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Weekend tips for 7 – 9 / 2 / 20

Winter holidays in Berlin, of course!

Sonniger Spreeblick mit Berliner Fernsehturm
Sonniger Spreeblick mit Berliner Fernsehturm © Getty Images, Foto: Matthias Makarinus

The Berlin winter holidays get underway with a few very special highlights: Concerts, theatre and workshops surprise with often quite unusual themes. You're in for a nice surprise!

Tip 1: The Eternal Network

Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin
Haus der Kulturen der Welt at night © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien
Haus der Kulturen der Welt bei Nacht

We live in times in which we are always online and reachable. But the easier it gets to communicate with each other, the louder the criticism of the presence of the "eternal network" becomes. What does this digital transformation mean for the relationships between people, between humankind, machine and environment? The group exhibition at Transmediale gets to grips with the effects of the rapid change of the "Eternal Network" and shows the limits of the technisation of social interaction.

When: until 1 March
Where: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Tiergarten

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Tip 2: Vogler Quartett

Outside view of Konzerthaus Berlin
Outside view of Konzerthaus Berlin © Sebastian Runge

Unfortunately tickets for the concert by Beethoven performer Daniel Barenboim are already sold out. Nevertheless, in the year of Beethoven there are more opportunities to hear the music of the great composer. Our tip: The Vogler Quartet will be performing two Beethoven string quartets in the Kleiner Saal (small hall) of the concert hall.

When: 8 February
Where: Konzerthaus Berlin – Kleiner Saal (small hall), Gendarmenmarkt, Mitte

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Tip 3: Club27

Theatre Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin
Hebbel am Ufer: HAU 1 © Hebbel am Ufer

Art is for eternity. Architecture, sculptures, paintings endure for centuries. But what about art forms like music or dance? Each performance is different, each chord, each twist a fleeting moment. Enis Turan takes up this theme in his choreography Club27. At the same time, the production is a tribute to artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse, who all left us at the young age of 27, but are immortal as idols.

When: 6 – 8 February
Where: Hebbel am Ufer, HAU3, Tempelhofer Ufer 10, Kreuzberg

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Tip 4: Wolf Maahn - Break out of Babylon

Concert © Getty Images, Foto: Jena Ardell

He played with Bob Marley, Fleetwood Mac and Bob Dylan. We are talking about Wolf Maahn. At the weekend you can experience the legendary left-handed guitarist. Accompanied by a band, the native Berliner presents his new studio album "Break out of Babylon".

When: 8 February, admission from 19:00
Where: WABE, Danziger Strasse 101, Prenzlauer Berg

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Tipp 5: Kindersonntag (Children's Sunday) at the Museum for Natural History

Brachiosaurus in The World of Dinosaurs at Naturkundemuseum Berlin
Brachiosaurus at Naturkundemuseum Berlin © visitBerlin

Listen up little explorers: Do you know how many tiny creatures there are swirling around in a single drop of water? On Sunday you can discover the wonderful miniature world with a real research microscope in the Natural History Museum. Tip: During the winter holidays many Berlin museums offer special family tours and workshops. Registration required!

When: 9 February, 15-16:30
Where: Invalidenstrasse 43, Mitte

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Tip 6: Museum Pass

armament and bust in the Märkisches Museum in Berlin Mitte
visit at Märkisches Museum Berlin © Sergej Horovitz

Auch wenn ihr nicht an einem gesonderten Workshop teilnehmen möchtet, lohnt sich ein Besuch der Berliner Museen. Taucht ein in 6000 Jahre Kulturgeschichte, wandelt durch die Gemäldegalerie oder entdeckt spannende moderne Künstler. Oder wie wäre es mit einem Ausflug ins Schattenreich der Geheimdienste? Über 30 unterschiedliche Museen könnt ihr mit dem Museumspass erkunden. Unser Tipp für Berlin-Besucher: Im Märkischen Museum erfahrt ihr in einem einstündigen Rundgang alles, was ihr über die Geschichte Berlins von der Eiszeit bis heute wissen müsst.

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Tip 7: Tam Tam 4.0

Impro Berlin
© Matthias Fluhrer

Das internationale Festival für Improvisationstheater in Berlin

It revolves around relationships, French pantomime and sweets: And of course you, as spectators at the international summit meeting of improv theatre, will be able to give your two cents worth. Look forward to an energetic theatre spectacle. Taking part is rewarded!

When: 8 February
Where: Theatre hall in the ufaFabrik, Viktoriastrasse 10-18, Tempelhof

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Tip 8: Sarah Schmidt & Frollein as guests of the Reformbühne Heim & Welt

Theatre Volksbühne in Berlin
Theatre Volksbühne in Berlin ©, Foto: Mlenny

For 25 years, the Reformbühne Heim & Welt has been sharing literature and songs, satire, poetry slam and other forms of text and expression with the audience every Sunday under the motto "Preferably something new". This Sunday two very special women, acclaimed author Sarah Schmidt and poetry slam star Frollein, will be guests in Roter Salon. You're in for a nice surprise!

When: 9 February, 20:00
Where: Volksbühne – Roter Salon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Mitte

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Tip 9: Chinese National Circus

Tempodrom - concerts and congresses in Berlin
Tempodrom © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

For the "Chinese New Year" the team at the Chinese National Circus presents 30 master acrobats from the southern Chinese city of Changsha. A top-class programme composed of Chinese acrobatics embedded in an exciting story with members from the Chinese Circus Academy. Breathtaking!

When: 9 February, 16:00
Where: Tempodrom, Möckernstrasse 10, Kreuzberg

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Tip 10: Narcissus & Echo

Radialsystem V
© Foto: Phil Dera

Friends of experimental theatre will get their money's worth with Road Opera by David Marton. Told here are Ovid's metamorphoses, in which the nymph Echo and Narcissus cannot find each other. While Echo can only communicate through the repetition of unfamiliar words, Narcissus loses himself in his own reflection. The soundtrack for the production is improvised.

When: 6–9 February, from 20:00
Where: Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstrasse 33, Friedrichshain

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Tip 11: Swim with penguins

Impressionen Naturtherme Templin
© Foto: Tom Schweers

If you are spending the winter holidays with your family in the city, then why not make the most of a grey day and take an excursion to the thermal baths and sauna facilities in the Berlin area? In the Spreewaldtherme Lübbenau you can even swim with penguins. We have put together the most beautiful bathing and sauna landscapes for you. Have a good rest!

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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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