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Weekend tips 9 – 11 / 02 /2024

Berlin has it all this weekend, from music and theatre to silent cinema and German pop sensations

Young couple sightseeing at Brandenburg Gate in winter
Couple at Brandenburg Gate © Getty images, Foto: Achim Thomae; aleksandarnakic

Exhibitions, festivals, markets, top sporting events and of course tips for the last winter vacation weekend are once again filling the capital's calendar of events. We have once again picked out 11 special tips for you and wish you an exciting time in Berlin.

Tip 1: Cheer on the female athletes at the European Indoor Hockey Championships

11.02.2018 Hallenhockey WM Berlin GER vs NED Frauen
© Camera4

This year, the aim is to defend the European indoor championship title. Be inspired when the ten best women's teams in Europe compete against each other in indoor field hockey and present top-class indoor field hockey. The opening match will take place on February 8 at 10 a.m. between Poland and Switzerland. The German defending champions will play Spain on February 9 at a quarter to two. Cheer on the German women's team so that we can see them in the final on Sunday.

When: February 8 to 11 
Where: Horst-Korber-Sportzentrum, Glockenturmstrasse 3, Charlottenbur

More information about the championship 

Tip 2: Experience the unconventional at the Schall und Rausch music festival

KINDL - Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst
© visitBerlin, Foto: Hannes Wiedemann

THE festival for brand new music theater. For the second time, the Komische Oper Berlin invites you to the Kindl - Center for Contemporary Art to celebrate exciting themes and music that move experimentally between pop and profundity.

When: February 9 to 18
Where: Neukölln KINDL-Area, Am Sudhaus 3, Neukölln

More Information about the Music festival

Tip 3: Travel through Japanese culture at the Japan Market

Club der Visionäre in Berlin
Club der Visionäre © (c) visumate

In addition to Japanese martial arts performances, you can also expect a large kimono fashion show, live music and dance performances. But the Japan Market would not be complete without a colorful cultural program and creative workshops such as Japanese calligraphy and origami as well as culinary delights.

When: February 11
Where: Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2, Friedrichshain

More Information about Japan market

Tip 4: Take a close look at the Illuseum

Illuseum Berlin
© Illuseum Berlin

Your senses will be deceived, everyday things will no longer appear as they were and you will start to wonder. In the Illuseum, nothing is as it seems. Be fascinated by optical illusions and watch your sense of balance as the world turns upside down.

When: Monday to Sunday 10 am to 8 pm
Where: Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 9, Mitte

Tickets for Illuseum

Tip 5: Discover the world of giant lizards

Dinosaur skeleton in the Museum of Natural History Berlin
Museum of Natural History Berlin © Foto: MfN Berlin, Carola Radke

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin takes you into the world of dinosaurs. The exhibition not only shows original skeletons of giant lizards such as Tristan and Amalie, but also a nest with dinosaur eggs and the skull of a young T-Rex. But that's not all: here you can also take a look at the history of the origins of the universe and experience an exciting insight into the workings of nature.

When: Tuesday to Friday 9.30 am to 6 pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Invalidenstrasse 43, Mitte

Tickets for the museum für Naturkunde

Tip 6: Go on an interactive journey with the dinosaurs of Jurassic World

Jurassic World Ausstellung 2023/24
© 2023 Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment

Immerse yourself in a unique world of dinosaur experiences. Inspired by one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, you can walk through the gates of "Jurassic World", meet an imposing Tyrannosaurus Rex, the most fearsome of all dino, and interact with baby dinosaurs. Experience the world of realistically animated dinosaurs.

When: until 2 July 
Where: Urban Banks Berlin, Wilhelminenhofstraße 83-85, Treptow

Tickets for jurassic world

Tip 7: Be enchanted at the FEZ

Child in the theatre
Child in the theatre © Carmen MartA-nez BanAs

On the last weekend of the winter holidays, you can also play in mystical places full of secrets, magic and wondrous creatures under the motto Sweet Porridge & Magic. Elves, witches' kitchens, mysterious grottos, jesters and the Castle of Triple Thunder are waiting to be discovered by children aged 6 and over at the FEZ.

When: until 11 February
Where: FEZ, Straße am FEZ 2, Köpenick

more info about fez

Tip 8: Be creative with the whole family

YoungArts Neukölln
© YoungArts Neukölln, Foto: Lena Fingerle

And the winter holidays continue with workshops and creative activities for the whole family. At the TJP, the focus is on handicrafts, crafts and research. You can make kits and work on the 3D printer, experiment with beeswax, cocoa butter and wood. And if you want to make jewellery and home-sewn items, you've come to the right place.

When: 5 to 9 February
Where: TJP, Lobitzweg 1, Köpenick

More Info about Winter Holiday program 

Tip 9: Marvel at the installation by Lucy Raven

Neue Nationalgalerie at night
Neue Nationalgalerie at night © visitBerlin, Foto: Tanja Koch

Speed, pressure and materiality are demonstrated in Lucy Reven's film "Ready Mix". Using the production of concrete as an example, the artist has spent over two years exploring this theme from different perspectives and angles and presents her expansive work in a video installation.

When: 10 February to 21 April
Where: Neue Nationalgalerie, Potsdamer Strasse 50, Tiergarten

more Information about the installation

Tip 10: Dance at the Berlin Salsa Festival "Fiesta Elegante"

Going out and dancing in Berlin
Dancing all night long © visitBerlin, Foto: Günter Steffen

This Afro-Cuban festival is highly recommended to all salsa fans. For three days, salsa is taught, learnt and taught by international masters. Parties, dance workshops and dance shows await you. The atmosphere and magic of this dance is sure to captivate even those of you who are not yet fans.

When: 9 to 11 February
Where: TAK - Theatre in the Aufbau Haus, Prinzenstrasse 85F, Kreuzberg

More Info about the Festival 

Tip 11: Share the excitement for Chaplin Chaplin

Kino Babylon
Cinema Babylon Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Max Threlfall

Under the direction of Günter Buchwald, City Lights will be performed with live music by the Babylon Orchestra Berlin. The tragicomedy is about a young, penniless man who falls in love with a flower girl and keeps making money through a scam to impress the young girl, until things take a tragic turn.

When: 10 February
Where: Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30, Mitte

More Info about Chaplin's City Lights