This Year's Highlights

Making a trip to Berlin is always worthwhile. And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. Please find these and other highlights from Berlin’s event calendar in the list below and as a printable version.

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Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama of divided Berlin portrays an artistically compacted view of the days of the Cold War. Presented here is everyday life set against the...

asisi Panometer Berlin (am Checkpoint Charlie)
09/22/2012 - 03/31/2015
Festival & set of events

Johann Sebastian Bach's son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is one of the most important composers of the 18th century. On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of his...

12/15/2013 - 12/31/2014

Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916) is one of the most important sculptors of the early twentieth century. Until his suicide at 31, the Italian created an extensive...

Alte Nationalgalerie
03/28/2014 - 07/27/2014

Ai Weiwei is a mega star in the western international art scene. The Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau covers 3,000 m2 and shows new works and pieces...

04/03/2014 - 07/07/2014
Festival & set of events

Exhibition openings at various renowned galleries in Berlin

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
05/02/2014 - 05/04/2014
Festival & set of events

The Berliner Theatertreffen is one of the most renowned theatre festivals in the German-speaking countries. Since 1964, ten productions of the current theatre season...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
05/02/2014 - 05/18/2014
Festival & set of events

Science becomes an experience on the "brightest night of the year" on May 10, 2014. From 5p.m. until midnight, more than 60 scientific institutes in Berlin and at...

Verschiedene Orte
05/10/2014 - 5p.m. - 12(midnight)

Going to a museum late at night – that's the idea behind the "Long Night at the Museums" in Berlin. Several Berlin museums first came up with this idea in 1997 and...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
05/17/2014 - 05/18/2014

Every year, the battle cry “Berlin, Berlin, we’re going to Berlin!” can be heard around the country. Locals immediately know that the Cup Finale is happening again in...

Olympiastadion Berlin
Trade fair & congress

The International exhibition on aviation and space travel
has more than 1,100 exhibitors from over 47 countries show- casing planes and aerospace technologies...

Berlin ExpoCenter Airport
05/20/2014 - 05/25/2014
Festival & set of events

The 8th Berlin Biennale has been set to take place between May 29 and August 3, 2014 at different venues in Berlin and will bring together a range of local and...

Berlin Biennale
05/29/2014 - 08/03/2014
Festival & set of events

The music festival features electro and techno on four floors at the former airport of Berlin-Tempelhof.

Flughafen Tempelhof
05/31/2014 - 9 p.m.
Fair, procession & parade

Since 1966, the Carnival of Cultures has been celebrated every year on Pentecost (Whitsun) weekend in Kreuzberg, Berlin: opulent costumes, powerful makeup,...

06/06/2014 - 06/09/2014

The next FIFA World Cup will take place in Brazil from 12 June–13 July 2014. But it's not just the host country that's getting fired up for the contest! For several...

06/12/2014 - 07/13/2014
Fair, procession & parade

Street party with stage entertainment, snack bars, drinks and information

Rund um den Nollendorfplatz
06/14/2014 - 06/15/2014
Fair, procession & parade

Christopher Street Day is held in Berlin in June of every year. Lesbians, gay men, transgender people, intersex and bisexual people demonstrate here for equal rights...

Fair, procession & parade

The Fête de la Musique takes off with more than 100 stage venues! This import hit from France encourages amateur musicians and professional musicians, young and old...

Verschiedene Orte
Classical concert

Dirigent: Gustavo Dudamel; Peter Tschaikowsky 
Der Sturm, Symphonische Fantasie nach Shakespeare op. 18 

Peter Tschaikowsky 
Romeo und...

Waldbühne Berlin
06/27/2014 - 08.15p.m.
Festival & set of events

The Gendarmenmarkt, one of Berlin' most beautiful squares in the historical centre, composes the grand scenery for the Classic Open Air Festival. On five evenings...

07/03/2014 - 07/07/2014
Fair, procession & parade

This summer, the 12th Open Air Gallery 2013 on the Oberbaumbrücke (Oberbaum Bridge) will become a lively place of encounter on Sunday, 6 July, from 10 am to 10 pm....

07/06/2014 - 10a.m.-10p.m.
Festival & set of events

Every night another opera highlight: To mark the end of the season, the Komische Oper Berlin shows all premieres of the year gone by.

Program 2014:


Komische Oper Berlin
07/07/2014 - 07/13/2014
Trade fair & congress

The leading International Fair for Street and Urban Wear provides a creative marketing and communication platform for selected brands, labels and designers from the...

Tempelhofer Freiheit - Eventlocation Flughafen Tempelhof
07/08/2014 - 07/10/2014

On occasion of the Football World Championship in 2006, the Olympic Stadium had to be renovated. The redevelopment was realized simultaneously to usual business, such...

07/31/2014 - 08/01/2014

After 12 years, the European Swimming Championships comes back to Berlin. Visitors can expect breathtaking races, top swimmers, synchronized swimmers, perfect jumps...

Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europa-Sportpark
08/13/2014 - 08/24/2014

Ecery summer, the Britz Garden presents a spetacular open-air event combining classical music, the ambiance of the garden and a closing fireworks show. The 16th...

Britzer Garten
08/23/2014 - 7.30p.m.

The Berlin International Stadium Festival ISTAF has the longest tradition and is also probably the most famous German festival for track and field athletes.

08/31/2014 - 12(noon)
Festival & set of events

The Berlin concert season is ushered in spectacularly in late summer by this orchestra festival, founded in 2005. This year, the 10th edition of the Musikfest Berlin...

Philharmonie, Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
09/02/2014 - 09/22/2014
Festival & set of events

The Berlin Music Week, founded in 2010, offers a vibrant programme of international trade fairs, clubbing events and live concerts for fans and music professionals...

Berlin Music Week - diverse Orte
09/03/2014 - 09/07/2014
Festival & set of events

Berlin's arts businesses are once again coordinating Berlin Art Week, 16–21 September 2014. The newly launched Berlin Art Week unites significant art fairs and...

Berlin Art Week - verschiedene Orte
09/16/2014 - 09/21/2014

Berlin is a city of runners and there are numerous highlights for sports fans in the German capital: every year, the BMW Berlin Marathon attracts around 40,000...

Start: Straße des 17. Juni
09/27/2014 - 09/28/2014

Located directly on the water, this romantic, relaxed and comfortable restaurant is decorated with wooden furniture, old lamps and ornate picture frames. Simply put, Freischwimmer is a cool location in Kreuzberg’s Flutgraben area. The restaurant is in a very old building that was once used for renting and repairing boats. The entrance is directly next to Berlin’s oldest gas station. You can sit outdoors during the summer and indoors during the winter.