The city: Berlin
The events of the past have left their mark on the cityscape - and the city is still changing today. "Berlin is always in the process of becoming", remarked historian Karl Scheffler, and this is one of the traits that makes it one of Europe's most vibrant, exciting and colourful capitals.
Berlin has a vibe all of its own, and wherever you go, you can experience the pulsating life on the boulevards, in the art galleries and at the flea markets, and in the city's 300 clubs and 7,000 bars and restaurants - many of which are open around the clock.
Museums and exhibitionsBerlin's museums house world cultural treasure such as the Pergamon Altar and Berlin's most beautiful woman, Nefertiti, masters from Giotto to Caravaggio, from Breughel to Caspar David Friedrich, from Joseph Beuys to the "young wild ones" like Baselitz, Haring and others. The museums function also as the city's memory: they document the dynamic history of a city torn apart, from the grandeur of old Prussia to Raisin Bombers.
Berlin is a city of museums. Over 170 museums house history, art and knowledge, creating a unique museum landscape. It is a dynamic one that continues to grow at a breathtaking tempo. In the nineties, the sensational openings for the Berggruen Collection at Stülerbau at Charlottenburg Palace with its "Picasso and his Era" exhibit and the new Museum of Contemporary Art at the Hamburger Bahnhof put Berlin on the map as an international art metropolis.
June of 1998 saw the opening of one of the world's largest and most important museums of old masters with the highly-praised new home for the Picture Gallery at the Cultural Forum in the Tiergarten.
The new film museum at Potsdamer Platz quickly proved itself a major public attraction. This is where articles of Marlene Dietrich's estate have been made part of a permanent exhibit. In September of 2001, Europe's largest Jewish museum opened.
Daniel Libeskind's spectacular new building on Lindenstraße was a hit even before the permanent exhibit opened. The building's unique architectural design of a burst Star of David and the highly praised permanent exhibition have drawn over one million visitors in the museum's second year.
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial ChurchThe Protestant Kaiser William Memorial Church (in German: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche) is located in Berlin on the Kurfürstendamm in the centre of the Breitscheidplatz. The original church on the site was built in the 1890s. It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943. The present building, which consists of a church with an attached foyer and a separate belfry with an attached chapel, was built between 1959 and 1963. The damaged spire of the old church has been retained and its ground floor has been made into a memorial hall.
Theatres in BerlinThe various theatres and stages offer excellent performances from antique tragedies to contemporary drama. The history of drama in Berlin has a long and interesting tradition, and today the city is constantly setting new trends..
Palaces and gardensThe palaces and gardens in Berlin and the province of Brandenburg bear witness to the artistic, cultural and architectural history of the region. Dreamy summer palaces tell stories of bygone times, while spacious parks enchant promenaders with their surprising panoramas.
Visiting the cultural landscape between Berlin and Potsdam you will get to know the meaning of the expression "Prussian Arcadia".
Berlin ZooExperience the oldest zoo in Germany with the world’s largest number of species. Learn entertaining facts about the history of Zoo Berlin and understand the animal world.
- 01 st January - 20th March 09 am - 5.00pm
- 21 st March - 14th September 09 am - 7.00 pm
- 15th September - 25th October 09 am - 6.00 pm
- 26th October - 31st December 09 am - 5.00 p
- 24th December 09 am - 2 pm
- 31st December 09 am - 5pm
Day Ticket Adult: 12 euros
FairsDue to the tremendous feedback and big success in the last years the Berlin Convention Office (BCO) as part of the Berlin Tourismus Marketing GmbH (BTM) presents the next Meeting Place Berlin from July 2 – 6, 2009. Meeting Place Berlin has developed to one of the most important workshop's for the congress, meetings & incentive industry in Berlin. Be our guest and discover exclusively what the capital has to offer to you and especially to your clients. Take your chance to build a personal network of business contacts and see for yourself what a variety of top quality venues are situated in Berlin. Be there and experience the endless opportunities of the metropolis.
Cultour BerlinTo make your stay in Berlin as fruitful as possible and so that you do not miss anything from one of the most charming cities in the world, we propose Cultour Berlin, the best option to choose your Tours in Berlin.
Cultour Berlin is a Spanish company based in Berlin whose sole purpose is to facilitate tourist guides in Spanish. In Cultour Berlin you will find all the neccessary information to see the city in depth, four distinct tours to choose depending on your needs:
- Tour 1 - Berlin, the tour only imperative in four hours.
- Tour 2 - Sachsenhausen, visit the concentration camp in Berlin.
- Tour 3 - Potsdam, The imperial city.
- Tour 4 - Berlin barium, The most authentic Berlin.
Or you can contact for a personalized tour.
Visit www.cultourberlin.com and get ready to discover every corner of this city.
Berlin MaratonThe Berlin Marathon is held annually in Berlin, Germany, and the official marathon distance is 42.195 kilometers. First initiated in 1974 the event traditionally takes place on the last weekend in September. Along with four other venues (New York, Boston, Chicago and London) it forms the World Marathon Majors
BerlinaleThe Berlin International Film Festival (German: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin), also called the Berlinale, is one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events held in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1951, the festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978. With 270,000 tickets sold and over 450,000 admissions it is considered the largest publicly-attended film festival worldwide. Up to 400 films are shown in several sections, representing a comprehensive array of the cinematic world. Around twenty films competing for the awards called the Golden and Silver Bears. Since 2001 the director of the festival has been Dieter Kosslick.
The European Film Market (EFM), a film trade fair held simultaneously to the Berlinale, is a major industry meeting for the international film circuit once a year.The trade fair serves distributors, filmbuyers, producers, financiers and co-production agents. The Berlinale Talent Campus, a week long series of lectures and workshops, gathers young filmmakers from around the globe. It partners with the festival itself and is considered to be a forum for upcoming artists.
The festival, the EFM and other satellite events are attended by around than 20,000 professionals from over 130 countries. More than 4200 journalists are responsible for the media exposure in over 110 countries. At high-profile feature film premieres, movie stars and celebrities are present at the red carpet. The Berlinale has established a cosmopolitan character integrating art, glamour, commerce and a global media attention.