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
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
Tip 2: Experience the unconventional at the Schall und Rausch music festival
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
Tip 3: Travel through Japanese culture at the Japan Market
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
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Tip 4: Take a close look at the Illuseum
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
Tip 5: Discover the world of giant lizards
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
Tip 6: Go on an interactive journey with the dinosaurs of Jurassic World
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
Tip 7: Be enchanted at the FEZ
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
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Tip 8: Be creative with the whole family
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
Tip 9: Marvel at the installation by Lucy Raven
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
Tip 10: Dance at the Berlin Salsa Festival "Fiesta Elegante"
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
Tip 11: Share the excitement for Chaplin Chaplin
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