According to the Berlin Traffic Information Center (VIZ Berlin), the first road closure will be put in place today: Straße des 17. Juni will be closed from 6 am onwards between Yitzhak-Rabin-Straße and the Brandenburg Gate. On Wednesday, this closure will be extended to Großer Stern and Yitzhak-Rabin-Straße. From Friday, further closures will follow around the Brandenburg Gate, for example in the area between the Federal Chancellery and Reichstag. John-Foster-Dulles-Allee will also be closed from Friday.
Marathon weekend: Road closures start Monday
On the occasion of the Berlin Marathon this weekend, there will already be road closures over the course of the week.
Closure of the marathon route from Saturday
At 2 pm on Saturday, the 42-kilometer marathon course through the city will be cleared for skaters. Beforehand, the popular spectator hotspots at Potsdamer Platz, Matthäikirchplatz and Unter den Linden between Brandenburg Gate and Friedrichstraße will be closed from 12 noon. The running course will be reopened to traffic at approximately 7 pm. On Sunday, the route will again be closed between 7:30 am and approx. 6 pm. The reopening will take place successively after the cleaning of the track.
Motorists can use tunnels to cross the routes
The Berlin Marathon with its tens of thousands of participants starts on Straße des 17. Juni. The route then leads towards Charlottenburg, through Moabit, Mitte, Kreuzberg, Schöneberg, Wilmersdorf, Steglitz and back through Charlottenburg and Schöneberg to the Brandenburg Gate. Drivers can only cross the route via the autobahn or the tunnels at Alexanderplatz and Tiergarten.