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Weekend tips 26 - 28 / 7 / 19

Somewhere over the rainbow

People with rainbow flags at the Pride Parade in Berlin
Pride Parade in Berlin © Fabian Böttcher

The rainbow is shining all over Berlin, because on Christopher Street Day Berlin's LGBTI* community sees a colourful parade through the city centre and then celebrates in the city's clubs. And there's a lot more going on in Berlin: festivals, concerts, exhibitions of all kinds.

We have put together 11 tips for a colourful weekend for you.

Tip 1: Christopher Street Day 

visitBerlin - CSD 2015
© visitBerlin, Foto: Pedro Becerra/

Over a million people are expected to attend the Berlin Pride Parade, the Christopher Street Day (CSD)  in Berlin. The demonstration for the rights of the LGBTI* community is the biggest event for equal rights and self-determination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersexual people in Germany.
The colourful party starts at 12 noon on the Kurfürstendamm corner of Johachimsthalerstraße where the starting signal for the demo train is given at 12:30 pm. Under the motto "Stonewall 50 - Every uprising begins with your voice", the parade with many wagons and celebrating running groups runs 6.43 kilometres through the Regenbogenkiez neighborhood and the Tiergarten to the Brandenburg Gate. In front of the Brandenburg Gate the big final rally with Felix Jähn and ex-Spice Girl Melanie C will start at 4 pm.

When: 27 July, from 12 noon
Where: start of the demo at Kurfürstendamm corner Joachimsthalerstraße, end at Brandenburg Gate

More information about Christopher Street Day

Tip 2: CSD on the Spree 2019 - 14. Berlin Canal Pride

This weekend already begins on Thursday, when the CSD on the Spree invites you to a boat tour with several ships as a prelude to the long CSD weekend. The rainbow fleet starts with 18 ships "queer across the Spree". Afterwards the harbour party in the Osthafen will take place.
Tip: Hurry up with the tickets, because they are very popular.

When: 25 July
Where: different moorings for the boats

More information about CSD auf der Spree

Tip 3: Young Euro Classic

Young Euro Classic 2010 in Berlin - Baltic Youth Philharmonic
Young Euro Classic in Berlin © © MUTESOUVENIR | KAI BIENERT

See the stars of tomorrow today: Youth symphony orchestras from all over the world will come to Berlin for the Young Euro Classic to demonstrate their skills and inspire the audience at the Konzerthaus. This year, everything revolves around the works of Ludwig van Beethoven, whose pieces will be performed for two and a half weeks by 11 youth orchestras. In addition to Beethoven, works by other well-known composers from the respective countries will also be heard - as well as a large number of world premieres and first performances.
This weekend, youth orchestras from Poland and Russia will perform and - for the first time with Young Euro Classic - the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil from the Dominican Republic.

When: until 6 August

Where: Konzerthaus Berlin, Am Gendarmenmarkt 2, Mitte

More information about Young Euro Classic

Tip 4: Opening of the exhibition "Garden of Earthly Delights"

Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin
Martin-Gropius-Bau ©, Foto: anibaltrejo

The motif of the garden is a popular metaphor for the state of the world; it is a place of longing and a retreat on the border between fantasy and reality. In the group exhibition, contemporary artists take up the poetic motif of the garden in all its facets in their works.
To mark the opening, the Gropius-Bau is organising a "Two Days of Earthly Delights" weekend with discussions, music and urban gardening workshops.

When: 26 July - 1 December
Where: Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchner Straße 7, Kreuzberg

More information and tickets for „Garden of Earthly Delights“

Tip 5: Enno Morricone - Greatest hits live

Kino Babylon
Cinema Babylon Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Max Threlfall

"Once Upon a Time in the West", "The Mission", "Cinema Paradiso" - Enno Morricone is one of the greatest film music composers ever. The  Babylon Symphony Orchestra plays its greatest hits live in Babylon. So, listen to the music, close your eyes and run your own film to Enno Morricone's great music.

When: 27 July
Where: Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, Mitte

More information about „Enno Morricone - Greatest hits live“

Tip 6: Racing day of Berlin's club scene - After Work Races

Rennbahn Hoppegarten -  race track near Berlin
Race track Hoppegarten © Frank Sorge/GALOPPFOTO.DE

The club scene will meet on Friday at the Hoppegarten racecourse just outside Berlin. After the race, go to the After Race Party with cool music and lots of fun, where famous Berlin DJs will DJ and put you in weekend mood.

When: July 26th
Where: Racecourse Hoppegarten, Racecourse Avenue 1, Hoppegarten

More information and tickets for the racing day

Tip 7: The new Wannsee-Babelsberg cycling trail

Ausflug zum Wannsee
© visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

ing on your bikes and let's get to the southwest of Berlin. On the Wannsee-Babelsberg Route you cycle along the riverside promenade through the UNESCO World Heritage "Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin" and almost forget that you are on the outskirts of the metropolis of Berlin.

Another tip: pack your swimsuits and enjoy the cool waters of Wannsee and Havel.

More information about Wannsee-Babelsberg Route

Tip 8:  Exhibition "André Kirchner. Stadtrand Berlin 1993/94"

Forecourt of the Berlinische Galerie
Berlin Art Collection: Berlinische Galerie © Berlinische Galerie, Foto: Noshe

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Berlinische Galerie is showing photographs by André Kirchner. In the years 1993 / 94 he photographed 12 months along the former course of the Wall and thus made the history of Berlin visible. This resident is the last chance to discover the fascinating photographs.

When: until 29 July
Where: Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, Kreuzberg

More information about „André Kirchner. Stadtrand Berlin 1993/94“

Tip 9: FESTIVAL² – The Festival of Festivals

© GettyImages, Bild: Niccoló Pontigia / EyeEm

Not just a Craft Beer Festival, but a Festival of Festivals, where around 20 beer festivals and Craft Beer producers join forces to create a huge party. More than 50 breweries will present selected types of beer at the end of Berlin Beer Week. Good food, music, a barbershop tattoo studio and a pool are also a must.

When: 26 and 27 July
Where: Great Crested Grebe, RAW, Revaler Straße 99, Friedrichshain

More information about FESTIVAL² – The Festival of Festivals

Tipp 10: Wine festival at the Späth'sche Baumschulen

Al fresco champagne party
Al fresco champagne party © GettyImages, Bild: Sam Edwards

You can taste wine instead of beer in the Späth tree nurseries. Winegrowers from different German regions present their wines with live music. In addition, you can taste the gardens and the plant show and tasty Flammkuchen and other delicacies from the Hofcafé Späth.

When: 26 and 27 July
Where: Späth'sche Baumschule, Späthstraße 81, Treptow

More information about the wine festival at the Späth'sche Baumschulen

Tip 11: Golem

Uferstudios in Berlin Wedding
Uferstudios in Berlin Wedding © Uferstudios

Golem is a modern dance project in which the dancing body and virtual worlds merge. With the help of motion-capture technologies, not only real people but also digital avatars move on stage. So, immerse yourself in a fascinating new dance experience.

When: 25-27 July
Where: Uferstudios: Uferstudio 1, Badstraße 41, Wedding

More information about Golem

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


Kristin: visitBerlin-Bloggerin unter


doesn't smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face Berlin's rich cultural life - the metropolis both in front of and behind the scenes. Her favourite season is the Berlinale, then she spends 10 days watching movies and writing about them in the blog.


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