Always on the move: that’s our weekend motto! Whether dancing on the river Spree, enjoying acrobatic feats on Tempelhofer Feld, or walking the halls of museums at night, it’s your choice!
You have two choices for some live dancing outdoors this weekend: Head to the Contemporary Tango Festival for some Argentine tango rhythms at Hauptbahnhof. And if you think you’ve got two left feet, you can take part in the free beginners’ lessons offered daily, complete with live music!
Or you can head to the East Side Music Days in Friedrichshain for live music and dancing at this street music festival for any musician who wants to join in. This year, more than 70 pop, rock, reggae and other acts have signed up. To go with the musical delights at this free festival, you have your choice of fresh, handmade street food such as crêpes, empanadas, or pastrami.
Contemporary Tango Festival: until 28 August, Berlin Main Station
East Side Music Days: 26 to 28 August, around East Side Park and Oberbaumbrücke
Acrobatics at its Best
Movement of an entirely different kind is on offer at the 2nd Berlin Circus Festival: More than 30 artists from international circus companies will perform a mix of contemporary theatre, dance, and acrobatics. That has little to do with the circus of your childhood! Hope you have fun at the circus!
26 August to 4 September, Tempelhofer Feld
Berlin’s Moving History
The Nikolaiviertel is where today’s Berlin got its start. So what better place to celebrate the capital’s birthday? The Nikolai-Festspiele will take visitors through centuries of Berlin’s history, from its founding in 1237 to its becoming the German capital in 1871.
27 and 28 August, Nikolaikirchplatz
Long Night at the Museums
Spend the night walking the halls of Berlin’s museums? It must be the Long Night of Museums! 77 institutions are participating. And if you don’t want to walk from point A to point B, you can hop in one of the eight shuttle busses to the next highlight.
27 August, 77 museums in Berlin
P.S. The federal government buildings are opening their doors this weekend. So how about a visit to see where Angela Merkel works?
Written by Kathrin Hoffmann