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Weekend tips 11/ 9 - 11 18

Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, chocolate frenzy & more: Here are the top 11 events for the weekend

© visitBerlin, Foto: Tanja Koch

For this special autumn weekend in Berlin we have again selected the 11 best events. Why especially? Because November 9th is the 29th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. And on November 11th the 5th season officially begins: the carnival - at least in the south and west of the country. What we do with it in Berlin, we tell you in the weekend tips.

Tip 1: Celebrate the fall of the Berlin wall: East Side Gallery or memorial Berlin wall

Former border at Berlin Wall Memorial
Former border at Berlin Wall Memorial © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle
memorial Berlin wall

In the night from November 9th to 10th the Berlin Wall fell - that was exactly 29 years ago on this Friday. So it's about time to learn more about Berlin's history. How about a walk along the East Side Gallery or a visit to the Berlin Wall Memorial in Bernauer Straße? 

When: Friday

Where: East Side Gallery, memorial Berlin wall

More information about the Berlin Wall

Tip 2: 100 Years of Revolution – Berlin 1918-19

Frontview of the Reichstag in Berlin
Frontview of the Reichstag © visitBerlin, Foto: Artfully Media, Sven Christian Schramm
Reichstag Berlin

If you have paid attention in history lessons, you know that much more happened in November than the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 1918, the November Revolution in the German Reich turned the constitutional monarchy into a parliamentary democracy. On November 9th, Philipp Scheidemann proclaimed the first German Republic and the Weimar Republic was born.

This is exactly what numerous exhibitions and events in Berlin around the jubilee will be dealing with from Friday onwards under the title "100 Years of Revolution - Berlin 1918/19".

When: from Friday  

Where: Martin-Gropius-Bau

More information about the exhibition

Tip 3: Jewish cultural days

Synagoge Rykestraße in famous Kollwitzkiez in Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg
Synagoge Rykestraße interior view © Bezirksamt Pankow
Synagogue Rykestraße

The Jewish Cultural Days 2018 end on Sunday - until then you can still visit numerous events in Berlin that deal with Jewish culture. For example, several artists from Israel as well as from Berlin will be performing. The motto is: Shalom Berlin! 

When: until Sunday

Where: miscellaneous venues

More information about the Jewish cultural days

Tip 4: Big Reopening Rausch Schokoladenhaus

Rausch Schokoladenhaus
Rausch Schokoladenhaus © visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel
Rausch Schokoladenhaus

Another anniversary - but this time a sweet one: The Rausch Schokoladenhaus at Gendarmenmarkt was opened exactly 100 years ago. On the occasion of its 100th birthday, the chocolate house was rebuilt and extended. This weekend the big reopening will be celebrated. You can look forward to a plantation world with fine cocoa, the new chocolate café and much more.

When: Saturday and Sunday

Where: Rausch Schokoladenhaus

More information about the Reopening

Tip 5: Bazaar Berlin 2018

Berliner Funkturm at Messe/ICC Berlin
Berliner Funkturm at ICC Berlin © iStock.com; Foto: TommL
Berlin exhibition ground at the Funkturm

There will be a lot of handicrafts and sustainable design all weekend at the Bazaar Berlin in the Messe Berlin. So if you finally want to start your Christmas shopping earlier this year, this is your chance: Here you'll find everything from jewellery, accessories and clothes to cosmetics and wellness products.

When: until Sunday

Wo: Berlin exhibition ground at the Funkturm

More information about the fair

Tip 6: Handicraft market in the Nikolaiviertel

The river Spree flows through Nikolaiviertel
The river Spree flows through Nikolaiviertel © visitBerlin, Foto: Artfully Media, Sven Christian Schramm
Nikolaiviertel

If you haven't found what you're looking for yet, you can browse through the Nikolaiviertel all weekend long. Here you will find handicrafts, design articles and lots of gift ideas. There will be a handmade market with 50 Etsy shops from Berlin and Brandenburg and a craft corner for children.

When: Saturday and Sunday

Where: Reinhardshof in the Nikolaiviertel

More information about the market

Tip 7: Berlin Science Week

Brachiosaurus in The World of Dinosaurs at Naturkundemuseum Berlin
Brachiosaurus at Naturkundemuseum Berlin © visitBerlin
Museum of Natural History

Every year, Berlin Science Week brings together numerous exciting representatives from science and society. NGOs, research institutions and NGOs invite to specialist events and public events for all Berliners and visitors to Berlin. The big topics are digital change, new technologies in healthcare, big data and much more. Have a look.

When: until Saturday

Where: miscellaneous venues

More information about the Science Week

Tip 8: Cro live: stay tru.tour

© Getty Images, Foto: Jena Ardell
Concert

The German rapper with the panda mask comes to the Max-Schmeling-Halle for a concert of his stay tru.tour. Tickets are still available - if you're fast, you can be there.

When: Saturday, 7.10pm

Where: Max-Schmeling-Halle

More information about the concert

Tickets

Tip 9: Go in the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German History Museum)

Deutsches-Historisches-Museum-Zeughaus
Deutsches Historisches Museum - Zeughaus © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien
German History Museum

This historic weekend is perfect for a visit to the permanent exhibition in the German Historical Museum. Here you will learn everything about "German history from the Middle Ages to the fall of the Berlin Wall".

Wann: daily from 10am – 6pm

Where: Unter den Linden 2

More information about the the German History Museum

P.S.: If you want to know even more aber Berlin's history, download our new app ABOUT BERLIN and make a journey into Berlin's history.

Tip 10: George Grosz in Berlin

Outside view of Bröhan-Museum
Outside view of Bröhan-Museum © Bröhan-Museum, Berlin, Foto: Martin Adam
Bröhan Museum

A little more history: The Bröhan-Museum shows an exhibition about George Grosz until the beginning of January. He is one of the most important political satirists of the Weimar Republic. There you can see the works that made Grosz accused several times, but also his lesser known photographs.

When: until January 6th 

Where: Bröhan-Museum

More information about the exhibition 

Tip 11: Have a Berliner :)

Berliner
Berliner © visitBerlin, Foto: Mike Auerbach
Have a Berliner

There is a German tradition to eat Berliners (doughnuts) November 11th at 11.11am. Because eating these officially opens the carnival season. Berlin is not a carnival stronghold, but those who can't do without go to the Ständige Vertretung, because there is a big party.

When: Sunday, November 11th at 11.11am

Where: wherever you want 

For even more event tips, you can always check out our daily tips.

Verena: visitBerlin Blogger for visitBerlin.de/blog

Verena

lived already in Kiel, Düsseldorf, San Francisco and Gothenburg, but she was always sure she would return to her hometown Berlin. And she is going to stay a while. For the blog she is exploring the food scene of Berlin and looking for the best hummus in town (besides her own homemade hummus).

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Toll, wie immer eine gelungene Mischung! Auch für Berliner :-)
Herzlichen Dank!

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Liebe Grüße,

Verena

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