Things to do in Berlin ✔️ Best Attractions – Welcome Card Berlin

Throughout the year, many activities and attractions such as parties, concerts, shows, festivals, classical music, theatre, open airs, museums or even cinema shows and many other events set the rhythm of cultural life in the capital.
For this reason, we have compiled a daily list of the coolest and best things to do in berlin and events to attend.

Here is a quick overview:

As Germany’s seat of government, it is not only multicultural, but also has the most diverse performances & interpretations to offer.

Overview of activities and things to do in the city.

The city never sleeps and so local visitors and citizens always have the opportunity to attend a great performance.
Let’s go.

Events today & at the weekend
Events by month
Culture & Activities
discounts & benefits
general event info

In this breathtaking metropolis, there is simply every event that the resident or even the tourist could wish for.

Various cultural activities, street festivals to attractive revues, in this beautiful city the spectator gets the ultimate.

This is precisely why it is worth looking around for the most beautiful celebrations.

What’s going on right now? The tips for the weekend

Online magazines / city magazines:

https://www.berlin.de/events/ – The latest tips from the portal, updated promptly as always.

visitberlin/tagestipps – Dates for every day

prinz.de/ – Germany-wide fast city magazine with many tips.

meinestadt.de – Where to go without a diversion? Suggestions for things to do and things to see.

urbanite magazine – what concerts and other happenings are on at the moment – a few progressive tips from urbanite magazine.

wasgehtheuteab.de – What’s going on in Berlin today – current, timely tips.

Daily newspapers:

bz – What’s going on in the city, that’s what the B.Z. stands for – lightning-fast live ticker.

Tagesspiegel – News & Premieres Bln

Bln Morgenpost – What to do justament?

Bln Zeitung – What are the events in Bln and Brandenburg? First-hand news & info

Here and now in the evening – magazines especially for nightlife

Party Bln – The best music at this time in this city

The best beats in town

clubguideberlin.de – The club guide with lots of info on nightlife

gaesteliste030 – Parties | Here you will find a daily updated list of party treats.

virtualnights.com/ – The latest nightlife – up to date, fashionably prepared for young people, with lots of party photos.

Events at the weekend




What to do and what to do at the weekend, we have an information page with some tips and links:

What’s going on in Berlin this weekend?

Sorted by months

Here is an annual overview of the most important events of the respective month.

January

The New Year’s Run in January is the first sporting attraction and kicks off the month of January, which is dominated by sport. It continues with the AOK Traditionsmasters in the famous Max-Schmeling-Halle. The International Green Week, the world’s largest consumer show for agriculture, food and horticulture, also offers a change from sport. At the end of the eventful month of January, the Six-Day Race will take place, which will once again be accompanied by numerous show programmes. In addition, many well-known artists are expected to accompany this event with their own live shows.

February

The calendar for the month of February is dominated by the International Film Festival. Music fans will get their money’s worth at the CTM Festival and a visit to the musical Ghost. Other highlights include the International Youth Festival Tanzolymp, the traditional Chinese New Year and the Literature Festival. A variety of exciting sporting events take place in the Mercedes Benz Arena.

In February, the BMT (Motorcycle Days), Gartenträume and Fruit Logistica
trade fairs open their doors to visitors. If you want to experience Max Raabe & Palast Orchester, Frontm3n, Volkstümliche Musikantenparade, Royal Republic and/or Helmut Lotti & The Golden Symphonic Orchestra live, you should travel to this location in February.

March



There’s always something going on in Berlin, and for anyone who has always wanted to visit the city, it’s worth finding out in advance which premieres are really worthwhile.

It never sleeps and that quickly becomes clear in the calendar of events for March. There are numerous opportunities for an experience worth seeing.

First and foremost, this includes the International Tourism Exchange. There it quickly becomes clear what all is needed when a trip is in the offing. There is also the musical highlight with Maerz Musik and the Spring Festival, which takes place on Kurt-Schumacher Damm.

The Freaks show is also well worth seeing. For ice skating fans, the Ice Speedway event will be worthwhile. There is something for every taste.

April

This year, April is once again marked by festivities. The spring festival is and remains a special highlight. The half marathon, which attracts thousands of athletes and visitors every year, is also planned for April. Like the Spring Festival, the Cherry Blossom Festival is an essential part of the traditional festivities in the month of April.

In addition to this multitude of opportunities to experience outdoor festivities, April also offers Games Week. A special fair for e-sports fans, which also attracts numerous professional gamers from all over the world.

May

The range of events in the month of May is diverse. Therefore, every tourist should find out in advance which festivities are taking place in the month of his or her visit to the metropolis.

That the city never sleeps is clear after a glance at the calendar for the month of May. There are numerous events that are worth a visit. These include, for example, the Theatertreffen, where theatre professionals, visitors and journalists from all over the world meet.

Other highlights in May include the DFB Pokal final, the Maural Fest, the Velothon Marathon for cyclists, International Museum Day and the exciting Formula E race.

June

June is the month when summer is at its best, and that’s exactly what the city does. It’s time to get out on the streets at a street festival like the Bergmannsfest and get lots of personal experiences.

It’s especially worth visiting in June. Many of the summer hits are free and a lot of money can be saved just by going. The Fête de la Musique is very interesting. But everyone should also have seen 48 Stunden Neukölln once. Experiencing this flair should be at the top of your list.

July



Summer, sun, open air. That’s July. The Open Air Gallery, the Classic Open Air performances and of course the Komische Oper Festival invite you to dance here. The pièce de résistance here is the Volksfest summer.

Traditionally, the famous Christopher Street Day Parade also takes place in July. Of course, July also has something to offer fashion fans. Like every year in July, this year’s Fashion Week takes place.

This cultural and varied programme is rounded off with the Botanical Night, considered one of the most romantic and breathtaking events of the year.

August

August is a time for celebrating, dancing and music. Beer lovers meet for the International Beer Festival and Bierkönig Festival. Fixed dates in the calendar are, for example, the street theatre festival lacht, the Nikolai Festival, the free Philharmonic Open Air, Tanz im August, Pop Culture, Berlinale, Young Euro Classic and Nikolai Festival.

Other highlights include the Open Day of the German Federal Government, German Trotting Derby, the vegan summer festival on Alexanderplatz. Nature lovers will get their money’s worth in August when they visit the Shooting Star Night. Up to 100 shooting stars per hour can be observed in the night sky above the German metropolis.

September

September is not boring either. Here, there is the opportunity to visit fashion festivals and perhaps also to go to some festivals. For example, the Lollapalooza Festival is taking place for the umpteenth time.

Of course, there is also something for the eye. Those who like to look at paintings can experience this wonderfully in September. You can discuss with the artists or simply enjoy the atmosphere. Many galleries exhibit works of art from all over the world.

If it tends to be rainy when you stay, because September heralds the arrival of autumn, then it’s good to move indoors.

October



October brings the first days of the year when the sun is no longer visible in the early hours. But it shines and this for a whole 3 weeks in October. This event is one of the biggest highlights of the year.

This spectacle is accompanied by the famous Festival of Lights, which is unique in the world. In addition to this breathtaking spectacle, the focus is also on 3 October. The Day of German Unity is traditionally celebrated at the Brandenburg Gate.

At the end of the day, the Open Mosque Day will provide cultural variety and an insight into other religious worlds.

November

The first Christmas markets open at the end of November. In addition, the Chronicle presents a number of other highlights this month. In November, the Botanical Garden is transformed into the Christmas Garden. The Fairy Tale Days open under the motto „The Golden Thread of Destiny“.

At the international sales fair Bazar, more than 500 traders from 60 countries present products from the fields of natural goods, design and arts and crafts. For literature lovers, the reading day, reading marathon „Stadt Land Buch“ and the crime marathon are on the programme.

December

Especially for all lovers of Christmas, Berlin has a lot to offer. You should definitely visit the famous Christmas markets.

There you can buy one or two souvenirs of the city. You can also buy a lot for the festive season in the many shopping galleries.

But there are also parties for everyone who wants to experience the turn of the year. The largest New Year’s Eve party in Germany is located directly at the Brandenburg Gate.

Anyone who wants to experience the change into a new year here with friends should register in good time. It is definitely a must to have experienced the turn of the year once, to experience the people and the atmosphere there.

Left:

https://www.berlin.de/jahresuebersicht/

https://www.visitberlin.de/

What other festivities are there?

Experiences for children



There is always something going on in Berlin and a lot has been done for children, too, so that they remember the city and enjoy coming back. So a children’s birthday party in the city should definitely be planned. There are many options available to parents. It is perfect to plan an excursion. For the stay, either a trip with the S-Bahn or the U-Bahn should be planned.

There is a very nice and large indoor playground here, where children’s guests are also welcome. Children are also interested in theatre. There are numerous performances suitable for children here. Plans can always be made. For example, there are numerous beautifully designed playgrounds that are extremely popular with the children. In addition, one or the other swimming pool can be visited.

Of course, it may also be a visit to the cinema. These are very child-friendly and every child will enjoy the show. If the child likes to draw, then this is a good option. There are also exhibitions for children. In this way, children can take many ideas home with them and start their own work there. They may also do handicrafts and it is important to find out in advance where the amusements will be held. Because only in this way can children arrive in the best possible way.

Parents should always check in advance which route is best to take to the events for the children. This is the only way to avoid unnecessary stress. If a visit to the zoo is preferred, then it can be said here that the zoo is one of the largest in Germany. Many animal species and genera are represented here.

A zoo is always worth seeing and if the child is still a little young, it is good to reserve a carriage in advance. This way, parents and children will have a great day out that everyone will remember fondly for a long time to come. In any case, it is good to plan a day well in advance to avoid stress. Food and drink should also be considered in the planning.

Events for children: Here are a few links for spectacles with children:

himbeer-magazin – young city magazine realises lots of info for parents with children – with tips for children up to date.

https://www.berlin.de/kultur-und-tickets/tipps/kinder/

https://blnmitkind.de/kalender/

https://www.ytti.de/

https://www.weihnachteninbln.de/erleben/fuer-kinder/

Open Air

Numerous open airs take place. These can even be scheduled. So everyone has the opportunity to experience New Year’s Eve at the Brandenburg Gate. This end-of-year revue can be well planned in advance.

It is possible to plan everything online from home and go to the location immediately when the event takes place. With all the festivals, care should always be taken not to lose sight of the children. Many concerts also take place in the open air.

https://www.gaesteliste030.de/open-air

Comedy



Are you coming as a traveller or live in the districts and just want to have a delicious time and watch a comedy evening?

Then you’ve come to the right place. Many clubs offer the opportunity to experience the favourite stars and you will laugh a lot and heartily when your comedians really get going.

Of course, you can not only experience long-established stars, but also meet newcomers. There
are always new comedians trying their hand on the stage.

There they are often discovered and soon they are quite well-known. So you can experience a birth of a new star in the comedy sky.

https://www.berlin.de/tickets/kabarett-und-comedy/

Concerts

Concerts take place every day. You prefer it loud? Then you will also find the right concert. There are performances and concerts to suit every musical taste. All you have to do is find them and book a ticket for them. Go to such a concert with friends or family and see for yourself how beautiful the atmosphere can be.

At a concert you can experience a lot and you’re sure to have a great evening. All you have to do to see a concert is book a ticket. Most concerts are booked up quite quickly.

Cabaret



A good cabaret is a great way to spend the day or even the evening together with friends. This is actually always possible at the moment. Because there are numerous cabarets on offer in this metropolis. No matter what topic you are interested in or what moves you at the moment, you will find the right action in the mentioned surroundings.

At the moment, comedy galas and poetry slams are very popular with the young scene. Just take a look at which cabaret you are interested in and book your tickets for this unique celebration on this very day. You will have a lot of friends.

https://www.berlin.de/tickets/kabarett-und-comedy/

Musical

For many people, spending an evening at a musical is pure relaxation and fascination at the same time. The latest musical productions are always performed here. So if you want to be up to date with the latest in musicals and enjoy visiting the shows, you’ve come to exactly the right place lately. Be it Ghost, Eis am Stil or Elvis, the latest of the latest is always played.

A visit to the musical can also be optimally combined with a city trip. There are many different offers that can be booked for this. New Year’s Eve shows are also very popular with visitors and are often attended.

https://www.clubguideberlin.de/musicals-und-shows

Nightlife



There is always a lot going on, especially during the nights. You can always find out which performances you would like to attend. Whether it’s a concert or a visit to one of the many clubs, each district offers its own programme.

You can regularly attend the gala performances. Even a cabaret is possible. Just pick something that appeals to you and you can plan a visit.

As a visitor, you have the opportunity to plan the meetings in advance. As a rule, all announced events take place and so you don’t have to worry.

80s Party

90s Party Visit the Ma Baker Party in the respective locations.

Vernissage

Art is written large. Artists from all over the world can be found here in particular, and there are also various vernissages throughout the year.

These openings are mainly attended by well-known personalities from the art scene. Exhibitions of famous works by Pablo Picasso and Monet are also not uncommon.

If you are interested in art of all kinds and forms, this metropolis is definitely the place to be. Here you will find all the openings that make the artist’s heart beat faster. Simply beautiful to look at and always worth a visit.

Street parties



Every year, numerous street festivals open for a weekend. There is something for every taste. Those who prefer to dance in the streets should plan for a ball. Of course, you can check in advance which street festivals are coming up.

The districts are exactly the right place to go for this. For the street festivals, people come from all over the world, which also makes it quite possible to experience several nations live. So it is a must to visit a street festival regionally.

https://www.morgenpost.de/Das-sind-die-schoensten-Strassenfeste.

Folk festivals

Simply relax once at a folk festival. This is a great opportunity for young and old. Magic shows or children’s shows interest children and adults alike. There are numerous folk festivals that are not only popular with visitors, but also with the locals themselves.

Rides are inviting and very exciting and varied. It’s a great way to spend a weekend with the whole family. In the metropolis, folk festivals take place throughout the year, which also have different themes. Especially those who are interested in driving fun, like candyfloss and love the crowds are in the right place here.

https://volksfest-bln.de/

Sports events

Very worthwhile is the visit of sports performances. Many professional clubs have established themselves in the city in their respective sports, especially popular here are football, basketball, ice hockey, volleyball and handball.

Hertha BSC

Hertha, BSC Sport-Club e.V., or Hertha BSC for short, was founded in 1892 and is one of the oldest clubs. Since then, games have been played in the Olympic Stadium, which is also used for the annual DFB Cup final. When Hertha plays, mascot Herthinho is not far away.

The club colours are blue and white. With over 35,000 members, Hertha is one of the largest clubs in terms of membership.

Hertha celebrated its first successes as early as the 1930s. In 1930 and 1931, the Victoria Cup, the former championship cup, went twice to Hertha. In 1931, Hertha defeated TSV 1860 München in the final.

https://www.herthabsc.de/

Alba Basketball



Alba has been the basketball club with the most members in Germany since December 2012. The club enables boys and girls to grow up with the sport of basketball.

With nine cup victories and eight German championship titles to date, as well as winning the Korac Cup, it is also one of the most successful basketball clubs at national and international level. Alba plays its home games at the Mercedes Benz Halle.

On average, around 10,000 spectators provide an uplifting atmosphere at the club’s home games. Measured by the number of spectators at home games, the Alba basketball club is the team with the most spectators in Europe.
https://www.albabln.de/

Polar bears

The „Eisbären“ are the best-known and most successful ice hockey club. The club’s home games in the Mercedes-Benz Arena are attended by an average of 14,100 spectators.

This makes the performances of the Eisbären among the ice hockey games with the most spectators within the European borders. The Eisbären’s home arena seats a total of 14,200 spectators. The club is a founding member of the German Ice Hockey League in 1994 and won the German Ice Hockey Championship seven times between 2005 and 2013, making them the reigning German record ice hockey champions.

In 2010, the team in the club colours of dark blue, red and white won the European Trophy competition for the first time.

BR Volleys

BR Volleys or the Recycling Volleys are one of the youngest clubs in Germany, having been founded in 1991. Despite the short history, numerous successes can be named here. The BR Volleys have already won 8 German championships in the Volleyball Bundesliga.

In addition, the volleyball team won 4 more cups and the CEV Cup once in 2016, playing in the famous Max-Schmeling-Halle. Measured in terms of success, the BR Volleys, along with VfB Friedrichshafen, are among the most successful and respected clubs, not only in Germany but in the whole of Europe. Numerous finals have already been played between these two world teams.

https://www.bln-recycling-volleys.de/

Foxes

Füchse is the name of the professional department of the handball club in Reinickendorf. Both the women’s and men’s teams compete under this club name in handball competitions in the single-division Bundesliga. The women’s team plays in the 2nd Bundesliga.

The men play their home games in the Max-Schmeling Halle. The „Fuchsbau“ has a capacity for 9,000 spectators, but can be expanded by another 1,000 seats for important games. The women’s team plays its home games in the Charlottenburg Sports Hall.

This has room for 2,200 spectators. The club’s mascot is called Fuchsi. At major events, Fuchsi is supported by his colleague Reineke Fuchs, the Reinickendorf club mascot.

https://www.fuechse./

Berlinale



The Berlinale takes place every year in February and always lasts several days. Do you want to experience your favourite stars from television live? Then it is exactly the right time to do so.

This cinema week is one of the most important film events in the world and even stars from America come to walk the red carpet in the big hall. This is the only place where you will have a good chance to see your stars and maybe even get an autograph if you are lucky.

Just look when the next Berlinale takes place. As a rule, the date can be found in February of the current calendar year.

https://www.berlinale.de/

What are the benefits?

What’s free and what’s for free?

You think you have to pay dearly for everything in the square? That’s not the case with all attractions. Especially when an event takes place outdoors, it is usually free.

This applies to the entrance fees in any case. These are then waived and you can attend the performance directly. You are allowed to take your children with you on many occasions.

Excursionists and tourists in particular are always looking for an opportunity to experience the city for free. Sightseeing is the perfect opportunity for this. You can definitely experience the Brandenburg Gate. Many parks can also be visited during a stay.

gratis-in-bln/ht – Experience Bln for free – tips for great premieres and things to do in culture, cinema, art, sightseeing, comedy, theatre, parties, readings, tours, sports

Discounts




Vouchers, coupons and other discount opportunities can be found all over town.
Here are a few larger providers:

A beautiful city that offers a lot for its tourists. Now, this city can be conquered alone or in pairs. We will explain which is the better option in the next few paragraphs. We would like to draw your attention to two different card systems that are certainly interesting for all visitors.

The Welcomecard

First of all, there is the Welcome Card. This card offers the holder numerous advantages. It is perfect if someone wants to spend a holiday. It is a card that is good value for money and offers many discounts. It can be purchased at numerous points of sale.

The reductions are then for local transport. This means that anyone seeking recreation can use the bus or train to get from A to B quickly, without major financial outlay. The TV tower is definitely worth seeing.

With the Welcomecard, visitors will now be able to get to this place quickly and also receive a discount on the entrance fee. The Museum Island can also be visited with it. It is definitely important to find out about the partners in advance. But there are now several hundred of them and so the offer is very large with the discount card.

It is possible to visit restaurants and get a discount. The card can also be purchased online. No matter how long the visitor stays in the city, the validity period can be adapted to the stay. It is exciting to get to know Berlin with the Welcomecard. The card can be bought for as little as about 20 euros.

The options can be decided during the purchase process. There, the new owner can then choose which highlights he or she would definitely like to visit.

It will definitely be a once-in-a-lifetime stay in the city with the discounts and hints and that is also available for everyone. The offer should be taken advantage of if anyone wants to visit the city.

A special version is also available, the WelcomeCard All Inclusive, here you get free entry to over 30 attractions & a hop-on hop-off bus tour & free travel on public transport centrally and in the surrounding area.

The price depends on the period of validity and starts at just under 100 euros for 48h.

Points of sale include travel agencies, hotels, airports and vending machines.
It can also be ordered online.

https://shop.visitberlin.de/

https://www.bln-welcomecard.de/

Get2Card

The Get2 Card is a card that is issued to one person. Now, however, it is possible to use this card to visit various events or simply to go to a restaurant and dine there. As a rule, the bonus principle of two for one applies.

This means you can arrive in pairs and only one has to pay with this card. This card runs for a year and is paid for in advance. It is worthwhile if the holder lives in the place. The best thing about it, however, is that you can always travel with other people. The second person is not tied to the card. So if you have a lot of friends and like to take advantage of offers, you should buy this card.

E.g. to concerts or the cinema:
With the Get2 Card you can visit concerts or cinemas. Every year, countless concerts take place at a wide variety of venues. So at the box office, this card could be shown and the holder can visit the concerts with the accompanying person without any problems. In any case, it will be worthwhile for concerts.

However, the holder should find out about the promotions online in advance. Because it is important to look at the partners who will later accept the card. In this way, everyone can be sure of getting to a concert that they have wished for, for example.

Or comedy:
Who doesn’t like to laugh? The Get2 Card is also a great way to attend comedy performances. Here you can see all your favourite comedians from Germany live. With the card, the second person can enter for free. Here, too, it’s important to find out in advance which partners accept the card so you can enjoy a great evening.

It can be purchased on the internet and should be cancelled in due time if the offer is no longer used.

https://www.get2card.de/

TwoTickets

The City Discoverer Club Two Tickets has a similar concept as the Get2Card, here you get free tickets by instant click or free tickets by drawAs a
Premium+ member you even get daily instant clicks …Free tickets for
several 1000 offers are raffled
.

https://www.twotickets.de/

Checkbook

The cheque book has been around since 1952,
making it the oldest voucher booklet in the city. You receive a mix of vouchers for concerts, variety shows, theatres, cabarets, museums, cafés, leisure activities, cinemas, restaurants and sports activities in Berlin & Brandenburg.

https://scheckheft.de/

What else is important?

Tickets for public transport

How should the individual amusements be visited? Single ticket: The single ticket is valid for one person and for one journey. Short trip ticket: This ticket is suitable for a short trip. This means from one station to another.

Tickets for children: Children travel at a reduced rate.

Day ticket for 1 person: If you want to experience everything in one day and don’t want to keep buying a new ticket, you should opt for a day ticket for one person.

7-day ticket for 1 person: A stay for a week is planned? Then the car should stay in the hotel. With the 7-day card, many things on the to-do list can be visited.

Group ticket for up to 5 people for one day: Anyone travelling in a group should consider this option. A lot of money can be saved in the process. Children are also included in this group ticket.

Buying the ticket: There are several ways to buy a ticket. There is a ticket machine at every stop or you can simply buy a ticket online.

Validate ticket: This is done either automatically, for time-limited offers. For a single journey, it should be validated directly on the bus or train.

Buying a ticket via smartphone app: nowadays almost everyone has a smartphone. It can also be used to buy a ticket. This option should definitely be considered because it is flexible.

The exact prices for the tickets can be found here:

https://shop.bvg.de/

Theatre box office & advance booking




Those who wish can reserve a ticket before the event. This should also be done because it is the only way to be sure that a ticket is still available.

A box office is also possible at the theatre box offices, but here you have to reckon with the fact that the seats are already reserved. Often the audience can even choose their seat, which is even better.

This is a very good way of assessing whether the view of the actors will be good later on. Anyone who has ever been to a theatre will know exactly how important good seats are and therefore nothing should be left to chance.

Advance booking is possible at many theatre box offices offline in the shop, here are some online providers:


https://www.hekticket.de/Last Minute tickets from over 200 tour operators with up to 50% discount, just check daily 14h – 19h.


https://www.koka36.de/Konzertkasse KOKA36. In Kreuzberg 36 concert tickets for party, festivals, impro theatre, singer-songwriters, concerts and also nationwide.

https://www.eventim.de/

Event locations

Things to do in Berlin, the city has the ultimate event locations to offer. Especially if you are looking for something unique, then you will definitely find it in this metropolis.  It offers breathtaking venues. If you are looking for a great club, then you can choose from countless hip clubs.

Great restaurants with a view over the entire city are also impressive and make a trip a very special event. In addition, the event locations offer everything a guest could wish for. Hip music, good drinks, the best food and an excellent atmosphere turn the evening into a fascination during a great celebration.

So it’s worth going to a great event and visiting a top location.

Shows

The capital offers shows and musicals of various genres throughout the year. Whether it’s premieres of classic musicals at stage theatres, various shows in the magnificent palaces or numerous other productions at thousands of unique locations – the country’s most important metropolis has a lot to offer when it comes to events.

Among the most popular and important theatre spaces are definitely the Admiralspalast as well as the Friedrichstadt-Palast, the former being one of the oldest theatres still in existence. The two Stage Theatres – these would be the Stage Theater des Westens and the Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz – and finally also the so-called Tempodrom, a large concert hall for the most diverse events.

City magazines

Of course, the seat of government and also Germany’s largest metropolis is home to a number of diverse local magazines on a wide variety of topics.

It all started in Berlin in the 1970s, when the two city magazines „tip“ and „ZITTY“, which were
leading for a long time, entered the race. For many years they had a close head-to-head race for the broader readership and consequently a higher popularity.

activities listed in these magazines, but the times of rivalry between the once biggest city magazines have finally been passé since 2016 at the latest. Now both „tip“ and „ZITTY“ are published by one and the same publishing house. Since July 2020, the print edition of Zitty has been discontinued and is only visible online.

Since the 1970s, of course, a large number of other local magazines have been added – some of them even dealing thematically only with individual districts. The Pankow Guide and the Prenzlberger Ansichten, for example, would be two such district journals.

tip-bln – An important city magazine from 1972 with daily tips. Published as a print edition every 2 weeks.

zitty-bln – The second big weekly magazine, founded in 1977, many suggestions on brand new.

Museums



Not only the central metropolis of the country, the city undoubtedly also has the most eventful and at the same time equally exciting history of the last century to tell – a history marked by the Nazi dictatorship and its pivotal point, fierce final battles on European soil, subsequent capitulation and subsequent unconditional, forty-year division into East and West as a symbol of the division of an entire country.

The numerous museums tell impressive stories about these eras and events. The so-called Topography of Terror, the Jewish Museum or the Wall Museum at the former Checkpoint Charlie are just a few of the many museums and memorials that deal with the history of the last century.

However, if all this is a little too dreary for you, and if you are otherwise interested in history, the districts naturally have a whole range of other museums.

The German Museum of Technology and the Museum of Natural History alone deserve a mention here.

In Germany’s capital, there is something for everyone when it comes to personal development.

https://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/alles-auf-einen-blick.html

At Christmas: The most beautiful Christmas markets

There is a special atmosphere at Christmas. If you want to experience this, then you should take a hotel room in Berlin during this time. Berlin is the German capital and it’s no surprise that special hours await you during the Christmas season. You can attend a concert or simply go to the opera.

There is also the possibility of reserving a seat in a theatre. There you can experience Christmas fairy tales and see for yourself what is on offer. Of course, a visit to the numerous Christmas markets is also an experience.

With snow and sleighs, you will especially enjoy winter during this time, as everything is decorated for Christmas.

https://www.weihnachteninbln.de/

https://www.top10bln.de/de/weihnachtenn

Spend Easter

There is also a lot to do on the Easter holidays. For knight and medieval lovers, for example, there is a lot to experience at the annual „Easter Knight Spectaculum“ in Spandau. At the Easter festival in the citadel there is everything a knight’s heart desires: historical music, a spectacular fire show and various theatre performances.

If you’re not too keen on all that and prefer things to be quieter, the Easter market in City West invites you to stroll around and explore.

Alternatively, the Easter holidays in Germany’s largest metropolis can easily be spent outdoors in the fresh air with family or friends.

There are also picturesque places in the countryside for relaxing together, picnicking or even barbecuing.

Pentecost

Spring is a particularly beautiful time. There is a lot to discover then and the city will be at its best. Whitsun is very popular and you will experience people from all nations. You’re sure to enjoy this time of year especially.

Experience a spring market or a plant market in the middle of the city. If you are a backpacker at Whitsun, you have the opportunity to take many beautiful things home with you. It will be great for you to experience the city in this flair. Just come for Whitsun.

German Unity Day

Spending the Day of German Unity is certainly something special. After all, it was in this very city almost 30 years ago that peaceful demonstrations by thousands upon thousands of citizens of the GDR finally bore fruit and literally brought down the Wall, which until then had been considered almost impregnable.

This paved the way for the long-awaited reunification of the two German states. It is therefore hardly surprising that a huge, three-day citizens‘ festival is held every year in the immediate vicinity of the Reichstag. The highlight of the festival is the Unity Concert in front of the Brandenburg Gate, which is traditionally always held on the evening of 3 October.

Conclusion:

With our overview of events in Berlin, we hope you can rediscover Berlin.


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