Where rorty rock musicians encounter divine violinists
For top-tier pop acts, look no further than the Mercedes Benz Arena, which has hosted everyone from Dolly Parton to Beyoncé. Other major venues include the Waldbühne, by the Olympic Stadium, and the Zitadelle in Spandau - both picturesque open-air venues. For world-class classical concerts, the Konzerthaus Berlin on Gendarmenmarkt square is a popular choice, with its excellent acoustics and opulent interior. The Berliner Philaharmonie by Potsdamer Platz, and Haus des Rundfunks are other outstanding classical venues. Jazz fans are spoilt for choice, with b-flat and A-Trane being two hip spots on the jazz circuit, while indie fans are not forgotten, with many cool venues including Columbia Halle and Lido.