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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.

March in an overview

Berlin Events March 2019
Events in Berlin in March 2019 © visitBerlin

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See the overview for the whole year

Tip 1: ITB Berlin – The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show 2019

International Tourism Fair in Berlin
ITB Berlin © Messe Berlin GmbH

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

More information about ITB Berlin – The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show 2019

Tip 2: MaerzMusik

Symphonie Orchester
©, Foto: cyano66

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

Bootsfahrt an der Oberbaumbrücke
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Die Oberbaumbrücke in Berlin verbindet als Teil des Innenstadtrings die Ortsteile Kreuzberg und Friedrichshain über die Spree und liegt zwischen der Elsenbrücke und der Schillingbrücke. Sie ist das Wahrzeichen des Bezirks Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.

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

More information & tickets for boat trips

Tip 4: New: And Berlin will always need you

Visit of an art gallery
Visit of an art gallery © Getty Images, Foto: JGI/Tom Grill

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

Kettenkarussell © Getty Images, Foto: Claudia Weirich / EyeEm

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

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

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

More information about pubs  with live music

Tip 6: Picasso – The late work

Museum Barberini Frontansicht
© © Museum Barberini, Foto: Helge Mundt

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

Babelsberg Film Studio in Potsdam
Film Studio Babelsberg © Foto: Unify by wikimedia commons

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

Exterior view of the Volksbühne Berlin
Theater Volksbühne © Volksbühne

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

Literature © Getty Images, Foto: BrianAJackson

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

More information about Literatur:BERLIN

Tip 10: Absolut Strawinsky!

Conductor at Konzerthaus Berlin
Conductor at Konzerthaus Berlin © Marco Borggreve

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

at the cinema in Berlin
at the cinema © Getty Images, Foto: Hero Images

 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 information about the festival

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

Kristin: visitBerlin-Bloggerin unter


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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