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Events for bookworms

Berlin was and is the scene of important literature as well as the residence and creative centre of writers. The long list ranges from the salons of Rahel Varnhagen to Fontane, Döblin, Brecht, Anna Seghers and contemporary writers. Today, Berlin has no fewer than three houses of literature, which offer readings, exhibitions and numerous other events. In addition, there are numerous festivals, performances, readings and events related to books. The annual highlight of all events is of course the International Literature Festival in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.