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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

Goodbye winter! In March, spring fever ensures plenty of good moods. We are looking forward to the first warm rays of sunshine, walks and many exciting events. That's what Berlin has in store for you in March: Here are our top 11 tips for you.

Tip 1: Himmel unter Berlin - Volume 2 of the exhibition series at Berlin's darkest places

Sky under Berlin: Luminous art installation
Sky under Berlin: Luminous art installation © Masashi Kuroha

"Himmel unter Berlin" starts into the second round. For Volume 2 of this exhibition series on Berlin's darkest places, Clara Sauer and her team take you to a gigantic hall complex in the east of Berlin. More than 100 years ago, the giants of industrialisation, the colossal steam engines, were exhibited here. Now you can re-enter the dark corridors and catacombs that belonged to these huge halls. You begin your journey in a special bar. After a drink, you enter a soccer field-sized exhibition complex through a secret door. For "the Himmel unter Berlin" twelve artists have created expansive installations of light and sound, which you can explore while wandering in between ancient pipes, pumps and cogwheels. All of the artworks are premieres and/or have never been seen before in Berlin.

Since only 100 people can visit the exhibition at a time, admission is strictly regulated and only possible with a personal invitation and an existing Underground Card. We are therefore all the more pleased to be able to offer 50 wildcards in advance ticket sales via visitBerlin. 

When: visitBerlin ticket presale from 14 March, 10 a.m.
Where: in eastern Berlin, the exact location will be announced to all ticket holders 48 hours before the start of the exhibition.


Tipp 2: ITB Tourismusmesse 

Flags of the ITB Berlin trade fair
Flags of the ITB Berlin trade fair © Messe Berlin GmbH

ITB Berlin not only presents a wide range of travel destinations, it also brings together people from different countries and cultures. Airlines and cruise lines, hotels and tour operators present current offers, developments and innovations. ITB Berlin also offers an extensive supporting programme that focuses on current topics and trends in the travel industry. The aim of the trade show is also to facilitate an exchange between the participants.This year ITB Berlin is geared towards a B2B audience.

When: 7 March - 9 March
Where: Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22, Westend

Tip 3: European Month of Photography

Amateur photographer with his camera in Berlin
Amateur photographer © Getty Images, Foto: Westend61

The European Month of Photography is an important event for photography fans. For the 10th time, Berlin will become a centre for photography. For one month, works by artists from all over the world will be on display in Berlin. Discover the latest trends and developments, experience photography in an immersive environment and exchange ideas with other photo enthusiasts. The festival is a must for everyone interested in photography and art. A highlight this year is the big anniversary exhibition, which focuses on Berlin and the artists based there.  

When: 2 March - 31 March
Where: Various galleries in Berlin

More about Photography in Berlin

Tip 4: MaerzMusik

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

This year's MaerzMusik 2023 programme is dedicated to musical works that move between disciplines, play with technologies and also deal with questions of politics and time. The programme, which is divided into ten encounters, is correspondingly diverse. The aim is to create a place for exchange and openness to new perspectives of listening. Look forward to concerts, performances and music theatre, but also to installations and discourse.

When: 17 March - 26 March
Where: Haus der Berliner Festspiele and other venues in Berlin

Tip 5: Stay United - one year of war against Ukraine

Skyline Berlin in Ukraine Farben
© visitBerlin

We can only enjoy March because we are at peace. We should never forget that this is not the case everywhere. That is precisely why the German Theatre is organising the Stay United event. It is mainly exiled artists from Ukraine who perform here. As part of Stay United, readings and concerts will take place at several locations, most of them in March, some also in February and April.

When: several dates in March
Where: Hotel Continental, Budapester Str. 2, Tiergarten

More exhibitions

You can help here too: People in Aleppo, Syria, are also in need of help these days. Kreuzberger Himmel, a restaurant run by refugees, is therefore organising an Aleppo Day on Thursday, 2 March. You can expect a special three-course menu for 40 euros per person. Bakri Kamurgi, the restaurant's manager, is originally from Aleppo and will ensure that all proceeds go directly to those in need. Here you can make a reservation and here you can donate.

Tip 6: Spring festival on Kurt-Schumacher-Damm

Girl on a merry-go-round
Girl on a merry-go-round © Getty Images: Foto: Becca Wohlwinder Photography

Goodbye winter! Welcome spring at the spring festival on Kurt-Schumacher-Damm. Every year, a variety of attractions await you here. There are stalls with food and drinks, carousels and games for spring fans of all ages. Look forward to live music, dancing, shows and much more. Stop by and welcome spring together! 

When: 24 March - 1 May
Where: Central festival square, Kurt-Schumacher-Damm 207, Reinickendorf

More family activities in Berlin

Tip 7: Silent Film Festival

Theater im Delphi
© Peter Gesierich

Let yourself be transported back to a bygone era of cinema at the Silent Film Festival. In the rooms of the Twelve Apostles Church you will see exciting films from the silent film era, both well-known and unknown. All films are accompanied by live music from talented musicians and orchestras. Experience cinema in a new way and celebrate the roots of film.  

When: 4 March - 18 March
Where: Twelve Apostles Church, An der Apostelkirche 1, Schöneberg

Cinemas in Berlin

Tip 8: Season opening in the Britzer Garten 

Britzer Garten
© Grün Berlin GmbH

Spring is just around the corner and with it the opening of the season in the Britzer Garten. The ideal tip for families and those seeking relaxation. Explore the park on a walk and enjoy the first warm rays of sunshine with a cosy picnic. Wandering musicians will accompany you with live performances. There is also plenty for children to discover, such as the large adventure playground. 

When: 26 March
Where: Britzer Garten, Sangerhauser Weg 1, Britz

Info about the Britzer Garten

Tip 9: Greek Film Festival & Radar Ost

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

Off to Greece! At the film festival "Hellas Filmbox" you can experience Greek cinema art. A wide range of genres will be shown, including feature films, documentaries and short films. In addition to the wide selection of films, the festival also offers live performances and panel discussions. If you're interested in Greece, this is a great opportunity to discover its culture and history, and to experience the unique aesthetic of Greek cinema. 

When: 29 March - 2 April
Where: Babylon cinema, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, Mitte

Radar Ost is a film festival that focuses on films from Central and Eastern Europe. As a platform for young and upcoming filmmakers, the festival also promotes cultural exchange between the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. You will also have the opportunity to take part in discussions and workshops and to meet the filmmakers in person. Immerse yourself in the culture and film scene in Central and Eastern Europe. Radar East is a must for all those who want to discover new talents and interesting films from this region. 
When: 8 March - 12 March
Where: Various venues in Berlin

More film festivals

Tip 10: Concerts in March 2023

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

In March, as every month, the stars of the music industry are expected in our capital. Here are a few highlights: If you like jazz and soul, you can't miss Michael Bublé's performance at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Snoop Dogg is also coming to Berlin. And the film fans among you have the chance to experience the legendary first part of Harry Potter "Live in Concert".

When: different dates
Where: different venues in Berlin

More concerts in Berlin

Tip 11: Women's March (Frauenmärz)

Grandmother, mother and daughter strolling
Grandmother, mother and daughter strolling © Eva Katalin Kondoros

The Women's March presents strong women from history. You will also learn about the lives and work of rather unknown pioneers. As part of the series of events in Tempelhof-Schöneberg, many active politicians, scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, activists and everyday heroes will also have their say. And best of all: admission is free!

When: several dates in March
Where: several venues

Find more things to do in our visitBerlin event calendar.


Josefine Köhn-Haskins


ist in München aufgewachsen, hat dort studiert und bei der SZ volontiert. Bevor sie in Berlin ihr Zuhause fand, berichtete sie als Korrespondentin und Trendscout aus den USA. Heute ist sie kreuz und quer in Berlins Kiezen unterwegs und beschäftigt sich mit Kultur, Musik und Zukunftsideen für ein innovatives Berlin. All posts