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Spring at the Reichstag in Berlin
Reichstag in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

The biggest event in Berlin in March, the ITB, had to be cancelled and the Travel Festive was also postponed. Nevertheless, we are happy about the warmer days and look forward to the many exciting events in the capital. Berlin in spring is always worth a visit.

Overview on March

Berlin Events March 2020
Events in Berlin in March 2020 © visitBerlin
Overview on March

Overview for the whole year

Tip 1: Metropolis Berlin - City of Women

Ukulele © Getty Images, Foto: Image Source

Readings, concerts, comedy, workshops, discussions and guided tours: For this year's Frauenmärz (Women's March), the district Tempelhof-Schöneberg invites to an event almost daily. Under the title Metropolis Berlin - City of Women, the focus this time is on the 1920s and women's path to more education, emancipation and freedom. Among other things, Kerstin Ehmer will read from her 20s thriller "The Black Fairy", on March 17th Gayle Tufts will share her insights and views on her life as an American in Berlin, and in a workshop for the special exhibition "Behind the Camera" you will get to know the life and work of the ten Jewish photographers presented. There will also be a lot of music, poetry, slam nights and of course politically engaged tours and discussions. It is worth taking a look at the program. Admission is free!

When: 1 - 31 March 2020
Where: Various venues, Tempelhof-Schöneberg

More information about Frauenmärz

Tip 2: Weekend Tel Aviv - Berlin

Philharmonie am Kulturforum
© visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Every concert with Avi Avital is a very special experience. On the occasion of the weekend Tel Aviv - Berlin the virtuoso mandolin player brings his favourite programme Between Worlds on stage. Together with Ksenija Sidorova (accordion) and Itamar Doari (percussion) the Israeli musician enchants with a successful synthesis of classical music and folklore.

When: Saturday, March 14, 8 pm
Where: Chamber Music Hall, Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1, Mitte


Tip 3: LCD Berlin Award: „Bridging Borders“

Neue Nationalgalerie und St.-Matthäus-Kirche
Neue Nationalgalerie und St.-Matthäus-Kirche © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

The first edition of the LCD Berlin Awards is accompanied by an audience award, called: “Best Cultural Initiative: Bridging Borders”. The prize is awarded to a cultural initiative that helps to promote intercultural dialogue and overcome boundaries. The nominees are the Berlin Barenboim-Said Academy and the Teeter-Totter Wall, an installation of three steel posts converted into seesaws connecting people on both sides of the border fence between the USA and Mexico. Feel free to cast your vote!

More about "Brinding Borders"

Tip 4: MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues

Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin
Martin-Gropius-Bau ©, Foto: anibaltrejo

The MaerzMusik-Festival takes you on a journey through space and time. The theme is also the subjective perception of time. I'm sure you're familiar with this: sometimes hours fly by, sometimes seconds drag on like eternities. How can music and art break the chronological order of our social and political dimensions? Can you hear it ticking?

When: 20 - 29 March
Where: various venues

Mehr zum MaerzMusik Festival

Tip 5: International Women's Day at the German Historical Museum

Deutsches Historisches Museum © visitBerlin, Foto: Pierre Adenis

Since 1848 women have been fighting for political and social equality. On the occasion of International Women's Day, the German Historical Museum is focusing on this topic. Learn more about the role of women in German history, about the implementation of women's voting rights - and why it is still important today to stand up for equal rights. Admission, guided tours and films on the subject are free of charge.

When: 8 March
Where: German Historical Museum, Unter den Linden 2, Mitte


Tip 6: Beethoven in Berlin

© SIMPK, Foto: Anne Katrin Breitenborn

How could Beethoven actually compose when he was already deaf? And what was the composer's favourite food? For Beethoven's anniversary year, the Museum of Musical Instruments invites young and old to discover the composer from a new perspective. Books, costumes and games for children of all ages await you in the Beethoven Lounge. At the same time, original compositions in Beethoven's handwriting are on display in the State Library. On Thursday, March 19, the Musical Instruments Museum invites you to a round table discussion about the exhibition "This Kiss of the Whole World". There are a few more highlights in March.

When: until June 2020

    Saturday, 14 March: Children play for children
    Sunday, March 15: Workshop "Beethoven's ear"

Where: Musikinstrumenten-Museum, Ben Gurion Street, Mitte

More on 250 years of Beethoven in Berlin

Tip 7: St. Patricks Day at the UFA Fabrik

Game of Thrones Drehort in Nordirland
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Buchenallee "Dark Hedges" in Nordirland

Attention Ireland fans! For St. Patrick's Day, UFA Fabrik is bringing Celtic sounds and fiddle virtuosos to the stage with Midnight Court X-tended & Special Guests. From soulful ballads to groovy Irish dance music, everything is on offer. Immerse yourself in an evening full of Irish tradition and attitude to life.

When: 16 March, 8 pm
Where: UFA factory, theatre hall, Viktoriastr. 10-18, Tempelhof


Tip 8: Literatur:Berlin Festival

ilb - Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin
© Hartwig Klappert

As is well known, reading is travelling in the mind. At the Literatur:Berlin Festival you can experience live where contemporary authors from Germany and abroad want to take you. The programme includes readings and discussions. Discover exciting debuts by young authors.

When: 16 - 29 March
Where: various literature locations in the city

More information about Literatur:Berlin Festival

Tip 9: Long Night of Hotel Bars

Cocktails in a bar
Cocktails in a bar © GettyImages, Bild: Enrique Díaz/7cero

Our tip for night owls, who want to experience the more exclusive side of Berlin nightlife. During the long night of hotel bars you will get to know ten selected hotel bars. Enjoy hand-mixed cocktails from the best bar chefs in the city, plus a few extra surprises. A shuttle service connects all sharing locations every half hour. Tickets are limited!

When: 28 March, from 8 pm
Where: 10 selected hotels in the city

More information about the Long Night of Hotel Bars in Berlin

Tip 10: 50. Berliner Frühlingsfest

© Getty Images, Bild: SPmemory

You don't have to travel that far if you want to welcome spring in Berlin. For the 50th time already, over 60 carnies and rides will entice you to the big folk festival. As always, you can look forward to half prices at the merry-go-rounds and other rides on Wednesday, Family Day. Another highlight is the big fireworks on two Saturdays.

When: 27. 3. - 19.4. (Good Friday closed)
Where Central Fairground, Kurt-Schumacher-Damm 207, Reinickendorf

More about Spring in Berlin

Tip 11: Bats in Berlin

Entry Zitadelle Spandau
Entry Zitadelle Spandau © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

18 of 25 bat species in Germany live in Berlin. You can visit some of them in the bat cellar of the Zitadelle Spandau. For guided tours or even a feeding of the bats you should book in advance. Of course you can discover a lot of other green oases and natural wonders in Berlin's metropolitan nature besides the nocturnal fluttering animals. So, let's go outside!

More Parks & Gardens in Berlin

You can find even more tips for February in the calender of events.

Josefine Köhn-Haskins


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.


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