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Weekend tips 16 - 18 / 4 / 21

Springtime in Berlin

Berlin Cathedral
Berlin Cathedral © iStock.com, Foto: querbeet

Spring has finally arrived in Berlin and has chased away the grey winter weather. Enjoy the spring weekend in Berlin with a walk or a bike ride. There are also many exciting virtual events waiting for you. We have rummaged through the calendar and picked out 11 cool tips for you.

Tip 1: The Mystery of Banksy & Street Art in Berlin

Young woman uses street art highlight of the ABOUT BERLIN app.
Young woman uses street art highlight of the ABOUT BERLIN app. © Foto: placeit

The graffiti artist and painter Banksy is a mystery: everyone knows his art and spectacular actions, but no one knows who he actually is. The exhibition at STATION Berlin brings you closer to his work with more than 100 graffiti, photographs, sculptures, video installations and prints as well as a film about his unique career.

You can find out even more about urban art in Berlin on our website and in our app About Berlin.

When: 14 April - 1 August

Where: STATION Berlin, Luckenwalder Straße 4-6, Kreuzberg

More about the exhibition

Tip 2: Discover BerlinBlossom

Berliner Fernsehturm mit Kirschblüten
Berliner Fernsehturm © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Where do the cherry trees bloom most beautifully? With our BerlinBlossom Map, you can easily keep track of all the places where the blossoms are now blooming and sprouting. Take a tour to the most beautiful places and enjoy the spring blossoms in all their glory.

The BerlinBlossom Map

Tip 3: TradTöchter - Hanami - Cherry blossom festival

Kirschblüten im Berliner Frühling
Kirschblüten im Frühling © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

In keeping with the cherry blossom season in Berlin, the music duoTradtöchter celebrate the cherry blossom festival Hanami. The two violinists will make you dance via livestream with traditional dance melodies, their own lively arrangements and modern songs.
You can support the event with a donation.

When: 16 April from 8 pm

More about TradTöchter - 15. Hanami cherry blossom festival

Tip 4: The Dean of Germany

Neuköllner Oper Berlin
Neuköllner Oper Berlin © Caterina Rancho

IRON CURTAIN MAN - The Online Show: With this show, the Neuköllner Oper continues its successful production about Dean Reed, the American star in the GDR. Six different Deans from different creative periods perform on six evenings and face the audience jury in the grand finale to determine once and for all who will be the one and only Dean of Germany.

When: 17 April - 6 May

More about The Dean of Germany

Tip 5: Virtual tour by Berliner Unterwelten

Berlin's Unterwelten-Museum - an attraction in Berlin
Berliner Unterwelten © Berliner Unterwelten e.V., Foto: Dietmar Arnold

Descend into the mysterious dark worlds of the Berlin Underworlds. During the virtual tour with 360° images and a live guide via Zoom, you will discover the underground air-raid shelter "Bunker B" in the Gesundbrunnen underground station. In addition, you can learn interesting facts about topics such as air raid protection, ammunition finds and forced labour, and ask questions.

Tickets for the tour

Tip 6: Union Berlin - VfB Stuttgart

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© Camera4

Union Berlin takes on VfB Stuttgart. Unfortunately, the Bundesliga match at the Alte Försterei will take place without spectators, but you can follow it in the live ticker or on the club channel and cheer along.

When: 17 April

More about the match
 
Tip 7: Berlin (a)live@night

DJ Mixer
DJ Mixer © Getty Images, Foto: 123ducu

Finally, joy the club feeling again: On Saturday, four bands will perform and rock your living room. Be there live via stream and join the party when it's Berlin (a)live@night.

When: 16 April, 7 - 11 pm

More about Berlin (a)live@night

Tip 8:  African Book Festival

lesende Frau
© Getty Images, Foto: Oliver Rossi

The African Book Festival is a platform for current contemporary literature from the African continent. Last year, the programme fell victim to the Corona crisis, but this year you can follow the stream live and for free and discover the programme curated by Kalaf Epalanga.

When: 16 - 18 April

More about African Book Festival

Tip 9: Fellchen und Bommel - wenn Fremde Freunde werden

Schaubude Berlin
Schaubude Berlin © Badaboom Berlin

And there is also an exciting livestream for the little ones this weekend: The Schaubude is showing the play Fellchen und Bommel - wenn Fremde Freunde werden. The clown play with puppets and objects is in clown language and suitable for children from the age of four.

When: 14 - 18 April

More about the play

Tip 10: Augenblick mal! 2021

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

You can see even more children's and youth theatre from all over Germany at the festival Augenblick mal! 2021. The festival of theatre for young audiences celebrates its 30th birthday with many plays and specials as well as in virtual meeting places.

When: 16 - 21 April

More about the festival

Tip 11: Spring walking tours

Park Schloss Charlottenburg im Frühling
Park Schloss Charlottenburg im Frühling © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Fresh air, cherry blossoms and discovering new things: In our tips for a spring walk, you'll find routes criss-crossing the city. Whether you want to stroll through the palace gardens of Charlottenburg Palace or go for a longer hike, we're sure to have the right tip for you.

To the 11 tips for wonderful spring walks in Berlin

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Kristin: visitBerlin-Bloggerin unter visitBerlin.de/blog

Kristin

doesn't smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face Berlin's rich cultural life - the metropolis both in front of and behind the scenes. Her favourite season is the Berlinale, then she spends 10 days watching movies and writing about them in the blog.

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