There’s always something going on in the capital: this weekend, too. True to the slogan 365/24 Berlin, the city has all on offer all sorts of special events this weekend from temptations for your sweet tooth, for the little ones, for art enthusiasts, and for world travellers.
Spring Awakening at the Naschmarkt
No weekend without something tasty to try in Berlin! This weekend, the popular Naschmarkt is raring in the starting gates. As always, it will take place at Markthalle Neun, a place that’s always worth visiting even without the sugary enticement.
The theme this time: stocking up for the Easter Bunny! American marshmallows, delicate French macaroons, and delicious local jams are calling. There are also all sorts of hands-on activities for children and adults.
Eisenbahnstraße 42, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg, Sunday, 13 March 2016, 12 noon – 6 pm
FEZ in Wuhlheide
Adventure, education, and a lot of fun: all this is available at FEZ an der Wuhlheide. Under the motto “Leaps of Faith, Hula-Hooping and fly like an Astronaut“, there is an incredible 8,000 m² with an Astrid Lindgren stage, an interactive museum, and a children’s cinema. For amateur astronauts, a visit to the space centre is also definitely worthwhile. Oh, and children, aunts, uncles, parents and siblings can also cook, climb, jump on trampolines, and so much more. It’s time to go to Wuhlheide!
The €4 admission fee (€3.50 each for groups of 4 or more) includes the cinema, museum, eco-island, play areas, and indoor playground Materials costs already included.
Visitor Days at ITB Berlin
This weekend will see the world’s largest international tourism fair opens its doors to the general public. And Berlin, too, is showing why it’s such a popular tourist destination in Hall 12 with 3-D glasses and the smallest disco in the world. Information about visitor tickets, stalls, great promotions, and exciting areas to explore at ITB can be found here. Check out even more tips and tricks for a visit to Berlin during ITB in our blog.
Also related to the topic of tourism is the exhibition Planet Her in Berlin’s Mitte district. It will feature photos of Haiti, Burma, Tajikistan and other countries that show how important tourism is to the world’s economy and especially to women workers.
ITB: Berlin ExpoCenter City, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Planet Her: Gallery for Good, Linienstrasse 148, Berlin Mitte
MaerzMusik: Festival of Contemporary Issues
The März Musik Festival kicks off on 11 March and looks at one of the oldest human questions at all: “What is time? If no one ask of me, I know; if I wish to explain to him who asks, I know not.” (Augustine of Hippo). This year’s programme looks at questions of our modern age with concerts, installations, sound installations, performances and more. Venues include the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Philharmonie Berlin, and the Sophienhöfe.
Haus der Berliner Festspiele and others, 11–20 March 2016
Visiting Baby Elephant Edgar
Last week we had a touch of spring weather and sunshine in Berlin, creating the perfect conditions for a nice walk. And we’ve picked out an appropriate destination: a visit to baby Edgar at Tierpark Berlin. The cute baby isn’t even 3 months old, but he’s already romping around his enclosure and is a true ray of sunshine.
Am Tierpark 125, 10319 Berlin Lichtenberg
It’s almost that time again. IMPRO 16, one of the largest festivals for improvisational theatre, is taking place in Berlin and invites audiences to experience improv without borders. Actors and audience collaborate to create unique theatre experiences that are exciting, funny or controversial.
Grüner Salon (Volksbühne), Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 10178 Berlin-Mitte, 12 March 2016, 8 pm
Shops open this Sunday
Berlin is a shopper’s paradise almost 365 days a year. The city is, after all, home to the trendiest stores and most elegant brands. Not to mention the countless individual small shops and beautiful boutiques. And, this weekend, many shops from Kurfürstendamm in Charlottenburg to Alexa in Mitte will be open for trade on Sunday, too.