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Weekend tips 11/16 – 18/18

Bambi, fairy tales & more: Here are the top 11 events for the weekend

Christmas Garden im Botanischen Garten
Christmas Garden im Botanischen Garten © visitBerlin, Foto: Sarah Lindemann

November shows its best side on this autumn weekend in Berlin and welcomes the stars of the BAMBI Film Award ceremony to a glittering party and everyone else to a great weekend mix of conferences, readings, exhibitions and the first Christmas walk. We'll tell you what's going on in Berlin in the weekend tips.

Tip 1: Q Berlin Questions 

Conference room with audience
Q Berlin Questions Conferece © visitBerlin, Foto: Uwe Steinert
Q Berlin Questions

For all thinkers and poets among us: At Q Berlin Questions, forward-looking topics will be presented and discussed during interactive lectures - what better place could this take place than in Berlin, the city of change? Exciting speakers from all over the world will lead through the first day of the event. On the second day, places in Berlin will be explored- and further research will be conducted into the great themes of our time.  

When: 16 and 17 November
Where: ewerk, Mauerstraße 78-80, Mitte

More information about Q Berlin Questions

P.S.: If you would like to experience more about Berlin in a state of flux, download our new app ABOUT BERLIN and make a journey through Berlin's exciting history.

Tip 2: BAMBI 2018

In the cinema
In the cinema © Getty Images, Bild: David Saium; EyeEm

Either in front of the television or directly on the red carpet: the film award ceremony will be a spectacular experience again this year! Whoever goes through the city this weekend attentively will definitely discover one or the other star. Did you already know? For the 60th anniversary in 2008, the longest red carpet to date was 320 metres long.

When: 16 November
Where: Stage Theater at Potsdamer Platz

More information about BAMBI-Verleihung

Tip 3: Design Fair Berlin

Akazienkiez - Moderne Zeiten
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Experience rarities and vintages from 120 years of design history on 2000 m2. The focus is on elegant interiors from the 50s to 70s. This weekend you will have the opportunity to admire the style icons of that time at 70 exhibitors for three days. Tickets can be purchased on site.

When: 16 – 18 November
Where: Loewe-Saal Berlin, Wiebestraße 42, Tiergarten

More information about Design Fair Berlin

Tip 4: PERGAMON. Masterpieces from the Ancient Metropolis with a 360° Panorama by Yadegar Asisi

asisi Panorama in Berlin - Yadegar Asisi
asisi Panorama in Berlin - Yadegar Asisi © asisi, Foto: Tom Schulze

Starting this weekend, you can travel to the year 129 A.D. and immerse yourself in the ancient city of Pergamon on the west coast of Asia Minor! The 360° view of the new Asisi panorama gives you a unique all-round view of the Roman Empire. Together with the sculptures of the ancient metropolis you'll get a total work of art that you should not miss!  

When: ab dem 17 November
Where:  Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama, Am Kupfergraben 2, Mitte

More information about PERGAMON. 360°-Panorama by Yadegar Asisi

Tip 5: Henri-Edmond Cross at Barberini

Museum Barberini Frontansicht
© Museum Barberini, Foto: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini
Museum Barberini

A trip to Potsdam is definitely worthwhile for all art lovers! The museum Barberini shows around 100 works in the exhibition "Colour and Light. The Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross". Special about the art technique are the short brush strokes with radiant colours that are strung together.

When: 17 November 2018 until 17 February 2019
Where: Museum Barberini, Alter Markt – Humboldtstraße 5-6, Potsdam

More information about the exhibition

Tip 6: Hit Night 2018

Mercedes Benz Arena Berlin Friedrichshain Sports, concerts and events
Mercedes Benz Arena © camera4
Mercedes Benz Arena

It goes on! After the first Hit Night (Schlagernacht) of the year in summer, the second part follows. Stars like Thomas Anders, Maite Kelly, Mickie Krause and many more await you! For six hours the Mercedes Benz Arena turns into a hit paradise and you can sing along, dance and party as you please.

When: 17 November 2018
Where: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Mercedes-Platz 1, Mitte

More information about the Hit Night 2018

Tip 7: Christmas Garden Berlin

© visitBerlin, Foto: Sarah Lindemann
Christmas Garden Berlin

It's getting Christmassy! As soon as the sun has set, you can go daily from 4:30pm in the Botanical Garden on a contemplative light journey and get in the mood for Christmas! 30 light installations, which are integrated into the plant world of the Botanical Garden, await you on an approximately two-kilometre-long circuit.

When: 15 November 2018 until 6 January 2019
Where: Botanical Garden Berlin-Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Straße 68, Zehlendorf

More information about Christmas Garden Berlin

Tip 8: Fairytale Days Berlin

Fairytales in Berlin
Magic Fairy Tale book © Getty Images, Foto: Eva Carollo Photography
Fairytale Days Berlin

What better way to get in the mood for Christmas than with a fairy tale? This year the 29th Fairytale Days will take place under the motto "Power and Powerlessness". You can see the fairytales in theatres and bookshops, but also embassies and public administration buildings welcome you. We will definitely visit the fairy tale days!

When: until 25 November  
Where: different places in Berlin

More information about Fairy Tale Days in Berlin

Tip 9: Reading Marathon Stadt Land Buch   

Literature © Getty Images, Foto: BrianAJackson
Reading Marathon

When was the last time you had a good book in your hand? Sure you will find the right book at this year's reading marathon - or maybe already a Christmas present? The Reading Marathon focuses on the Nordic guest countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In addition many readings, exciting book premieres and panel discussions await you.

When:  until 18 November 2018
Where: different places in Berlin

More information about the Reading Marathon

Tip 10: Crime Marathon

© Getty Images, Foto: Olezzo
Crime Marathon

This year's Crime Marathon also revolves around the Nordic countries under the motto "Scandinavia Special". Until Sunday you can listen to many crime thriller authors reading their spooky works. The biggest crime festival of the capital offers stories from exciting to humorous.

When: until 18 November 2018
Where: different places in Berlin

More information about the Crime Marathon

Tip 11: Harry Potter ™: The Exhibition and Cinema

Babelsberg Film Studio in Potsdam

This weekend will be magical, because you can experience the world of Harry Potter twice! On the one side in the exhibition Harry Potter ™: The Exhibition and on the other side in the cinema! The movie "Fantastic Animal Beings and Where to Find them 2: Grindelwald's Crimes" is out the first weekend! Hurry up and get your tickets for the first shows! We are already enchanted!

When: as soon as you have tickets
Where: Filmpark Babelsberg – Caligari Halle, August-Bebel-Straße 26-53, Potsdam

More information about Harry Potter ™: The Exhibition

For even more event tips, you can always click through our tips for every day in Berlin's biggest event calendar.


loves to travel the world, but equally loves to return to Berlin after every journey. She enjoys to spend her time at one of Berlin's lovely parks or by the sea. When she's not baking, she likes to try out new cafés and is a big Tea Time fan.


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