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
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
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
Tip 3: Young Euro Classic
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
Tip 4: Opening of the exhibition "Garden of Earthly Delights"
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
Tip 5: Enno Morricone - Greatest hits live
"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
Tip 6: Racing day of Berlin's club scene - After Work Races
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
Tip 7: The new Wannsee-Babelsberg cycling trail
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.
Tip 8: Exhibition "André Kirchner. Stadtrand Berlin 1993/94"
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
Tip 9: FESTIVAL² – The Festival of Festivals
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
Tipp 10: Wine festival at the Späth'sche Baumschulen
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
Tip 11: Golem
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
For even more information about what’s on, you can always check our day-by-day tips on Berlin’s biggest event calendar.