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Weekend tips 11-13/1/2019

Handball World Championship, Concerts & Exhibitions: Here are the top 11 events for the weekend.

Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin
Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin ©

The year begins sporty! The handball world championship takes place, the dancing days are on the agenda and there is still enough space on the ice surface to make your own pirouettes. The Fantastic Four are also in town or you can spend your time in an exhibition. What's still going on in Berlin, we'll tell you in the weekend tips.

Tip 1: IHF 26th Men's Handball World Championship 2019

home game Füchse Berlin
Füchse Berlin © Camera4

24 nations participate in the IHF 26th Men's Handball World Championship 2019 in Germany and Denmark. The tournament will open on 10 January in Berlin and will end on 27 January with the final in Copenhagen. You can see the German team live on Saturday at 18:15 in the match against Brazil.

When: 12 January
Where: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Mercedes-Platz 1, Friedrichshain
Tickets: from 37 Euros

More information about the Handball World Championship 

Tip 2: Discover Berlins

Oldtown Spandau in Berlin
Oldtown Spandau © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

What could be better than a winter walk to discover Berlin's neighborhoods? Let yourself be enchanted by the Lübars Lake east of Frohnau or stroll comfortably through the Kolkviertel with its half-timbered houses in the old town of Spandau. If you are looking for the perfect confectionery advice, you are in good hands with the sweet dealer in Tempelhof-Schönefeld. Sweet toothers and gourmets are very welcome!

When: When you want
Where: in Berlin's neighborhoods

More information about Berlins Kieze

Tip 3: Ice rinks & toboggan runs

Horst-Dohm-Eisstadion (ice-stadium)
Horst-Dohm-Eisstadion (ice-stadium) © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Ice skating or tobogganing? Until it snows we turn our pirouettes on the ice - for example on the outer ring of the Horst-Dohm ice stadium. Hopefully, if the first thick snow falls, we recommend the Viktoriapark to all hobby tobogganists. The professionals among us have their fun descending from the Teufelsberg or the Müggelberge.

When: in winter
Where: in many ice stadiums and everywhere where sledging is fun

More information about winter sports

Tip 4 : Exhibition at the Botanical Museum Berlin

Young companies need nurturing
© Getty Images, Foto: PeopleImages

High angle shot of a young plant being held by three businesspeople

In the exhibition "Beloved, Cast, Forgotten: Phänomen Zimmerpflanze" is all about the relationship to our patient, quiet flatmates. If you upload a photo of yourself and your favorite houseplant under the Hahsthag #herzBLATT on Instagram or the Facebook site of the Botanical Garden, you not only get free admission but can also become part of the exhibition yourself!

When: daily 9 am to 7 pm
Where: Botanical Garden Berlin, Berlin-Dahlem
Tickets: Free with photo or from 2,50 Euro

More information about the Botanical Garden

Tip 5: Dance Days Berlin: Mirjam Gurtner: Skinned

cinema audience
© Getty Images, Foto: Hero Images

cinema audience

Under the title "Skinned" the dancers artistically represent the moment of loss of security and vulnerability. The audience participates intensively in the events through rough sound effects. Remaining tickets may be available from 2 hours before the performance.

When: 9 to 11 January at 7 p.m.
Where: Sophiensaele, Berlin Mitte
Tickets: from 10 Euro

More information about Dance Days Berlin

Tip 6: The Music of HANS ZIMMER & More

Audience hall of Admiralspalast
Audience hall of Admiralspalast © ADMIRALSPALAST

You want to experience a spectacular evening with great music? Then you shouldn't miss this film music concert. In addition to the orchestra, choir and soloists, a light and laser production awaits you. The highlight will be a video interview with Hans Zimmer.

When: Sunday
Where: Admiralspalast Berlin, Berlin Mitte

More information about the concert

Tip 7: Berlin from above

Cafeteria Skyline TU at Ernst-Reuter-Platz
Cafeteria Skyline TU at Ernst-Reuter-Platz © (c) visumate
Cafeteria im Telefunkenhochhaus, TU-Berlin, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, 10587 Berlin

Get a change of perspective at the beginning of the year and look at Berlin from above! Have you ever been to the Fernsehturm? No problem, there are many beautiful viewpoints. Do you know the cafeteria skyline of the TU Berlin or the Müggelturm in Berlin-Köpenick with a panoramic view over the Großer Müggelsee and the Berlin skyline?  

When: at sunset?
Where: in many places in Berlin

More information about beautiful viewpoints

Tip 8: The Fantastic Four – Captain Fantastic On Tour

Concert © Getty Images, Foto: Jena Ardell

The Fantastic Four make a stop in Berlin on Sunday. They are on "Captain Fantastic Tour" with their new album. The album promises big hits like the successful songs "Sie ist weg", "Ernten was wir sähen" or "25" from the last album. Fans of the German Sprechgesang should not miss this concert.

When: Sunday
Where: Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg

More information about the concert

Tip 9: Wellness  

SPA in Berlin
Wellness: SPA in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

When it's cold outside, it's best to indulge at the spa. Have you ever relaxed in a salt cave or enjoyed a floating spa treatment? If not, then take a break this weekend and enjoy the beginning of the year in peace with the wellness. PS: Of course, repetitions are also allowed!

When: when you like
Where: different places in Berlin

More information about wellness in Berlin

Tip 10: Exhibition London 1938

Eingang der Liebermann Villa © visitBerlin, Foto: Günter Steffen

Villa in Berlin-Wannsee

Last chance for the exhibition "London 1938. With Kandinsky, Liebermann and Nolde against Hitler": a reconstruction of the largest art exhibition of German Modernism from 1938 in London. On display are original works that were considered "degenerate art" during the Nazi era.    

When: until Monday
Where: Liebermann Villa, Berlin-Wannsee
Tickets: from 5 Euro

More information about the exhibition

Tip 11: Cosy hours in the theatre

 Renaissance Theater in Berlin Charlottenburg. Berlins Art Deco theatre
Renaissance Theatre Berlin © Renaissance-Theater, Foto: Florian Profitlich

There are big traditional houses as well as small theatres in Berlin. Whether classics, avant-garde or stand-up comedy: everyone will find the right programme here! Award-winning ensembles in a cosy ambience warm the hearts in the cold temperatures!

When: when you want it
Where: in many theatres in Berlin

More information about theatres


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






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