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March in Berlin

Hello March - Welcome Spring

Flowering tulip magnolias at Schloss Pfaueninsel Castle in Berlin
Pfaueninsel Castle on Peacock Island SPSG, Foto: Michael Lüder

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.

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Tip 1: MaerzMusik

Symphonie Orchester
istock.com, Foto: cyano66

The large Benjamin Patterson retrospective is only one of many highlights of this year's MaerzMusik Festival. The US musician was, among other things, a co-founder of the Fluxus movement and a member of the European Parliament. For ten days, you can experience some of the greats of the contemporary music scene live, discover the diverse currents of current compositions and be inspired by overarching workshops, performances and art actions.

When: 18 to 27 March

Where: Various venues, live and digital

Tip 2: Berlin Fashion Week 2022

Berlin Fashion Week
Berlin Fashion Week visitBerlin, Foto: Tanja Koch

Back in Berlin, Berlin Fashion Week presents new, beautiful and innovative fashion from 14 March. This year there will again be a strong focus on sustainable and fair fashion as well as fashion and technology. This year's runways and shows will be held at the Kraftwerk, the Hotel Adlon Kempinsky and the Grace Restaurant, among others. 

When: 14 to 20 March

Where: various event locations in Berlin and digitally

Tip 3: ITB Berlin Convention

International Tourism Fair in Berlin
ITB Berlin Messe Berlin GmbH

The world's largest travel trade show will take place digitally in 2022. A visit is worthwhile above all for travel professionals and all those who want to gain a deeper insight into the travel industry. It is about ideas for the future, about cultural tourism and new technologies, about socially responsible and sustainable travel. The online offer is supplemented with various podcast and video formats.

When: 9 to 13 March

Where: online

Tip 4: Podfest Berlin

Mann mit Kopfhörern
Mann hört Podcast Getty Images, Foto: Westend61

In the meantime, Podfest Berlin has established itself as the networking event of the Berlin podcast scene. No matter if you produce podcasts yourself or just like to listen. At Podfest you can be present at live podcast productions, discover new projects, exchange ideas with others or acquire the necessary tools to dare to get behind the microphone yourself one day. 

Tip: Listen to our visitBerlin Podcast Berlin Unboxed

When: 24 to 27 March

Where: Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstraße 17, Neukölln

Tip 5: KIZOBAZOBA!*

Family at the Humboldt Forum Berlin
Family at the Humboldt Forum Berlin visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

KIZOBAZOBA translates as: Make the best of what there is! And is both the title and motto of the virtual think tank that the Humboldt Forum has been organising together with five African cinema initiatives since summer 2020. In March, the first projects will be presented in Berlin, including a pop-up cinema in Kenya and other concepts on how cinemas can contribute to the creation of new cultural and social centres. And of course there will also be an exciting cinema programme. Film off!

When: 2 to 7 March

Where: Humboldt Forum Hall 2, Schloßplatz, Mitte

Tip 6: Spring festival at Kurt-Schumacher-Damm

Chain carousel at a fair in Berlin
Chain carousel Getty Images, Foto: Claudia Weirich / EyeEm

Carousel and Ferris wheel, roasted almonds and candy floss: this year's Spring Festival on Kurt-Schumacher-Damm attracts over 50 showmen with their attractions. With numerous rides, food offerings, lots of music and colourful lights, the Spring Festival is one of the largest public festivals in Berlin. Perfect for ringing in the spring!

When: 23 March to 24 April 2022

Where: Kurt-Schumacher-Damm, Reinickendorf

Tip 7: International Women's Day

Frau mit Smartphone fotografiert leuchtene Herzformen in der Stadt
Frau mit Smartphone fotografiert Herz in der Stadt Getty Images, Foto: Artur Debat

International Women's Day is an official holiday in Berlin. Take advantage of it and visit one of the many exciting events that are dedicated to the topic of women's rights, introduce well-known and special women - and are sure to provide some food for thought. At the Zeiss Planetarium, for example, you can learn more about a group of female scientists who discovered more about the stars and the universe at the end of the 19th century under the title "Hidden Stars". We'll keep you up to date!

When: 8 March
Where: Various venues in the city

Tip 8: St. Patrick's Festival

Gitar player on stage at Jazz club Yorkschlösschen in Berlin
Jazz club Yorkschlösschen in Kreuzberg visitBerlin, Foto: Pierre Adenis

There won't be a big parade on St. Patrick's Day this year either. However, if you don't want to miss out on live music, Irish whiskey, Guinness, Murphy's and Kilkenny, you're sure to find like-minded people in the numerous Irish pubs in Berlin. Don't forget to wear something green! 

When: 19 March

Where: in the Irish pubs of this city

Beer gardens in Berlin

Tip 9: Genesis

Mercedes Benz Arena Berlin Friedrichshain Sports, concerts and events
Mercedes Benz Arena camera4

Finally again! 2022 will be the year of concerts, if only because of all the gigs that can finally be made up for. In March, Genesis will play two days in a row at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Nena has unfortunately cancelled their appearance in Berlin in March.

When: 7 and 8 March 

Where: Mercedes Benz Arena, Mercedes Platz, Friedrichshain

Tip 10:  Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker / Rosas. Dark Red

Neue Nationalgalerie
visitBerlin, Foto: mulinarius

At a very special venue, the Belgian dance company Rosas explores the interplay between architecture, sculpture and art. An interplay that choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker has been dealing with since the founding of her company. With their dance, Rosas explore the relationship of movement to other forms of creative expression such as music, language, the visual arts and, of course, space itself. A performance at the Neue Nationalgalerie that you don't want to miss.

When: 24 to 27 March

Where: Neue Nationalgalerie, Potsdamer Straße 50, Mitte

 

Tip 11: World Theatre Day

Theater an der Parkaue in Berlin Lichtenberg
big hall of the Theater an der Parkaue Christian Brachwitz

The first World Theatre Day was proclaimed as early as 1961. The aim is to highlight the importance and interaction of stage and society. On the morning of World Theatre Day at the Parkaue, you can think for yourselves what is traditionally withheld from internationally renowned theatre people, and develop ideas together with the Parkaue staff. Because theatre has more than one story!

When: 27 March

Where: Theater an der Parkaue, Parkaue 29, Lichtenberg


More tips for March and the rest of the year can be found in the calendar of events.

Josefine Köhn-Haskins

Josefine

ist in München aufgewachsen, hat dort studiert und bei der SZ volontiert. Auf der Suche nach neuen Abenteuern entdeckte sie erst New York, dann Miami und berichtete als Trendscout und Korrespondentin für verschiedene Publikationen. Ihr Zuhause fand sie dann aber in Berlin. Fasziniert von den vielen Facetten der Stadt ist sie kreuz und quer in den Kiezen unterwegs und beschäftigt sich gerne mit Zukunftsideen und Smart City Konzepten für ein innovatives Berlin.