The most popular Christmas markets and Christmas fairs in Berlin with adresses, opening hours and public transport can be found here: Details
Inspired by "Christmas in Kew" in England, Christmas Garden Berlin invites visitors to a relaxing and enchanting stroll in Berlin's Botanical Garden. Every evening for about eight weeks the mile-long round tour discloses over a million light spots, colourful illuminations and Christmas-themed 3D figures all over the grounds. There are also warm and cosy fireplaces with local culinary treats. Those who would like to be more active can enjoy themselves on a 300 square meters ice rink. The Christmas Garden is suitable for visitors of all ages.
Botanical Garden Berlin, Königin-Luise-Straße 6
Daily 4.30 pm - 10 pm
If you always wanted to know what the Airport Tempelhof looks like - this is your chance. Take part in a guided tour, let your children enjoy the kids' program and more on November 18th.
Different artists from Teltow present their work in the old town (Marktplatz) and offer a chance to talk about art and culture from 11 am to 5 pm. Music, coffee and cake are offered, too.
Entrance fee: 2 Euro, kids and teenagers free.
Concerts, movies, family events, a memorial event on November 9th and more are happening during the Days of Jewish Culture in Berlin.
Among the 150 participating jazz musicians and ensembles in 2017 are Tyshawn Sorey, Shabaka & the Ancestors, Gebhard Ullmann, Angelika Niescier, Geir Lysne & NDR Bigband, Nels Cline, Chris Tordini, Ambrose Akinmusire, Michael Wollny, and Mônica Vasconcelos.
Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR is about the self-styling of artists as individuals from 1945 to 1989, presented through four generations in paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, collages, sculptures, and performances.
It shows that art cannot be reduced to ideological ascription. With this exhibition, the Museum Barberini has begun to investigate its collection of GDR art, which still plays a marginal role in German art history. Building on in-house holdings, the show brings together more than one hundred works by eighty artists.
Museum Barberini, Potsdam
Enjoy 65 Manga cartoonists, 59 distributors, 17 show acts, 18 international and German guest stars, 36 different workshops, 1 Vocaloid Concert Movie, 11 fan booths, 4 cosplay competitions, 1 cosplay corner and much, much more at the MMC 2017.
October 27th to 29th, Fontanehaus
Looking for some really cool Halloween Parties?
Here you might find some: Halloween Parties
The Indian Embassy invites you all as guests to the celebration of the Festival. They present a colorful and bright blend of lights and dances.
Free entry to all events for a maximum of 200 guests with valid Indian, German or other valid ID cards/passports having German stay permits. EU citizens may carry copies of their local registration certificate. Bags are not allowed.
Details: Indian Embassy, Tiergartenstr. 17, 10785 Berlin
The Berlin Food Week is an unique food festival which brings together foodies, chefs, restaurateurs and the food industry. For a whole week Berlin will be the culinary hot spot. With our special Berlin Food Week menu, 65 Berlin restaurants offer all culinary interested people the chance to get to know Berlin’s food scene and to gourmandize and enjoy amazing food. Additionally, the unique space Kaufhaus Jandorf in Berlin-Mitte will host the HOUSE OF FOOD with its products from brands and smaller manufactures. Visitors can taste and explore the latest food trends in our workshops. More events are announced on the homepage!
Details: Berlin Food Week
You already might have realised that Berlin is looking a bit different at the moment during the nights, more coloured? This is because of the festival "Berlin leuchtet", which stages historic houses, shopping malls, train stations, bridges and even some public parks with light installations and laser, video and 3D projections. A range of musical and artistic performances, fireworks and guided tours for visitors round off and enhance the unusual visual experience.
Details: Berlin illuminated
Enjoy the famous "Teltower Rübchen" - a special strain of delicate white turnip that is only grown here - in different variations, regional traditional and modern arts and craft and more fun.
Place: Teltow, Güterfelder Straße between Landhotel Hammer and Festwiese am Röthepfuhl
Time: September 24, 12 to 6 pm
Details, including timetable for the free Shuttle Bus: click here
The Berlin Marathon is one of the most popular city-wide road races in the world. More than 40,000 athletes from about 120 countries set off on the course each year, cheered on by a million spectators, more than 70 live bands and dance groups.
As in the years before, there are separate races for wheelchair users, handbikers, inline skaters and children. Some of these competitions take place on the day before the main race.
The Berlin Marathon starts and finishes at "Straße des 17. Juni" between Brandenburg Gate and Kleiner Stern. A map of the route is pictured on the Berlin Marathon Website.
Details: Berlin Marathon
The First Japanese & Korean Festival in Berlin!!!
A new community of Japanese and Korean people wants to make Festivals & Events great again. They plan "lots of streetfood, Performance, Games, Music, Dance, Karaoke, Alcohol, Eating Competitions AND Enthusiasm".
The Event will take place at "James June", entrance fee will be 4€.
Details: click here
Time: 12 am - 10 pm
Harvest potatoes, grill potatoes, eat potatoes, learn about potatoes - there is a lot to do at the Kartoffelfest at the Domäne Dahlem.
Additionally, you can buy arts and craft (and potatoes), watch craftsmen and much more. Children have their own program like potato print, color clay animals, riding on ponies etc.
Kartoffelfest, Potato Festival
September 16 & 17, 10 am - 6 pm
@ the Domäne Dahlem
Details: Domäne Dahlem
September 16, 11 am - 8 pm: Riesendrachenfest/Kite Festival @ the Tempelhofer Feld
Enjoy kites of all sizes and colors on the historic scenery of the Tempelhofer Feld.
Big rock concert with seven regional bands on September 9th in Teltow (parking area at the Knesebeck bridge).
This is a big yearly charity concert, the money goes to children and youth projects in Teltow, Kleinmachnow and Stahnsdorf.
Start is at 3 pm, end is around midnight.
The Deutsche Oper invites you to an Open Afternoon to start their Opera Season 2017/18.
On Sunday, Sep 3, you can see excerpts from coming performances, take a look behind the scenes and learn something about the technics which are necessary to produce a stage production. You also can try some costumes or watch the ballet dancers during a rehearsal. At 4 pm the opera director Donald Runnicles and his wife, Adelle Eslinger, play piano for four hands in the Foyer, at 6 pm you can join the singers of the awarded choir of the Deutsche Oper. In the evening the Opening Concert at 7 pm presents highlights of the music history. Don't forget to let your kids join the children program!
PS: Perhaps you can spot an actively participating PTA kid around 4 pm :-)
Deutsche Oper Auftakt
Sunday, Sep 3, 2 pm - evening
Bismarckstraße 35, 10627 Berlin
Details: Deutsche Oper Berlin
Get an impression about how life in the Middle Ages was - attend the midieval market at the "Domäne Dahlem" in Dahlem Dorf.
Buy a sword at the booths, eat some food, watch the fire-eaters and other artists, or enjoy a knights tournament with real horses and - of course - knights. It is fun for all ages.
Saturday, September 2nd, and Sunday, September 3rd
11 am to 7 pm
Domäne Dahlem in Dahlem Dorf, Berlin
Details: Domäne Dahlem
Enjoy local artists in the wonderful environment of the Stahnsdorfer Dorfplatz.
The owners of the historic houses around the Dorfkirche open their doors and allow artists to show their work, ateliers also can be visited. Additionally, a musical program is offered.
Sept 2nd, from 2pm
Sept 3rd, from 11 am
Find out about the beauty of the Teltow gardens in the old town. On August 27th everybody is invited into more than 20 properties for a closer look behind the doors. Enjoy also live music, art and delicious food or take part at handcraft activities.
Sunday, Aug 27th, from 12 noon
Details: Flyer, including map
Berlin.de -- The official website of the city of Berlin, available in eight different languages. Come here to find everything from information on administrative offices to attractions in Berlin.
Berlin for All the Family -- Great blog for family activities, more geared toward families with younger kids, but still worth checking out
Visit Berlin -- For a listing of current events going on in Berlin (in English)