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Weekend tips 13 - 15 / 3 / 20

Women’s March and distant worlds

 Rhododendrons bloom at the Berlin Cathedral
Rhododendrons bloom at the Berlin Cathedral © (c) visumate

The sun’s rays are getting warmer and warmer: this makes it the perfect time to finally out into the fresh air. Great cycling tours and historical guided tours offer the perfect opportunity to do so. But even if it’s raining, out weekend tips will have a suitable suggestion for you.

Tip 1: Last chance – Mandela – The Official Exhibition.

Bikini-Berlin
© visitBerlin, Foto: Artfully Media, Sven Christian Schramm

“Freedom is neither black nor white.” This weekend is your last chance to gain a deeper insight into the life of Nelson Mandela – from his childhood and the injustices he suffered to his election as South Africa’s first black president.

When: up to and including 15 March
Where: Bikini Berlin, Hardenbergplatz 2, Charlottenburg

Further information about ‘Mandela – The Official Exhibition’

Tip 2: Cycling along the course of the Berlin Wall

Cycling in Berlin
Cycling in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

Those days in March when spring is in the air are perfect for a cycling tour. We also have a very special suggestion for you, namely a tour with a historical background. On the way along the course taken by the Berlin Wall – from the Mauerpark to the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Straße – you will pass numerous sights that are well worth seeing, as well as points of historical significance. Enjoy the fresh air!

When: 13 – 26 March
Where: Kulturbrauerei Hof 4, Knaackstraße 97, Prenzlauer Berg

More about the cycling tour along the course of the Berlin Wall

Tip 3: Auto Camping Caravan

Messehalle
© Getty Images, Foto: rclassenlayouts

Planning another trip, one that your own vehicle is too small for? Auto Camping Caravan, the largest sales fair in the region, will have a wide range of camping models on show. Besides the large number of exhibits, you might get the odd tip or two for your next camping holiday.

When: 13 – 15 March
Where: Berlin ExpoCenter Airport, Messestraße 1, Schönefeld

More information about Auto Camping Caravan

Tip 4: Night Flight

Zeiss-Großplanetarium
© visitBerlin, Foto: Jan Frontzek

On this imaginary journey into a figurative parallel universe, reality and fiction seem to merge. Electronic beats accompany you on the Night Flight in the Zeiss-Großplanetarium. Have a good trip!

When: 14 March, 8 pm
Where: Zeiss-Großplanetarium, Prenzlauer Allee 80, Prenzlauer Berg

More about Zeiss Großplanetarium

Tip 5: Exhibition ‘Auf dem Holzweg’ at the MACHmit! Museum: On the Wood Trail

MACHMit! Museum
© Matthias Hamel

Das MACHmit! Museum für Kinder ist ein ganz besonderes Museum: Zahlreiche MACHmit!-Angebote zum Entdecken, Ausprobieren und Erforschen animieren Kinder dazu, spielerisch zu lernen und nicht ganz alltägliche Erfahrungen zu sammeln. Künstlerische und handwerkliche Tätigkeiten bringen ihnen auch komplexe Zusammenhänge nahe und schärfen ihre Wahrnehmung für die alltägliche Umwelt. Unsere jungen Besucher sind dabei immer aktive Gestalter des Museumsbesuches. Für das Gebäude der ehemaligen Eliaskirche besteht mit der Evangelischen Landeskirche Berlin-Brandenburg seit 2001 ein Erbbaurechtsvertrag

As the name suggests, this museum offers visitors a hands-on experience.

At the exhibition called ‘On the Wood Trail’, children can learn all about the topic of wood and the forest, as well as the organisms that live there. Smelling pine needles or feeling the texture of different types of wood are just a few examples of what is on offer.

When: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm
Where: MACHmit! Museum, Senefelder Str. 5, Prenzlauer Berg

More about the exhibition at MACHmit!

Tip 6: Disney On Ice – The Magical Ice Festival

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© Camera4

“For every child who believes in itself, there is a princess to prove that anything is possible. Believe in yourself!” Disney fans get their money’s worth at the Magical Ice Festival. Look forward to a breathtaking journey with your favourite characters.

When: 13 – 15 March
Where: Velodrom, Paul-Heyse-Straße 26, Prenzlauer Berg

Further information about the Magical Ice Festival

Tip 7: 1st Big Band Night 2020
 

Jazz band in Berlin
Jazz band © Getty Images, Foto: Chris Schmidt

From jazz and swing to Afro-Cuban and Brazilian sounds: at the Big Band Night at the Gutshof Britz, a highly varied repertoire awaits you. The Music School Paul Hindemith Neukölln, the Flingstones Bigband, the Neue Welt jazz orchestra and Neukölln’s own Tarab-Chor are all joining the fun. We hope you have a great time!

When: 13 March at 7.30 pm
Where: Britz Palace & Gutshof Britz, Kulturstall, Alt-Britz

More about Big Band Night 2020

Tip 8: Taste of Venezuela Weekend

YamYam Berlin
YamYam Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: visumate

Immerse yourself in the tastes of Venezuela. This weekend gives you the chance to broaden your culinary horizons and enjoy typical Venezuelan dishes such as arepas, or the traditional pabellón criollo, to get you in the holiday mood. ¡Buen provecho!

When: from 13 March at 3 pm to 15 March at 10 pm
Where: CBS Kitchen & Shop, Weserstraße 168, Neukölln

Further information about the Taste of Venezuela Weekend

Tip 9: Köpenicker Kreativmarkt

Rathaus (town hall) Köpenick as landmark of Köpenicker Altstadt
town hall Köpenick behind trees © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

If you want to expand your creative horizons, this is the place to be. The Köpenicker Kreativmarkt is the perfect opportunity to be inspired by handmade crafts, paintings, graphic design, illustrations, jewellery, ceramics and hand-sewn items. A range of workshops will encourage you to explore your creative side. 

When: 14 and 15 March, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: Seelenbinder Ateliers, Seelenbinderstraße 141, Köpenick

More about Treptow Köpenick

Tip 10: The founding of Greater Berlin 1920

Blick vom Turm des Roten Rathauses in die Königstraße um 1910
© akg-images

In one fell swoop, several towns and small villages merged to form one big city when Greater Berlin was created in 1920. Over the course of the guided tour on the topic of 100 years of Greater Berlin, you will gain a deeper insight into the events of 1920 and learn about how the cities of Charlottenburg and Schöneberg regarded these developments at the time.

When: 15 March, 2 pm – 4.30 pm
Where: In front of the Standesamt Charlottenburg, Alt-Lietzow 28, Charlottenburg

More about the creation of Greater Berlin

Tip 11: Women’s March reading

Literature
Literature © Getty Images, Foto: BrianAJackson

At the reading ‘Es muss immer weitergehen’ (Keep going and going) you can listen to fascinating dialogues between women living in the past and the present. This event to mark Women’s March compares how women were viewed then and now, and describes the opportunities women have enjoyed and challenges they have faced over the past 100 years. Among other things, you will also learn about the influence they had on the city’s development.

When: 14 March, 7 pm
Where: Rathaus Schöneberg, Marlene-Dietrich-Saal (cinema screen), Schöneberg

Further information about Frauenmärz in Berlin

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