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Weekend tips 25 - 27 1 19

Green Week, exhibitions, theatre & music - that's where you have to go!

Brandenburger Tor in winter: Berlin is alsways worth a trip.
Brandenburg gate in winter © visitBerlin, Foto: Pierre Adenis

It's the end of January and it's freezing cold in Berlin. No reason to curse the winter, because there is still a lot going on. From exhibitions and fairs to music events, we've once again put together the best that the weekend has to offer. We'll tell you in the weekend tips where you can get rid of the winter blues.

Tip 1: Visit soon: Green Week  

Grüne Woche Berlin
Grüne Woche Berlin © Thomas Machowina

For over 80 years the International Green Week has been taking place every year in January in Berlin - until Sunday you can go there. The most important international fair for food, agriculture and horticulture presents various international specialities and shows you exciting insights into topics such as sustainable raw materials, bio-energy and urban gardening. Finland is this year's partner country of the Green Week and will be represented with many special events and special offers.

When: until Sunday   

Where: Messe Berlin

More information about the Green Week 

Tip 2: Tristan – T-Rex in the Museum of Natural History

Natural History Museum Berlin with the head of Tristan in the museum
Natural History Museum Berlin with the head of Tristan in the museum © Carola Radke/ Museum für Naturkunde

Once again his stay has been extended: The T-Rex Tristan will remain in the Museum of Natural History and thus in Berlin until the end of March 2020. Therefore our tip: Take a look at one of the best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons in the world. With a length of 12 metres, Tristan is truly impressive - and the only original T-Rex in Europe.

When: until 31th of March 2020   

Where: Museum of Natural History

More information about Tristan


Tip 3: Photo exhibition „Leading Ladies“

picture of John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie in Museum The Kennedys in Berlin
picture of the Kennedys in Museum The Kennedys Berlin © (c) visumate

Now we have already arrived in 2019, when the concept of the First Lady seems almost a bit outdated. But exactly this contradiction is taken up by the museum The Kennedys in its museum about the First Ladies Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. There are over 70 photographs by various photographers to be seen here, some of them are rare original photos. With the help of historical documents and rare film footage, the exhibition also aims to approach the self-image and tasks of a First Lady. 

When: until 24th of February  

Where: Museum The Kennedys

More information about Leading Ladies

Tip 4: Harry PotterTM: The Exhibition 

Babelsberg Film Studio in Potsdam
Film Studio Babelsberg © Foto: Unify by wikimedia commons

The Harry Potter™ exhibition will stay at Filmpark Babelsberg until March. You can experience the world of the sorcerer's apprentice for yourself: Hogwarts™, real costumes, pieces of equipment and the one or other creature from the films are part of it. A real must for fans.

When: until 10th of March

Where: Film park Babelsberg

More information about Harry Potter


Tip 5: Exhibition on women's suffrage regarding Berlin's district Steglitz-Zehlendorf

Art in a storage
© visitBerlin, Foto: Jan Frontzek

In 1919 women were allowed to vote for the first time after a long struggle in Germany. This exhibition also forms part of the celebrations - but with a special focus on the Berlin district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf. With the help of nine women who fought for equal rights for women, the exhibition shows you the first results of a search for traces in the district. 

When: daily from 10 am until 10th of March

Where: Schwartzsche Villa

Free entrance

Mehr Infos über die Ausstellung 

Tip 6: Jazz festival Neukölln   

Schloss Britz and the Gutspark in Berlin-Neukölln
Schloss Britz and the Gutspark Berlin © Bezirksamt Neukölln

The music school Paul Hindemith organizes the jazz festival Neukölln: Professors from several jazz colleges and winners of a competition for young musicians will perform at the festival. Since 2019 is the year of the saxophone, it will also receive special attention at the Jazz Festival - it will be shown in its entire diversity and in all facets of jazz.   

When: from Friday until Sunday 

Where: Schloss Britz

More information about the Jazz festival Neukölln

Tip 7: Dschabber    

Theatre Grips in Berlin
"Pünktchen und Anton" in the Grips Theater © David Baltzer/

The Grips-Theater presents the European premiere of the play "Dschabber", which is about two young people who fall in love with each other despite cultural differences. However, they have to assert themselves against external resistance. On Friday there will even be a discussion with the audience (only in German).

When: Friday, 6pm and Saturday, 7.30pm  

Where: Grips-Theater

More information about Dschabber 

Tip 8: From Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus 

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

2019 is the year of Bauhaus - events and exhibitions around the Bauhaus take place throughout the year. And not only in Berlin, but also in other cities such as Dessau and Leipzig. The Bröhan Museum presents the exhibition "From Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus", which presents the prehistory of the Bauhaus, e.g. the English Arts and Crafts movement. Big questions are: Does form have to take function into account? Is design art? In any case an exciting introduction to the anniversary year Bauhaus100.

When: until 5th of May 

Where: Bröhan-Museum

More information about the exhibition

Tip 9: One last time: Berlin Ska City Festival  

Concert © Getty Images, Foto: Jena Ardell

The seventh and last time you can go to the Berlin Ska City Festival on Saturday. Finally you can enjoy the best of the Ska-Festival landscape. The line-up consists of ska legends as well as unknown bands. Have a look.

When: Saturday  

Where: Huxleys Neue Welt (Huxleys New World)

More information about the Berlin Ska City Festival


Tip 10: Visit soon: Frank Gehry – Hans Scharoun: Strong Resonances / Zusammenklänge

Brandenburger Tor in winter: Berlin is alsways worth a trip.
Brandenburg gate in winter © visitBerlin, Foto: Pierre Adenis

The exhibition at the Brandenburg Gate presents the two architects Hans Scharoun and Frank Gehry, who never met each other. And yet their two great works - the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Berliner Philarmonie - are linked. The drawings and sketches convey a fascinating impression of the two visionary master architects. Of course, the exhibition is also exciting as part of the Bauhaus Year 2019.

When: until 10th of February 

Where: Brandenburg Gate Foundation at Pariser Platz

More information about the exhibition

Tip 11: Visit soon: Bijoux Bijoux! - Fashion jewellery from Chanel to Dior

Museum of Decorative Arts Berlin
Museum of Decorative Arts Berlin © SMB, Foto: Achim Kleuker

Hurry up: Until Sunday you can visit the jewellery exhibition Bijoux Bijoux! - Fashion jewellery from Chanel to Dior at the Museum of Decorative Arts. Here you can see the most beautiful designs of great fashion houses and famous designers from 1930 to the present day. These are exhibited for the first time in Berlin and show the interaction of jewellery and fashion. One section of the exhibition is dedicated to Dior jewellery.

When: until Sunday

Where: Museum of Decorative Arts  

More information about the exhibition


P.S.: By the way, this Sunday the shops in Berlin are open.

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

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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