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
Tip 1: Metropolis Berlin - City of Women
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
Tip 2: Weekend Tel Aviv - Berlin
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“
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!
Tip 4: MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues
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
Tip 5: International Women's Day at the German Historical Museum
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
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
Tip 7: St. Patricks Day at the UFA Fabrik
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
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
Tip 9: Long Night of Hotel Bars
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
Tip 10: 50. Berliner Frühlingsfest
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
Tip 11: Bats in Berlin
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!
You can find even more tips for February in the calender of events.