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Weekend tips 12 - 14. / 7 / 19

The best of this weekend - from art to shopping

Brandenburger Tor bei Sonnenschein
Brandenburger Tor bei Sonnenschein © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Summer and being outside simply belong together. So it's only logical that we move everything to the fresh air - be it theatre, shopping or concerts. But there is also a lot going on indoors. We've picked out the best the weekend has to offer for you. Here are our weekend tips with the 11 best events and tips in Berlin.

Tip 1: Opening Deep Web

DEEP WEB im Kraftwerk Berlin
© Ralph Larmann
Deep Web

Sound expected and finally there: Deep Web. Light artist Christopher Bauder and musician Robert Henke present a monumental audiovisual installation at Kraftwerk Berlin. The old industrial building has a very special atmosphere. Let yourself be carried away into the world of sounds and lights. On four days there will even be a live performance of animated light lines and multidimensional sounds.

When: from Friday, until 23rd of August

Where: Kraftwerk, Köpenicker Straße 70, Kreuzberg

More information about the event

Tip 2: Opening day of the James Simon Gallery

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On Friday, the James Simon Gallery will be officially opened - Chancellor Angela Merkel will take this over personally, as the gallery is after all the future "gateway to Museum Island". The action day will take place on Saturday - then everyone can visit the new James Simon Gallery. There will also be a varied programme.

When: Saturday

Where: James Simon Galerie, Eiserne Brücke, Mitte

More information about the opening

Tip 3:  Opening "Ways of the Baroque

Museum Barberini Frontansicht
© © Museum Barberini, Foto: Helge Mundt
Museum Barberini

For tip 3 you have to go to Potsdam, but we think it's worth it. On Saturday the new exhibition "Ways of the Baroque" opens in the museum.

Here you can admire 54 masterpieces from the collections of Palazzi Barberini and Corsini. Among them is the painting "Narcissus" from 1589/99, one of Caravaggio's most important works.

When: from Saturday, until 6th of October        

Where: Museum Barberini, Potsdam  

More information about the exhibition

Tip 4: P!NK Beautiful Trauma World Tour  

Olympiastadion Berlin
Olympiastadion Berlin © Camera4
Olympia Stadium Berlin

P!NK is coming back to Berlin. The fans have been looking forward to this summer highlight for months. Under the open sky of Berlin she plays the best hits of her long career in the Olympic Stadium. And who knows P!NK, knows: There is always a spectacular live show. So: Get the Party started!

There are still tickets left.

When: Sunday, 7 pm  

Wo: Olympia Stadion Berlin, Olympischer Platz 3, Charlottenburg

More information about the concert

Tip 5:  The Black Image Cooperation

Martin-Gropius-Bau © © Jirka Jansch
Gropius Bau

The photo exhibition "The Black Image Cooperation" focuses on two photographers: Moneta Sleet Jr. and Isaac Sutton. Their photos are characterized by a powerful visual language and show Black Female Power. The exhibition deals with Afro-American codes: Clothing, social structure, forms of beauty and much more. You have to hurry a bit, because this exhibition closes in two weeks.

When: until 28th of July

Where: Gropius Bau, Niederkirchnerstraße 7, Mitte   

More information about the exhibition

Tip 6: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet open air

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We love summer the most because we can move everything outside - even the theatre. In Charlottenburg, a new open-air theatre is to be built: the Globe Berlin - a round wooden theatre modelled on Shakespeare. But until then, the ensemble will show you what it can do in its 2019 prologue season. This weekend you can see "Romeo and Juliet".

When: Friday, Saturdax 7.30 pm, Sunday 6 pm

Where: open air stage Globe Berlin, Sömmeringstr. 15, Charlottenburg

More information about the play

Tip 7: K-Pop by Monsta X

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

K-pop fever has broken out: The South Korean boy band Monsta X plays a show in Berlin. It is the only one in Germany. On their We are here-world tour they introduce you to their two latest albums. The band is especially known for their choreographies and the mix of Hip Hop, Electro, Dance and Pop. There are still tickets available.

When: Saturday, 8 pm

Where: Mercedes Benz Arena, Friedrichshain  

More information about the concert

Tip 8: Kreuzberg Tomato Festival

Chamissoplatz in Berlin Kreuzberg
Chamissoplatz in Kreuzberg © Dagmar Schwelle
neighborhood in Kreuzberg

Already for the sixth time this weekend the Kreuzberger tomato festival takes place in the Kiez. More than 40 varieties of Uckermark tomatoes will be presented and all sorts of tomato delicacies will be prepared: the homemade tomato sausage is also part of it. 

When: Friday until Sunday 

Where: Schmelzwerk / Sarotti-Höfe, Mehringdamm 55, Kreuzberg

More information about the festival

Tip 9: Tour 2019 at the UdK Berlin (University of the Arts)

Berlin University of the Arts
University of the Arts © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien
University of the Arts

It would be hard to imagine Berlin's summerwithout a tour of the University of the Arts. Every year at the end of the semester, Germany's largest artistic university shows its workshops, studios and rehearsal rooms for three days. You can go behind the scenes of all four faculties: Fine Arts, Design, Music and Performing Arts. Find out what will move the artists of tomorrow.  

When: Friday until Sunday 

Where: University of the Arts Berlin, Einsteinufer 43, Charlottenburg

More information about the tour

Tip 10: Summer Vintage Kilo Sale

Vintage auf Flohmarkt
© Getty Images, Foto: Dominic Ruefenacht/EyeEm
Flea market

Vintage clothes at a kilo price - if that doesn't sound like a bargain. In the Else beer garden you can shop open-air on Saturday and enjoy the summer feeling. There will also be something delicious to eat. Just the thing for flea market fans and vintage lovers.                                                                                                     

When: Saturday, 12- 8 pm   

Where: Else beer garden, An den Treptowers 10, Treptow

More information about the sale  

Tip 11: Bike tour on the Wannsee Babelsberg Route

Glienicker Bridghe in Berlin
Glienicker Bridghe in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle
By bike to the Glienicker bridge

Only last month the Wannsee Babelsberg Route was opened and is therefore still brand new. It leads along the Wannsee and the Havel - you could stop for a swim, admire castles and visit places steeped in history. So get to know the southwest of Berlin by bike.

When: anytime

Where: starting point is los geht es am Bahnhof Wannsee

More information about the new route

For even more information about what’s on, you can always check our day-by-day tips on Berlin’s biggest event calendar.

Verena: visitBerlin Blogger for


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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