Berlin's diversity: The weekend is once again filled with exciting events. You can taste the best German wines, discover the city in the footsteps of Babylon Berlin, dance and shop or admire circus artists. To make sure you don't miss out on anything else this weekend, we got our 11 top events for you.
Tip 1: Aurora - Wonder of the Northern Lights
Everyone who has had the chance to see them is thrilled. It is a miracle of nature. You have the opportunity to see them too, even without leaving Berlin - the Northern lights. In the most incredible colors you will experience the spectacle of the aurora borealis in a 360degree version above you, on the dome of the planetarium.
When: 16. February, 6 p.m.
Where: Berliner Planetarium und Sternwarte Wilhelm Foerster, Munsterdamm 90, Schöneberg
Tip 2: Berlin Wine Fair
This weekend you can try and enjoy a variety of wines at the WEINmesse Berlin. This Year's Motto: "Wine, Land and Pleasure". Around 270 winegrowers and merchants will be presenting their wines to you, particularly focusing on German wines. For those of you who get hungry as well, cheese, antipasti, truffles and many other snacks can be found in the exhibition hall.
When: Friday: 13 - 20 o'clock, Saturday: 13 - 20 o'clock, Sunday: 12 - 19 o'clock
Admission to the fair will be possible up to one hour before the end of the fair.
Where: Messegelände Berlin, Hall 21 und 22, Entrance Hall 21, Charlottenburg
Tip 3: ERROR - The Art of Imperfection
ERROR - this is the main theme of the new exhibition by Ars Electronica Linz and Volkswagen AG. You can look forward to new LED and sound installations, robots and light objects, all of which embody the different facets of an ERROR. The artistic representation of the error makes it clear that an error must be seen as much more than just a simple "mistake".
When: 16. February, 10 - 18 o'clock
Where: DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum, Unter den Linden, Mitte
Tip 4: Sunday Shopping
This weekend you can also shopping on Sunday. On the last weekend of the Berlinale, many shops and shopping malls are open in Berlin and are inviting you to enjoy a relaxed sunday shopping trip.
When: 17. February, 13 - 18/20 o'clock
Where: various places in Berlin
Tip 5: Berlinale – Audience Day
This Sunday you have one last chance to be part of the international film festival. After 400 movies, and after all the bears have been successfully handed over, the Berlinale 2019 will come to an end. Therefore be part of the audience day when the films flicker across the screen in an unique atmosphere. The quicker the better: the pre-sale of tickets for the Audience Day started already on Monday, 11/2/19.
When: 17. February
Where: various places in Berlin
Tip 6: Babylon Berlin-Tour
There' s hardly anyone who doesn't know the TV series Babylon Berlin. But how and where has it been shot? Find out more about it on the Babylon Berlin tour. On iPads you can watch exciting film sequences of the series on the spot and learn details about the Red Castle, the Moka Efti in which Gereon Rath and Charlotte Ritter used to dance the night away, or about the recordings at Alexanderplatz. For all Babylon Berlin fans this is a very special insight into the shooting locations and the Berlin of the Weimar Republic.
A public transport ticket must be brought along.
When: 16. February, 3 p.m.; approx. 3 hours
Where: Start: Volksbühne Berlin, Linienstraße 227, Mitte
Tip 7: Bryan Adams Exposed
The Canadian artist Bryan Adams dedicates his exhibition "Exposed" to his two great passions: music and photography. Famous celebrities from music, drama, fashion and art are portrayed in more than 40 photographs. However, the exhibition does not focus on the popular artists themselves, but rather on their authentic, human aspects.
When: 15. February, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Galery Camera Work, Kantstraße 149, Charlottenburg
Tip 8: Circus of Stars
When was the last time you went to see the circus? No matter when, there is one thing for sure, you will never get to see anything like this. Again and again artists surprise their audience with new skills and breathtaking tricks. So do the artists of the Circus of Stars program, who prove their skills with magic, funny clowns, trapeze art and handstand as well as many other forms of acrobatics. Look forward to an unique program where you can't stop being astonished.
When: 15. February, 8 p.m.; 16. February, 3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.; 17. February, 6 p.m.
Where: Wintergarten Varieté, Potsdamer Straße 96, Mitte
Tip 9: Rüdiger Neick
The works of art you are going to see in this exhibition do not have much in common with the traditional forms of painting or drawing. While others apply paint, artist Rüdiger Neick scrapes it off. This is how his BerlinNoir works, which show Berlin with a special character, are created on cardboard.
When: 15. February, 7 p.m.; 16. February, 7 p.m.; 17. February, 6 p.m.
Where: Zimmer 16, Florastraße 16, Pankow
Tip 10: Berlinale Street Food Market 2019
On the last three days of the Berlinale, delicious food and drinks can be found at Potsdamer Platz. With burgers, Spätzle, Mexican, Korean or vegan pizza on offer, the food market is almost as diverse and international as the film festival itself.
When: Daily, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Joseph-von-Eichendorff-Gasse, Tiergarten
Tip 11: Dance & Folk Festival Berlin
Dance your way through the weekend at the Dance & Folk Festival Berlin. On the three days of the festival you can enjoy a program filled with BalFolk, the so-called folk dances. During the workshop sessions you can dance, listen to the concerts of the BalFolk bands from Germany, France and Great Britain or join the Open Stage Sessions with your own music.
When: 15. - 17. February
Where: WABE or Rosengarten, Danziger Straße 101, Prenzlauer Berg
More tips for the weekend can be found in the calendar of events.