Best prospects for the weekend in Berlin: The temperatures are rising and the sun is finally making its way through the grey cloud cover. A springlike program awaits us in the capital. Enjoy sporty masterpieces, magnificent flowers, impressive paintings and much more!
Berlin Half Marathon
The half marathon is the perfect occasion for the Berliners to spread out along the course, cheering on their family members, friends and even strangers. Various bands and catering transform the half-marathon from an ordinary run to a superlative sports festival in which the whole city takes part. So grab your megaphone, place yourselves along the running route and experience how the 3.6 million Berliners become one.
Place: Karl-Marx-Allee (start and finish)
Date: April 8, 2018
Herzgrün Music Festival
The endless winter finally seems to be coming to an end, and we want to welcome spring! At the Herzgrün Music Festival in the Sony Center you can listen to 16 different concerts of nine bands. The line-up is impressive: from rockabilly, swing and blues to pop. Sit back in a temporarily built greenhouse, enjoy the music of the young bands and experience how the city jungle turns into a garden of paradise on this day.
Location: Sony-Center am Potsdamer Platz
Date: 6-8 April 2018; from 7 pm
Die Schönheit der großen Stadt
In the Ephraim-Palais you can admire 120 paintings in the exhibition that deals intensively with the outer appearance of the capital and its hidden beauty. Perhaps this will also sharpen your eye for the magic of the city of Berlin.
Place: Museum Ephraim-Palais; Poststraße 16 10178 Berlin
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10-18 h (Wed 12-20 h)
Admission: 7 Euro; concessions 5,00 Euro
up to 18 years free entry
free admission every 1st Wednesday of the month
FIND stands for Festival Internationale Neue Dramatik. The project has been an integral part of the Schaubühne's stage programme for almost 20 years. Within the framework of FIND, international authors and theatre makers meet, enter into dialogue and develop productions which are subsequently included in the Schaubühne programme. This year's guiding principle of the festival is the quest for oblivion and its frightening consequences.
From April 6, you can take part in workshops within the framework of FIND Plus, enter into dialogue with the artists and attend performances.
Location: Schaubühne; Kurfürstendamm 153, 10709 Berlin
Date: 6 - 22 April 2018
Perennial market in the Botanical Garden
Various gardeners and nurseries from Western Europe gather at the weekend in the Botanical Garden to line an almost one kilometre long main path across the plant. Everyone, with or without green fingers, is welcome to enjoy the variety of the colourful plant. On the market, even small hunger can be satisfied, of course only through fair trade products from the region. The perennial market awaits you with the whole family on a hopefully sunny Sunday in the south of Berlin in Dahlem.
Place: Dahlem Botanical Garden; Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8
Date: 7-8 April 2018
opening hours: 9-18 o'clock
Admission: 6 Euro; concessions 3 Euro
Berlin Bratwurst Championship
Typical Berlin! Not far from the Botanical Garden, in the Dahlem domain, this year's Bratwurst Championships are taking place. You are cordially invited to try countless sausages during a half-hour tour in order to decide which one is your favourite afterwards. Besides the classics there are also exotic compositions, let yourself be surprised! But one thing is clear: nobody leaves the domain hungry.
Date: 8 April 2018; 10- 18 o'clock
Place: Domain Dahlem; Königin-Luise-Str. 49 14195 Berlin
Admission: 3 Euro; reduced 1,50 Euro
Hip Hop Flea Market
Sunday is flea market day and with the beginning of spring numerous flea markets and antique markets invite you to haggle, browse and buy. This weekend the Hip Hop flea market in Musik & Frieden opens its doors and offers a wide range of bargains with over 60 stands, including T-shirts, caps, trousers, hoodies and of course sneakers or rare vinyls. Hip hop beats and a delicious barbecue add to the special atmosphere.
Date: 8 April 2018; 12- 19 o'clock
Place: Music & Peace; Falckensteinstr. 48, 10997 Berlin
Admission: 3 Euro; children up to 10 years free of charge