Berlin highlights in June

This June, the football champions of Europe will be decided, and then Berlin will cycle for better cycle paths. But June in Berlin also has plenty to offer for digital natives and fans of classical music.

... for football fans

Champions League Final (6 June)

It weighs 8.5 kg and it is 75.5 cm in height: the Champions League trophy is the most important cup in European club football, and the excitement in anticipation of the Champions League Final in Berlin is correspondingly high. The cup was escorted into the city by famous Berliners such as Sabine Lisicki and Arne Friedrich, and was accompanied by a UEFA motorcade and a police entourage. The tennis player’s desire to see FC Bayern in the final was not fulfilled: the last remaining German team in the competition was knocked out in the semi-final by Barcelona, who will now meet Juventus in the final.

... for young people:

trade fair for apprenticeships and studies (10 + 11 June)

10,000 well-prepared youngsters from Berlin and Brandenburg are expected in June in STATION-Berlin at Gleisdreieck for the twelfth vocatium Berlin. There, 160 training organisations, technical colleges, universities and institutions will present their training and study programmes. The fair is organised by the IfT Institut für Talententwicklung GmbH, the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Berlin Chamber of Trade. Entrance is free.

The trade fair and conference industry in Berlin is growing steadily. Read more about it in our blog post on this development, which also has a positive effect on hotels in the capital: Of MICE and Men

... for cyclists:

Bicycle rally (14 June)

Up to 250,000 people have helped make this rally one of the biggest bicycle demonstrations in the world, and this year will be no different. Cyclists from Berlin and its surroundings will cycle to the Victory Column in Tiergarten over 19 different routes, including the Avus and the Südring autobahn. The rally traditionally ends with Environment Festival at the Brandenburg Gate.

... for digital natives:

tools – trade fair for digital economy

This new trade fair focuses on the growing importance of IT for department managers and their specific requirements, and dedicates two days to web-based business applications that are user-oriented and have the digital economy at their core.

... for friendship:

German-French folk festival (19 June – 19 July)

For a month, Kurt-Schumacher-Damm will be transformed into the central fairground of a huge German-French village. Over 150 fairground rides guarantee fun for the entire family, while original Alsatian tarte flambée, frog’s legs and French cheese and bread provide the finest culinary delights.

The festival traces back to the signing of the German-French Friendship Treaty of 1963, and you can drink to the 53 years of friendship in the beer and wine garden.

... for opera fans:

open air concert at the Staatsoper (21 June)

“Staatsoper für alle” (State Opera for Everyone), the open air concert conducted by Daniel Barenboim on Bebelplatz at the Berlin Staatskapelle, signals the beginning of the season for the State Opera on Unter den Linden. With free entrance, this superb Sunday concert is open to the general public – and guarantees magical moments as 40,000 people reverently listen to the quieter, more delicate passages.

... for political activists:

Christopher Street Day (27 June)

CSD commemorates the first known riots against police violence by members of the LGBT community on Christopher Street in New York in June 1969. At the colourful CSD parade in Berlin, around one million people take to the streets to demonstrate for gay, lesbian, transsexual, transgender, intersex and bisexual rights, and against all forms of discrimination in society. But that’s not to say that it’s a bit of a downer – the CSD is also always a huge celebration of everything that has been achieved over the last decades. (

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