Berlin highlights in March

March can wait with its highlights until early spring up. But then, Berlin has a lot to offer for athletes, fans and music lovers. Moreover, Easter is around the corner.

19 – 24 March
11mm (international football film festival)

As an official partner of the Bundesliga team Hertha BSC, the Hotel Palace recommends 11mm, the international football film festival at the Kino Babylon in Mitte, to both Berliners and visitors to the city. Now in its twelfth year, the festival aims to increase visibility for outstanding and original productions.

This year’s Champions League Final is taking place in Berlin, and the focus of the festival is therefore on films concerned with the legendary history of the European Cup, and also features a look back at the World Cup 2014 in Brazil from a German point of view.


20 – 29 March
MaerzMusik (festival for contemporary music)

With concerts, installations, performances, film projects and discourses, the MaerzMusik festival is focussed on a central question: our relationship to time. “Time”, according to the new artistic director Berno Odo Polzer, “is understood as a central category of politics, as a phenomenon that significantly determines our way of life, of work and of creating – which includes contemporary music.“


27 March – 6 April
State Opera ‘Festtage’ (Philharmonic Hall and Schillertheater)

Richard Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’ under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim is just one of the highlights of this year’s FESTTAGE at the Berlin State Opera. In addition to Wagner, the organisers are focussing on the great French composer and director Pierre Boulez and his works on the occasion of his 90th birthday on 26 March 2015. With the Vienna Philharmonic, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and the Staatskapelle Berlin, three orchestras are participating in this homage to the honorary conductor of the Staatskapelle in Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall.


29 March
Berlin half-marathon

Spring is coming and this means that runners, walkers, inline skaters, wheelchair users and handbikers are springing into action. The Berlin half-marathon has become an important fixture in Berlin’s repertoire of running events and attracts both professionals and amateurs from over 100 nations. Over 30,000 athletes are expected to cover the 21.0975 km circuit this year, and will be enthusiastically cheered on by the supportive Berliners on the streets.

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3 – 6 April
Easter in the Hotel Palace Berlin

This year, if you’re not planning for Easter by March, you’ve already missed out: the Christian festival to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ is taking place on the first weekend in April.

The Hotel Palace has plenty of culinary delights to offer over the long weekend, from a fish menu on Good Friday to an Easter Sunday family brunch with live music. For the perfect relaxing Easter weekend, have a wellness day with the whole family in the Palace Spa. Adults will be greeted with a glass of champagne and the kids will enjoy a yummy fruit cocktail.

Further information on the various offers can be found on our culinary calendar: 

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