Farewell to winter! In March, the spring fever will keep you in a good mood. We are looking forward to the first warm rays of sunshine, walks and many exciting events. This is what Berlin has in store for you in March: Here are our top 11 tips for you.
March in an overview
Tip 1: ITB Berlin – The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show 2019
Travel around the world once? The world's largest travel fair makes it possible. So if you're planning your holiday or just want to dream about foreign countries, you've come to the right place. By the way, this year Malaysia will be the partner country of the fair and offer special extras.
By the way: You can meet our colleagues from visitBerlin in Hall 12. Have a look ...
When: 6 - 10 March
Where: Exhibition grounds, Messedamm, Charlottenburg
Tip 2: MaerzMusik
The Haus der Berliner Festspiele, the Gropius-Bau, the Akademie der Künste and many other venues in Berlin will be the venues for the most beautiful sounds of contemporary music for ten days. The MaerzMusik festival presents a diverse selection of works by renowned artists in the form of world premieres, spatial productions, multimedia projects and discussions. This year's festival for contemporary art is concerned with the phenomenon of history and historiography.
When: 22 to 31 March
Where: various venues
Tip 3: Start of the shipping season
The shipping season begins with the first rays of sunshine. Enjoy the sun and the view of Berlin's sights from the deck of a ship, whether on a tour of the Spree River through the city centre or an excursion on one of Berlin's lakes.
When: from 8 March
Where: various moorings
Tip 4: New: And Berlin will always need you
Art, craft and concept Made in Berlin: The large exhibition in the Gropius-Bau presents a fascinating cross-section of Berlin's contemporary art scene. More than 20 artists will be exhibiting their works and installations, showing what is currently happening on the Berlin scene.
When: 22 March - 16 June
Where: Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchnerstraße, Kreuzberg
Tip 4: Berlin Spring Festival
With the first spring buds the time for street festivals and folk festivals also starts. The Berlin Spring Festival is great fun for the whole family with exciting roller coasters, car scooters, ghost trains and many other attractions.
When: 29 March - 22 April 2019
Where: Zentrales Festgelände am Kurt-Schumacher-Damm. Kurt-Schumacher-Damm 207, Reinickendorf
Tip 5: St.Patrick’s Day
When the Berlin Radio Tower shines in a green light, it's time again: St. Patrick's Day is no longer just celebrated in Ireland. In Berlin, for example, you can celebrate your national holiday together with happy Irish people in one of the many Irish pubs.
When: 17 March
Where: various venues
Tip 6: Picasso – The late work
Although Picasso is one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, there is still something new to discover in his extensive oeuvre. Works from the last 20 years of his life from the Jacqueline Picasso Collection are on display in the Barberini Museum. The collection has rarely been shown to the public; many works are being exhibited for the first time in Germany or at all.
When: 9 March - 16 June 2019
Where: Museum Barberini, Humboldtstraße 5-6, Potsdam
Tip 7: Last chance - Harry Potter™: The Exhibition
The last chance for the big Harry Potter Exhibition in Potsdam. In the big exhibition Harry Potter™: The Exhibition you can travel into the world of the magician's pupil, visit the common room and dormitory of Gryffindor™ and experience your own interactive adventures.
When: until 10 March 2019
Where: Filmpark Babelsberg - Caligari Halle, Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 9 via Emil-Jannings-Str./G.-W.Pabst Straße, Potsdam
Tip 8: Premiere: rauschen von Sasha Waltz & Guests
Sasha Waltz presents a completely new work in collaboration with the Volksbühne. The famous choreographer has created a project with 12 dancers that deals with a society that has lost the world in the backdrops of its perfect living space. We can look forward to fascinating visual worlds and expressive choreographies.
When: 7 - 10 March
Where: Volksbühne Berlin, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Mitte
Tip 9: Literatur:BERLIN
In spring the leaves spit and the books bloom: At the literature festival "Literatur:BERLIN" authors from Berlin, Germany and abroad present their new publications. In addition to the readings, there will be music, film and discussions, for example on "100 years of women's suffrage, 1 year of #MeToo: feminism yesterday & today".
When: 22 March - 6 April 2019
Where: different places
Tip 10: Absolut Strawinsky!
An festival of the extra class is dedicated to the works of Stravinsky. Master conductor Iván Fischer will conduct three orchestras with works by Stravinsky, including his masterpieces of ballet music "Le sacre du printemps" and "The Firebird". And at the Evenings on the roof, the 360-degree Stravinsky concertos with Vladimir Kaminer, you sit around the orchestra.
When: 8 - 13 March
Where: Konzerthaus, Gendarmenmarkt, Mitte
Tip 11: 11 mm Fußballfilmfestival
As the name suggests, 11 mm - The International Football Film Festival is all about football. New national and international releases show all the beauty of the game, the loneliness of the goalkeeper at the penalty kick and all the rooms that have to be delivered.
When: 22 - 26 March
Where: Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, Mitte
More tips for March and the rest of the year can be found in the calendar of events.