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Weekend tips 7 - 9 / 8 / 20

Summer, Sunshine, Culture…

a cyclist in front of the Oberbaumbrücke in Berlin
a cyclist in front of the Oberbaumbrücke © visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

We enjoy the final part of summer in the city and have again collected the most attractive business ideas for you.

By the way: With the Bahnhit-Deal you can travel to Berlin safely and comfortably, three nights in a hotel are included - as well as our Berlin Welcome Card. With this card you not only get discounts at many partners, but you can also use public transport in the entire city for free. Experience your capital!

Tip 1: Gallery of Steel Figures Berlin

Girl with exhibit at the Gallery of Steel Figures Berlin
Gallery of Steel Figures Berlin © Gallery of Steel Figures Berlin

More than 7,000 hours of manual labour are invested in the exhibits of this gallery. The remains of old car bodies are the raw material used for the exhibits. Here you can see figures that seem to be familiar to you from films, but also those that are the product of the artists' fantasies and dreams. Until August 9th, the heroes* of everyday life (hospital staff, police and fire brigade officers, employees from the food trade as well as nursing staff) will receive free admission.

When: Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Where: Unter den Linden 14, Mitte

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Tip 2: Holiday feeling in Berlin’s Beach Bars

Beach bar at Müggelsee in Berlin
Beach bar at Müggelsee © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

When we bury our feet in the warm sand, the feeling of a holiday in the south comes directly up. In addition a cool drink and good conversations with your company and the end of the day is perfect. Here in Berlin there are countless beach bars, which bring the holiday feeling into everyday life.

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Tip 3: Open Air - Prime Time Theater

Bootsverleih am Plötzensee
© (c) visumate

The theatre series "Good Wedding, Bad Wedding" has enjoyed great popularity among Berliners and Berlin visitors for many years. Due to the current situation, the ensemble is moving temporarily to the Plötzensee lido - also in Wedding, of course. Be there live when it is decided here who will win the "Miss Wedding" award this year.

When: Friday and Saturday, starting 7 p.m., Sunday starting 4 p.m.
Where: Strandbad Plötzensee, Nordufer 26, Wedding

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Tip 4: Last Chance – Young Euro Classic

Symphony Orchestra on stage
Classical Music © Getty Images, Foto: DeshaCAM

This weekend you will have another chance to experience the Young Euro Classics 2020 in its new format. Instead of large symphony orchestras, the young musicians will be playing the finest chamber music in the Konzerthaus. You shouldn't miss this opportunity!

When: Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 11a.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Where: Concert Hall Berlin, Am Gendarmenmarkt 2, Mitte

More about the Young Euro Classic 2020

Tip 5: Insects – strong and beautiful

Biosphäre Potsdam
Biosphäre Potsdam © Biosphäre Potsdam

The relationship of many people to insects has always been divided. While we enjoy bees and butterflies, we are rather sceptical about beetles, ants and other hexagons. Perhaps this interactive exhibition will encourage you to reconsider this attitude when you learn how important they are for an intact ecosystem.

When: Montay until Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Volkspark Potsdam, Georg-Hermann-Allee 99, Potsdam

More about the Biosphäre Potsdam

Tip 6: Reopening of the planetariums in Berlin

Planetarium Prenzlauer Allee
Zeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin © (c) visumate

Do you also dream of reaching for the stars? Here you can get a little closer to them... Since the beginning of August two of Berlin's planetariums have opened their doors to visitors again. From early afternoon to late evening they offer a programme that has something exciting for every age group. You can find the programme on the planetariums' websites.

Where: Zeiss-Großplanetarium, Prenzlauer Allee 80, Prenzlauer Berg; Archenhold-Sternwarte, Alt-Treptow 1, Treptow

More about the planetariums in Berlin

Tip 7: Trend sports

Slackline im Körnerpark
© visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

Every summer new sports are created: some look crazy and have never met us, others have been around for many years. The nice thing about trend sports is that they are often uncomplicated and usually require little equipment. Sometimes they also combine the best of two sports. In our blog article we present 11 trend sports from this summer. Maybe your new favorite hobby’s on board.

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Tip 8: Arte Sommerkino at the Kulturforum

Sommerkino Kulturforum am Potsdamer Platz
© visitBerlin, Foto: Pierre Adenis

The Arte Sommerkino is an open air cinema of a special kind. The screen is located between the Berlin Philharmonie and the new National Gallery. The skyline of Potsdamer Platz shines in the background. The programme is a colourful mixture of different genres. It also includes real classics and film highlights of recent years. There is no box office, tickets must be booked online in advance.

When: start is at 9:15 p.m.
Where: Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz 4, Tiergarten

More about the ARTE Sommerkino

Tip 9: Islandtour (Museum Island)

Bode-Museum at northern part of Museumisland Berlin
Bode-Museum at Museumsisland ©, Foto: Jürgen Hohmuth

The Museum Island brings the history of different eras to life. But what about the history of the Museum Island itself? Learn more about how the most knowledgeable place in Berlin was created and let the guides on the tour show and explain the architectural features. To ensure a safe distance during the tour and still provide good acoustics for every visitor, a group guide system is used. Through headphones the voice of the guide comes directly into your ear, so you won't miss any exciting information.

When: Friday und Sunday, 3 p.m.
Where: Haus Bastian, Am Kupfergraben 10, Mitte

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Tip 10: Shakespeare – The storm

The Storm by Shakespear at the Globe Berlin
Shakespear at the Globe Berlin: The Storm © Foto: Thorsten Wulff

Here you won't find a classical theatre stage, but an authentic experience, just as it could have been 400 years ago. The Globe Theater in Berlin has built a wooden stage. What’s special is that we as spectators sit in the middle, while around us the colourful bustle of Shakespeare’s play is performed.

When: Friday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Globe Berlin, Sömmeringstraße 15, Charlottenburg

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Tip 11: Berlin. This too

Berlin. Auch das. Erleben.
© gettyimages, Foto: RenataAphotography

Berlin is more than just the capital. A big city and oasis at the same time, sometimes loud and sometimes quiet. But above all, Berlin is one thing: always good for a surprise. Discover what Berlin can be and the many facets of the city: Berlin. That too.

More about Berlin. This too


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