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Long Night of the museums in Berlin
Kulturforum at the Long Night of the museums © Sergej Horovitz

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. And the Long Book Night will entice you with readings, presentations and performances.

Note: For some Long Nights, the dates 2022 are not yet fixed, the Long Book Night unfortunately has to be cancelled in 2022. We will keep you up to date.

June: Long Night of Religions

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 air: breath, spirit, ruach, Ruh, prana, pneuma and many other terms are related to it. 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 11 and 12 June 2022.

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 11 and 12 June 2022.

July: 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 on 22 July from 5 pm to midnight.

August: Long Night of Museums

Lange Nacht der Museen
© 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 27 August 2022.


September: Long Night of the Print Media

Close-Up Of Papers
Zeitungen © Getty Images, Foto: Nodar Chernishev / EyeEm

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 will take place on 2 September 2022.

Date still open: Long Night of Film Festivals

Kino Intimes
© 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 Long Night of Film Festivals 2022 has not yet been announced.

Date still open: Long night of the hotel bars  

Luxury cocktail bars in Berlin
Luxury cocktail bars ©, Foto: bhofack2

During the Long Night of the Hotel Bars, the bartenders mix delicious drinks in seven fine hotel bars. The bars in the hotels Grand Hyatt Berlin, Hilton, Bristol, Hotel Palace Berlin, Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome, Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt and Waldorf Astoria will take placet. In addition, there are special promotions and small delicacies. A comfortable shuttle service connects the bars.

The date for the Long Night of Hotel Bars has not yet been announced for 2022.

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.

Will not take place in 2022: Long Night of Books

Going out in Oranienstraße in Berlin
Going out in Oranienstraße © visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Once a year the neighbourhood around Oranienstraße in Kreuzberg becomes a destination for bookworms. The Long Night of Books presents an evening of readings, performances and literary discussions. Here you can listen to authors read from their books, stock up on books for your own collection at the book flea market and you also get the chance to have poems and other lyrical texts recited at poetry slams. And all this in what is perhaps one of the most colourful districts in Berlin, with countless bars, cafés and restaurants providing welcome refreshment.

A date for the next Long Book Night has not yet been announced. For 2022 the Long Book Night had to be cancelled.

Find more events in our event calendar!