Thoughtfully planned programs with runner ‘comforts’ included

    Thoughtfully planned programs with
    runner ‘comforts’ included

  • All logistics looked after, you focus on your race!

    All logistics looked after,
    you focus on your race!

  • Best in class service & 24/7 emergency support

    Best in class service &
    24/7 emergency support

  • Network with like-minded runners & companions

    Network with like-minded
    runners & companions

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