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Weekend tips 15. – 17. 2.19

Wine, Art, Circus and Babylon in Berlin

Sunset at Oberbaumbrücke in summer
Sunset at Oberbaumbrücke in summer © Getty Images, Foto: elxeneize

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

Planetarium Berlin
Planetarium © Getty Images, Foto: Hero Images

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

More information about Aurora

Tip 2: Berlin Wine Fair

pour red wine
Red wine © Daniela Incoronato

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

More information about Berlin Wine Fair

Tip 3: ERROR - The Art of Imperfection

C/O Berlin
C/O Berlin © C/O Berlin, Foto: David von Becker

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

More information about ERROR

Tip 4: Sunday Shopping

Shopping Center Bikini Berlin
Shops in the Bikini Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

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

More information about sunday shopping

Tip 5: Berlinale – Audience Day

Cinema auditorium in Zoopalast with red lighting
Cinema Zoopalast © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien
The new Zoo Palast combines the unique ambience of the large movie theatres with innovative technology and the comfort of modern premium cinemas. Yesterday's elegance, style and atmosphere - today's technology, service and comfort.

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

More information about Berlinale

Tip 6: Babylon Berlin-Tour

Babylon Berlin: Ilja Tretschkow (Tim Fischer) in the Dutchman
Ilja Tretschkow (Tim Fischer) in the Dutchman © Frédéric Batier / X Filme 2017

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

More information about Babylon Berlin-Tour

Tip 7: Bryan Adams Exposed

C/O Berlin
C/O Berlin © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

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

More information about Exposed

Tip 8: Circus of Stars

Circus tent
Circus tent © Steward

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

More information about Circus of Stars

Tip 9: Rüdiger Neick

Image of the Bebelplatz in black and white
Picture of the Bebelplatz in black and white ©, Foto: ilbusca

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

More information about Rüdiger Neick

Tip 10: Berlinale Street Food Market 2019

Streetfood Berlin
Streetfood ©, Foto: PamelaJoeMcFarlane

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

More information about Berlinale Street Food Market

Tip 11: Dance & Folk Festival Berlin

Acoustic guitar
Acoustic guitar © Getty Images, Foto: g-stockstudio

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 information about TFFB

More tips for the weekend can be found in the calendar of events.

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lost her heart to Berlin on her very first trip. New to the city and fascinated by all the endless possibilities, she is particularly impressed by the mix of cultures, the variety of good, exotic food and the "everything is possible-feeling" of the metropolis. A glass of wine on the roof terraces of Berlin and enjoying the sunset - her personal definition of Berlin happiness.


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