Berlin Highlights in August

Who says nothing happens in the summer? Even during the holidays, there is something happening in Berlin for just about everyone. Our highlights are musical, convivial, cultural and political.

... for curious fans of classical music

MICE; Meeting Place Berlin, Hotel Palace Berlin

Young Euro Classics in the Konzerthaus (6 – 22 August)

The Berliner Morgenpost calls it “Bayreuth for a young generation” – a reference to the legendary Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth. In its 15th year, the “Young Euro Classic” is a summer festival for young orchestras in the splendid surroundings of the Konzerthaus in Gendarmenmarkt, one of the most important platforms for young classical musicians. Top young orchestras from all over the world perform a striking selection of pieces for the sophisticated Berlin audience.


... for convivial bon vivants

Classic Open Air, Gendarmenmarkt, Musik

Beer festival on Karl-Marx-Allee (7 – 9 August)

Oktoberfest in Munich may be bigger, but tradition dictates that the longest beer garden in the world can be found on Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin for a weekend in August. For 2.2 kilometres along the street, around 340 breweries from 87 countries present more than 2,400 beer specialities. The hoppy enjoyment is accompanied by live music on a number of stages.



... for innovative music lovers

You, Messe, Berlin

"Pop-Kultur" Festival in Berghain - formerly Berlin Music Week (26 – 28 August)

Many Berlin tourists (as well as Berliners) dream of partying in the legendary Berghain, which is still one of the best clubs in the world. At this music festival in August, instead of bouncers, entry tickets will be freely available to buy for around 60 exceptional musical acts on six stages in the former heating plant in Friedrichshain.


... for cultural night owls

Open Air Gallery, Berlin, Kunst, Oberbaumbruecke

Long Night of Museums (29 August)

There are around 150 museums in Berlin, which, ranging from fine art to highly unusual collections, offer a unique cultural and scientific spectrum for the general public. Once a year, a civilised trip to the museum becomes a happening, as the “Long Night of Museums” (founded in 1997 in Berlin) features unusual tours, performances and presentations in around 80 locations. Tickets are valid until 2 a.m. for all participating museums and for the bus lines that connect them.






... political ramblers

Classic Open Air, Gendarmenmarkt, Musik

Open Day at the Federal Government (29 / 30 August)

Berlin has been the capital city of reunited Germany since 1999. At the traditional “Open Day at the Federal Government” (actually two days), the relatively new government buildings can been seen from the inside, and the Chancellery, the Federal Ministers and the Federal Press Office invite you to take a look at where, how and on what the Federal Government is working. In addition to fascinating behind-the-scenes guided tours, this year also features a large programme of additional events to celebrate 25 years of German unity on 3 October.

(c) Kai Bienert - Young Euro Classic
(c) Frank-Peter Buerger - Bierfestival
(c) Frederik Schulz - Popkultur Berghain
(c) Promo - Lange Nacht der Museen
(c) Bilan - Bundesregierung

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