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Berlin Highlights 2014–2015 ✈️ Noticias de Alemania

Autor: Oficinas-Turismo Fecha: Miercoles, 18 Junio, 2014 ⭐ Puntos 4 (2 votos)

Visitors who come to Berlin from all over the world have some 1,500 events to choose from every day: 25 years Fall of the Berlin Wall / First Ai-Wei-Wei exhibition in Berlin / David Bowie retrospective coming to Berlin / 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Berlin Highlights 2014–2015

The capital is rich in culture. The interplay of its eventful history and a vibrant creative scene which reinvents itself every day makes Berlin a fascinating and unique cultural metropolis: world-renowned museums and avant-garde galleries, virtuoso orchestras and electro beats, pop-up restaurants and gourmet festivals, prominent theatres and open-air acts – every day in Berlin is an event!

In 2014, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will be at the centre of Berlin's cultural life. This momentous occasion will be accompanied by a number of city-wide events, especially in autumn. The first Berlin exhibition of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, the David Bowie exhibition and the 300th anniversary of the birth of composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach will be additional highlights in the German capital's cultural calendar. Looking ahead, 2015 will be all about sport, with the Champions League finale and the Formula E finale both coming to Berlin.

25th Anniversary Fall of the Wall
9 November 2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To honour this milestone in German history, a series of special events and museum exhibitions are planned to take place throughout the city. The focus will be on the division of Berlin, the Cold War, and the peaceful revolution leading to reunification. Visitors to Berlin have many choices to experience the history of the wall and what it meant to the city and the people of Berlin. These include a GPS-guided walking tour on the trail of the Berlin Wall, guided or self-guided bicycle tours on the Wall path, visits to underground Berlin, former watch towers, Wall memorials, The GDR Museum, or a drive into the East of the city on board an original GDR Trabant car.
Various locations, autumn 2014,

Light installation along the former course of the Berlin Wall in the city centre
An autumn highlight will be happening on the weekend around 9th November. Along the former course of the Berlin Wall an impressive light installation will set the scene and stand as a “symbol of hope for a world without walls”. Thousands of illuminated white balloons will form a 12-kilometre-long lighted wall that will be running right through the city centre. .../home.html

To mark the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a series of new exhibitions devoted to the division of Germany and life in the former GDR will be opening in Berlin. From 9th November 2014, the permanent exhibition at the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre will reopen its doors for the public after a year's renovation.

Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall Memorial),
From March to August, the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) will feature the works of photojournalists Martin Schmidt and Kurt Schwarzer in an exhibition entitled "Colour for the Republic – Photo Reportages from Everyday Life in the GDR". Reportages, photographic series and promotional photos, including some previously unpublished images, will be used to reconstruct everyday life in former East Germany.
Deutsches Historisches Museum, 21.3.–31.8.2014,
A new exhibition is also scheduled to open on Strausberger Platz. The Museum für Alltagskultur (Museum of Everyday Life) on Karl-Marx-Allee (known as Stalin-Allee from 1949–1961) will feature two apartments decorated using East German furnishings from the 1950s and 1970s. More information to come…

Extended: The Wall - Asisi Panorama
360° view of the Berlin Wall: with his panoramic view, Asisi takes visitors back to divided Berlin. An autumn day in the 1980s, dilapidated façades, children playing, and GDR border guards on patrol – the artist dedicates himself to detailed scenes of everyday life long before the Wall fell. Viewers can look at the 16-meter high canvases of steel rotunda from a platform. Originally planned until August 2014, the panorama at Checkpoint Charlie will stay open for visitors until the 31st March 2015.
Friedrichstraße / Zimmerstraße, extended until 31.3.2015,

Long Nights in Berlin
34th Long Night of Museums
What once started as a nice idea has grown into a major event over the years, mobilizing the whole city and marking Berlin just as the TV tower or Ku’Damm. Twice a year, up to 100 museums, collections, archives, memorials and exhibition halls are opening their doors until far over midnight. At rather unusual hours, visitors can get a glimpse into the capital's many and diverse museums. Various shuttle busses will link the partaking locations.
34th Long Night of Museums, 17.5.2014,

14th Long Night of Sciences 2014
Science becomes an experience on the "brightest night of the year". From 5pm until midnight, more than 70 scientific institutes in Berlin and at Potsdam invite you to visit laboratories, archives and lecture halls which are not normally open to the public.
Scientists present their area of expertise, show experiments and answer to the manifold questions of the visitors.
Various locations, 10.5.2014,

Ai Weiwei – First Solo Exhibition of the Artist in Berlin
A major solo exhibition of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is scheduled to open in spring 2014 at the Martin Gropius Building. The exhibition is developed in cooperation with the artist, who is also going to exhibit in the large atrium of the building. Ai Weiwei has always understood his art as political: concept art, performance, photography - the breadth of the forms of his artistic expression has helped to make him China's most important contemporary artist.
Martin Gropius Bau, 3.4.–7.7.2014, ..._56287.php

David Bowie Exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau
The international retrospective on David Bowie will be on display in Berlin starting in May. The multi-media exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau includes about 300 exclusive objects like handwritten lyrics and stage costumes of the music icon. For the first time, an extended display will present Bowie’s work and life in Berlin in the 1970s.
Martin-Gropius-Bau, 20.05.-10.08.2014,

100 Years since the Start of WWI – Special Exhibition at the German Historical Museum
Marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the German Historical Museum is planning a major exhibition in 2014. Throughout 15 stations, curator Juliane Haubold-Stolle plans to demonstrate locations and themes of the war and their effects from a global perspective.
Deutsches Historisches Museum, 6.6.–7.12.2014,

Viking. The World of the Vikings – Interaction of Cultures
Go back more than a thousand years and immerse yourself in the world of the Vikings. From autumn 2014, the large-scale exhibition "The World of the Vikings – Cultures in Contact" will cover the cultural history of the Vikings with outstanding authentic artefacts from that time. The centrepiece will be the wreckage of the largest known Viking ship. Visitors will experience the fierce bravery of the Vikings from a new perspective. The exhibition was developed by the National Museum of Denmark in collaboration with the British Museum in London and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte (Museum of Prehistory and Early History) of the Berlin State Museums.
Martin-Gropius-Bau, 10.9.2014–31.1.2015,

Opening: KINDL – centre for contemporary art
Abandoned industrial sites like breweries are currently enjoying a revival: places where hops and barley were once turned into beer are now home for arts and culture. On the premises of the former KINDL brewery, an exhibition venue for contemporary art is planned to open in autumn 2014. This new cultural complex covers 5,500 square metres, providing room for exhibitions of international modern artists, events as well as studios and a café. The Swiss curator Andreas Fiedler will be leading the new centre. Every two months until the grand opening, the event series “guests” will open certain rooms – e.g. the former Brew House, the 20-metre-high boiler room or the former Power House – and make them accessible to the public.
Opening in autumn 2014,

Festivals and Events
300th Anniversary of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Birth
Johann Sebastian Bach's son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is one of the most important composers of the 18th century. On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of his birth on 8 March 1714, the six Bach cities of Weimar, Leipzig, Frankfurt an der Oder, Berlin, Potsdam and Hamburg are planning a year of celebrations. A rich program consisting of concerts, exhibitions, conferences, festivals and many other activities will be dedicated to the life and work of the composer.
Various locations, 15.12.2013–31.12.2014,

64th International Film Festival Berlin
International stars on the red carpet, enthusiastic fans, film makers from all over the world – and, above all, great films. Between 6th and 16th February, Berlin is the centre of the film world during the 64th International Film Festival. Around 400 films are shown and tickets are available to everybody as the Berlinale is the largest public film festival in the world. With big international productions featuring top stars, experimental independent films and art house cinema from around the whole world, the festival presents films over 10 days that are inspiring as well as touching and let you discover new worlds.
Various locations, 6.–16.2.2014,

Carnival of Culture
The Carnival of Cultures will bring together the nations of the world in a cheery street festival. Guests will be treated to international music on four stages and some 400 stalls offering culinary delicacies and tasteful handicrafts. The culmination of the festivities is a colourful street parade on Whitsun. The audience can join in the party as floats with artists from 80 countries performing traditional dances and acrobatics pass by.
Blücherplatz, 6.–9.6.2014, ...h.175.html

BerMuDa – Berlin Music Days
International stars of the electronic music scene come together at the Berlin Music Days. The BerMuDa festival consists of the BerMuDays, BerMuNights and BerMuDa. In the BerMuDays workshops, lectures, exhibitions and fashion events are taking place around the topic of electronic music and lifestyle. For the BerMuNights showcases, parties and label events are organized in Berlin clubs.
Various locations, November (dates tba),

Fête de la Musique
In Berlin, the summer takes off with the Fête de la Musique. On around 90 open air stages throughout the city, there will be live concerts for free the whole day. From jazz over pop to rock, the program features music genres for every taste. Those preferring to stay out longer than sunset time can visit some of the numerous clubs that continue to celebrate with the Fête de la Nuit.
Various locations throughout the city, 21.6.2014,

36th Christopher Street Day
With a parade that is just as vibrant as bizarre, lesbians, gays and transgenders demonstrate for equal rights and tolerance – heterosexual people also come along to support them. Colourful wigs, men in mesh dresses and recklessly high heels – the Christopher Street Day welcomes everything that is not boring. Every year, the demonstration is held under a new motto and fills the streets of Berlin hundreds of thousands spectators.
Kurfürstendamm, 21.6.2014,

Festival Days Berlin 2014
An array of great artists, a formidable programme, a highlight of the season: In Easter 2014 we can look forward again to exceptional opera and concert performances during the Festtage (Festival Days): Two music theatre productions and three concerts, with Daniel Barenboim as conductor and pianist. The opera programme is dedicated to two artists celebrating anniversaries in the season 2013/14, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi.
Philharmonie and Staatsoper, 11.–24.4.2014,

10th Gallery Weekend
In May, the Berlin creative scene will hold a discovery tour through numerous galleries. Art lovers can get to know the city’s contemporary art collections at exclusive viewings, events and guided tours.
Various locations, 2.–4.5.2014,

Berlin Fashion Week
Twice a year, in winter and in summer, Berlin transforms itself into an international hotspot for fashion and lifestyle. During the Berlin Fashion Week – which boasts catwalks, off-site events and trade shows - fashion enthusiasts, buyers, industry experts and the media schmooze at fashion shows, awards ceremonies, and off-site events. Part of the Fashion Week, the BREAD & BUTTER international fair for street and urban wear turns the former field of Tempelhof Airport into an avant-garde catwalk, while the Mercedes-Benz Berlin Fashion Week shows the latest couture on “Straße des 17. Juni” at Siegessäule.
Various events and locations, 8.–13.7.2014,

Berlin Art Week
No matter if artist or collector – hardly anyone can ignore the German captial these days. Between 16th and 21st September, the third edition of the Berlin Art Week is highlighting the significance of Berlin as an international art metropolis. The Berlin art scene will present itself via various platforms like atelier shows, activities in public spaces and discussions.
Tempelhof Airport, Station Berlin u.a., 16.–21.9.14,

Berlin Music Week
Vibrant parties, strong beats, dancing till dawn. In late summer, the capital is once again turning up its tunes. Live concerts at rooftops, clubbing events in numerous locations and the New Music Award: The Music Week from 3rd until 7th September offers a whole bundle of music events throughout Berlin.
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, 3.–7.9.2014,

Berlin Christmas Markets
The aroma of candied apples and toasted almonds drives Berliners out of doors during the cold season into their city's Christmas markets. With more than 400 stalls at the weekend, the Christmas market in the old town of Spandau is the largest in the city. Sensual concerts, unique handicrafts, and culinary delights from top chefs are part of the winter magic at the Gendarmenmarkt. A romantic Christmas market is held in Charlottenburg. The illumination of the castle and the castle park create an enchanting backdrop. Winter sports enthusiasts head to Winter World in Potsdamer Platz. At the Christmas market, you can go ice skating and sledging on the largest mobile toboggan run in Europe.
Approx. 60 markets throughout the city, from mid-November 2014,

New Year's Eve at the Brandenburg Gate
The celebration will last until the wee hours at the city's largest New Year's Eve party, stretching for more than a mile from the Brandenburg Gate. The closing hours of the old year are spent watching a variety of shows on several stages and in numerous party tents. When the sky at the Brandenburg Gate lights up at midnight in a gigantic multi-coloured firework display, the turn of the year is truly unforgettable.
Straße des 17. Juni, 31.12.2014,

Sporting Events

41st BMW Berlin Marathon
It will be another exciting Berlin Marathon. In addition to well-known athletics stars, the 42.195 km course will attract runners of all ages from all over the world, as well as wheelchair users and hand cyclists, who will be cheered on by friends, enthusiastic spectators and music. For athletes and spectators alike: the journey is the destination and the atmosphere unique. The marathon of in-line skaters and races for children will be held on Saturday; runners start on the same course on Sunday.
Start: Straße des 17. Juni, 27.–28.9.2014,

DFB Cup Finals
The DFB Cup (German Football Association Cup) is a football cup for German national teams that has been held since 1935. Each year, it is organized by the German Football Association (DFB) and is the second-most important title in national club football after the German championship. Since 1985, the DFB Cup has been held in Berlin's Olympic Stadium.
Olympic Stadium, 17.5.2014,

Fairs Events
ILA – Berlin Air Show
The International exhibition on aviation and space travel presents the latest developments in the field of aerospace technology. The ILA has been recognised as the oldest show of its kind. A highlight will be the weekend for public visitors when air shows with planes and helicopters from different eras will wow the audience
Berlin ExpoCenter Airport, Schönefeld (Selchow), 20.–25.5.2014,

Berlin Highlights 2015
Opening of the English Garden
In preparation for the Internationale Gartenausstellung 2017 (International Garden Show 2017), the Gardens of the World are enriched with a special garden. In the spring of 2015, a 5,000 m2 traditional English garden with a cottage and cottage garden, a rose and perennial garden, wide lawns and an orchard will be ready to welcome visitors.
Garden of the Worlds, spring 2015,

Champions League Finale
Football fans can rejoice when Berlin's football scene will take centre stage: on 6th June 2015, the men's Champions League Finale will take place in Berlin's Olympic Stadium. The women's finale will take place a day earlier on 5th June 2015.
Olympic Stadium, 6.6.2015,

Finale of the Formula E Championship
Another major event in 2015 will get racing fans excited when Berlin hosts the FIA Formula E Championship. After a tour of ten cities around the world, the finale of the first all-electric racing series will take place in Berlin. The fastest electric cars will rev their engines and race to the finish on the three-kilometer stretch on the tarmac of Tempelhofer Freiheit.
Tempelhofer Freiheit, May/June 2015,

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