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Eingang des Alten Museums
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Long Nights in Berlin

When night owls gaze in wonder

Berlin's nightlife is world-famous. But even away from the clubs and bars, the city has plenty to offer night owls. During the Long Night of the Sciences, for example, you can spend an entire evening marvelling at research up close. The Long Night of the Museums, with its many concerts and plays, captivates not only those interested in culture. At the Long Night of Industry, you can take a look inside the halls of medium-sized businesses and global corporations such as BMW, Mercedes Benz or Siemens. On the Long Night of Religions, churches, temples, mosques, synagogues and community centres open their doors to you.

March: Long Night of the Hotel Bars

Luxury cocktail bars in Berlin
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At the Long Night of Hotel Bars, bartenders mix delicious drinks in five classy hotel bars. The bars in the hotels Westin Grand, Grand Hyatt Berlin, Pullmann Berlin Schweizerhof, Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome, Hotel Palace and TITANIC Gendarmenmarkt Berlin are taking part. In addition, there is an attractive entertainment programme, delicious drinks and special promotions. A convenient shuttle service connects the bars.

The next Long Night of the Hotel Bars is on 2nd March 2024.

Long Night of Hotel Bars

Long Night of Wines

Anstoßen mit Wein
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The Long Night of Wines is taking place for the 19th time in the Arminiusmarkthalle in Moabit. Here you can taste wines from all over Germany. The evening will be an unforgettable experience for all wine enthusiasts.

The next Long Night of Wines is on 21 March 2024.

Long night of wines

May: Long Night of the Open Churches

House of One
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

Every year on Pentecost Sunday, numerous churches in Berlin open their doors and invite their guests to get to know their church through talks, concerts, readings by candlelight. In many places, refreshments are also provided. The exact programme will be announced at the beginning of May.

The next Long Night of Open Churches will take place on 19 May 2024.

Long Night of Open Churches

June: Long Day of the CityNature

Drachenberg im Grunewald Berlin
Drachenberg im Grunewald © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Not a long night but a long day: on the long day of urban nature (Langer Tag der StadtNatur), Berlin's biodiversity is the focus. At 400 to 500 events you can get to know Berlin's animal inhabitants and their natural spaces. Guided tours, hikes and extraordinary hands-on activities show you new sides of the city and its nature.

The next Long Day of City Nature will take place on 8 and 9 June 2024.

Long day of city Nature

June: Long Night of the Sciences

Long Night of Sciences
Long Night of Sciences © Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft

Witness exciting experiments, visit scientific workshops, listen to interesting talks and participate in numerous interactive events – you can experience all this during the Long Night of the Sciences in Berlin. Numerous research institutes in Berlin and Potsdam will present their speciality subject areas to you:

  • People and society
  • Technology
  • Medicine and health
  • Natural sciences
  • Art and culture

Receive insights into the various topics of Berlin’s research landscape for a whole evening. Hear the distribution of income in Germany being explained. Test drive a fuel-cell bicycle. Take part in a brain obstacle course. Be chauffeured through the campus in Berlin-Buch on a rickshaw. Or participate in an Instawalk through the library at the Technical University. Whatever you decide, you’re sure to be amazed.

The next Long Night of Science will take place from 22 to 23 June 2024.

Long night of science

July: Long Night of Film Festivals

Tickets at the box office of the Intimes cinema in Berlin
Tickets from the Intimes cinema © Cine Logistics GmbH

Around 50 film festivals take place in Berlin every year - from the big Berlinale to smaller festivals such as kiezkieken or KUKI. 20 of them will jointly organise the Festival of Festivals, the Long Night of Film Festivals.

The date for the next Long Night of Film Festivals is not yet known.

August: Long Night of Museums

Long Night of the Museums in Berlin
Long Night of the Museums in Berlin © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

The whole city becomes one exhibition. During the Long Night of Museums you have the opportunity to marvel at the most significant exhibitions in an unusual atmosphere and experience constantly new perspectives. Colourfully lit foyers, bars and live music ensure a relaxed ambiance. Museum curators guide you through the galleries to their favourite artworks. Hidden exhibition rooms suddenly open. And you can also be active yourself, be it in dance or jewellery workshops. You can quickly and comfortably go from one museum to the next thanks to the shuttle bus service.

The next Long Night of Museums will take place on 24 August 2024.

long night of museums

September: Long Night of the Pictures

Besuch einer Gallerie
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Numerous studios, workshops and stores are open until midnight and invite you to discover the art and culture scene in Lichtenberg. Get to know artists from Lichtenberg and discover traditional or unknown, historical and new art venues. Look forward to artist talks, vernissages, concerts and many other art events around the Ratskeller Galerie and many other places in Lichtenberg.

The Long Night of Pictures will take place on 6 September 2024.

Long night of the pictures

Long Night of Choirs

Choir
Singeing in a Choir © Getty Images, Foto: Hill Street Studios

Experience more than 25 amateur choirs in very different formats. There will be small groups as well as renowned concert choirs presenting their best pieces of music in a 15-minute time slot. In the Reformationskirche in Moabit, admission is always free - donations are requested. Of course, refreshments will also be provided.

The Long Night of Choirs will take place on 21 September 2024.

Long night of the choirs

Long Night of Religions

Menora
Menora © Getty Images, Foto: blueenayim

Openness, tolerance and respect: that's what the Long Night of Religions is all about. This year the theme is religion and spirituality. The aim is to give people the opportunity to find out about the different forms of faith and to make the diversity of religions and world views visible. Look forward to art and culture, concerts, prayers and meditations in the livestream and on site.

The next Long Night of Religions takes place on  7 and 8 september 2024.

Long night of religion

October: Long Night of Families

Besuch in den Gärten der Welt
© visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

The motto for this year's Long Night of Families has not yet been decided. But one thing is certain: there will again be numerous highlights and great activities for families and children. Details and the programme will follow.

The next Long Night of Families will take place on 12 October 2024.

Long Night of Families

Autumn 2024: Long Night of the Print Media

Close-Up Of Papers
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The Long Night of Print Media is all about the graphic arts industry in Berlin. Bus shuttles will take guests to various locations and print shops where you can gain insights into production and innovations in the print sector.

The next Long Night of Print Media is scheduled for autumn 2024.

Date still open: Long Night of Industry

Borsigturm, Hallen am Borsigturm
Borsigturm, Hallen am Borsigturm © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Have you ever watched as a motorbike is assembled? Ever set eyes on the individual components of a motor? Or have you ever viewed a gas turbine up close? At the Long Night of Industry you have the chance to do so. BWM, Mercedes-Benz and Siemens – three global corporations open their workshops to visitors for a whole evening. There are many other suppliers and other medium-sized companies whose Berlin locations you can also visit. A rare opportunity, not only for those members of the public interested in technology.

The date for the next Long Night of Industry has not yet been announced.

2026: Long Night of the Unterworlds

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Berliner Unterwelten © Berliner Unterwelten e.V., Foto: Dietmar Arnold

The Berlin Underworlds are already 25 years old this year. All the nicer that the 3rd Long Night of the Berlin Underworlds can take place. Usually, the sites can only be visited with guided tours. On this day, however, all sites open at 5 pm and you can visit many projects until 1 am. They all tell exciting stories about the history of Berlin - about the division of the city and the underground breakthroughs of the Wall, about its development into the largest industrial metropolis in Europe and, last but not least, about the megalomaniac projects of the National Socialists. 

The Long Night of the Underworlds takes place every two years, the next one in 2026.

Find more events in our event calendar!